People who wanted to be in touch to their loved ones all the time exert all effort and find all ways to make a connection to their families and friends. May it be through computers or through phone. We're happy that Blackberry together with BIG philippine telecommunication companies like GLOBE gives that both services, BUT of course it comes with a price.
I'm a frequent flyer and so I sought after good deals on how to use BB services with minimum charges.
I always use BDU every time I go to HK. But on our schedule to go to US I noticed that there was no offer of BDU services going to the said destination. Then my friends told me about POWER ROAM.
I went to Globe's Power Roam website and here's what it says.
As per their website this is how you can enjoy Power Roaming
Good deal isn't it?
So June 9 before departure I applied my number for the POWER ROAM 2999 and it was granted right away. Great!
3 days later I got a message that I've already consumed 50% of it.(sorry text wasn't showing up anymore so I couln't take a pic) And I waited a few days for Globe to inform me that I've fully consumed my power roam so I could apply again. But nothing came.
As the days passed by I couldn't wait to receive any text from Globe, again to inform me that Power roam was all consumed. But still nothing.
And so I put the decision on my hands and applied for it.
notice that I applied for the 2nd PR but there were no answers (that's why there were no gaps inbetween texts)
2nd attempt still nothing
3rd attempt I got one but I the one I was expecting.
I tried other venues
asked for infos
and help but still no news if I already consumed my first PR.
or if my request was granted.
continuously I tried and to get a proper answer but still no avail.
at this point I was really disappointed on GLOBE
On my last attempt, I stopped and thought maybe my application was over lapping so I sent POWER ROAM OFF.
and the answer was very very helpful Globe!!!! (look at what answer I got above)
I arrived in Manila June 28 2011 but still no confirmation up to date that my power roam was granted nor consumed.
June 30, I while I was at ATC I could get any thing from my BB. No text, no call, no nothing. And since I was already at the mall I said I'd better go to Globe to ask whats going on.
I talked to a Lady Sale Representative and I was informed that my line was cut due to my over billing of Php 27,000.00. I was so shocked and I told her that I haven't received any billing for the month of June yet. And that my bill is always out on the 10th of every month.
For that she told me she couldn't do anything until she sees the latest statetment. At the back of my mind this is rediculous ! Here I am trying to do the right way but GLOBE Service Center couldn't do anything to help.
I told her about my Power Roaming application issue. She was willing to help me so she got all the same information as above and said she'll try to reconnect my line until such time that I receive my bill and asked me to come over the office as soon as I get the statement.
Okay I said, I'll do what you asked me but kindly take note of my complaint. We agreed on it and I left the Globe Service Center with a reconnected line.
Today, I got my bill and it's a F**king sky rocketing 35K!!!! With 3 Power Roam 2999 charges + Blackberry Charges of almost 15k! What in the world was that????
And oh we're not yet done there huh. A few days after I wen to Globe SC, I went to Hong Kong for 5 days with my hubby. So I applied for BDU 40 which is good for 5 days. On my mind I thought maybe I won't have any problem with this one since I already know how it works. And so far it hasn't given me so much headache.
Here's what they offer
Those who will travel to Hong Kong (CSL), Singapore (Singtel), Thailand (AIS), Malaysia (Maxis), Macau (CTM), Australia (Optus), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), Indonesia (Telkomsel), India (Bharti Airtel), and South Korea (SK Telecom) – won’t have to worry about your bills when you came home, because you can already avail unlimited mobile data roaming at your destination with the following cheaper flat rates:
US$ 10 for 1 (one) day
US$ 27 for 3 (three) days
US$ 40 for 5 (five) days
To enjoy the service, you’ll need to signup for Bridge DataRoamUnlimited by sending SMS to 2884 (either here in the Philippines or abroad) using the following format:BDU[space]Country[space]Denomination[space]Start Date mm/dd/yy
For example, if you want to stay in Singapore on February 1-3, 2011 and want to avail Globe Telecom’s unlimited data roaming for 3 days – just key in:
BDU Singapore 27 02/01/11
and send to 2884.
If you want to activate the unlimited data roaming service on the same day you signup, you don’t need to indicate the start date in the SMS format. That means you’ll just have to key in:
BDU Singapore 27
and send to 2884.
Note that if you signup for the unlimited data roaming while in abroad, your account will be charged for the transaction using the current roaming rates. So it’s better to signup while you’re still here in the country to avoid additional charges.
This unlimited mobile data roaming from Globe Telecom is country-specific. That means if you happen to travel from Singapore to Thailand and your subscription is still active in Singapore, you’ll have to signup a separate plan for Thailand following the same steps above.
so here I am once again.
note that I applied on July 8 Friday and approved on the same day. and it says it will expire on the 12th of July which is fine because I'm back in Manila by then.
so I'm not ecpecting any more charges.
and that I can relax a wee bit
But no my dears, together with my PR issue. There's an inclusion of my BDU 40 USD ( php 1,548.74 which I expected ) and a non expected Blackberry Services of Php 2.213.28!
What's happening here?
Where is the unlimited data roaming of BDU?
What's going on with Power Roam?
You give good promos and excellent advertisements but POOR on service!
Globe Telecoms, Please tell me what happening to you?