Sun Cellular Launches SunTel
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315748.6
Sun Cellular has a new product and it's called SunTel. The staff of Sun Shop Trinoma didn't know anything about SunTel except that it comes in a desktop GSM unit. You know, those big and bulky wireless desktop phones from PLDT, BayanTel, Globe and Sun Cellular's very own MANGO.
The desktop unit is an Avvio Startel 1950g Dual-Band GSM Desktop Phone, which upon further research reveals Brightstar Logistics Philippines Pte. Ltd. as the local distributor. The Avvio 1950g features SMS, speaker phone, an external antenna, 100 phonebook memory, caller id, call barring/history.
Since the staff at the Sun Shop didn't know all the details of this new product, I decided to call their hotline. I was expecting this SunTel as the re-launched MANGO. I was wrong. SunTel is just a glorified Plan 350 postpaid line sporting a pseudo-wireless landline look. You get:
- 1 Unit SunTel Terminal
- 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited Sun to Sun
- Free 10 mins worth of IDD per month
- Free 50 SMS to other networks per month
Your SunTel's number prefix is still 0922/0923 which means, landline users will be charged according to their telco's mobile phone rates. Remember that Plan 350's that are converted to Sun-Sun Call and Text Unlimited have free 250 text messages. SunTel has only 50. What the?! Your only consolation is the free 10 minutes of IDD per month.
I don't know if the information I received from Sun's hotline is accurate but if it is, then better get a normal Plan 350 postpaid line. You'll get to choose better looking phones.
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