Get more "hi's" at an all-time low
Find out how messaging apps can help you chat all you want without breaking the bank
With smartphones becoming the norm rather than the exception, instant chat and messaging apps have sprouted to take advantage of the smartphone's ability to help you stay connected anytime, anywhere using the power of the Internet.
Some of these Internet-based messaging apps that have skyrocketed in popularity are Viber, KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. All the apps are full-featured that you are able to make calls and send messages as long as you are connected to the Internet. Which app you'll choose as your main messaging app will depend largely on your contacts, as you'll end up using the app your friends are using, too.
While they differ from one another in features and the experience they offer, messaging apps provide a richer messaging experience beyond the usual SMS. Not only are you able to send messages to each other, you can also send photos, videos, voice messages, location info, and animated stickers and emoticons which add an expressive touch to your messages. The best part is, you can keep in touch with your contacts from around the world for as long as the both of you are using the same app. Recall Yahoo Messenger, but this time, access is right smack on your fingertips.
Each app has its own appeal. Viber is a no-frills app that gives you access to its features easily with no registration required. KakaoTalk is a favorite among youngsters because of its customizable themes and animated stickers. WhatsApp is great for creating group chats and sharing photos, as well as customizing chat backgrounds with wallpapers or actual photos.
On the other hand, Facebook Messenger gives users quick and easy access to their Facebook messages, conversations, and online contacts. Line has over 5,000 original stickers and emoticons as well as the Line game which allows users to compete for the highest score or battle together, while WeChat has the “Look Around” feature which finds WeChat users in a specific area using location services.
While these apps level up the messaging experience, users need to be connected to a Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection to enjoy them. Don’t wait for a Wi-Fi spot or be charged with additional data charges with the latest prepaid bundles from Globe Telecom, the telco who understands that staying connected is not a luxury, but now a daily necessity.
"Today’s mobile phone owners are social and technology-savvy users who constantly look for new ways to connect with their circles, here and overseas. It is our job to allow them to do so at a reasonable price, thus the introduction of our latest prepaid offers that go beyond call and text. We are excited to be the first Philippine telco to be the first to unveil these innovative services for prepaid subscribers that once again broke the barriers of Wi-Fi and added costs from data usage,” said Issa Cabreira, Head of Globe Telecom’s prepaid business.
With GoUNLI30, subscribers get unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe/TM, and unlimited access to messaging apps Viber, Kakao Talk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and the telco’s very own messaging app GMessage without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges. Available for only P30 valid for 1 day, GoUNLI30 gives you no excuse to stay out of the loop and connect with more than 1 billion users around the world regardless of mobile network or location.
If you and your friends prefer messaging exclusively via the apps, you can save even more: UNLICHAT25 gives you uninterrupted and boundless access to Viber, Kakao Talk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, and GMessage for only P25 a day.
Cabreira added, “With GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25, subscribers can enjoy the biggest wonderful digital world and a richer messaging, calling, and sharing experience, wherever, whenever. Only Globe Prepaid lets you liven up your conversations, deepen your connections, and widen your reach by giving you more ways to stay connected with all your friends, no matter where they are.”
Go all-out unlimited with GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25 now. Register by dialing *143# and then choosing GoSAKTO on your Globe mobile phone or texting GOUNLI30 or UNLICHAT25 to 8888.
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