Globe Telecom introduced 2 Php 300-per-month Blackberry plans — Blackberry (BB) Messaging and BB Social. Taken from @talk2globe’s tweet, following are the scope of the new Globe BB plans:
These are the cheapest BlackBerry plan for Globe Postpaid & Prepaid subscribers.
BB Messaging allows subscribers to enjoy unlimited push email, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) & Instant Messaging for only P300 for 30 days.
Unlimited push email can be enjoyed for Yahoo! Mail, GMAIL, MSN & any POP3/IPOP email account. For subscribers w/ corporate emails, you can register your office email if you have Outlook Web Access (OWA).
Instant Messaging can be enjoyed only via the following applications: Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ & Google Talk.
To register, just type BB MSG ON to 8888.
To deactivate, just type BB MSG OFF to 8888.
To check satus, just type BB MSG STATUS to 8888.
To check info., just type BB MSG INFO to 8888.
While BB Social allows subscribers to enjoy unlimited Social Networking, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) & Instant Messaging for only P300 for 30 days.
Social Networking can be enjoyed only via the following applications: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace. Instant Messaging can be enjoyed via the following applications: Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger and Google Talk.
To register, just type BB SOCIAL ON to 8888.
To deactivate, just type BB SOCIAL OFF to 8888.
To check satus, just type BB SOCIAL STATUS to 8888.
To check info., just type BB SOCIAL INFO to 8888.
Pls. take note that mobile browsing is not allowed while subscribed to BB Messaging & BB Social except if you use WiFi (Hotspot Browser).
Prepaid subscribers must maintain P1 load balance to enjoy the service.
Promo runs until Jan. 15,2011.Ü
You can also find more information (FAQ) at the Globe Blackberry facebook page.
While Smart’s Blackberry Lite Plans are at Php 650 per month — more than twice the rate of Globe. Following are the details of Smart’s BB Lite plans taken from their website.
Blackberry Lite Social Bundle
Unlimited use of BlackBerry Social Network Sites and Instant Messaging (BBM, Yahoo Messenger, etc
Text <keyword> to 2207
BlackBerry Lite Email Bundle
Unlimited use of Email and Instant Messaging (BBM, Yahoo Messenger, etc)
For more information on other Smart’s Blackberry (BB) packages, you can check http://info.smart.com.ph/internet/blackberry/.
Smart’s NEW BB Lite Rates here https://tweetmoments.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/smarts-new-blackberry-lite-bundles-rates/.
I guess this will drive more blackberry users here in the Philippines. As for me, it’s interesting and tempting but I’m still happy with my trusty Nokia symbian phone. =) And the few times I tried using blackberry of my husband, the BIS can really be slow but I guess it’s because BIS is somewhere in the GPRS speed, to make it lightweight so as to save battery usage. So the point here is if you need a faster speed, you must have a wifi connection too.