Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Red Mobile: sulit ba ang .50 na tawag?

Last November 2008, Red Mobile, formerly known as Umobile, was launched in the Philippines. It was purchased by Smart Communications for a hefty sum of money.

Rumors has it that Smart decided to buy Umobile for the use of its 3G license. It is a common knowledge that Smart Bro needs a 3G license to improve their services.

Out of curiosity my GF egged me (as if my own set of eggs are not enough for her) to inquire about it and here are my findings.
Red Mobile offers the following to post paid subscribers:
.50 Calls / text / MMS for red to red
It requires a 3G phone (which is expensive)

Things that should have warned me prior to using RED.
1. Rarity of prepaid load cards
2. No post paid plans
Despite these tall tale signs out of love or stupidity (frankly I don't know which is which) I decided to buy a pair of sim. It was fine for the first two days but lately little changes has been taking place (5pm to 11am):
  • Red to Red calls do not last for 2-5minutes
  • Message sending failed (even if with load) but the said text was actually received by intended recipient
  • My mom, who is on Smart, called me and the call did not last for 3minutes
  • Prepaid load cards are so rare, most retailer loads do not know how to load red mobile
I recall the Red Mobile Manual congratulating me for turning Red. My eyes turn red after using red. As a consequence of this. I have never been so happy to part with a Red Mobile SIM for free. Yes, I will even deliver it to your door step with a smile assuming you are within the vicinity of Cebu City.

The first to comment on this post will win a red mobile (guaranteed sealed and unused).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Heroes: Are you values in order?

This country celebrates Manny Pacquiao as he defeated Oscar Dela Hoya.

I can only stare in awe. This country is celebrating a person who beats people to oblivion, as sports. We celebrate a person for winning in a 'exhibition' match.

We are more eager to celebrate the arrival of our 'national fist'; almost all news papers talk about him. When a Child saves a baby from a life threatening fire or a near death experience. Do we feel the same degree of jubilation? We celebrate someone for beating up some guy and getting paid for it?

When a Filipino wins a match his fellow filipino are quick to point out that the match is 'scripted'. When Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco won Gold in the South East Asia games. Did the whole country had the same state of proudness as it showed to pacquiao?

When the smoke has cleared the answers are still uncertain. Are our values in the proper order?!!?

Monday, December 01, 2008

God does have a sense of humor

The Lord does have a sense of humor. Just as things didn't go well for me today. I felt rubbish for comparing my gf to my exes. Lo and behold I looked up at the sky. As if God said with a raspy voice 'why so serioooouss?'

I still have not finished reading WATCHMEN comic for the 2nd time. I love the works of Allan Moore, it takes 2-3 readings to understand his work. Its like watching a good film and being able to replay it.

Oh btw, in new year or a day after you will see moon and venus.. so its like winking at you.