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New Smart postpaid plans offer 'prioritized network experience'

May 16, 2019 - 11:44 PM

(UPDATED) What happens to other subscribers though that don't subscribe to the new plans?

Promo: Sky Fiber plans at double speed for 1st 6 months of subscription

May 07, 2019 - 1:57 PM

New subscribers can get twice the speed for the 10 Mbps, 25 Mbps, and 50 Mbps plans


Data usage sends Globe's profit soaring by 40% in Q1 2019

May 06, 2019 - 5:35 PM

It's a good 1st quarter for Globe, with its net income jumping by 40% on the back of customers' higher data usage

Globe to pilot 5G in June 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Globe says the commercial pilot launch this June will be for home subscribers outside Metro Manila

Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL


Globe data services restored after 7-hour interruption

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:44 AM

A nationwide disruption of the Globe internet services lasts from 1:30 am to 8 am, Friday, April 12


[WATCH] The Philippines' Best Work Spaces: Globe Telecom

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Join Jonathan Yabut as he looks for the metro's best and coolest work spaces

Globe argues service is defined by overall quality, not just speed

Mar 07, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Globe says it 'continues to improve customers’ overall quality of experience and not just speed'


PLDT, Smart have fastest fixed and mobile internet in Q3, Q4 2018 – report

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PLDT and Smart retain the Speed Test crown in Ookla's latest report


Globe CEO says Huawei concerns overblown 'to a certain degree'

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'As we’ve said many times, [Huawei] supplies the equipment but we run the network – and so, what’s attached to our network and what goes through it,' Ernest Cu says in a Bloomberg TV interview


Tech today: Globe esports team, new Gmail right-click options, Russia going offline

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Globe's new team is called Liyab with squads for 'League of Legends,' 'Hearthstone,' and 'Arena of Valor'

LIYAB TEAM. Photo from Globe

Mobile data boosts Globe's net income to P18.4 billion in 2018

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Mobile data usage lifts Globe Telecom's finances, while revenues from text messages and calls slow down

Duterte: Crush Abu Sayyaf by whatever means | Evening wRap

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Ralf Rivas

8,851 subscribers affected as Globe sends personal data to wrong recipients

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Globe experiences a 'wrong-send'


Do Golden Globe wins translate into Oscars? Not so much

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Despite expected overlap nominees, experts say that the Globes aren't a good predictor of the Oscars, contrary to common wisdom

Makati court denies Trillanes’ appeal | Evening wRap

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s Evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks Golden Globes with surprise coda

Jan 07, 2019 - 2:09 PM

Diversity is also celebrated in this year's awards with wins by Sandra Oh, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for "Bohemian Rhapsody" winner Rami Malek poses with Graham King (2ndR), Brian May (3rdL) and Mike Myers (R) in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

Darren Criss dedicates Golden Globes win to 'firecracker Filipino' mom

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:14 PM

His win comes as the importance of representation gets a spotlight in this year's Golden Globes

FIRST GOLDEN GLOBE. Darren Criss wins an award for his role in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace.' Still from the American Crime Story Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: All the looks at the Golden Globes 2019 red carpet

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Which look was your favorite?

WINNERS: Golden Globes 2019

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'Bohemian Rhapsody' wins Best Drama

5 golden moments at the Golden Globes

Jan 06, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The Golden Globes had its moments in the news through the past years

Actress and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

Five things to watch for at Golden Globes

Jan 05, 2019 - 4:14 PM

What are viewers expecting from the 79th Golden Globes awards ceremony?

'A Star Is Born' leads pack for Golden Globes

Jan 04, 2019 - 4:32 PM

The musical romance starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is this year's Golden Globe favorite for top honors

WATCH: Hosts Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh in Golden Globes teaser videos

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:22 PM

The commercials are hyping viewers with amusing sneak peeks of the duo's comedic chemistry

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

PLDT, Globe subscribers to get 8-digit telephone numbers in March 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The 8-digit format ensures a sufficient resource pool to cater to the rapid growth of landline customers in major cities

Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads Golden Globe Awards 2019 nominees

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:15 PM

'Vice,' starring Christian Bale, picks up 6 nominations, including best comedy film

LOOK: Watch a movie under the stars in Makati

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Circuit Makati brings back its outdoor night cinema experience from November 16 to 18

Globe data traffic up 49% to 641M GB in first 9 months of 2018

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Globe also says it has 10% more mobile customers in the same period than last year, amounting to a total of 65 million customers


#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

Q and A: Matt Carroll on 'Spotlight' the movie, future of data journalism

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Journalist and university professor Matt Carroll shares his thoughts on the importance of data journalism and Brian d'Arcy James' portrayal of him in the movie

Dennis Uy-China Telco consortium provisionally named 3rd telco | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Globe eSIM coming 'before the year ends'

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Soon, you may no longer need that tiny card you put inside your phone

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


iPhone XR arrives November 16 in PH via Globe

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Pre-orders will begin on November 9

Promotional material from Globe


WATCH: Smart launches the iPhone Xs, Xs Max with Kris Aquino

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The new iPhones officially become available at retail, with Smart being one of the outlets to hold a launch

IPHONE LAUNCH. Sam YG and Kris Aquino host the launch of the new iPhones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

SC asked to stop Globe, Smart's use of 700 MHz frequency

Oct 28, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The petitioners ask the Supreme Court to make the frequency available for other telecommunications companies

INTERVENTION ASKED. The Supreme Court is asked to free up broadcast and telecommunications frequencies through a mandamus. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Michele Gumabao finishes as top 15 finalist in Miss Globe 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:50 AM

China's Yu Yizhou is Miss Globe 2018

WATCH: Michele Gumabao on volleyball training, beauty queen duties

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Volleyball star and beauty queen Michele Gumabao shows how she shines in two different worlds

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Globe releases their postpaid rates for Apple's new iPhones


iPhone XS, XS Max available on Globe on October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Pre-orders start on October 19

IPHONE X S and X S Max, Screenshot from livestream.


Here’s how you can get beauty deals from Amazon, Sephora, Althea, Lazada

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:55 AM

And yes, there’s an easier way to get products from Amazon shipped to the Philippines – up until September 30, that is

Telco problems in Typhoon Ompong areas

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Smart and Globe offer free charging and calling stations in affected areas

IN PHOTOS: Some areas in Baguio City were flooded part of City Camp Lagoon caused lStrong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Cedrick Victa Macadangdang

California man arrested for threatening Boston Globe employees

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:47 PM

Robert Chain of Encino, California, is arrested on August 30 and charged with one count of making threatening communications, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts says

THE BOSTON GLOBE. The front page of the Boston Globe August 16, 2018 edition is on display outside the Newseum in Washington DC on August 16,2018. File photo by Eric Baradat

Amazon Prime Video to be part of Globe's on-demand offerings

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The world's second-largest video-on-demand platform comes to Globe


Imported rice, Gilas heartbreak, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Overall mobile data speeds in PH have notably improved – report

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:51 AM

OpenSignal reports that in the last 6 months, Globe’s average overall download speed increased 14% to 5 Mbps while Smart grew 29% to 7.5 Mbps

Smart up by 1,300 LTE sites over Globe, according to latest figures

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Smart, as of the end of June 2018, has 12,600 LTE base stations while Globe, as of May 2018, has 11,300


Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Viu original reality show 'Hello K-Idol' will feature 10 Filipino trainees who will go through a 10-week challenge

HELLO K-IDOL. The 10 Filipino trainees pose with Korean singers Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae at the launch of Hello K-Idol on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

Jung Joon-young, Yook Sung-jae on what it takes to be a K-pop idol

Jul 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The two singers also answer the question: Can Filipinos become K-pop idols?

K-POP. Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae talk about being part of the K-pop industry on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot