Globe or Smart??

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Philippines
September 17, 2008 3:15am CST
What is your mobile operator? Globe or Smart? In our house we have three cellphones all smart operator.. Because of the all text load very affordable.. 100 text for just P23pesos.. But My younger brother are planning to switch to Sun cellular because it's more affordable now than smart.. But my cousin said nothing can beat Globe when it comes to signal.. What can you say about that? Happy mylotting...
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19 responses
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I have Smart and Globe sims but I think Globe is a lot more convenient to use because it's balanced. Smart's allowable minumum load of 30 pesos is just way too much. If you'll register your load to unlimited text, the remaining 15 is somewhat useless unless you text other networks.
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@glitch (188)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I've been a Smart Buddy (prepaid) user for a couple years and a Smart Gold (postpaid) user for more than 5 years. In fact my number remains the same till now. Smart had their ups and downs, but I'm still pretty contented and of course all the free phones I got. The only thing I do find annoying in Smart is that you cannot activate unlimited in postpaid plans and I do have issues of getting text messages seriously late (not sure if its my phone). Globe seems to have an edge with the iPhone. I'm not a big fan of the iPhone, but Smart needs to reciprocate. Maybe an HTC or Xperia or a Blackberry could make things interesting.
@clarizz (354)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
i am using 3 operators the smart,globe and sun... one time we went to perto galera and while traveling on a boat the globe and sun are low on signal... but the smart is very good because of the full signal.. when we arrived on the island the closer i get to the ocean the smaller the chance i get a better signal on globe but for smart is not a problem! on sun operator is sometimes good when your outside your house because of the good signal and the free calls and text on sun-sun. but i use a post paid on sun and in 350 pesos in plan i can use a 250 free text on other network and a 24/7 call and text unlimited on sun to sun and a free phone. thats the good deal on sun i might say.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I am a long time user of smart. But I started with glode. I only shifted to smart when most of my family, relatives and friends are using it already. To cut the cost of texting and calling, I uses the same network.
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I've been using globe since my first cellphone.when it comes to the signal its great..i think signal depends on the area where you are.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
It's always depend on your location whether you will get a good signal. I use globe but sometimes i really hate it when my unlimited text are gone because no text information comes to me and sometimes its hard to become unlimited
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
In my family we are using both network.My wife and i are globe subscriber and my 2 kids are smart subscriber.Smart and Globe have their own promos for there subscriber. They have a clear signal in our place but i guess sun cellular would improve there signal.
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• Philippines
17 Sep 08
I'm a Globe subscriber and I've been one since my first cellphone which was 9 years ago. I have to agree that Globe has some of the best coverage but there are times when their services go down. I'm actually using a post-paid line and I'm pretty happy with the plan I have. It's an old plan 500. I get free 200 text messages and 10 minutes of calling. This plan is so old that their are no longer offering it.
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@mommyfied (243)
17 Sep 08
i have both. nothing beats Smart signal in the provinces. when Albay was devastated by a storm last year, i was able to contact my mom through someone who has a smart phone. i was able to get first hand news from a friend with smart signal. the only phones working were those with smart sim. in the city, however, especially here in manila, i prefer Globe. i am not too sure about sun though. to avail of their low rates, both of you have to have sun but i think their signal is still weak until now.
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@donburi (316)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Well I'm a globe operator ever since, all of my household also use globe and also most of my friends. Well as a globe operator, globe has never failed me. In terms of signal I think it really depends on the location and not on the operator. I think in promos etc. companies compete so the more promos they offer the better for us subscribers. :)
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@rsa101 (22672)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Well i am globe subscriber and i am quite satisfied with them so far. As with smart I really think they are a good competitor of globe compared to sun which is quite high when it comes to coverage areas. In metro manila they are okay but go outside of MM and you might experience loss of signal somewhere else. As with Globe and Smart their signal is almost always available already anywhere you go.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
17 Sep 08
i dont think so.i gues it depnds the are.coz my neighbor has golbe and always no signal but since i use smart she always barrowed mine coz theres always signal.Smart IS THE BEST IN MY ARE.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 08
100 text for 23 pesos? In Globe, 100 text is 15pesos only. I use all 3, but I only have two phones, so I use, Globe and Sun. Sun is really cheap, but because all of my friends use Globe, I use Globe, the only people related to my life that uses Smart are my parents. And I dont text them that much, so I still use Globe more.
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I've been with Globe ever since I started using a cellphone. I find that it's really reliable and has a lot of useful promos. I'm a fan of their UNLITXT promo and their per-second charging when it comes to calls. Also, most of my friends are Globe users so it's much more convenient (and cheap) to exchange messages/call them whenever I want. I've tried Sun though, back when Globe didn't have its UNLITXT feature yet and Sun's 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited was treated by most people of my generation as the most brilliant invention since sliced bread. *lol* And, back then, I think it's sole competitive advantage was how cheap they were charging for their services. I don't know how much they have improved their services since then, though.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I only use Globe before but now, I have both!LOL! I have a Globe Simcard for my globe phone and one Smart Simcard for my Smart Phone.. what makes me do this? It is because my family and friends has different mobile providers, I recall,that one my friend is complaining because I only have globe simcard before, she cannot text me to the max when she opt to use the all-text feature of her mobile provider..so I decided to get another phone for smart...it works! there is no complain and if I need a response,there is no excuse at all..( hmm! there is one common excuse " I don't have load " ) :) have a great day!
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
18 Sep 08
Back when I was there I only use Globe! I don't really know why I stick to Globe but maybe because of the signal, I never have a probelem with signal.
@ganda8831 (816)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I was a smart subscriber before then i switched to globe. Im just more comfortable with their services. Their signal is also very strong compared to smart. They also offer alot of affordable packages like Sulitxt 15 wherein you can text up to 100 messages to a fellow globe subscriber and unlitxt 20 where you can text unlimited number of messages to a globe subscriber.
@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Im a globe telecom subscriber. And your cousin is right, globe has a good signal. And with regards to its unlimited txt feature, globe have a good things to offer. With no limit of text message not like other mobile operator.
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I have both network. My smart is a post paid plan while my globe is for reloading. I think smart is better when it comes to signal because when im in floodway cainta my globe will have no signal but still my smart have the signal. so id say i choose smart.