6 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2014 4:12 PM by Jeian

    How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?

    yssnah

      im a postpaid subscriber for a few years already recenty ang ako naka gamit ulit ng prepaid.. nung nakita ko yung GO Sakto feel ko na globe has been treating us postpaid subs very unfairly P499 from globe with 900 PV (no gadget/rebate)

      while you can get

        500 min Globe/TM

      1000 sms all networks

      for 30 days for only P300!!!

       

      don't you think globe is being unfair to us Globe Postpaid Subs?

        • Re: How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?
          Jeian

          It will be and should always be because, Postpaid have gadgets, activation, system, admin and etc.

          • Re: How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?
            yssnah

            that should not be true

            1. Postpaid have gadgets

                 in exchange for your gadgets they put you in a lock up so they could earn from you for 2 years

                 if you get the gadget, it would lessen the Peso Value (PV) that you could use monthly (for calls and texts)t

                my comparison was Plan 499 (without gadget) with P900 peso value vs a prepaid with P300 load (also P300      peso value)


            2. activation

                 They also activate prepaid cards for you to be able to use it..  in reality you are also paying more for the postpaid line      (inital deposit of postpaid vs. just buying prepaid sim)


            3. system & admin 

                 Prepaid users also need systems and admins... they could also call globe hotlines to ask about their           accounts.

                 the only thing postpaid subs have that prepaid subs don't are the monthly statements

             

            My point is Globe is saying that they are the leader in Postpaid:

            they are always promoting new phones to entice new people to get a postpaid line

            they want customers to commit their next 2 years (or more) with Globe

             

            then they screw their subs

                 their postpaid subs are not getting the better deal (ex.Sun Cellular)

                 and they don't want loyal Postpaid subs to see it.. (you can't access the Go Sakto Calculator until you have a      prepaid sim)

            • Re: How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?
              kevin

              Easy, because Globe does not need to take care of their Postpaid users since most of them are already "locked-in" to Globe. The only thing Globe needs to do to the Postpaid is offer a better recontracting/new account reward so that they may attract new subs or retain existing subs.

               

              Battle for Prepaid users is a different thing because, prepaid sim cards can easily be disposed as it has no lock-in, as soon as the sim has no load, one may easily switch to a new network. They should constantly offer competitive promos to maintain/improve their prepaid user base.

                • Re: How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?
                  yssnah

                  that's the point,

                  for every new postpaid sub they could sign = around 2 years of revenue

                  for every new prepaid sub they could sign = unknown

                  The only thing Globe needs to do to the Postpaid is offer a better recontracting/new account reward so that they may attract new subs or retain existing subs.

                   

                  Pano siya magiging better kung masmaganda pa ang deals of being unlocked as prepaid than locked for 2 years sa postpaid?

                  for example: if i'm switching to globe, masmaganda ba for globe if i get a prepaid or i get a postpaid?

                  compared to the Other networks (Globe & Sun) baliktad ang strategy ni Globe...

                   

                  but the thing thats making me pissed the most is Globe not letting you know about the cheaper plans on prepaid... click on the gosakto site and the first thing that they ask is your prepaid number, di nila pinapakita how sulit it is compared sa postpaid...

                   

                  if nakita ko ng maaga yung prepaid promos ng globe di na sana ako nagpatali ng for a postpaid plan before

                   

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                  if only you can retain your number with you even if you switch networks.. haaay

                • Re: How come Globe is cheaper on Prepaid than on Postpaid?
                  ChitoReyes

                  I agree that some promos are definitely cheaper on prepaid than postpaid.

                   

                  Let's face reality...

                  - All major mobile telcos in the Philippines earn more through prepaid subs than postpaid.

                  - Prepaid subs would have to undergo the inconvenience of subscribing or loading their sims from time to time.

                  - Prepaid subs do not have the luxury of a hard copy to check their usage of a service.

                  - Prepaid subs run the risk of unnoticed system glitches which would be left unnoticed since there is no Statement of Account to check with.

                  - There is a much greater inconvenience for a prepaid subs when questioning charges in the absence of documentation.

                  - Prepaid subs are less likely to be conscious of their usage.

                   

                  Despite the claim of telcos of spending for network expansion and operations, they remain one of the most profitable companies in the Philippines... they have to show some gratitude to the very subscribers propping them up... the subscribers using prepaid services.