Got myself a Globe line after 2 yrs. I hope I don't regret this.
I chose the lowest plan possible which is P299/mo which has a P500 PV (peso value). For my combo I chose GoSurf 499 which includes.
- 1.5Gb data
- Spotify Premium
So basically I have 1 peso left on my plan and everything else is on top. I do not expect to exceed 1.5Gb as this is a secondary line and not my main one.
According to Gerry (or Jerry) the sales person at Globe Center V-Mall
- My LTE SIM card should be activated in 3 to 5 hours.
- Spotify Premium is free for six months only, after that I can choose to continue the service for 129PhP/mo via Spotify or Globe (I haven't checked)
- Data allowance is not affected by using Spotify. I am skeptical that this is the case. I mean will they monitor the traffic on my device and mark Spotify's usage as free while the rest of my consumption is counted against my allowance? [edit: reading between the FAQ lines it seems Spotify Premium will eat up your data allowance. I hope you can still cache the songs over WiFi so your data isn't slurped up. http://www.globe.com.ph/help/data-and-network/gosurf-and-spotify/gosurf-spotify]
- As for setup... he said that once my SIM card is active I can switch over my free account to the Premium account. I am a bit skeptical is it truly that simple and easy? Granted Globe is Spotify's network partner. [edit: doing some research online and you can activate Spotify Premium 6-month trial here http://spotify.globe.com.ph/home/activate/manual/1]
Over the next few days I will chronicle (time permitting) my experience with Globe. This is the 3rd time I have returned to Globe, in the past I left them because of sub-par service. Since my main provider SMART telecom has been deteriorating and repeated complaints have fallen on deaf ears, I have decided to give Globe another chance. As always I opted for a SIM card only option so I am locked for six months only.
If the service is worse than SMART I will cut the line but if it is better I may have to cut SMART. So I guess both are on probation.