Sun Cellular gives unlimited access to Facebook

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Friday, December 3, 2010

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm Sun Cellular now offers unlimited connection to popular social networking site Facebook.

Under its Facebook Zero promo, Sun’s 16 million subscribers can now check their status, update news feeds and post comments without spending a single centavo.

Charges will only apply when users access external links and photos.


Sun Cellular is the only mobile operator in the Philippines to tie up with Facebook and offer this mobile service for free.

“Facebook offered the FB for free on mobile phones to all mobile operators worldwide. Knowing how popular Facebook is with its subscribers, Sun Cellular saw this as opportunity to extend value added services to its users and signed up,” said Ricky Peña, Sun Cellular vice president for postpaid and new business.

All Sun Cellular subscribers with GPRS-capable handsets can start using Facebook Zero. Once your mobile phone is activated, go to and click on “Free Facebook.”

Facebook Zero lets Sun Cellular users maximize their cellphone experience by connecting to friends and family with FB online, Peña said.

Globe’s international roaming

Another firm Globe Telecom gives its postpaid subscribers a chance to get additional value while traveling abroad.

For a low as P499 under the PowerRoam promo, Globe postpaid users may enjoy up to three more call minutes, 15 more text messages, and 50 more emails.

The offer is available in 15 countries and territories, namely: Australia (Optus); Hong Kong (CSL); India (Bharti Airtel); Indonesia (Telkomsel); Macau (CTM); Malaysia (Maxis); Singapore (SingTel); Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile); South Korea (SK Telecom); Thailand (AIS); China (China Mobile and China Unicom); United Kingdom (Vodafone); United States (T-Mobile); Saudi Arabia (Mobily); and Canada (Rogers).

PowerRoam comes in three affordable and fully-consumable variants: Plan 499, Plan 999 and Plan 2999, all valid for 30 days.

To avail of PowerRoam, all postpaid subscribers simply have to choose the denomination they want by texting POWERROAM to 2884. Once a user’s PowerRoam load has been fully consumed, he or she can register for a new allocation by simply texting 2884 again, even within the 30-day validity period.

“We have more than 600 roaming partners in hundreds of destinations around the world, making Globe the most accessible provider of international roaming services,” Globe postpaid marketing head Martha Sazon said.

Globe remains the leader in the postpaid category with revenues reaching P10.13 billion as of the third quarter of 2010 with more than one million users. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)


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