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How to subscribe to Globe’s discontinued GoSurf promos

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Globe recently killed off some of its best Prepaid GoSurf promos, including two of its most affordable 30-day plans, GoSurf 99 and 199. Fortunately, there’s still a way to subscribe to a few of them.

When you check Globe’s new set of GoSurf promos on *143# or its official website, you’ll notice GoSurf 999 has been upgraded to 8GB of data for 30 days (from 6GB), every offer above it is gone, and a new GoSurf 599 has been introduced, to name a few. It looks like GoSurf 599 with its month-long 4GB data allowance is the replacement of GoSurf 499 and its 3GB of data.

Globe GoSurf promos

While the upgraded plans are nice, the lost deals are not. There’s a temporary fix, but this may get removed once Globe notices people taking advantage of it. Be aware that you need a second phone with a Globe Prepaid SIM card for this to work.

Simply dial *143# on your smartphone, enter Share-A-Load/Promo, choose one of the two Send Promo options, pick which type of number you’re sending the promo to, and then select the discontinued plan of your liking. Here you’ll find GoSurf 99, 499, 1799, 2499, and a bunch more — sadly, GoSurf 199 is still missing.

Globe GoSurf promos

Here are the available GoSurf plans for sharing, and the steps shown after selecting a promo

Here’s the downside: You’ll be prompted to enter the phone number for sharing, but you can’t enter your own number. This means you must have another phone with sufficient prepaid load to send the promo to your own handset. What my friend did was send load to me, which I then used to share a GoSurf plan with him.

Yes, it’s a hassle, but it beats possibly spending more for data you don’t need. Remember, this could all change soon, so subscribe before another reshuffling occurs.

SEE ALSO: Globe discontinues its best GoSurf plans

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A journey to self-love: How to set your financial goals straight

With CIMB Bank’s help

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Image: MJ | GadgetMatch

There was a point in my life when adulting hit me hard: my romantic relationship suddenly ended, which coincided with my resignation from my full-time job of three years. The thing is, I had a plan before everything happened, but life is indeed full of unexpected moments.

I decided to take a rest first to clear my overwhelmed mind. I ended up doing what most young adults like me would do: travelled to different places, went out with friends, volunteered for several causes, and spoiled myself with my favorite things and experiences — everything that involved doing what I love and seizing life’s great moments.

I was busy indulging myself in this idea of “self-love” until I realized that my bank account was draining every single week, and I was close to maxing out my credit card limit. That’s when it hit me: I wasn’t financially prepared to sustain this kind of lifestyle. 

Self-love is more than just showering yourself with pretty things

We all have this idea that “self-love” is about indulging in life’s best comforts, and doing whatever sets our soul on fire. Newsflash: real life is much trickier than these scenarios we see in rom-com films.

For me, I had to take more extra work to do these things I love, while still being able to pay bills. I regretted not being able to save up more and use my money wisely. I eventually found myself living life from paycheck to paycheck, and I realized that this is not the life I wanted to live. I couldn’t fully enjoy life’s moments, since my financial restrictions were always at the back of my mind. 

I have come to understand the real concept of self-love — that it is actually about creating a life that is prepared for whatever life’s challenges throw at us. Instead of treating ourselves to short-lived thrills, it’s much better to manage our finances first so we’re always ready for the next big thing. Being smart with our finances is indeed a great form of self-care. 

Seize life’s moments by being financially fit

CIMB Bank, the “Best Digital Bank” in the Philippines is a great choice for people like me who want to save up for life’s next moments. The best thing about it is I can open an account seamlessly in just 10 minutes — no need to personally enroll in a branch and wait for weeks to secure an account. No wonder they have been recently awarded as the “Fastest Growing Digital Bank” as well.

Through the CIMB Bank PH mobile app (iOS/ Android), managing and accessing my money is also much easier compared to other banks. They offer great perks and services such as transacting with other banks for free, withdrawing in over 25,000 ATM machines nationwide without penalty charges via Visa pay, wave debit card, and not be bothered by maintaining balances.

I can also access my cash 24/7 in just a few taps, and it’s connected to other local payment gateways I frequently use like GCash and dragonpay, so it greatly fits my flexible lifestyle.

True to its commitment to helping Filipinos achieve financial inclusion and freedom, this all-digital, mobile-first bank offers an interest rate of four percent (4%) per annum available all year round, with no restrictions, via its UpSave account offering. It’s the best-in-market savings rate, which makes me save more money without worrying about security. They also offer up to Php 2 million worth of life insurance coverage!

With CIMB Bank, I can track my savings easily and invest my money in experiences that will allow me to feed my passions. When the time comes that life throws more unexpected moments, I know I’m financially secured to handle it. And that is one of the best forms of love I can give to myself.

To know more about CIMB Bank PH, click here.


This feature was produced in collaboration with Her GadgetMatch and CIMB Philippines.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Unboxing, Setup, Photos & Q&A

What to expect when you buy the Galaxy Z Flip

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Today is Galaxy Z Flip Day! Thankfully I have fast fingers, and was able to snag one before it ran out online. In this video I pick up in store, unbox and set it up, and answer some of your questions.

This is our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip unboxing.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Hands-on

Samsung isn’t giving up just yet

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It’s been a year since the first foldable of Samsung was released. Fast forward today, we have another foldable on the track.

Say hello to the Galaxy Z Flip! Unlike the Galaxy Fold that turns into a tablet, this one is so compact, it can even fit inside your coin purse.

Head on to the video above to know more or click the link here.

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