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Globe provides BlackBerry users in PH with new data plans

Globe Telecom is targeting further growth in BlackBerry penetration in the Philippines with its new roster of unlimited data plans exclusive for BlackBerry users.

Globe recently launched an entire suite of BlackBerry plans that allow users to enjoy the various features of their BlackBerry devices, which include the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), an instant messaging application that connects BBM users with each other wherever they are in the world.

Globe BlackBerry Chat is the most affordable BlackBerry plan available in the market today that provides users unlimited access to BBM for as low as P99 or just over US$2 a month. Globe Postpaid subscribers using BlackBerry can enjoy the different features of BBM, including free 200 text messages to Globe/TM. Globe Prepaid subscribers can avail of the 1-day variant with unlimited BBM and 100 SMS to Globe and TM subscribers for only P15 a day.

As one of the largest social mobile networks globally with over 50 million users, BBM allows users to stay connected with friends and family wherever they are. With BBM, users can enjoy unlimited messaging and group chats, share photos, files and voice notes and get real-time confirmation when BBM messages are sent and read by their contacts.

Aside from Globe BlackBerry Chat, Globe offers an entire suite of BlackBerry plans fit for every BlackBerry user: Globe BlackBerry Max offers unlimited surfing, social networking, e-mail, BBM, instant messaging, and streaming; Globe BlackBerry® Social provides users unlimited access to social networking, BBM, and instant messaging; while Globe BlackBerry Messaging is available for subscribers who are heavy e-mail users with their unlimited access to e-mail, BBM, and instant messaging.

Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry remains to be one of the most popular smartphones worldwide after the number of BlackBerry users surged to over 75 million as of end-2011, an increase of 35% from previous year’s levels.

“As a trusted partner of RIM since 2002, Globe is excited to offer an innovative portfolio of data plans to further boost the penetration of BlackBerry devices in the Philippines,” said Joanna Africa, Head for Portfolio Management of Globe. “With Globe, there is a BlackBerry plan for every user, with all plans bundled with unlimited access to BBM, one of the most popular features of BlackBerry. We look forward to a more fruitful partnership with RIM in bringing the BlackBerry experience to more Filipinos in the next few years.”

For more details on the different Globe BlackBerry plans, visit www.surf.globe.com.ph or text BB INFO to 8888.