Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Get the iPhone 5c for as low as P1,349 monthly from Globe

Globe Telecom is now offering the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s at more affordable price points under its fully-customizable Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, a next-generation postpaid plan that features fully-customizable plan components and a bigger plan value.
The iPhone 5c 16GB is now available for as low as P1,349 monthly at Plan 499 with a monthly cashout* of P850 for a 24-month contract period. The postpaid plan bundle comes with 300 megabytes (MB) of mobile Long Term Evolution (LTE) surfing and free calls and texts.

On the other hand, the iPhone 5s 16GB is offered for as low as P1,799 monthly at Plan 999 with a monthly cashout* of P800 for a 24-month contract period. The plan is bundled with unlimited LTE surfing and free calls and texts.

“Customers can now purchase the newest iPhones under our suite of fully-customizable postpaid plans at a price that’s easier on their pockets and enjoy the same best deals and innovative offers only from the leader in postpaid and trusted expert in iPhone,” shares Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid.

On top of the offers now made more affordable, Globe subscribers also get free subscription to Globe Gadget Care, the complete mobile phone protection program against theft and accidental damage available in the market today, as well as free access to Facebook along with customer experience innovations until January 2014.

Globe is also offering the iPhone 5c 16GB in prepaid for only P29,000 and the iPhone 5s 16GB at P34,400 payable via credit card for up to 12-month installment at 0% interest. The prepaid kit comes with a free prepaid nano-SIM and free 900 MB of mobile browsing for 3 months.

New and existing Globe subscribers who are loyal iPhone users can also avail of the iPhone Forever plan, an exclusive phone upgrade program that allows them to swap their current devices to get a new iPhone every year for free or with minimal cashout. The iPhone 5c 16GB is available at iPhone Forever Plan 1599, while the iPhone 5s 16GB is available at iPhone Forever Plan 1999, both for a contract period of 24 months. Both plans are bundled with 1 gigabyte (GB) of mobile LTE surfing and free calls and texts.

To know more about the Globe iPhone offers, visit www.globe.com.ph or call the Globe Sales Hotline at 730-1010.

*Cash-out for 24 months payable at 0% installment via participating credit cards

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mobiles Changing the Face of Retail

Ask anyone to name 10 ways mobile phones have changed the world and few would have trouble coming up with a variety of solid answers. Today’s smartphones strive for much more than mere ease of communication—they are brilliant tiny computers, small enough to hold in the palm of one’s hand. Think about that; even if you’re old enough to remember life before mobiles it’s still very easy to get swept up in the tide of technology and lose sight of all the myriad ways daily life has changed.

Take retail, for instance. Whereas once a shopper would go to a store to learn about an item from a salesperson, mobile phone users have the entire Web at their fingertips. Not only do consumers peruse reviews and comparison-shop beforehand, they’ll most likely arrive armed with more product knowledge than the employees themselves. That is if customers even choose to leave home to shop.

Retail Reality

Technology has changed shopping significantly—not just with the advent of the Internet but also with the amazing capabilities of even the most basic smartphones. Wondering if you’re getting the best deal? Use your barcode scanner and take a look online. Want to see if those shoes were made under humane working conditions? Scan the QR code for immediate access to the company’s website and business dealings. Many consumers are becoming more conscious of how and where their money is spent, making easy access to information a help or hindrance to most businesses.

A Modern Approach

Retailers know that consumers are more informed than they once were. The most successful businesses are taking such knowledge and running with it. For instance, the US company, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), tackles the topic of tech savvy shoppers during employee orientation. They and many other retailers also stress the importance of top-tier product knowledge in order to offer more assistance than a random Internet search can. Technology can also be used to advantage during business rushes when employees are equipped with card swiping phones that enable sales transactions right on the sales floor.

Slowing Down

In direct correlation with customers seeking both information and connection at lightning speeds, there also seems to be a surprisingly retro desire to feel cared for and heard. They want help and they want it now, but they'd also appreciate it if you'd ask about their kids. Retailers are feeling the challenge of riding that wave between efficiency and the customer’s need for some kind of emotional connection with salespeople.

However, the most successful retailers are taking heed by going back to a more personalized approach to salesmanship. Many forward-thinking companies offer great employee discounts on products and services so that the staff can become invested in not just the products but the company itself. Shared stories means sales, particularly when the basic, “Yeah I’ve sold a lot of these,” with a poorly hidden eye roll is exchanged for “Yes I own this and this is why I love it.”

Leveling the Playing Field

With customers’ abilities to learn so much about a company including the products they make, where they’re made, and how—this newer level of transparency appears to be having a positive effect on many organisations. For instance, if a company can’t offer the lowest prices it may choose to focus on exceptional quality and a lenient return policy. If still another has trouble retaining the best employees but does good work in the local community, many consumers will weigh such factors in.

And who doesn’t love coupons? To be able to download paperless coupons right to one’s phone is one of the best shopping advancements to date.

Yet, of all the changes in retail, it’s particularly interesting to see how technology’s forward momentum has actually caused some companies to go “old school” in their approach to human interaction. When most businesses once prescribed to the mark ‘em down and move ‘em out model, now it’s the personable and attentive employee who has the best shot of finalizing that sale. And if they love their job and it shows? That’s the sound of money in the bank.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bob Marley: The Death of A Legend

how did bob marley die

When Bob Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36, the music industry lost a legendary performer, but the human race lost much, much more. Bob Marley was a powerful voice for freedom, human rights, racial equality and spirituality.

Officially, Marley died from malignant melanoma, an extremely dangerous form of cancer that began on his toe and eventually spread throughout his body. The cancer was discovered after Bob injured his foot playing soccer in 1977 and his doctor strongly recommended amputation.

The simple truth is that Bob Marley was a deeply religious man who strictly adhered to the teachings of his Rastafarian faith. He believed the words of Leviticus 21:5 - "They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in the flesh." This passage explains both the commandment to wear dreadlocks and the ban on amputation, instructions that Marley faithfully obeyed.

By 1980, Marley's cancer had metastasized and his health began to rapidly decline. He collapsed while jogging in New York City the day after a concert and he gave his final live performance in September of 1980 in Pittsburgh. A recording of that amazing show was released in February of 2011 as Bob Marley and the Wailers Live Forever.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Globe Telecom first to offer the newest LG G2

Globe Telecom once again proves that it is the preferred Philippine telco partner of the world’s leading device manufacturers by being the first telco in the country to launch LG Mobile’s newest flagship smartphone, the LG G2, under its suite of fully-customizable postpaid plans.

Dubbed by Stuff Magazine as the “best smartphone in the world” and the “new king of Android”, LG G2 is available for free at Plan 1799 over a 24-month contract period*. The postpaid plan bundle already comes with unlimited Long Term Evolution (LTE) surfing which gives subscribers mobile internet speeds of up to 42 mbps, a monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, and one-month free subscription to Globe Gadget Care, the country’s first-ever mobile phone protection program that guarantees a worry-free experience against theft and accidental damage.

“We are honored to be the first Philippine telco to offer LG Mobile’s latest smartphone innovation in the country on the back of our undisputed postpaid leadership and device expertise,” shared Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid. “The LG G2 and its amazing features are best paired with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, the first fully-customizable and most flexible postpaid plan in the country that empowers subscribers to create a plan that fits their needs, budget, and lifestyle.”

“As our best offering yet, we made sure to make LG G2 available with Globe who has already proven its leadership in the postpaid market,” stated Lawrence Kim, vice president of LG Electronics Philippines’ Mobile Communications division. “LG G2’s consumer-based features are complemented by Globe Postpaid’s compelling offers, providing utmost benefit to subscribers.”

Inspired by the tagline “Learning from You,” the LG G2 incorporates human-inspired innovations as exemplified by the world’s first Rear Key, the only physical button on the device. Sporting a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display and near-zero bezel, the G2 runs on the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset—Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 Processor—and contains a 3,000 mAh siO+ battery for maximum battery capacity.

The 13-megapixel Full HD camera is equipped with world-class features such as Optical Image Stabilization, 8X Digital Zoom, 9 Multi-Point Auto-Focus, and video recording capability up to 60 fps Full HD.  It also boasts of the industry’s first 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi sound playback for studio-quality audio. The LG G2 also integrates new and practical UX features such as KnockON, which turns the display on or off by tapping twice, and Guest Mode, which protects the owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone.

To learn more about the LG G2 from Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph/postpaid and www.lgmobile.com. For regular updates, like LG Mobile Philippines on Facebook and follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter.

Source: Press Release

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Tomorrow People and Grimm Season 3

Not to be outdone with other channels, Jack City and Jack TV gives its newest offering that is somewhat akin to the X-Men and their mutant abilities. The Tomorrow People began airing on October 9. It features various young people who discover – through unique and unusual means – their Psionic powers which have resulted from uncannily fast evolution results. Psionic simply means a psychic ability to induce paranormal phenomenon.

The Tomorrow People delves on that premise, settling much of the abilities on three ‘T’s – telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis. It focuses on Stephen Jameson and his missing father. As the series progresses, we learn that Jameson’s father is the strongest of his ‘kind’. We also learn of an organization named Ultra which hunts down Tomorrow People and neutralizes them.

FOX TVpocalypse

Three hit shows premiered FOX Asia last October 19. Aptly titled TVpocalypse - or the complete and final destruction of the world (Thank goodness only in TV land!) – these shows have taken the Philippines, and most probably all of Asia by storm.

First on the list is the much awaited fourth season of ‘The Walking Dead’. After the season three finale which holds the promise of a new prison, fans await breathlessly what becomes of the Woodbury people. Season four also introduces new and interesting characters Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter, Rosita Espinosa and Bob Stookey.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

TV Series to Watch Out For: ALMOST HUMAN

A new and upcoming show has science fiction fans buzzing with excitement. ‘Almost Human’, a TV series set 35 years into the future, is set to debut on November 17. It is a crime / procedural drama show with special effects fit for the cinema and not the small tube.

It also doesn’t hurt that the main stars are two of the hottest hunks in Hollywood today. The cast is led by Karl Urban, whom we last saw reprising his role in the ‘Riddick’  franchise. Urban plays serious, brooding and burly John Kennex, a LAPD officer who becomes paired off with an equally dreamy guy, Michael Ealy. Lest the ladies swoon, Ealy plays an android – a robot – and apparently, this role works really well with him, because the teasers so far show us his devilish good looks have been played to the utmost.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Tattoo’s new Personalized Plan 999 now comes with Free Mobile WifiDevice

Connectivity has never been as relevant as it is today. As some walk around with 3 or more gadgets in their bags, staying up to date is a trend that will keep on evolving.

As Tattoo, the country’s most reliable mobile broadband continues to combine connectivity, best value and accessibility, subscribers can experience these altogether with the new Postpaid Personalized Plan 999.

The revamped Plan 999 now gives subscribers their very own Tattoo mobile wifi device for free - no more one-time cash out or extra fees. The free Tattoo mobile wifi device lets you connect 10 devices all at once with even amplified speeds from 7.2 mbps to up to 12mbps, keeping up with your multi-connected lifestyle.

As Vice President for Globe Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business Dong Ronquillo shares, “Tattoo has always prioritized offers that give our subscribers value for their money. With this improved Postpaid Personalized Plan 999, you are actually getting more than what you paid for as the Tattoo mobile wifi device now comes free with no cash out, coupled with increased speeds –all with Globe’s better network coverage with increased 3G and HSPA+ footprint.”

Having your connection right in your pocket has never been this easy with the ideal postpaid plan that comes with the most reliable device only from Tattoo.

Know how to get your own Tattoo mobile wifi device for free! Just visit tattoo.globe.com.ph, call 730-1010 or visit a Globe store near you.

Source: Press Release