I jumped into the BlackBerry bandwagon last October after months of contemplating, saving, wishing and hoping. Why I made the switch from the iPhone to the BlackBerry? I simply got tired of the iPhone’s touchscreen. So, there you go! I made the switch from being an iPhone user to being a BlackBerry user. I’m with Globe right now and I never regretted a thing except for the ridiculous monthly service fee that I need to pay and the poor 3G signal in my area.
I squealed like a pig (literally) when I found out this morning that SMART is now offering the first and only Unlimited BlackBerry Plans in the country. SMART is really smart unlike the competitor, who offered BlackBerry 8520 prepaid phone kits a couple of months ago without even thinking that there’s also a need for them to offer prepaid BlackBerry data plans so their customers could use the phone’s features (push e-mail, internet browsing, instant messaging, etc). In fact, a couple of people already suggested on the Globe Feedback Forum the idea of offering prepaid BlackBerry service. I even bombarded my Twitter followers and even FaceBook friends asking them to vote for the said “idea” so that Globe will take notice and act. Up to now, I haven’t heard from Globe. I don’t know if they’re even considering the idea.
So, now I present to you Smart’s Unlimited BlackBerry Prepaid Plans! This service is somewhat similar to what Malaysia’s Xpax is offering.
From the Smart Buddy website:
Service is available to all Smart prepaid subscribers who will avail or are current BlackBerry handsets users. Available to postpaid subscribers by January 2010.
Daily P50 24 hours
Weekly P300 7 days
Push Mail Unlimited
Messaging (Blackberry, Yahoo, Google, MSN) Unlimited
HOW DO I AVAIL?
1. VIA SMS
a. Just text in BB DAY to 2207
b. You will receive message of successful purchase, terms and conditions and the service bookmark
a. Just text in BB WEEK to 2207
b. Receive message of successful purchase, terms and conditions and the service bookmark
2. INQUIRE FROM ANY SMART WIRELESS CENTER
Regular browsing charge will apply when subscriber access the web browser using WAP Smart APN (or Smart Internet, as popularly known).
Content charge applies.
When subscriber opts out of the service, services above will no longer be accessible.
Minimum airtime balance of P1 required to avail of the service:
Daily Package – P51
Weekly Package – P301
Good thing that my Smart Buddy sim is still active!