Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nokia Steps Up Drive to Educate Underprivileged Filipino Kids Through London Philippine Fashion Show Sponsorship

Taking to heart its commitment to help provide educational support for underprivileged Filipino children, Nokia Philippines recently lent support as a major sponsor to the first-ever London Philippine Fashion Show held at the Victoria House Basement in Holborn, London.

The fashion show, presented by Prospero World, a UK-based international philanthropy consultancy organization, brought together 15 of the Philippines’ most celebrated fashion designers and local brands to showcase the latest in local fashion design.

Photo shows Ayala Corporation’s Fernando Ayala de Zobel (far right) with esteemed guests (from left), BBC ‘Antiques Roadshow’ presenter Philip Mould; Prospero World’s Bridget Franklin and Sita Schutt; Mia Borromeo; Prospero World’s Sandra Lauckner-Rothschild; Veera Johnson of UK-based bank, Templewood; and Prospero World’s Anna-Louisa Psarras.

Participating in the historic fashion show were renowned Filipino designers Josie Natori, Michael Cinco, Pepito Albert, Randy Ortiz, Rajo Laurel, Lulu Tan Gan, Cary Santiago, Jun Escario, Mich Dulce, Wynn Wynn Ong, Jasper Garvida, Lesley Mobo, Federico de Vera, and Joyce Makitalo, and joined by top local fashion brands Celestina, Bergamo, and Silk Cocoon.

Nokia Philippines supported the event for the benefit of The Ayala Foundation’s Centre of Excellence in State Supported Elementary Education (CENTEX) project, a program which aims to support the education of talented but disadvantaged Filipino children in the Metro Manila area.

“Nokia has always prioritized education as a main thrust of its corporate social responsibility. Here in the Philippines, there is a lot to be done to help underprivileged kids. The company believes that every Filipino child deserves a fair chance at education so that they can build a bright future for themselves,” said Dharmesh Goshalia, general manager and head of sales of Nokia Philippines.

The successful event raised £160,000 from tickets and donations, as well as auctions of antiques, fashion items, and Asian travel packages. Part of the funds were raised by a group of 12 ‘sponsored models’ who are actually business professionals, sharing the catwalk with the real models. One of the ‘sponsored models’ was Alice Motte-Munoz, who is half-Filipina, half-French. The raised funds will be able to support the education of 500 children under the CENTEX education program.

Launched in 1998, the CENTEX program aims to provide high-quality education to bright students from the poorest backgrounds in the Philippines. The program gives selected kids an outstanding education from age 5 to 12 years. To date, the project helps 1,000 children a year, at a cost of $500 per child/school year. It currently works with two state schools in Manila and Batangas, and has consistently topped rankings for the National Achievement Tests in the country. CENTEX also actively supports its alumni by helping them secure scholarships in top high schools, colleges and universities.

The CENTEX program is just one of the efforts being supported by Nokia Philippines that aims to provide educational support to Filipino kids. Among its ongoing efforts is the Text2Teach program, a project it conceptualized in 2004 together with other partners and Ayala Foundation. Text2Teach uses mobile phones as a tool to make learning more fun and effective for grades 5 and 6 students. To date, almost 57,000 students in public elementary schools are learning using mobile technology. Phase 4 of the program is ongoing with an objective to develop new curriculum-based content, reach far-flung areas, enhance teacher training, and upgrade existing programs.

HTC One X and One V to Hit the Philippines on April 13th?

HTC Philippines is poised to to release the HTC One X and One V in the country soon. The HTC One X and One V was announced last February at MWC.

Then yesterday, they teased on their Facebook page that "Something is coming this April 13". They did not provided more details but their page's cover photo seems to reveal that the HTC One X and One V is about to come, with the notable absence of the One S.

HTC One X Features and Specifications
4.7-inch screen with 720p HD resolution
1.5 GHz quad-core processor
8 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor
1 GB of RAM
32 GB internal storage
Beats Audio™
1800 mAh battery capacity

HTC One V Features and Specifications
3.7-inch screen with 480x800 resolution
1 GHz single-core processor
5 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor
512 MB of RAM
4 GB internal storage with microSD card slot
Beats Audio™
1500 mAh battery capacity

My price estimate for the HTC One X is P30,990. It should be also be carried by Smart on their upcoming line-ups.

Meanwhile, the HTC One V should sell at about P13,000 level.

UPDATE: It looks like the real release date is on April 2. HTC has announced the availability and pricing details for some Asian countries, including the Philippines. [CNET]

Friday, March 30, 2012

HTC Sensation, XE, and XL Receives the Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Great news to all HTC Sensation, XE, and XL owners in the Philippines! The Taiwanese handset maker just released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

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The update weighs a hefty 305 MB and is now available over-the-air (OTA). One of the changes this update brings is an update to HTC Sense which bumps it to version 3.6.

To check if the update is now available for your device, go to Settings > About phone > Software updates. Just make sure that you have a sufficient battery charge, and an adequate mobile data, or better yet, connect to a Wi-Fi access point.

Other HTC devices such as the HTC Evo 3D, Rezound (from Verizon), Evo Design 4G, and Amaze 4G is said to also have the update.

Cheers Kuya Calvin of Pinoy Tech Blog for the tip!

Samsung Officially Launches the Smart Camera WB150F - Your Perfect Beach Companion

Samsung Electronics Philippines launched yesterday their new lineup of digital imaging devices at the Rockwell Tent, Makati, which is led by their new Samsung Smart Camera WB150F.

The Samsung Smart Camera WB150F features an impressive 18x optical zoom, which will come handy when you're trying to capture a photo of someone at a distance. Now, shooting a photo from the shore of someone at the sea is so easy! Worry not, even the images are zoomed in, you can still view them crystal-clear, thanks to the 14.2 Megapixels sensor.

Aside from the 18x optical zoom, the WB150F also features a Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can always share anytime, anywhere - as long as you're within a Wi-Fi network range. You can directly upload photos and/or videos from the camera itself to Facebook, YouTube, and even Picasa and Photobucket. You can even attach a photo and send it thru email to your colleagues or family.

Say goodbye to wires. With the auto backup feature, users can have their photos transferred to any PC wire-free, no more need to unearth a gazillion amount of wires in your drawer. If you also have a Samsung smartphone, you can use the MobileLink app to remotely control your camera. Imagine, you don't have to ask a stranger to take a photo of yourself anymore, just use a tripod or just place your camera in a steady position, use your phone, SNAP! MobileLink also supports instant sharing of photos too.

Samsung Smart Camera WB150F Specifications and Features
18x optical zoom
14.2 megapixels
720p HD movie recording @ 30fps
24mm wide angle lens
Wi-Fi Connectivity (SNS upload, Email, PC Autobackup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, TV Link)
Full Manual Mode (A, S, M)
f/3.2 aperture
3.0″ hVGA LCD display

“Sharing photographs taken with friends and family is one of the most enjoyable aspects of a photo experience. It’s more than about simply capturing memories – sharing is an integral part of the experience itself. Listening to our customers, we understood that being able to conserve memories by sharing images instantly was what was missing from the high-quality cameras that they trust. With this in mind, we added ground-breaking Wi-Fi functions to our zoom camera, building on the brilliant image quality that high-quality sensors and zoom lenses provide - now with the ability to share and save like never before,” said Mr. Ariel Arias - Samsung Business Unit Head for the Audio Visual group.

The Samsung WB150F is now available for only P11,990.

There's even more features that the Samsung Smart Camera WB150F has to offer! Just watch Ashley Rivera's (aka Petra Mahalimuyak) video below.

The was hosted by Iya Villania, while Sam YG, Laureen Uy, and Ashley Rivera all demoed the features of the WB150F.

Blogger and TV Actress Laureen Uy

Radio and TV Host Sam YG

YouTube Sensation Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sony Mobile Prices the Xperia Sola at P16,990; Xperia P at P22,990! Coming Soon in the Philippines

Sony Mobile Communications is also about to release the newly announced Xperia Sola, the phone with a magical screen technology called Floating Touch™.

Sony Xperia Sola MT27i Specifications and Features
3.7-inch TFT LCD screen display with 854x480 screen resolution @ 265 ppi with Bravia Mobile Engine, scratch resistant screen
5 Megapixels main camera with LED flash with up to 16x digital zoom
720p HD video recording @ 30 fps
8 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB using microSD
512 MB of RAM
1,320 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
1 GHz ST-Ericsson U8500 dual-core processor
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgrade to ICS planned in Q2 2012)

The Sony Xperia Sola will be available on mid-May, and will come with 2 NFC Smart Tags, screen protector, a set of earphones and the other usual stuff in the box. The SRP will be P16,990. Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the Floating Touch™.

Another member of Xperia NXT series is the mid-range Sony Xperia P.

Sony Xperia P LT22i Specifications and Features
4-inch TFT LCD screen display with 960x540 (qHD) screen resolution @ 275 ppi with Bravia Mobile Engine, scratch resistant screen
8 Megapixels main camera with LED flash with up to 16x digital zoom, VGA front-facing camera
Sony Exmor™ R CMOS sensor
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
16 GB internal memory
1 GB of RAM
1,305 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
1 GHz NovaThor™ U8500 dual-core processor
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgrade to ICS planned in Q2 2012)

The package contents of the Xperia P will be somewhat similar to that of the Xperia Sola. It will be also available starting mid-May. The SRP is P22,990. That's a pretty good price considering it's specs.

Now that the four new Xperia phones are about to land here, which one are you considering to buy?

Temple Run for Android Now Available on Google Play Store!

Run for your life! The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it - can you beat their high scores?!

As scheduled, the popular 'escape the monkeys' game is now available for Android devices! The game has racked up to 45 million whopping downloads on iOS! The game is very easy to play, you just need to swipe across the screen to control the character. For example to turn left or right, just swipe your finger horizontally across the screen. Likewise, slide your finger up or down to jump across the breaks or slide under the trees or fire.

Collect coins that you can use to buy power-ups and to unlock new characters.

Now what are you still doing here? Head on to Google Play Store and get it now! Let's see how far can you run.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Samsung Finally Rolls Out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Galaxy S II

Samsung has officially rolled-out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II.

The update has already been made available to users around the world, which started in some European countries and Korea. To get the update, simply hook up your Galaxy S II to your computer and use Samsung Kies. The update seems to be now also available in the Philippines.

Take note that to get the update:
- Your phone must be purchased in authorized retailers in the Philippines. If you acquired your phone from other regions, you may not get the update for now.
- You must be running the official ROM and not a custom one.

Ice Cream Sandwich for others, too
Samsung will also update the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9 (and the LTE model), and Galaxy Tab 10.1 to ICS soon.

Older models will still get an update
They're not leaving the people who have the older models without a brandnew update though. Devices like the Galaxy S (and the Plus & SLCD models), Galaxy Tab 7, and Galaxy W will receive a new version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread which includes some new features such as Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor and others.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

And the Nokia Lumia 800 Goes To... *drum-roll*... Globe!

Globe Telecom has just announced on it's Facebook page that they will be offering the Nokia Lumia 800 soon!

The Nokia Lumia 800 will be FREE at P1,499/month which comes with Globe's MySuperPlan UnliSurf Combo 999 for 24 months. Pre-orders will start tomorrow (whoops, too excited!) on Monday, March 26. Yes! You've heard it right.

And just in case you still haven't read my review for the Nokia Lumia 800, click this link.

I'll try to get more details from Globe. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: You can get the Nokia Lumia 800 from Globe for only P12,000 on MySuperPlan UnliSurf Combo 999 if you will use your BPI Credit Card for 24 months. So that will be UnliSurf Combo 999 + P500 per month (P12,000/24 months). On regular plans, you can get this for FREE starting at Plan 2499. You may now pre-order the Lumia 800 here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

BREAKING!! SMART to Offer Nokia Lumia 710 Soon!

This just in! Smart just put up a coming soon page for the Nokia Lumia 710! We're expecting the Nokia Lumia 710 to be available this April, with a pre-order possibly going in the first two weeks of the month.

My guess is that Smart will offer this phone at Unlimited Data Plan 1500 or 2000, or about P14,000 on pre-paid kit.

UPDATE: Smart will bundle the Nokia Lumia 710 for only P450 for 24 months with their new Special Limited Edition Data Plan 1000, which comes with 1 GB mobile data, 500 SMS to all networks, and 500 minutes of calls to Smart and TNT. You may now pre-order the Lumia 710 here.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos - A Dual-SIM Gingerbread for P8,990

The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is a budget dual-SIM smartphone that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It is for young and practical consumers who want to manage their professional career and busy social life with affordable price.

It also provides users with multiple options to enrich their social lives. It features ChatON, Samsung’s unique cross-platform communication service that connects all mobile users into a single community. Users can also stay connected through Social Hub, which supports email, social network integration and instant messaging, displaying all of your communication in a single inbox.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Specifications and Features 
3.14-inch TFT LCD screen display with 320x240 (QVGA) screen resolution @ 127 ppi
3 Megapixels fixed-focus camera
832 MHz single-core processor
160 MB internal memory, 2 GB microSD included (expandable up to 32 GB)
384 MB of RAM
1,300 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA up to 7.2 Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS

The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is only selling for an affordable price of P8,990! The power of 2 SIM cards, in one Android phone. Socialize, Work, and Play!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SMART To Bring HTC One X, Sony Xperia S, and Nokia Lumia 900 This Summer

Smart Communications Senior Marketing Manager, Louie Ang, said in a tweet that the company is set to offer the three 'heavyweights' of 2012 - the quad-core HTC One X, the 12 Megapixels Sony Xperia S, and the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone in the Philippines.

I think Smart will bundle those phones with their affordable data plans, just like what they do with other smartphones. My guess is that the HTC One X and Sony Xperia S will be free at Data Plan 3000, while the Nokia Lumia 900 will be free at Data Plan 2000.

Let's just wait and see...

UPDATE: Confirmed! Microsoft and Nokia Doing the Smoked By Windows Phone Challenge in the Philippines Right Now?

"What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas."

That's what the guys at Windows Phone Blog said regarding their infamous (or now famous?) Smoked By Windows Phone challenges that started at CES.

It seems that Microsoft and Nokia has teamed up to bring the said challenge here in the Philippines thru the "Smoked by Nokia Lumia" name, similar on what they did on India. A number of posts on Nokia Philippines' Facebook page from a few persons has started to appear just 8 hours ago.

Phones that just got smoked include the Apple iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Omnia Pro - which runs on Windows Mobile, and a BlackBerry Torch. It also looks like that the Nokia Lumia (I'm not sure what device did they used here) lost against a Sony Xperia phone.

What we don't know at the moment is what are they offering for this challenge, when and where are they doing it.

We're reaching out to Nokia and Microsoft now for a confirmation. And hopefully, we're expecting to get some videos and/or photos for you to see.

UPDATE: Nikka Abes from Nokia has confirmed to me that they are indeed holding the Smoked by Windows Phone challenge at the Microsoft Innovation Universe @ SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3. It started last March 21 and will be until March 23. So what are you waiting for? Visit the Microsoft and Nokia booth now and see if your phone is faster than Windows Phone! For more info about Microsoft Innovation Universe, click here.

Watch more Smoked by Windows Phone videos at the Windows Phone Blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sony Mobile Philippines Announces Pricing Details for Xperia S and Xperia U

Sony Mobile Communications has finally announced the pricing and release date details for it's two new Xperia NXT series phones.

Sony Xperia S Specifications and Features
4.3-inch TFT LCD screen display with 1280x720 (HD) screen resolution @ 341 ppi with Bravia Mobile Engine, scratch resistant screen
12.1 Megapixels main camera with LED flash with up to 16x digital zoom and f/2.4 Aperture
Sony Exmor™ R for CMOS sensor
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
32 GB flash memory
1 GB of RAM
1,750 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor
Adreno 220 GPU
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgrade to ICS available in Q2 2012)

Sony Mobile has priced the Xperia S at P27,990 and will come with 2 NFC Smart Tags, an HDMI cable, screen protector, and also the other usual stuffs such as charger, USB cable, etc. The Xperia S will be available sometime in April. Sources says it will be after the Holy Week.

Sony Xperia U Specifications and Features
3.5-inch TFT LCD screen display with 854x480 screen resolution @ 280 ppi with Bravia Mobile Engine, scratch resistant screen
5 Megapixels main camera with LED flash with up to 16x digital zoom
720p HD video recording @ 30 fps
8GB memory (2 GB system memory, 2 GB phone memory, 4 GB internal storage)
512 MB of RAM
1,320 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
1 GHz ST-Ericsson U8500 dual-core processor
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgrade to ICS available in Q2 2012)

The Xperia U will retail for a fairly cheap and affordable P13,990 sometime on May 2012. It will come with a screen protector, an extra colored cap, as well as the usual stuffs again. Considering it's decent specs, I guess this will surely attract a lot of buyers specially those who are on a tight budget.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Smart Unveils Budget Limited Edition Data Plan 1000

Smart recently unveiled last March 9 their new upcoming Limited Edition Data Plan 1000, a postpaid service which comes with an abundance of free minutes, SMS, and lastly, mobile data.

“This is an offer which combines a best-value plan with the best smartphone deal,” said Gio Bacareza, head of Broadband Internet and Data Services at Smart.

“This is a key component of our goal to enable all Smart subscribers to have access to the Internet through their phones -- because every Filipino, for that matter, should have access to the Internet.”

The LE Data Plan 1000 comes with 500 SMS to all networks, 500 minutes of calls to Smart phone numbers, and lastly - being a data plan - it comes with 1GB worth of mobile data, all of that for an MSF of only P1,000 for 24 months.

That doesn't end there. Smart is throwing in a number of high-end smartphones that you may only avail if you sign-up for a new contract. Among the list is the Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia N9, HTC Sensation XE, among others. You can get one of those high-end phones or tablets for a low amortization fee. Check out the full list below.

Monthly Fee for 24 months
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ₱500
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 ₱800
BlackBerry Curve 9360 ₱800
Samsung Galaxy Note ₱900
Samsung Galaxy Nexus ₱900
HTC Sensation XE ₱900
HTC Evo 3D ₱900
Nokia N9 ₱900
BlackBerry Bold 9790 ₱900
BlackBerry Bold 9900 ₱1,300

Anyway, I find the monthly fee for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 a bit high. For a comparison, you can already get a 16GB iPhone 4S for only P999 per month, on Plan 999. So that settles at P1,998 monthly fee.

You may sign-up for the Smart Limited Edition Data Plan 1000 starting on March 15. And this being a limited edition plan, it will only be available until May 15, 2012.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Studio to Showcase the Phone-Tablet Hybrid

Samsung wants you to get to know more about the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note combines the luxuries of a tablet and the sensibilities of a normal smartphone, thus, it is now one of the most preferred smartphones by Filipinos.

Samsung will be doing a series of events at major malls in the country where they will showcase the things that you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Note. There will be close-up hands-on and demonstrations with experts. You can also take a rest while an artist draws a caricature of yourself, which you may then view live on an HD screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note Specifications and Features
5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen display with 1280x800 (WXGA) screen resolution @ 285 ppi
8 Megapixels main camera with LED flash, 2 Megapixel front-facing camera
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
16/32 GB internal memory, expandable with microSD up to 32 GB
1 GB of RAM
2,500 mAh battery capacity
3G / HSPA+ up to 21.1 Mbps
1.4 GHz dual-core processor
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgrade to ICS available in future)
S Pen stylus

Here's the date and venue details for the Samsung Galaxy Note Studio mall events:
February 18-19 - Greenbelt
February 24-26 - Eastwood
February 25-26 - Ayala Center Cebu
March 3-4 - Nuvali
March 10-11 - Glorietta
March 16-18 - SM Mall of Asia
March 19-24 - SM Megamall

Special discounts will be available to all prospective buyers at the said venues, and not to forget, special prizes!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Resolutionary" iPad Finally Unveiled, Comes With LTE Goodness

The new iPad. That's the name of Apple's next generation tablet. Not the iPad 2S, iPad 3, or iPad HD. It was finally announced just earlier this morning at Apple's Special Event at San Francisco.

New 3rd Generation iPad Specifications and Features
9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina™ screen display with 2048x1536 screen resolution @ 264 PPI
5 Megapixels iSight® camera with advanced optics, VGA front-facing camera
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
Apple A5X dual-core processor
Quad-core graphics processor
Bluetooth 4.0
HSPA+ up to 21.1 Mbps and DC-HSPA up to 84 Mbps
42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

The new iPad will be available on March 16th in US, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands.

New 3rd Generation iPad Pricing
16GB WiFi - $499 - P23,990
32GB WiFi - $599 - P28,990
64GB WiFi - $699 - P33,990

16GB WiFi + 4G - $629 - P30,990
32GB WiFi + 4G - $729 - P35,990
64GB WiFi + 4G - $829 - P40,990

Thew new iPad will be also available at the end of March on Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Release dates for the Philippines is still not yet available, although the pricing scheme should remain the same.

Meanwhile, iPad 2 SRP has already dropped by P5,000 for the WiFi models and P6,000 for the WiFi + 3G models at the Apple Store Online.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Smart Intros Tri-Net Combo Prepaid Plans

Smart Communications is continuing to offer more and more prepaid plans (or promos) that allows you to connect with anyone on Smart, Talk 'N Text, and Sun Cellular. Still thanks to the recent merger of PLDT and Digitel. The newest member of those offers is the Tri-Net.

Available in 1 day and 7 day variants, the Smart Tri-Net plans will give you 100 all-net sms + 50 tri-net mins + 5MB for only P30 and/or 500 all-net sms + 120 tri-net mins + 70MB for P100 respectively. The only thing that's still bothering me, and possibly lots of Smart subscribers too is their prefix system that is required to make calls. For example, to make a call to Smart/Talk 'N Text/Sun Cellular if you are subscribred to Tri-Net, you have to dial 5 more characters plus the 11 digit phone number.

Anyway, back the the details. You can avail Tri-Net in either 1 day or 7 day subscriptions. Just text TRINET30 or TRINET100 and send it to 2477. You can use the 'all-net' SMS to send texts to all networks in the Philippines (Smart, Talk 'N Text, Sun Cellular, Globe, and TM), while for the 'tri-net' minutes is only for Smart, Talk 'N Text, and Sun Cellular, hence, the Tri-Net name.

Oh and before I forgot, the Tri-Net plans also includes 5MB and 70MB of mobile data for the 1 day and 7 day variants respectively. Of course, this is meant to be used on mobile phones only.

Unless Smart extends or makes this a permanent offer, the Tri-Net will only be available until April 2, 2012.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sun Power Text Unlimited 200 Will Save You Thousands of Pesos

Unlimited texts, 240 minutes of calls, and 500 SMS to all networks for just P200 per month? Where on earth would you find that kind of deal? Well, you won't actually find it on earth. But you will, on Sun.

I mean, on Sun Cellular.

The Sun Power Text Unlimited 200 - or TU 200, has been already out for a while now. And you should really try it! I'm sure your wallet will really feel the difference with this offer. You'll save more than thousand bucks per month. Let me show you how.

Let's say I send 1000 texts to my friends on Sun, 500 texts to my other friends on other networks, and make 240 minutes of calls to my family every month, I will instantly lose P2,320!

Why don't you click the photo to view it in full size? :D

But with Sun's Power Text Unlimited, you'll only have to pay P200! Now that's a lot of savings. If you make that same amount of texts and calls, then why don't you try this offer?

The Sun TU 200 can be availed thru prepaid cards, via Sun Xpress Load, or by texting TU200 and sending it to 247.