unlimited call and text. is it available in your area?

unlimited call and text - the unlimited call and text feature of a network in the philippines offer a great solution to the mass.
Philippines
April 8, 2007 12:00am CST
cellphone is a necessity nowadays. many innovations has conquered the world of modern technology. many promos had been set to catch the consumer's attention. Then, unlimited call and text was born. I don't know if this thing is also available in other countries. Here in the Philippines, it is a very huge success. Large companies including smart and globe has go with the flow of the trend set by sun cellular. Almost everybody changed their sim cards to Sun because it is way more cheaper than the other telecommunication companies. It;s lowest price denomination I think is Php20 wherein you can text all day and all night plus free call also. This is a great package so everybody will surely be captivated by that promo but the only problem is it has a low signal compared to the other two networks mentioned earlier. now is this unlimited call and text available in your country also? is that a click or a flop?
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26 responses
8 Apr 07
there are such services but the thing is its not totally free we have facilities like we can have unlimited night calling only n the same network its not that we can call unlimited but the positive point with it is that we get good signals all the way where ever we are roaming on in the home circle we get good signals and network isn't congested for its a CDMA (code division multiple access ) network
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@sacrg793 (429)
• China
8 Apr 07
i don't know if this is true, but in my view the days are not longer anymore! haha
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
8 Apr 07
I have not seen an offer just like that here in Norway. We have some package deals that will let you call for free for a set number of minutes a month - but then the fixed monthly cost is a bit high. I think it varies a lot what is the best deal for you. We have an excellent web-site that let you type in how you use your phone, then it will calculate wich offer is best suited for you. I have a pre paid deal, my partner has a deal where he will fix everything himself - calling customers service etc is very expensive - but the actual calling and text messaging is quite cheap
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Hi mskzalameda, both my mobiles are in post paid plans. I find it more convenient rather than to keep reloading. A few friends are complaining though that the expiry date for reloading is about 2 days only. They haven't use anything and already it was expired. I've been moving around a lot. With so many customers that I need to talk to each day, I don't have much time for reloading. :)
@puesachs (26)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
There is but service is so so. The providers offer different kind of plan every few months and us consumers have to read the fine text before deciding to use any mobile plan. The frequency and change in mobile charges are so quick, i am left at lost at whose offering what. I just stick to my service provider, which unfortunately has the same problems that you have found.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
8 Apr 07
Even in India we enjoy such privilage.There are various cell companies here like Airtel ,Aircel, Hutch, reliance ,bsnl etc., and they compete with one another in providing various offers. They come out with life long validity card where one can get option to top up every month and enjoy the full recharge amount to use for calling.With reference to sms i enjoy the option of 100 free messages daily. Its a booming indutry in India and growing repidly and more and more people are subscribing to mobile phones everyday.
@melman (129)
• United States
8 Apr 07
i dont know ill ask some1
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
8 Apr 07
This is the first that I have heard of this type of service. The majority of mobile phone companies in the United Kingdom offer a wide variety of packages that consist of a certain number of texts per month and a certain amount of call time, but none of them have ever offered unlimited usage. This would be a very welcome thing, but I doubt if it is likely to become popular here because of the price that would no doubt charged for that type of connection.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
yeah this is true. it's kinda cool and maybe cooler if it has more good signal for easy contact and communication.
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@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Yes, it is available in my country since I'm in the philippines the country were text addicts belong.. Sun is available in my city so i used it for awhile but I had to go back to globe since in my boyfriends place a town in our province Sun has no signal.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
8 Apr 07
yep. there are some provinces to which suncellular cannot be accessed. i had been a sun user for almost 3 years. but when my boyfriend who lives in sweden cannot contact me through my sun sim a year ago, i went back to globe. but i felt really sad leaving sun. i like the services of suncelluar a lot.
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@cvignesh (305)
• India
9 Apr 07
In my area in India I get 3000 local sms FREE every month
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@willfe (149)
• United States
9 Apr 07
In the United States, cell phone companies are far too greedy to let anything like this fly. There are some companies in limited markets that provide "unlimited" cell phone service, but only within a specific service area (usually confined to a few cities or an area around a major city), for a monthly fee. If your cell phone wanders outside that covered zone, even into another zone owned by that company, your phone suddenly doesn't work anymore. If you want a phone that works across the country, you have to go with either a prepaid phone or a contract phone, and neither one provides unlimited minutes. Unlimited texting *is* available from some vendors (but not all) for a price usually flirting with $15 to $20 a month (in addition to what you pay for voice service). Even "unlimited data" plans here are notoriously limited and cheap -- Verizon has recently caught a lot of heat for capping users of their "unlimited data" plan to five gigs of bandwidth per month. Some folks tease those who are upset by this cap, suggesting that if you exceed that cap you *must* be pirating or doing something illegal. Bad news, though -- if I want to beta test the newest Ubuntu Linux beta once a week, that's 700MB times four (four downloads per month) right there for one file. 2.8GB just for one hobby. We're probably ten years behind the rest of the world technologically as far as cell phones go. It's very likely that the US cell phone companies are reluctant to open those floodgates (by providing actually unlimited voice or data) partially because they're greedy, but also because it's very likely that the infrastructure in place couldn't handle the load. It's the same thing partially stopping cell phones on airplanes in the states -- the "safety" nonsense is just that. The companies just don't know whether their gear will work properly if they suddenly let people try it out.
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@jenille (52)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
i am a sun cellular subscriber and i love the promotions that they're having right now....
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@rye736 (55)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
yeah, it's been already half a decade when Sun Cell started their services to allow us such unlimited thing. if your from P.I., u must have knw this.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
8 Apr 07
sun cellular was a breakthrough. before suncelluar came, other service providers informed us that they will increase the rate per text and per minute call. but when suncell came, everything changed. if suncell can make the calls and texts cheap and very affordable and in fact, for free if done within the same network... why can't other networks to so, too? and now, every mobile service provider learned from suncellular and we users were able to learn that text messaging and calls should not be that expensive at all.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I'm in Ohio USA and we have a company called Revol that does that. They have 3 plans to choose from. $37 gets you free minutes anytime $47 gets you free minutes,text and internet anytime $57 gets you free-minutes, text, internet and expanded coverage (you can go further away with your phone than with the cheaper plans.) But the downside is they do have a weak signal, dropped calls are no surprise and you can't go out of their service area and use your phone. The company wants to expand and cover more area and it would be a great thing if I could take it out of the area and had a better signal. Right now it is a great company for my son, since I don't have a home phone this works,it's cheap and it can go with him.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 08
in my place there is no unlimited call.but there are one promotion for the user.you can make a call for one hour starting from 12 am to 6 am for only 1 dollar and you can buy 7000 sms for 2 dollars which is available for 1 weeks..
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I live in U.S. & that's exactly what I have... I have blackberry phone & I have unlimited voice calls, text messagings, emails & internet access... Considering I only use my cell. phone pretty much for everything... Internet on my phone, I only use it to look up something real quick, directions, looking up addresses, etc...
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
We're in the same country so you would definitely know my answer. Anyway, even if this discussion you started was already a year ago, I had to say that the main telecommunications providers in our homeland are still competing with one another for a larger share of its subscribers; offering a lot of promotions and offers. And I would say that they're quite successful with their promos because almost a hundred percent of Filipinos are subscribers of these mobile services. Some would even have two cellular phones. I remember that here was a time in my life when I really felt like I was incomplete when my mobile phone isn't with me. I had to bring it everytime and everywhere because this was only the communication me and my boyfriend used to have. It even came to a point that I should bring it even when I'm in the washroom attending to my personal hygiene. I have to admit that it really gave me problems because our bill reached more than eight thousand pesos or approximately 186 US dollars since it was a postpaid line. But all of this is different now. My boyfriend then is actually the man I married and our marriage is running for five years now. I could live without a mobile phone now and somehow, I felt that the chains on my neck and our budget had been quite loosened. I guess having a cellular phone is just a waste of money. Sometimes I even would think that in matters of the heart, letters are more romantic because in today's high tech world, text messaging is being used to court a woman or no courtship at all. Although in offices, it's definitely hard to cope up with the specifications of one's job without the help of a mobile phone.
@zonaly (40)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
maybe here in the philippines only.
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@busta1 (1029)
• United States
3 Jun 08
yes it is ...its called metro pcs..u can have unlimited everything for up to 45 to 50 bucks a month
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@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
21 May 08
ooo yes we have it in just bout all cell phone plans..u can get it and its really not that much really...
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• United States
9 Apr 07
I use a pre-paid cellphone plan, it let's me control my cost's. the other cell phone's want to much money for their plan's a month. this way i only have to load minute's on ever so many month's and my minute's do not expire and it come's with text message's and i can make unlimited call's, when i run out of minute's i can buy a pre-paid minute card and load it in the phone. i just love my cell phone.
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