Globe Telecoms terminates IMEVRYWHR
Monday, January 28, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315074.06
Just a year after it has been introduced, Globe Telecom is officially terminating the IMEVRYWHR Instant Messaging service on February 1, 2008
Thanku for using IMEVRYWHR! Pls be advised that service will no longer be available starting Feb.1,2008.U may continue using the service until Jan.31. For other IM services, try Yahoo SMS Messenger.U must have a valid Yahoo!ID to use this svc Txt HELP to 2258 for more info.P2.50/txt
The subscription rate for IMEVRYWHR were P20.00 for 1 day, P120 for 7 days, and P500 for 30 days. The application's interface sucks but it's a minor problem to bear. Imagine all the savings you would get, while sending unlimited pictures, audio, and messages to fellow IMEVRYWHR users.
I have a hunch that this announcement has something to do with the recent Globe-Yahoo! Tie-up. myGlobe IMEVRYWHR competes with Yahoo!Go, which happens to be programmed by one company, Fast Mobile.
So instead of using the IMEVRYWHR service for only P20 per day, Globe subscribers would now be forced to use Globe's uber expensive browsing rates for Yahoo!Go or the preposterously priced P2.50 per message rate of Yahoo!SMS Messenger.
Globe' really goin' nuts these past few weeks.
*Computer end log*
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