Globe Telecom Launches WiMAX in the Philippines
Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Globe Telecom has finally launched their much awaited WiMAX (Worldwide Inter-operability for Microwave Access) service in the Philippines. Initially available in selected areas in South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, Globe's WiMAX network is considered the first and biggest 2.5Ghz WiMAX 802.16e broadband network in South East Asia.
For only P795 per month, subscribers can get speeds of upto 512kbps.
"We challenge anyone with a competitive wireless subscription to try out our WiMax-backed plans. We are so confident with our service that we challenge you to try out our connection, risk-free. Should you be unhappy with the connection within one month from installation, we'll give you your money-back, no questions asked", said Menchi Orlina, head of Globe's consumer broadband business group.
Globe's 512kbps is pretty slow compared to current 2Mbps 3G/HSDPA speeds and the actual 72Mbps speed that a WiMAX network can provide. But still, if you're located on areas wherein your only choice is a sucky Smart Bro, then Globe Broadband's WiMAX network may come in as a welcome alternative.
Globe Broadband's WiMAX Application Details:
Monthly Service Fee (MSF): Php795.00 (Vat Inclusive)
Download Speed: up to 512kbps
Installation Fee: Waived
Internet Usage: Unlimited
Lock-in Period: 1year (12months)
Termination Fee: Php2,500
Equipment: Modem with External Antenna
Remarks: One-month money back guarantee
a. Signed Application Form
b. Photocopy of Valid ID
c. Proof of Financial or 1month advance payment (P795)
d. Proof of billing address
Visit Globe Broadband's homepage for more info.
Disclosure: Blog owner is a forum administrator of myGlobe, a website of Globe Telecom.
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