Globe to offer new devices, plans this year


Posted at Feb 14 2014 02:53 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2014 11:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ayala-led Globe Telecom on Friday said it will be offering new postpaid plans paired with a new roster of devices this year to sustain the momentum of its postpaid business.

Globe said it will be providing its subscribers a free Huawei Ascend G526 LTE at Plan 499, Cloudfone Excite 451TV at Plan 599, and Nokia Lumia 1320 at Plan 1299.
Globe reported that its postpaid base jumped 17 percent in 2013 to 2.03 million, compared to 2012’s 1.7 million.

The telecommunications firm said its gross subscriber additions topped 711,000 as of end-December 2013, an increase of 21 percent higher from 2012, bringing its total mobile subscriber base to 38.5 million.

Its postpaid revenues, meanwhile, jumped 18 percent year-on-year to P27.1 billion.
Globe’s head of postpaid business Raul Macatangay attributed the growth in postpaid to the strong take-up of its fully-customizable mySUPERPLAN paired with the latest smartphones.

“When it comes to postpaid, subscribers choose Globe and stay with Globe on the back of our postpaid plans that continue to attract subscriptions from the industry’s high-end prepaid subscribers as well as unique and new customers, complemented by our beefed-up customer service and after-sales support systems with a dedicated hotline, remodeled Stores, extensively-trained Stores personnel and relationship managers, stronger partnerships with the world’s leading device manufacturers, and a better and faster network,” he said.