Sun’s Anti-Bill Shock Add On 199

Just a few weeks ago, Sun Cellular has launched another innovation in the Philippine telecommunication market by

Sun's Anti-Bill Shock from Sun Broadband. Photo from Yugatech

introducing the Sun Broadband Plan 350 with Anti-Bill Shock. Now, they extended the same feature on their mobile phone

services, specifically the text to other network.

Anti-Bill Shock (ABS)

Add-On 199 allows Sun Postpaid subscribers to send up to 1,000 text messages to other networks at a fixed rate of P199 a month (on top of the monthly Regular Sun postpaid subscription). The next 300 texts will be charged P1 per text.

But here’s the best part: when the subscriber reaches 1301st message sent or more, subscribers need not to worry because the text to other network starting at this threshold will be unlimited!  Thus, in essence, aside from the unlimited Sun-Sun Call & Text, Sun subscribers can also grab unlimited text to ALL network at only P499. The Add-on service basically gives you flexibility and freedom for a certain amount.

In short, if you text 1,000 or less to other networks, you only pay Php199 with this Add On. If you text 1,301 or more, pay a fixed amount of Php 499. It’s a pretty good deal if you’re really a heavy texter especially to Globe and Smart users.

To activate the service, you can either visit The Sun Shop outlet or call 395-8222 or 1822from your Sun phone. I believe this is a dedicated hotline for this.

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The Battle of BlackBerry Plans

Because of the growing popularity of BlackBerry and the close calls between all BIS plans, I wanted to do a review on the BlackBerry Plans available in the market today. So I browsed the internet to find the most recent deals available from Smart, Globe and Sun.

Of course we know that Globe was the first to offer BlackBerry plans and now they offer the BlackBerry Curve 8520 free starting Plan 999. With this package, the 999 is consumable for both texting and calling intra and inter network. However, the key part of any BlackBerry handheld which is its BlackBerry Service is an Add-on service which you would have to subscribe to separately or have padded on to your plan. Possibly, their biggest come on is their pay per use BB Max, BB Messaging, BB Social service. With MAX, you get surfing and the whole BIS package for the one whole day at P50. For Messaging you get email and BBM for just P299 per 30 days. For Social, you get access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter for the low price of P299/ month as well.

For most of my friends on Globe’s BlackBerry they’re monthly service is P999 plus P299 which is P1298.00 per month that comes with a free BlackBerry Curve 8520 and a 24-month lock in period.

Smart also has its own BlackBerry offerings though they seem more intent in pushing HTC handhelds. Smart offers the same Social and Lite at the same price P299/month. They are also available for prepaid subscribers via the Smart Buddy Max, Social and Lite. The Social and Lite are P35 per day.

The last entrant into the game, as usual, is Sun Cellular. Though last in the race to BlackBerry offers, they have launched a solid offer that is equally, if not more valuable, than Globe’s.

They had the Great BlackBerry Deal 999 where for just P999 / month you get a BlackBerry Curve 8520 with unlimited calls and texts Sun-to-Sun and unlimited mobile internet. It also had a bonus of free 3 months of BlackBerry service. To some it was a so, so deal but  I thought at P999 per month you get not just a BlackBerry handheld but a solid postpaid plan.

Just recently, they launched the Complete BlackBerry Package. For the same P999/month, you get a BlackBerry Curve 8520, unlimited mobile internet, unlimited BlackBerry Service, unlimited call and texts to Sun. Of course, like all other plans, its under a holding period. In this case 30 months. That’s 3 unlimited services. Totally a good deal, right? It smacks all other offers out there.

Remember the time when you used your BlackBerry smartphone, you’d always get surprised by the HUGE mobile internet charges they cost you? If for P999 a month you won’t get any of that, I think it’s a pretty good deal entirely.

But I bet you would agree that if they offer Curve 9300, it would be the most awesome thing on the battle for the best BlackBerry service, won’t it?