Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BPI Express Mobile for ANDROID

I've been waiting for this app to be available in the market since I used an Android phone. In case you don't know, Android does not support Java apps and games.
I already installed this on my LG Optimus 2x and my only feedback is, the GUI and the animation is not that good. The user will not know if he/she already pressed a button or not. Other than that, it is working great.
Here are some screenshots from my phone.

Here are the steps on how to download the appIf you're already enrolled in BPI Express Online, download the BPI Express Mobile app for FREE and start your mobile banking experience! Go to Other Services > Express Mobile Registration > Mobile Banking.
A text message containing a download URL will be sent to you. There you will find an Activaton Key which you will use for the one-time activation of your app.
Already enrolled in BPI Express Mobile? Get a new donwload URL. Go to Other Services > Express Mobile Maintenance > Mobile Banking > Send New Link.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is now out on Android and iOS platforms. It seems like it will compete with BBM and other existing messengers out there. It actually makes sense considering the number of Facebook users around the globe. However, this is currently downloadable in the U.S .

If you can't wait to download this app on your Android device., click the links below and download thew APK.


I personally tried this on my Android, the GUI is simple and straightforward. I tried to IM my brother who is using a Blackberry. I thought it will appear as chat on his phone, but it went to his messages folder. I think this will only look like an IM if the user is also using the same app, though I have not tested this yet on another android and iOS device. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FREE broadband router with Sun Broadband!

Sun now offers FREE broadband router with their Sun Broadband Plan 799!
Share the internmet-love with your family and friends

THE CATCH: Lock-in period of 18 months (1 1/2 years)

I saw this ad from Sun's website last week, though no details were posted aside from the photo above.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Globe also offers free access to Facebook

Just like SMART's offer, Globe also give it's subscribers free access to Facebook via it's java app for mobile. It's FREE* until October 31, 2011.

Here are the steps how to get the app and how to use it for FREE.
  1. Make sure your default internet profile is myGlobe CONNECT. 
  2. Go to http://m.globe.com.ph/facebookapp
  3. Follow the instructions
  4. Open the app and login to Facebook
If your default internet connection is not myGlobe CONNECT, internet charges will apply, so make sure to download the correct APN settings for your phone.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Globe Blackberry MAX's price drops to P599/month! BB users rejoiced!

It's already confirmed that there is a price drop on Globe's Blackberry MAX service from P999 to P599. (Thanks for the heads-up, Nikka). I guess this is a way for Globe to push more subscribers to use Blackberry. 

For those who don't know what Blackberry MAX is, it is also known as Super Surf for Blackberry. With this service, you get unlimited surfing, connect to your social networks, send and receive email (real-time), BBM and other instant messaging service, video streaming and tethering.

The change was implemented last August 6, 2011 and was announced over twitter. See link and screenshot below from @talk2Globe 

Here are the details:
To register to 30-Day Blackberry Max, just text BBMAX599 to 8888. Registration fee: P599 (new rate, effective August 6, 2011).
-To check STATUS for 30-day BB MAX, text BBMAX599 STATUS to 8888 for free.
-To UNSUBSCRIBE from 30-day BB MAX, text BBMAX599 OFF to 8888 for free.

►Super Surf for Blackberry MAX prepaid has 2 other available variants. Pls refer below:

•1-Day Blackberry Max for only P 50: To register, text BBMAX50 to 8888.
-To check STATUS for 1-day BB MAX , text BBMAX STATUS to 8888 for free.
-To UNSUBSCRIBE from 1-day BB MAX, text BBMAX OFF to 8888 for free.

•5-Day Blackberry Max for only P 220: To register, text BBMAX220 to 8888.
-To check STATUS for 5-day BB MAX , text BBMAX STATUS to 8888 for free.
-To UNSUBSCRIBE from 5-day BB MAX, text BBMAX OFF to 8888 for free.

*Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX offers: Unlimited Surfing, Email, IM, Social Networking on BB APN + Unlimited Downloading and Streaming on Internet APN

*P1 maintaining balance to continue using the service

*Globe prepaid and Postpaid Plan subscriber powered by a BlackBerry handset or a BlackBerry-connect handset can avail of this offer except for subscribers of the following
a. Extension Plans
a. Load Tipid Plans (Below P500)
b. Load Allowance Plans
b. iPhone Plans
c. Globe Broadband Tattoo Plans
Subscribers who currently have other data add-on plans may avail of the Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX offer, provided that they terminate their existing add-on plan first before subscribing to Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX. These include subscribers with the following add-on plans: a. Mobile Surfing Plans b. Personal Blackberry Add-on Plans (450, 700, 850, 1100) c. Super Surf d. Super Surf for BlackBerry

*Subscribers who have registered to time-based charging (P5 for 15 minutes) may avail BlackBerry Max and they don't need to opt-out from the time-based charging service. PROMO PERIOD: MAY 29 - December 31, 2011

*Prepaid subscribers on a 30-day variant who registers on August 6, 2011 onwards will be on the new lowered rate of P599/ 30 days.Prepaid subscribers will be prompted to register to BBMAX599 instead.

To access video streaming please advise subscribers to configure their units. Please see procedures below.


1.) Go to Options
2.) Go to Advanced Options
3.) Go to TCP/IP
4.) Make sure the APN Settings Enabled option is checked.
5.) Key in the correct APN:
For postpaid: internet.globe.com.ph
For prepaid: http.globe.com.ph
6.) Save and Close

*IMPORTANT REMINDER: Postpaid subscribers who are subscribed to Super surf for BlackBerry Max while roaming can access BIS and services available to Super Surf for BlackBerry Max. However, roaming rates will apply.



Saturday, August 6, 2011

Smart Always-On Internet Plan

Switching from Blackberry to Android, but don't want to because of Blackberry's lite plans? 

If you're with Smart, you must be lucky, because they devised a plan to solve this dilemma for you.

This is suitable for users who wants to be always online, but does not download a lot of stuff from the net.

What happens if you reached your data cap? Say bye-bye to the fee you paid for the service. So you have to budget your data traffic everyday.

What can you do with 250 MB (P300/month)? 
Send 393,846 instant messages or
Browse 426 webpages or
Read 3,280 emails (without attachments) or
Download 64 songs

*Available to SMART Postpaid, Prepaid and Mobile Broadband Prepaid

FREE Facebook access via Facebook Java App for SMART subsribers

It’s FREE to download and use for SMART subscribers until October 14, 2011.

Facebook App (for Java) is a mobile phone application which allows easy Facebook access. It enables you to access Facebook's main features such as inbox, status updates, news feeds, photo albums and more.
Read more on Smart's FAQ page. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

SALE ALERT: Globe Blackberry Curve 3G, Free at Plan Fully-Loaded Plan 999 or SuperSurf 999

Here's great news this rainy season—BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G is now FREE at My Super Plan or My SuperSurf Plan 999,* exclusively for online applications! This is one plan lower than the regular offer, so grab it now!

With BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G, you can multitask while on the go. Email, text, and socialize wherever you are. Surf and download attachments with ease. Never lose your way with built-in Maps and GPS. It has these other cool features too:

   • 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth enabled
   • Full QWERTY keypad
   • Access to Facebook, Twitter, Email, Chat, and BlackBerry Messenger

The offer also comes with 1 FREE month of BlackBerry Social or BlackBerry Messaging service, so you can enjoy your new BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G even more.

On top of these offers, you also get 3 FREEBIES from these choices:

A. Free 10 minutes of calls & 200 SMS to GLOBE/TM
B. Free 5 minutes of calls & 25 SMS to OTHER NETWORKS
C. Free 20 minutes of IDD calls & 10 ISMS to 10 destinations
D. Free 3 hours of MOBILE SURFING (not available to My SuperSurf Plan)
E. Free MY SUPER ONE (Unlimited call & text to 1 Globe/TM number)

Promo is extended until August 7, 2011.

For new Postpaid line applications only. Standard Postpaid Terms and Conditions apply.

*Under 30-month lock-up period.

Click here to order! 

SALE ALERT: Smart Postpaid Android Invasion

Huawei Ideos: Free at Consumable Plan 500
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8: Free at Consumable Plan 800
Samsung Galaxy Tab: Free at Consumable Plan 2000
Samsung Galaxy Mini: Free at Consumable Plan 1200 or Data Plan 1500
HTC Chacha: Free at Consumable Plan 1800 or Data Plan 1000
HTC Wildfire S: Free at Consumable Plan 1200 or Data Plan 1500
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc: Free at Consumable Plan 1800 or Data Plan 2000 
Samsung Galaxy Ace: Free at Consumable Plan 1800 or Data Plan 2000
HTC Desire S: Free at Consumable Plan 2500 or Data Plan 2000
HTC Sensation: Free at Consumable Plan 1800 or Data Plan 1000
Dell Streak 5: Free at Consumable Plan 2500 or Data Plan 3000

The ad says it all :)
Choose your plan wisely!

Smart Unli Postpaid

Here's Smart's TVC for the product.

Smart goes head-to-head with Globe's SuperUnli. However, Smart's Unlitext to its network is cheaper compared to Globe's My SuperTxt 349.I'm sure that a lot of Smart postpaid subscribers will switch to this plan.

One thing I noticed though is that this plan is only offered until October 2011.


Plan 299 Plan 599
On-net Unlimited Unlimited
Off-net P1.00 P1.00 

Voice Calls
On-net P6.50 Unlimited
Off-net P7.50 P7.50

iOSMS P10.00 P10.00
IDD $0.40 $0.40

Data P10.00 every 30 mins P10.00 every 30 mins

  • Unli Postpaid Plan 599: Unlimited Call and Text, Smart-to-Smart
  • Unli Postpaid Plan 299: Unlimited Text, Smart-to-Smart



  1. Unlimited service applies to SMART, Red, Talk N’ Text and Addict Mobile subscribers.
  2. No registration required to avail the UNLI, upon activation of the account, the unlimited service can already be enjoyed.
  3. Usages outside the UNLI service will be billed on top of the monthly service fee.
  4. Unli applies to local calls/sms only.
  5. Usages outside the unli service will be billed on top of the monthly service fee

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CD-R King outs its 7" Android tablet with P8,800 price tag

Seems like CD-R King is now joining the Android tablet bandwagon.
This tablet is running on a 1Ghz processor with 7" capacitive TFT screen and 4GB internal memory. Good enough to satisfy your mobile need. It costs P8,800.00

Specs from CD-R King:

  • WIFI capabilities
  • HDMI capable
  • 4gb internal storage, expandable to 32gb
  • HDMI, USB and Audio ports
  • 0.39kg, lightweight

    Hardware Specifications:
  • CPU:
    • Samsung S5PV210
    • ARM Cortex-A8 process
    • 1GHz system clock
  • Memory: DDR2 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB TF Card, Maximum support up to 32GB (optional)
  • LCD: 7” TFT, 16:9, 800x480
  • Touch: Capacitive Touch
  • Wifi: Internal Wifi module, IEEE 802.11b/g wireless
  • G-Sensor: Rotator screen, 3D games
  • Camera: 3.0 megapixel
  • HDMI: HD video output
  • USB: USB Host 2.0, USB Device 2.0
  • Audio:
    • 2 x 1W stereo speaker
    • Earphone jack
    • Internal Mic
  • Key: Power on/off, Home, Menu, Esc
  • Battery: 2200mAh
  • Power Jack: 9V/1.5A power adapter(100-240v input)

Software Specifications:
  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Dynamic desktop
  • SW online: QQ, MSN, Skype
  • Ebook: UMD, TXT, PDF
  • Google Market Online
  • Quick Office: supported
  • Video:
    • 1080p HD Video, HW decode
    • MPEG4/H.264/H.263/
    • VC1/RMVB/RM/3GP/AVI/
    • MKV/MOV
  • Audio: MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/AAC+
  • Image Viewer: JPEG/PNG/BMP/GIF
  • Flash: Adobe Flash 10.1
  • Language: Multilateral