Do you want 1GB of internet for just P70.00?
I am always on the lookout for cheap mobile internet especially now that Smart’s Free Internet Promo is gone.
So I just discovered this new gem of a Globe GoSakto promo two weeks ago from reader Tristam’s comments on the How to Use Globe GoSakto post. Thanks, Tristam 🙂
This is a legitimate GoSakto offer, there are no tricks involved. The offer is called GOTSCOMBODD70, and to get it, you just choose:
- Text & Surf
1,000 texts to Globe/TMupgraded to unlitext to all networks, according to reader feedback
- 1,000 MB mobile internet
- 7 days
And voila! 1GB mobile internet for only P70.00, good for 7 days. Oh, and you also get 1,000 texts to Globe/TM.
This is the most affordable mobile internet option I’ve seen so far:
- 1 week = 1GB = P70.00
- 1 month (4 weeks) = 4GB = P280.00 (4GB of internet for only P280.00? Score! Right?)
- 1 year (52 weeks) = 52GB = P3,640 for 1 year!
+ you get 1,000 Globe/TM texts each time!
In comparison, Smart’s mobile internet price is for their Big Bytes offer is P50.00 for 300MB good for 3 days; and their new Turbo Plan has P799 for 4.5GB for one month.
Registering was easy. Just dial *143# and follow the prompts.
I also received text notifications telling me that my subscription has expired. So that is good for people who might be worried about not remembering when their promo expires.
Usage: The internet was slow, at least in my location. My speedtest showed only 0.82 Mbps download speed (Sta. Mesa). Youtube was also slow, with lots of buffering – but I don’t know if it’s because the internet is actually slow or if Youtube streaming is being throttled, as many people claim.
However, if you are only using mobile internet for checking emails, social media and online chatting, the slow internet should not impact you too much. You can also use it to download files where you don’t need to be waiting for the file to download – the download and then leave it until it finishes downloading type.
Another thing, I don’t think there is a way for you to auto renew your subscription. So it will get a bit annoying when you have to register to the promo every week.
General internet use where superfast response or loading time is not required. Most people don’t need extremely fast internet (except for streaming/Youtube). They just want to be “online” all the time to be accessible on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, FB Messenger, Viber, WeChat, Line, etc… and get their emails and other notifications, or use Waze – and I think this is a good package to get for that purpose.
General web surfing is acceptable. Slow, but acceptable.
You can still YouTube, of course, but just be a little bit more patient.
Streaming music. I had no problems streaming Spotify.
Downloading – when you don’t mind waiting a long time for your download to finish. Just because 1GB is a lot and you’ll want to use up what you paid for.
Video Streaming. Youtube is slow.
Online games that require fast internet. My sister says Summoner’s War is awful using Globe mobile internet, so she went back to Smart, and she is located at the Makati central business district!
How to make sure your load does not get “eaten” if you exceed your 1GB allocation: Use GCash as your mobile wallet, and don’t leave extra load on your prepaid account. Better safe than sorry. Just load your prepaid account using GCash whenever you need load, and get additional discounts, too!
Will I avail myself of this GoSakto offer? Yes. But not every week though. Only for those weeks when I know I will be out and about a lot, going to a lot of places, with lots of meetings. I want to be able to check my emails if I need to, be accessible and online on chat apps if I need to be, post pics to Instagram, and web surf when bored and waiting for a meeting to start.
Have you tried this GoSakto offer? What was your experience?
UPDATE June 2017: To register, text GOTSCOMBODD70 to 8080. This promo only works with Globe Prepaid. Still working as of June 26, 2017.
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