If you live in the Philippines, especially in remote areas where DSL is not available, having a stable internet connection is next to impossible. Importantly, getting connected to the world is expensive. That is why Filipinos are looking for means to get cheap or even free internet.
I am not able to transfer and reconnect with my DSL plan after we moved to the country because there is no internet facility here. That is why I am a certified Globe prepaid user now. Globe has a stronger signal in our area. 3G has a full bar stable signal, while I can only get 3 bars for Smart.
So, here is the list of the surf promos for a low budget person like me:
Supersurf 250 is one of my favorites. It cost me 250 pesos for 7 days. That would be 35.71 Pesos per day compare to Supersurf 50 that is only good for a day. So you can save at least 14 Pesos. If you register for this promo, just have at least 260 Pesos so you won’t run into a problem.
Note, you can only surf 800MB per day. Unlimited is not literal here. So, be wise with your surfing habit. I will share tips on how to lessen your data consumption below.
TIP #1: Before you recharge or load your sim, make sure that your Surf Alert is on so browsing is put on hold unless you have an active surf promo. To turn it on, text SURFALERT ON to 8080. Always wait for the confirmation message.
How to register for Supersurf 250 on your Globe prepaid sim?
You can register it on your phone or via your wifi modem web dashboard.
- Keyword: SUPERSURF250
- Send to: 8080
- Status: SUPERSURF STATUS
What is the difference between Supersurf and Gosurf? Which one is suitable for you?
Gosurf gives you a consumable data with a longer validity when you compare it to Supersurf. For example, Supersurf 50 is only valid for a day, whereas Gosurf 50 is valid for 3 days. I am not sure, but I guess Supersurf 50 still applies the 800MB fair usage policy, so the latter is better since you get 1GB consumable data that is valid for 3 days.
Okay, let’s dive deeper, let’s compare these two promos with their amounts, validity and data allocation. With my first example, it seems that GoSurf 50 is the winner because it will last up to 3 days.
How about Supersurf 250 and Gosurf 299? Which one is for you?
Supersurf 250 is valid for 7 days with a data cap of 800MB per day. That means you can consume at least 5.6 GB in 7 days.
On the other hand, Gosurf 299 is valid for 30 days! Wow! Please take note that adding 1 Peso will make it 300 Pesos. It’s a marketing strategy. But the data allocated for this promo is only 1.5 GB for regular surfing and another 1 GB for your chosen app. If you choose Youtube, then you’ll get another 1GB for Youtube streaming.
So, when you go for a bigger data, you should go for Supersurf 250, but if you are in favor of longevity, then Gosurf 299 could be an answer, provided that you are just a light user.
TIP #2: If you have a kid who loves to watch a cartoon or nursery rhymes, you should download the video first so whenever he wants to watch again, it is available offline. I have a USB for that purpose. After downloading a video, I’ll transfer it to the USB and then plug it into the Smart TV.
SaveItOffline.com is perfect for downloading a Youtube video. It is a website and you don’t have to download anything. Visit the website here.