Took this Globe Telecom’s internet surfing profiler to determine which of Globe’s internet plans is best for me according to my data requirements, habits and/or usage. And the result: Globe recommends I subscribe to their SuperSurf plan.
After all I thought Globe has got a lot of options suited for me, and all they could come up was the ultimate SuperSurf plan!
Why SuperSurf Wouldn’t Work For Me?
- I have internet access via wifi both at home and in the office;
- 24/7 access to 3G significantly drains the battery;
- The ever unreliable Globe 3G connection, even at the heart of Ayala Center, enough said;
- I may only need access to internet outside of my wifi zone for 30 mins to 1 hour at the max;
With my usage pattern, I’m better off being on a hit-and-run — turn on cellular data and 3G once I only need it.
My Recommendation, Instead
Smart Telecom’s Always On plans is a good start. Globe could offer a more competitive (if not more aggressive) pricing. Globe’s per-Kb pricing, which charges P0.15 per kilobyte of data, may be the worst cellular data pricing in the planet — and is so circa 2005. For 2011, a P0.15 per MB could prove to be reasonable.