Globe Telecoms Fair use policy: unblocked


Got this text recently:

"Free Globe Advisory: Start enjoying text and voice promos again. Please continue to be reminded of our Fair Use Policy for calls and texts. Globe reserves the right to protect its subscribers against spamming and abused deemed in violation of fair use policy. Globe is committed to provide good service quality for our values subscribers. Thank you for being Globe-connected."

Only in the Philippines will you encounter telcos who do not promote "communication."
  1. Smart cuts your call after 5 minutes
  2. PLDT cuts your call after 10 minutes
  3. Globe cuts you off after 20 -30 minutes
  4. Sun cuts you off after 1 hour.

Globe being the worst of the bunch because of their fair use policy.

"The fair use policy states that call and text offers are applicable for person to person transactions only. They are not intended and should not be used for commercial purposes. Call and text offers must not be abused by the subscribers (i.e. subscribers must not make an unreasonable number of calls or make unreasonably prolonged calls)"

What on earth is the purpose of Globe Telecoms if "subscribers must not make an unreasonable number of calls or make unreasonably prolonged calls"

My boyfriend and I call each other like 5-8 times a night, and don't call each other much during the day but we talk until we use up the 30 minutes per call. If you call that spam... then fine.. but I believe it isn't. And if what we're doing is the reason other people were not able to register or call because of the network congestion.. it's not my problem. It's Globe's problem... and they shouldn't push this Fair Use policy on the subscribers.

The Fair use policy was not well thought of. It seemed like they implemented it when it was still a draft and never thought of the following:

  1. How to distinguish commercial calls from personal calls
  2. How to distinguish spam from normal calls
  3. Who are the valued customers?
  4. Who should they protect their valued customers from.
 If globe is having problems maintaining the unli promo, or if they are not profiting from it.. why use a lame ass excuse like the  "Fair use" policy? Just stop the promo if it's not profitable. Limit the selling sim cards if it's causing so much network congestion.

1 comment:

  1. I do wish they kept the unlimited part unlimited ^ ^ but I take what I can get ^ ^

    Cheers and may the “ paws” be with you

    Chaotic neutral geek cheerleader, nitro nerd ,wannabe 3p1c alpha geek of the new dork renaissance and generally slightly confused half of the time.