I’ve been getting some reports that Unlisurf 50 is back. This is not confirmed, though.
However, a quick scan of the local telco discussion hangouts and social media showed that some people claimed to have been able to register to Unlisurf 50, particularly using Smart Bro.
Apparently, it’s a try-and-try-until-you-succeed sort of thing.
From Smart’s responses to people’s questions about Unlisurf, I gathered that the official response is that unlimited data buckets are no longer offered:
Smart Communications, Inc. The SMART’s unlimited data buckets that were offered on a promotional basis only have already expired. However, to continue serving our customers’ needs for data services, we now have new promo offerings called SurfMax that have been designed to suit your mobile lifestyle needs. For more information on SurfMax promo, you may visithttp://smart.com.ph/Pages/surfmaxguidelines. Thank you.
Were you able to subscribe to Unlisurf 50?
SO MUCH HATE FOR SURFMAX
People have been complaining about really slow internet, spotty signal, and especially about the data cap. Many have threatened to switch to any other telco that offers a better deal, but, unfortunately for us, our telco industry is a duopoly, and it’s really an empty threat since we don’t have any other choice right now.
Many are hopeful that Telstra will be the “savior”, although I am personally not holding out too much hope that Telstra will provide unlimited internet at reasonable prices. I want to be optimistic about it, but we’ll see.
In response to the ridiculously small Surfmax daily data cap (technically, it’s not a cap but a data throttle, but people have said that once you exceed the 800 MB daily limit, the internet becomes so slow you’d likely die of old age first before a page loads), some “tutorials” on how to bypass the Surfmax limit have started showing up online.
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