Planning on buying a new phone from Globe on prepaid?
If so, here are two new phones you might want to check out â the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 8250.
Because these two âberries now come bearing added treats, thatâs why!
If you choose to get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 – don’t forget to check out our BlackBerry Curve 9220 review for more on this RIM treat – prepaid kit priced at Php9,990, youâll get 3 months free BlackBerry Chat, plus a free premium BlackBerry smartphone skin and Php100 free load.
As for the BlackBerry Curve 8520, selling for Php6,990, youâll also get 3 months free unlimited BBM and Php100 load, but ups the ante with double the protection with 2 premium BlackBerry smartphone skins.
Needless to say, if youâve always wanted to be part of the BBM crowd but still havenât taken the big plunge yet, nowâs a great time to do so.
More deets in the press release below:
Globe and RIM offer BlackBerry Curve smartphones in prepaid kits
Proactively responding to the growing demand for BlackBerry devices among prepaid users in the country, Globe Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerryÂŽ, once again joined forces in offering the BlackBerryÂŽ Curveâ˘ 9220 and BlackBerryÂŽ Curveâ˘ 8520 smartphones in prepaid kits.
Globe subscribers can avail of a BlackBerry Curve 9220 prepaid package for P9,990, which comes with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription offering users unlimited access to BlackBerryÂŽ Messenger (BBMâ˘), and a premium BlackBerry smartphone skin for free. The popular BlackBerry Curve 8520 is also available in a prepaid kit for only P6,990 complete with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription, and two premium smartphone skins.
On top of the bundled freebies, Globe prepaid subscribers purchasing the devices from participating Globe Stores can get another free P100 worth of Globe Prepaid load for call, text, and data services, giving them total freebies worth over P2,000.00. The BlackBerry prepaid kits are available in selected Globe stores and authorized distributors nationwide until November 30, 2012.
Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM said: âWe are excited to partner with Globe to introduce these new attractive offers on the highly popular BlackBerry Curve models for prepaid customers. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 are affordable smartphone choices which provide an amazing user experience with all the unique social networking benefits needed to help Philippine customers stay connected throughout the day. We will continue making BlackBerry products and services more accessible to customers in the Philippines.â
KD Dizon, Head of Globe Prepaid added: âOnce again, Globe marks another industry milestone with this new and exciting prepaid offer, where we bundled two of the most popular BlackBerry Curve smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 9220, with free unlimited access to BBM and accessories in one complete and compelling package at a price thatâs within reach of our prepaid market. Whatâs exciting about the packages is that weâre making these easily available and accessible to our prepaid subscribers by offering them in selected Globe stores and retailers nationwide.â
The partnership between Globe and RIM started in 2004. The two companies have worked closely together over the years to grow the subscriber base in the Philippines. To date, RIM has over 78 million subscribers and 650 carriers in 175 countries, giving users around the world access to its BlackBerry solution. Meanwhile, Globe sustained growth for its prepaid subscriber base after posting an 11% increase from last yearâs 27.2 million to 30.1 million subscribers as of end-June 2012. Prepaid subscribers currently make up 92% of total mobile phone users in the Philippines.
The newly launched BlackBerry Curve 9220 features a dedicated BBM key which brings the power of RIMâs popular mobile social network up in an instant, making it incredibly easy to have BBM conversations with family and friends across the world. Utilizing the BlackBerryÂŽ 7.1 OS, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 includes a built-in FM radio, allowing users to tune in to their favorite radio stations without using data services. With a long lasting battery life, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
The user-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a powerful multimedia and social-networking smartphone that has become one of the best-selling smartphones in the Philippines. It features a full QWERTY keyboard that makes typing quick and easy, as well as dedicated multimedia keys which are smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers a convenient way to control their music and videos.
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