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10 Ways to Enjoy the New Globe Life

 

You may have been a Globe subscriber for more than a decade now, and chances are, you do not leave home without your mobile phone. But how much do you actually know about us and the many new and fascinating ways you can enjoy a wonderful world with Globe? Take a look at our gallery of fun facts:

1. MAKE FIRST WORLD INTERNET A REALITY

 

Offering these innovations will not be possible without a reliable, affordable, and pervasive network that empowers the digital life of a Globe customer. In 2016, Globe made leaps and bounds to improve the internet experience in the Philippines with a series of improvements in its network infrastructure amid the growing demand for internet connectivity.

 

Its top-selling mobile data service GoSURF50 was the company’s response to the rising mobile data adoption, especially among its prepaid customers.

In 2016, GoSURF was upgraded with 1 GB of mobile data allocation, making it the second most competitive offer across the Asia Pacific region in terms of pricing at only P48.82 per GB in comparison to top prepaid telco offerings in the region including Brunei, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.  The promo, offered at retail price of only P50, valid for 3 days, also includes unlimited texts to all networks as well as free access to Facebook. GoSURF50’s 1 GB of data gives customers 700 MB for surfing while the remaining 300 MB allocation allows access to the customer’s app of choice such as Snapchat, Viber, Spotify Basic, YouTube + Daily Motion, Clash Royale, or Clash of Clans.

 

As more customers embrace the digital lifestyle, Globe made significant headway with the rollout of its LTE network. With the deployment of LTE sites using both the 700 and 2600 bands, Globe is now able to deliver a more comprehensive LTE coverage in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and other major urban areas in the country.

 

These infrastructure milestones have paved the way for the country to be recognized for its improvements in connectivity. For the first time in years, American content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies included the Philippines in its 2016 ranking for mobile internet speeds. With 13.9 Mbps, the Philippines ranked highest among 15 countries in Asia Pacific, in terms of average connection speeds for mobile connection according to the third quarter Akamai State of Internet Report. The report also reveals that the Philippines is among the countries where fewer than 25,000 unique IP addresses classified as mobilized were observed in the third quarter. Globe has assigned about 10,000 public IP addresses to cover our current mobile data subscribers. Each public IP address can cover up to 64,000 data sessions, while each mobile subscriber can take up multiple data sessions, depending on the number and type of applications s/he is using. 

2. WATCH ORIGINAL CONTENT

 

The company also ventured into original local and international content creation via its production arm Globe Studios and partnerships with international media outfits such as Astro of Malaysia and Netflix. Globe Studios is backed by Viva Films, Reality Entertainment, Quantum Films, Spring Films, and Astro.

 

In collaboration with HOOQ, Asia’s first and largest premium video-on-demand service, Globe Studios is bringing the most-awaited and star-studded series On The Job (OTJ), a spinoff from the original blockbuster movie directed by Erik Matti. HOOQ signed a landmark co-production deal with Globe and  independent studio Reality Entertainment in 2016 to produce the six-episode story revolving around a hard-hitting topic in Philippine society. Aside from the Philippines, the original mini-series will be released in Thailand, India, and Indonesia.

Globe Home Broadband subscribers can also enjoy free access to HOOQ, which delivers over 10,000 Hollywood and local movies and TV series starting at Plan 1299.

 

Globe Studios also pioneered the country’s first online film festival, the Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF), which showcased laudable short films by five esteemed Filipino directors who have garnered numerous recognitions for their body of work. It also produced a seven-episode travel video series dubbed as  SceneZoned, which starred its top ambassadors as they embarked on ultimate travel adventures in some of the best destinations in the Philippines.

3. EXPERIENCE LIVE SHOWS AND EVENTS

 

Globe is also changing the landscape of Philippine entertainment with the creation of Globe Live, which is designed to produce high-quality live shows, concerts, and musical performances, and at the same time tap the wide distribution coverage of Globe to promote and assemble events that are of international size and quality. Globe Live became the platform for Filipinos to see Green Day’s American Idiot and Menken & Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol: The Musical.

4. GET INTO THE GROOVE

 

musical.ly, currently one of the most popular video communities among Gen Z, seals its first ever telco partnership with Globe. It is the world’s fastest growing online video community for creating, sharing, and discovering 15-second videos.

With this collaboration, we aim to give the best online experience to customers through easy access to a platform that allows the creation of original content and publishing by users themselves.

 

Using your mobile devices, you can also sing more than half a million songs through the popular singing app Sing! by Smule. Share your karaoke-crazy love for music by recording a video duet with your favorite artists like Jessie J and Jason Derulo, and beaming it to a global audience.

Music lovers can also get their groove from  Spotify’s music streaming service, as the service gives them on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. To complement the overall experience, Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. In addition to that, Spotify Premium lets you create your own playlists, and even download them for offline listening. From Discover Weekly to Daily Mix to New Music Friday, there is something for everyone.

5. PUT YOUR GAME FACE ON

 

The Pokémon Company, creator of one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world, Niantic, Inc., innovative developer and publisher of ”real world games,” and Globe, are working together to bring Filipinos a richer and more enjoyable mobile entertainment experience centered around Pokémon GO. This includes activating Globe retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game, and allowing Filipinos to catch, battle, and train at any of Globe’s outlets throughout the country.

Globe and Malaysian media powerhouse Astro have teamed up to offer the Philippines’ gaming fans a wonderful experience. Through the partnership, Globe subscribers will gain access to Every Good Game (eGG) Network, Southeast Asia’s first dedicated 24/7 e-Sports network, via the Tribe App. e-Sports fans will be able to watch tournaments like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and many more.

6. JUMP INTO THE ACTION

 

Globe also brings the dynamic world of sports into your mobile devices. In collaboration with Twitter, customers enjoy live streaming of two new weekly NBA shows with first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation. As the first official live stream advertising partner of Twitter in Asia, Globe lets subscribers watch the weekly live stream of The Starters Twitter Show, and the weekly 30-minute show, The Warmup, both produced by Turner Sports and featured exclusively for millions of Twitter followers.

7. ENTERTAIN THE KIDS

 

Globe and Disney tied up to launch the Disney Channels Apps where kids and families in the Philippines can watch Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior entertainment channels on their mobile devices, anytime and anywhere. Designed for kids to watch their favorite Disney shows, the Disney Channels Apps will provide hours of fun in a safe and kid-friendly digital environment that will immerse viewers in Disney’s magical world of storytelling and characters.

 

Dialing up the fun is Cartoon Network, the fifth most popular channel across all genres in the Philippines. Apps created by the Turner-owned brand are the Cartoon Network Anything, which is free to Globe subscribers and also available via the Globe Switch app; and Cartoon Network Watch and Play, with premium content available with daily, weekly, and monthly offers. 

8. STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS

 

Globe became the first mobile and broadband Philippine partner of leading video streaming service Netflix, which boasts of over 81 million members in over 190 countries who enjoy more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries, and feature films. With a Globe home broadband subscription of Plan 1299 and above, customers can get a Netflix gift that is worth a six-month subscription.

9. LOAD UP ON THE LATEST TECH

 

Globe collaborated with leading technology and device partners to bring wonderful experiences to homes. Aside from blazing internet speeds powered by fiber broadband technology, you can load up on the latest Samsung and TCL smart HD TVs, Bose speakers, Harman Kardon headphones, Google Chromecast streaming device, Sony Playstation gaming console, Airties WiFi mesh, and Belkin and Giraffe security cameras with your home broadband plans for a complete entertainment and connectivity experience. 

10. WEAR GLOBE

 

You can now sport the new collections of lifestyle apparel and accessories that represent the vibrant and wonderful world of Globe. With the launch of Globe Lifestyle, Globe customers will be able to imbibe fresh and wonderful experiences through fashion and retail. During the 917 month-long celebration in September 2016, two new collections —0917 and Pop Art —were made available in select Globe Gen3 stores nationwide.