Globe telecoms is becoming strict on implementing their bandwidth cap on all services using mobile internet. Here is a link to Globe's Fair usage policy details http://www.globe.com.ph/surf/fup
FUP existed years ago, its just becoming visible now because some few issues with the implementation so read on understand.
"This means customers on an internet promo and plan who exceed 1 GB a day or 3 GB per month (whichever comes first) will experience browsing at 2G speeds."
Problem is Globe 2g connection is almost equivalent to no internet connection at all. Even on 3g, because of high latency, simple website took several mins to load on some occassions. And with my more than 2 years experience as a Globe subscriber, 2g or Edge is as good as "might as well turn off the data".
And how about Users on LTE? Why not just downgrade them to 3g?
"Our Fair Use Policy applies to all surfing promos and data plans for Globe postpaid and Tattoo Lifestyle Sticks, except PowerSurf. It also doesn't cover surfing charged with regular browsing rates (P5/15 minutes)."
So for those who trustes their sales agents and applied for a post paid plan for a "true" unlimited internet, we are sorry for you.
"Mobile surfing offers from Globe are generally meant for emailing, browsing and search activities. Customers who frequently use file-sharing software or download large files are usually the ones affected by our policy. Media streaming and downloading of torrents also contribute to the excessive use of bandwidth capacity."
To illustrate how unfair this cap is, look at my 2 weeks old phone's (iPhone 5s) data consumption
With the era of high resolution photos, heavy websites, multimedia oriented social apps and messaging, and HD apps do you think 1gb/day or 3gb/month is enough?
I'd appreciate if they just change the description of the plan to "3gb data on 3g, 2g therafter" than mislead people with "unlimited mobile data".
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