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November 12, 2012

Globe Telecom Marks a Milestone by Launching Free Zone for Instant Internet Access

By Tabitha Naylor, Contributing Writer

As the world's first telecom operator to offer access to the World Wide Web and select Google (News - Alert) services on Internet-enabled mobile phones without any data charges, Globe Telecom marks another milestone.

Powered by Google for Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers, Globe launched Free Zone, which gives users instant access to Google Search, Gmail, and Google+ on feature phones and smartphones at no cost via To search the Web, send and receive e-mails, and share experiences anytime, anywhere, minus the mobile browsing charges, an Internet-capable handset is all a subscriber needs.

First-time mobile Internet users who often find basic services like e-mail, mobile Web browsing and social applications to be very expensive, Free Zone is perfect and hence limiting their subscription to mobile surfing plans and bundles.

Without the fear of unknown data costs, users with basic Internet-enabled devices can use the power of the Web to grow their businesses or keep in touch with friends and family and make more informed choices about their next data device.

Even to its most budget-conscious subscribers, with the new mobile Internet promo, Globe extends the unique experience of being online all the time. Until March 31, 2013, the offer is initially available to more than 30 million Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers nationwide. 

"Our products and services are all about empowering our subscribers, and Free Zone testifies to this promise. Free Zone powered by Google empowers subscribers by letting them be in the know and keeping them updated right at their fingertips,” said Peter Bithos, senior advisor for Consumer Business of Globe.

He added that through Google and other Google services, subscribers don't need to worry about getting charged and the best part is that they can enjoy visiting sites worry-free. Andrew McGlinchey, head of Products for Southeast Asia at Google, concluded that they wanted to make search available to as many people as possible.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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