When I received my latest statement of account from Globe for my Tattoo postpaid account, it had an attached letter by the telecom’s president, Ernest Cu. Contained were promises for network modernization that will eventually lead to better 3G/4G signals, call quality, and web browsing.
And it seems expectations are being met early this year with the latest Tattoo postpaid plan. Previously, the fastest mobile Internet you can avail from Globe was their 12 Mbps Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini, a product name that later caused brand confusion. With the Personalized Plan, up to 21 Mbps is now possible for just Php1,199.00 a month.
The base plan at Php999.00 monthly already gives you maximum speeds of 7.2 Mbps. To “resist uniformity,” the plan can then be customized with perks such as a subscription of your choice to an online publication (e.g. Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cosmo, FHM) and an upgrade option for your modem. More importantly, you can increase your burst speed up to 12, 15, or 21 Mbps when you add Php100, 150, or 200 to your base plan, respectively.
But don’t rush all the way to a Globe service center just yet. This latest Globe Tattoo offer is not yet available (as of this writing), although their website mentions pre-orders are already being accepted.
Perhaps more annoyingly, the new speeds are only offered to new customers. Those who already have an existing plan/subscription (like me) will have to wait for a while as Globe is still in the process of extending the product to all subscribers, according to the product FAQ page. Yes, you can drop out from your current plan but will have to pay a termination fee if you are still under the contract period.