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Affordable Online LTE Smartphones Best for Globe LTE Sim Cards

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

The accessibility of smartphones has made it easier to adapt to a digital lifestyle. Digital consumption continues to expand as more and more people are browsing social media, using mobile apps, and watching online videos as part of their everyday life. Buying groceries, booking a laundry service, and monitoring your expenses are just some of the activities that can already be done online these days. With constant innovation, more features are expected to be developed in the future.

There are an estimated 76 million internet users in the Philippines or 71% of the total population (Digital in 2018, We Are Social and Hootsuite).  Moreover, in 2018, the data traffic of Globe grew by 59% compared to 2017*.

There is an LTE smartphone for every digital user. Budget is one consideration, and the availability of flexible pricing enables more people to own one. There are also varying features to consider, from the basics such as a camera, to sophisticated ones like facial recognition. There is an LTE smartphone that matches one’s level of digital fluency.

More importantly, these digital experiences are made better with LTE-capable smartphones that work best with Globe LTE SIM cards compared to the obsolete and old 3G SIM cards. They enable customers to enjoy the benefits of having a digital lifestyle. Having an LTE smartphone and an LTE SIM makes downloading a favorite game, movie, or pictures easier and faster. It also lets them download and store bigger files, giving more games or movies to enjoy.

Check out the latest affordable LTE capable phones at shop.globe.com.ph., Lazada and Shopee.  You can also have your  old SIM cards upgraded to LTE for free at any Globe store. It is a fast and convenient way to make the most out of your digital experience.

*Globe Integrated Report 2018

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Smart Powers Iloilo City Festival 2020

Smart Iloilo City

Festival goers and tourists can explore this year’s celebration more with the Philippines’ fastest mobile network Smart Communications, Inc (Smart). With an extensive LTE network and data offers that are designed for social media apps, locals and guests can share the sights and sounds as they participate in the various on-ground activities in and around Iloilo City.

As co-presenter this year, Smart has also teamed up with the local government to serve the digital needs of the festivalgoers, locals and organizers. This includes providing super speed connectivity via Smart WiFi in all judging areas of the festival, particularly in the areas of the Freedom Grandstand, Iznart-Solis Street, Valeria-Ledesma Street, and Ma. Clara during the weeklong festivities.

Revelers are also invited to join more of the festivities happening on January 24 and 25 at the Viva Music Festival and on Jan 25 for the TNT Concert Night. To level up their festival experiences, Smart and TNT customers are encouraged to upgrade their SIMs and devices to LTE, and register to Giga Stories, which includes free Instagram and Facebook access—making it easier for them to share more of their festival stories.

Travel Smart

Visitors can also explore top tourist spots using the Iloilo digital guide apps powered by Smart. As part of the telco company’s #TravelSmart Digital tourism campaign, these apps feature places to visit, restaurants to try out, heritage information, cultural trivia, and local emergency numbers. In line with the PLDT group’s sustainability efforts, Smart is also installing environmentally friendly merchandising and promotional materials and has committed to work closely with the local governments overseeing the festivals in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, in the proper disposal of these materials.

Nationwidest Network

Underpinning Smart’s network deployment is the continued expansion of PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which grew by 26% versus end-2018 to more than 307,000 kilometers nationwide. This unmatched fiber infrastructure is a critical advantage for Smart. For this level of performance, Smart has been cited by independent analytics firms for providing superior network quality.

According to Opensignal, Smart provides the country’s Best Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience and Latency Experience, and provides superior 4G/LTE availability across the country. Meanwhile, Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, also found that PLDT and Smart delivered the country’s fastest fixed and mobile data speeds for the first half of 2019, as they continued to widen their respective leads over their competitors.

The sustained improvement of the PLDT-Smart network has been supported by a stepped-up capital expenditures program that includes investments in network and IT systems, including investments in increased LTE coverage and capacity, expanded fiber transport and new international cable networks.

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Globe to Consumers: Mobile Services to Reduce Environmental Impact

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

Globe Telecom encourages consumers to take steps in reducing their environmental impact by using their mobile devices to access health, financial, educational,  entertainment, retail, food, and other services to minimize travel.

Petroleum-fed vehicles are one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in many cities around the world.  Every time a person rides a bus, car, motorcycle, ship, airplane or similar modes of transportation that does not use green energy contributes to greenhouse gas production.

“Mobile technology has given consumers the power to accomplish a lot of things literally at their fingertips. Through mobile phones, we can pay our bills, visit the doctor, go to the bank, buy food, go to school, shop for clothes, among other things.  By going digital, we could lessen our contribution to greenhouse gas emission and assist in healing our planet,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

One of the services that many Filipinos have yet to try but which can help save a lot of time, effort, and money is telehealth.  KonsultaMD, for instance, gives the public immediate access to a team of skilled and licensed Filipino doctors anytime they need it, whenever they may be.

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

By calling KonsultaMD’s 24/7 hotline (02-7798 8000), anyone may seek medical information through the phone for primary conditions (such as cough, fever, cold, flu, pink eye/sore eyes, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, rashes, allergies, asthma), maternity, pediatrics, among others; telephone triage to determine urgency of the situation; reading of, and information on, lab and diagnostic results; health coaching and nutrition counseling; and prescription for over-the-counter medication.

On the other hand, the public may also benefit from the ease of use of mobile money.  While digital finance was intended primarily to promote financial inclusion especially among those who are unbanked, it has started to grow in the Philippines and is fast becoming part of the Filipino lifestyle.

Online financial platforms like GCash allow people to send money to another GCash user, buy load, transfer money to a bank and vice versa, pay bills, pay for goods and services, get a loan, invest, save money and even help rebuild the Philippine forests without travelling since everything can be done through the app.

“Mobile operators around the world are doing their best to reduce the impact of climate change through various innovations.  We at Globe continue to look for ways to reduce our own carbon footprint while helping consumers, businesses, and industries do the same by using mobile technologies,” Crisanto said.

Globe actively supports 10 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)  and combines innovation with the power of collaboration to achieve inclusive and sustainable development for all.

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AXN Launches Regional Partnership with GoDaddy

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PHILIPPINES (February 13, 2019) AXN announced today a new regional partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, to strengthen its presence in Asia.

This partnership will see Maggie Wilson-Consunji, one-half of the winning team of AXN’s The Amazing Race Asia Season 5, named as GoDaddy Brand Ambassador. As a dedicated entrepreneur, Maggie has leveraged GoDaddy’s online tools to launch an online presence and website for her business unique café and store concept, Casa Consunji (http://www.CasaConsunji.com/) in the Philippines.

Maggie Wilson-Consunji will  be featured in two GoDaddy TVCs – The Start Up and Power Your Passion – which were filmed on location at Casa Consunji. The TVCs mark the launch phase of the partnership and will air from January to April.

“AXN is the number one English General Entertainment channel across Asia. Our audience is constantly craving for premium content and we couldn’t be happier to work with a partner like GoDaddy to help take their vision of entrepreneurship mainstream. We are confident of amplifying GoDaddy’s brand awareness and help drive their next phase of growth in 2019 across Asia,” said Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President, Media & Sponsorship Sales, Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks, Asia.

GoDaddy offers an integrated suite of products for small business owners and entrepreneurs, ranging from domain names, hosting, website building, to email marketing, security protections and an online store. GoDaddy offers 24/7 customer support locally, to help guide customers in the growth of their venture, and to find the tools that best meet their needs.

“Partnering with AXN Asia gives us the opportunity to reach a broader audience across Asia.  We are pleased to be working with them, including sponsoring Asia’s Got Talent and in working more closely together on promoting the GoDaddy brand with targeted audiences in a variety of formats,” said Roger Chen, Senior Vice President of GoDaddy Asia Region. A cornerstone of the partnership is the sponsorship of Asia’s Got Talent that brings together passionate people pursuing their dreams. “GoDaddy supports people who want to create and manage an online presence for their idea,” adds Chen.

This announcement coincides with the premiere of the top-rated series, Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 on Thursday, February 7 at 8.30pm. Expect hundreds of talented contestants from 17 countries to be competing for the winning crown and the grand prize of USD100,000. The contestants will be judged by 16-time Grammy winner and producer David Foster, internationally acclaimed singing sensation, Anggun and multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 18 million customers worldwide and more than 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

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