While reviewing Globe’s Prepaid Home WiFi modem, I noticed something peculiar at the back of the unit. Check it out:
Look at the advertised GoSurf promos to the right; I found it strange how Globe skipped over its two most practical offers, GoSurf 99 and GoSurf 199. Those are the two cheapest 30-day plans, promising 200MB and 500MB of data, respectively.
Curious, I checked if I could still sign up for them through my Globe Prepaid number. Here are Globe’s replies:
And this is what shows up when I try to subscribe through Globe’s *143# code:
So yes, both plans really are gone. There doesn’t seem to be an official press release for this development yet, but I’ve noticed Globe gradually removing the pair of promos from its website.
If this move is indeed permanent, the telecommunications company is clearly making it a lot more expensive for prepaid users to stay online. Although GoSurf 299 has great value, providing 1.5GB of data for a whole month, it’s too pricey to be the most affordable 30-day plan.
It’s also a shame axing GoSurf 99, which was sufficient for staying online, especially when coupled with Globe’s free Facebook offer and additional data for a service of your choice, which included YouTube, Spotify, and more.
Let’s hope Globe will offer an even better promo soon, or else the price-conscious customers might move to greener pastures, if you know what I mean.
Image credit: Globe