Monday, April 1, 2013

Is it really UNLIMITED CALL AND TEXT?

There is really no such thing as UNLIMITED when it comes to call and text with our local network providers here in the Philippines. In fact, this has been a standard business practice worldwide.

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Are you guys AWARE of the Fair Use policy of Smart, Globe, and Sun networks? Yes, there is such thing as fair use policy. In the US, it is called Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). It means that your UNLIMITED call and text are not really meant to be unlimited if you already reached the maximum call minutes and text messages. This is to control the use of the bandwidth or the usage to accommodate all the prepaid users nationwide. Unless you have a monthly plan with these network providers, you'll be prioritized and can really enjoy the UNLIMITED services.
If you're a prepaid SUN mobile user, you'll have to wait for about 15 minutes to call another Sun number for free. With Globe unlimited promos, you can call right away without waiting, but the network will stop you after consecutive opportunities of calling other Globe numbers.  
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Worst of all is Smart network. After exhausting your allowable minutes for your unlimited promo, you won't be able to call again until your promo expires. There are even times that you can no longer send a text message, because you exhausted them all by sending nonsense group messages to all your Contacts.
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You don't believe me? Try to read their Fair Use Policies. You can also call their Customer Service to ask honest answers about this matter. Just mention Fair Use Policy right away, so you won't have to receive sugar-coated answers. 

SMART?    HERE
GLOBE?    HERE


Guys, we don't have to complain about it, we just have to be AWARE of it. 



 

Just me, 
Phioxee

13 comments:

  1. Additional info: alam nyo bang dapat ay wala naman talagang bayad ang texts? :) kasi wala namang ginagastos sa pagttransmit ng codes or whatever it is called, i forgot the exact term, pero pinag aralan namin yun sa communications bilang ECE. Ayun. kaya dapat libre lang ang texts, kaya kahit gano ka pa kasulit mag gumamit ng unli texts, basta nagbayad ka kahit piso, lugi ka. hahaha! :)

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    1. You are correct but look at the other side. They maintain the infrastructure of this sms messaging infra and also they are paying taxes to our government, electric bills and etc. so it means subscriber cannot get it for free too..

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  2. Thank you for sharing! Now we know about fair use policy

    @Pao Kun: Talaga? lugi nga tayo pag ganon! hahaha

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  3. Unlimited - Merriam-Webster Online
    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlimited

    MERRIAM DICTIONARY Definition of UNLIMITED


    1 lacking any controls : unrestricted

    2 boundless, infinite

    3 not bounded by exceptions : undefined

    — un·lim·it·ed·ly adverb

    See unlimited defined for English-language learners »

    See unlimited defined for kids »

    Examples of UNLIMITED


    Membership gives you unlimited access to the facilities.

    This ticket is good for unlimited travel on all trains.

    This plan allows you to make an unlimited number of phone calls to anywhere in the U.S.

    Her funds seem to be unlimited.

    First Known Use of UNLIMITED


    15th century

    Related to UNLIMITED


    Synonyms

    bottomless, boundless, endless, fathomless, horizonless, illimitable, immeasurable, immensurable, indefinite, limitless, measureless, unbounded, unfathomable, infinite

    Antonyms

    bounded, circumscribed, confined, definite, finite, limited, restricted

    Related Words

    abysmal; countless, incalculable, incomputable, inestimable, innumerable, unmeasured; exhaustless, inexhaustible; extensive, far-flung, immense, vast

    Near Antonyms

    fathomable, measurable; depthless, shallow, superficial



    unlimited - definition of unlimited by the Free Online Dictionary ...
    www.thefreedictionary.com/unlimited

    un·lim·it·ed (n-lm-td)
    adj.
    1. Having no restrictions or controls: an unlimited travel ticket.
    2. Having or seeming to have no boundaries; infinite: an unlimited horizon.
    3. Without qualification or exception; absolute: unlimited self-confidence.
    un·limit·ed·ly adv.
    un·limit·ed·ness n.


    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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  4. This Telcos should not use the word UNLIMITED...... its a form of DECEPTION....TEXT IS A TEXT FILE... IF YOU UNDERSTAND PROGRAMMING.......IT DOES NOT CROWD YOUR SYSTEM...

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    1. "TEXT IS A TEXT FILE... IF YOU UNDERSTAND PROGRAMMING..... IT DOES NOT CROWD YOUR SYSTEM"

      --> considering nowadays we have more available storage but think of millions of users who will transmit that data to your infra. Think about processing power, bandwidth and etc. A 1kb size of data will still occupy or consume 1kb of memory in your system.

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    2. And also like any other system in the world they are keeping historical data of their users.

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  5. So what is the "allowable minutes" for smart? They dont mention any limit on minutes, but they sure do have them.

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  6. naglalagay ako ng interval sa pagtawag sa unlicall gamit ang smart pero wala talaga. bulok ang panukala nilang iyan.

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  7. pero kahit na ganun sa pagkaka alam namin UNLIMITED ung binayaran namen.... tpos biglang fair policy sa US man un PH man to..

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  8. Wala kwenta naglalagay pa ng unlimited

    ngregister ako
    http://postimg.org/image/9flz07myx/

    kinabukasan agad
    http://postimg.org/image/rsohrgd77/

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  9. Yung SUN Cellular, may limit na rin sa Unlimited Text kuno nila.

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  10. ohh. okay. thanks for the info.
    ngayon ko lang nalaman na may cap pala. hehe. di ko kasi nasasagad ung promo.
    basta mag lagay lang sila ng message na subjected sya sa fair usage policy sa mga promo . para aware mga users

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