Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Globe 3G

Globe finally came around its senses and offered a time-based 3G/GPRS mobile Internet access, as opposed to, its old method of charging P0.15 per kb transferred. Well, actually, they still offer the former as an option but I doubt if people will still use it given that there's now a time-based option. As is typical between Globe and Smart, they try to out-do each other by providing smaller and smaller denominations. So whereas Smart offers 3G mobile Internet access at P10 for 30 mins, Globe offers it at P5 for 15 mins.

Since I mainly use 3G access for GMail Mobile, the 15 mins. option suits me better. Its only seldom that I actually surf on my phone, or use my phone as a modem and surf on my notebook. Globe access point settings can be found in this obscure Globe URL.


dayg said...

I've been trying to figure out how to configure my LG KU250 for Globe since the time-based option was opened. But I still cannot find any useful information on the net.

I texted the INET/INTERNET keyword to the number they mentioned but never got a reply. I tried checking out the link you posted for the access point settings and here's what I got:

Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.


Dick Chiang said...

Globe had a major fiber cable cut yesterday (5/20/2008). I'm not sure if it has already been fixed as of today. That is probably the reason why you could not access the URL I indicated. Sorry, no idea about LG phone settings though.