#communication


Philippines’ Globe Mobile Network Promos

Bare neces­si­ties. If you are ever in Manila/PHL and look­ing to get a Pre­paid mobile line for emer­gency and/or to just com­mu­ni­cate around the islands, this might get you on the right track.

I did some research with Globe and their “GoSakto” make-your-own com­bos; ~P500/month for some calls and unlim­ited tex­ting ain’t bad (P300 only if 1,000 of text). I’ll be able to afford more cronuts now!

globe-gosakto-combos

PS. You may test more com­bos over here.

Update
Seems there’s a bet­ter promo if you are look­ing to spend about P500, GoUnli500. The promo bun­dle includes the following:

  • Viber, FBMsg, Kakaotalk,WhatsApp, WeChat, Line
  • Text to All networks
  • Calls to Globe and TM
  • Free Face­book up to 10MB
  • Chat
  • Valid­ity: 30 days

Unlock Phones from AT&T

So in prepa­ra­tion to going to Europe, I wanted to be able to have a cell­phone (mobile) handy in case of an emer­gency. I wanted to just use the iPhone 3G but I have updated to iPhone OS 2.2.1 with a base­band of 2.30.03, which there is no (soft­ware) unlock for. Luck­ily, I still have kept my Sam­sung Black­jack (1).

Here’s what I found out when get­ting my Black­jack unlocked:

  • Call 611 (Cus­tomer Ser­vice), and not the local AT&T store.
  • Unlock­ing is “free” (accord­ing to the CSR who helped me).
  • Give your IMEI num­ber to the CSR to receive your phone’s unlock code.
  • To get your phone’s IMEI num­ber, press *#06#
  • To pro­ceed with the unlock process: 
    • Take out the SIM card if there are any first.
    • You have to do the fol­low­ing key­strokes: #7465625*638*unlock_code# (unlock_code is your own of course).
    • Your phone’s dis­play will then have some type of mes­sage that it has dis­abled a lock of some sort.

I hope that helps.