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.

2 comments:

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.

Yikes.

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.