MANILA — Almost half of Filipinos are now online. Approximately, 55% of the online population use smartphones, 43% use their laptops or personal computers, and 24% use tablets approximately eight hours a day.
Evident on the evolving digital lifestyle of Filipinos, Internet access is very important when choosing a mall or a cafe and prefer using the free wifi than consume their existing data coverage.
Globe Telecom has been continuously helping Filipinos expand their digital lifestyle needs. Efforts such as the recently announced extensive reach of fast internet access to 500 public areas in the country is just one of them. From airports to bus terminals, 13 (out of 16) MRT stations, as well as Ayala Malls, Starbucks chains and select convenience stores, to name a few.
Launched in 2015, GoWiFi, Globe Telecom’s premium open national WiFi network, is now serving close to three million customers per month enjoying speeds of up to 100Mbps, with YouTube Accelerator, for free for 30 mins per day.
As a national wifi network, the service is open to any customer with a wifi enabled device. They just register their mobile number, Globe or non-Globe, for them to enjoy the free premium 30 minutes access.
If customers would want to extend their connectivity, they can easily purchase GoWiFi’s best value mobile data offers starting at PHP 20 with up to 500MB volume allocation and an additional 250MB YouTube Accelerator valid per day. Purchase GoWiFi credits can be used in any GoWiFi hotspot!
Connecting to this WiFi is very easy. Enter the verification code sent to your registered mobile number and ask to proceed using the free access. A confirmation will be sent to the subscriber once connected. As soon as the first 30 minutes is consumed, the user will be redirected to the purchase page which has these details below.
As of last month, Globe GoWiFi also expanded its free wifi access to 29 bus terminals such as DLTB and Philtranco Bus Terminals along Edsa, Bataan Transit, ES Transport and Genesis Bus Terminals. Other hotspots include Ayala Malls and fast food chains as well.
“This year, the Globe GoWiFi rollout project will be having two separate phases; first phase has a target of 478 total sites, which we have surpassed already, nationwide and by year end to have a total of 1,000 sites including but not limited to areas such as NCR namely in QC, Manila and the LGUs, Davao, Cebu, Bulacan, Cavite, Cagayan Valley, Cagayan De Oro, Nueva Vizcaya, Dumaguete, Zamboanga and now available in Boracay,” said Albert de Larrazabal, Chief Commercial Officer of Globe.
“Here in Globe, we believe in the power of internet access to support the nation’s state of the internet and therefore helping the businesses and families wherever they go,” added Albert. “Expect an extensive reach of our free access to wifi to more public places by the end of this year,” he stressed.
This is an ongoing expansion for fast and free internet nationwide by Globe. The company is currently working on widening its reach to more establishments, other malls, public transportation hubs, schools and hospitals. PNA-northboundasia.com