Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Captain's Log Stardate -314801.87
Globe formally launched Bangon Pinoy, NO NOT THAT BRO. EDDIE GROUP, today at EDSA Shangri-La. I was not able to attend the press launch this morning so I will leech the info from Noelle's post,
Globe pegs their affected cellular subscribers at 1.6 million total (prepaid and postpaid), and broadband subscribers at 14,000. That's a lot of people, and Globe is about to spend approximately 150 million pesos on consumer offers for them. Broadband subscribers are set to get rebates on their service from September 26 until the date service is restored, or they can be migrated to Globe's WiMax service (wireless broadband) with a 50% discount on their first month. Globe also offers free replacement for damaged modems.
While postpaid cell subscribers get one month free, prepaid cell subscribers will automatically receive one week's worth of load (amount dependent on how much they usually purchase in a week).
Aside from giving rebates to affected subscribers, Globe and the Philippine Blog Awards will also be raising funds on Twitter,
Use the #BangonPinoy hashtag, Globe and PBA will guarantee P1.00 to be spent for Ondoy and Pepeng victims. After the hashtag, post pictures, videos, quotes and even links to blog posts that will inspire Filipinos around the world to help as well. This happens from Oct 19 to Nov 3, prior the Nov 6 Help day.
The Bangon Pinoy Help Days are days in which Globe employees and bloggers do actual physical help (Nov6 will be tree-planting day on Region 1). Bangon Pinoy is Globe Telecom’s way of giving back. We hope to help our fellow Filipinos to get back on their feet and to move forward.
Disclosure: Blog owner is a forum administrator of myGlobe, a website of Globe Telecom.
*Computer end log*
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