A relative of mine recently asked me what the cheapest Globe to Globe unli package was. He needed something that was good for 30 days and provided for a lot of calls and texts.
I told him all about Globe’s GoSakto, which I use as the need arises. This older relative, who is not really tech-savvy, seemed a bit overwhelmed when I started explaining about Globe’s GoSakto, so I am writing this post to help other people who might be in the same predicament.
What is Globe’s GoSakto?
In a nutshell, it is a Globe feature that lets you pick and choose different combinations of Call, Text and Surf items, as well as the duration or validity period.
This is actually a great improvement from a telecommunications standpoint. Imagine, instead of being stuck choosing between pre-made offers, you can actually pick and choose calls, texts and internet options based on your requirements!
The only downside I experienced was the limited options for the validity period. When I chose options based on what I really needed, 100 minutes Globe calls, 100 Globe texts, the validity options available to me were only up to 7 days, when what I actually wanted was 30 days.
There are several ways to register to GoSakto, but I’ll be focusing on these two:
- on your computer, online, via Globe’s website
- on your phone via #143*
On the web:
If you are new to GoSakto and would like to try different combinations and see how much they cost, I suggest using the website because it’s faster and takes less steps to finish.
Go to Globe’s Gosakto website by typing this on your browser: http://www.globe.com.ph/gosaktooffer
You should see the GoSakto webpage:
If you just want to practice or just check out the GoSakto offerings, click the button at the bottom that says “I WANT TO TRY GOSAKTO”.
Then click “I’M READY TO MAKE MY OWN GOSAKTO PROMO”.
You should see the next page:
These are the options:
For example, let’s say we are looking for a simple call and text offer that is good enough to last us for 30 days:
Let’s pick Call and Text:
So just pick the options that you want and then click SUBMIT. Please take note that if you choose less than 1,000 texts, the option for 30 days validity will not be available. I think Globe put in a minimum so that cheapskates like us are forced to pick a more expensive offer. To be honest, I really don’t need the 1,000 texts because I use my Smart Mega 250 as my main communication plan since it can text all networks. I just need about 30 minutes of Globe calls a month, and maybe 20 Globe texts.
I picked 1,000 Globe/TM texts and 100 minutes Globe/TM calls, chose 30 days, then hit Submit.
Here’s the final amount of the GoSakto offer:
You can now choose to register to the offer.
For a 30-day telecoms requirement for a regular person contacting only Globe subscribers (no telebabad), this offer seems to be the best fit. But honestly, it’s nowhere near the value of Smart’s Mega 250. The only reason I am even registered to this is to be able to contact people who are, for some reason or other, still with Globe.
- 1,000 Globe/TM texts
- 100 minutes Globe/TM calls
- COST: P225.00
Smart Mega 250
- Unlitext to ALL networks
- 180 minutes Smart/Sun/TNT calls
- 100 MB internet
- COST: P250.00
The only advantage I can see using Globe’s Prepaid service is there is no need for any prefix. With Smart Prepaid, you still need to add the prefix *2477 before calling out, or you will be charged the regular rate. If you are using Mega Combo 250 on Smart postpaid or Freedom Plan, there is no need to add any prefix.
Update (April 10, 2015): Here’s a GoSakto trick that I just discovered GoSakto Trick for 510 mins of Globe/TM calls for 30 days for only P94!
Please go to the next page to see the instructions and screenshots for accessing Globe’s GoSakto via phone.
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