Globe, one of the largest mobile networks closed the gates of their Immortal Text Service and leaves millions of subscribers in the dry.
Globe’s Immortal Text doesn’t seem to be that Immortal after all. I could have guessed something like this happening in advance, but the way Globe has advertised it, it looked to be something for real, but it truly isn’t. Globe Immortal Text has been one of the services that has seduced a lot of users from other networks to switch to Globe, including me who was on the rear edge to switch to the Smart Network.
The said service made the users avail of 10 free text to other networks, and 50 globe-to-globe texts with no expiry. Very convenient for the moderate texters, but not really that useful for the extreme ones, though they have another option to choose from, which is also pretty cheap.
It sucks to be cheated this way by Globe, but maybe they didn’t profited from this business model too, which forced them to close the gates of the Immortal World. Sucks also to know that high-profile celebrities like Sarah Geronimo used to be the face on television to promote their texting service. This is the end of yours truly being a Globe User, but if in case Globe changes the mind and opens up again – if this isn’t just a stupid bug in relation to the loading problem that they have had the past couple of days -, it might think the move to other networks over again.
For now, this is it. Enough with crappy advertisements and empty promises from a network that doesn’t only suck in Mobile Services, but with their creepy slow broadband too. (I should be getting a speed of at least 512KBPs but end up with a connection of freaking low 90+KBPs only. With that, PINGS between 500-1000. Not only a stupid connection, but a bitchy cheap quality one too at an expensive price.
It's good to hear complains like this. Some sort of scam talaga ginagawa nila tsk tsk..
Sad part is they are still running the advertisement for this sham on TV.
yeah! I, TOO AM DISAPPOINTED regarding GLOBE's "MORTAL" text.
it does suck that globe's immortaltxt is no longer available…but in defense of globe, whenever we type immortal10 and receive a confirmation, part of the text msg is information about until when the service is going to end…so even though i didn't really pay attention to it, i knew it was coming a few days back…
and with regard to sarah geronimo's ad, it's still an "immortal" marketed service although the mechanics are different…i don't have access to globe's website at the moment coz im at work, but if i remember correctly, it's like 150 for a month's immortal something, call and text etc…i'd still have this verify this though
I don't think that this is a scam because whenever we subscribe to a certain promo by Globe, they tell us till when the Promo is valid.
They cannot earn enough because of immortal text 🙂
Oo nga eh. >.<
GL0BE IS SO UNFAIR!!! I PAID FOR HOW MANY PESO TO REGISTER IMMORTAL TEXT AND CALL BUT NOW THE PROMO HAS GONE, MY LOAD ALSO WAS GONE! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THEY SHOULD NOT DO LIKE THIS TO THEIR SUBSCRIBER! THIS IS CONSIDERED AS SOLD COZ I AVAILED THIS DURING THE PROMO PERIOD! WALANG HIYA ANG GLOBE!
yikes! wala na nga globe immortal. but my 40min freecalls still intact. kahit wala ng immortaltxt and immortalcall+. sana ibalik ng globe ang immortal.sa gaya ko na bihira magtext sulit ang immortal sakin.
yeah globe is being so unfair! also my regular load was gone not more than twice and its bullshit! with this im thinking to switch with other networks!
can we stop "crab mentality" here?
globe is a company therefore they're running a business!
business to earn not to lose!
if you're not satisfied then switch to another provider..
globe never forced you to switch over to them.
you should've called the customer service number first and you should've asked for the terms and conditions so you don't look as stupid as you are now..
Sana ibalik ng globe ang immortal cause it does help.
please naman po, pakibalik ang IMMORTAL TEXT.. please, please.. marame na naman mgshift sa smart nyan.. please pakibalik.. salamat!
I want IMMORTALTXT back. 🙁
@Kevin Paquet — i share the same sentiments..It was really clear in their FAQs that even if the IMMORTAL promo period will end a user who has registered can still use the remaining credit..tsk tsk..
@ … — when we say a company running a business, this means that the purpose is to earn profits. however, this does not preclude the idea that it will incur losses, being part and not merely incidental..
"crab mentality" is not an issue here..the blog talks about how everyone was scammed and concurred by the other comments..:p
i received a globe advisory that being a selected subscriber, i can still use the immortal promos. the bad part is that registration can only be done ONCE. the promo will end august 15, 2010. 🙁
what retards. it clearly says when the promo will end EVERY time you subscribe
Well, the point is, they didn't clearly addressed the issue what would happen to all free texts that are left AFTER the promo-period. Would they just *poof* disappear? (like they really did)
Well, my remaining minutes of call didn't poof. Still have my remaining 12 minutes.
When I tried to register to immortal15 again last week, I got a message that the service ended last August 1, 2010. I said to my self, maybe they are not getting enough profit from this. People are less getting their prepaid reloaded and accounts are getting stagnant thus the change.
Of course, I would be lying if I said that I wasn't bothered by this, or even saddened. But I don't think this is a scam. I am a Globe user since my first cell phone (1999 – mhen, I feel so old! haha!) And they have been generous to send free 30 worth or something of text to random users. My Aunt and I got those freebies. So I think scamming people is not their intention.
Let's not put too much thought unto this – the end result isnt just as they hope to be. Sure they increased the number of Globe subscribers, but accounts are getting static.
And as for the Globe Tattoo Broadband – I am using one as well. And I am having a great time of it. Try looking for tricks on how to make it faster. There is one. Google it 😉 Something about the WCDMA Only-something.
Best of luck!
sad to say immortal call and text of globe ay wala na….but i still have my accumulated 95 minutes call and 250 free texts from immortal promo of globe…hope that globe will bring back the promo…laking tulong nito sa ating mga 'di hilig magtext at telebabad…
I would say I'm as disappointed as everyone else that the promo ended. It was like multiplying your load by up to six times, depending on how you use it. Along with that, being free from the hassle of expiry, I think it does deserve the title "immortal". But let's keep in mind that it's a promo.
You don't need to be a professional to know that providing services parallel to SULITXT along with (or let alone) the exclusion of expiry would serve the company much financial returns. And by the nature of such service, it is bound that it would cost the company more than benefited from the promo at some point in time. Nonetheless, Globe paved the way for it to materialize for people who are either more interested in internet chatting or less prone to group messaging. Just from this point, you would see why it's one of the few services that Smart Telecommunications did not replicate.
Moreso, I believe it was never promised that the service would run indefinitely, as your immortal balance would. In my case, it does serve its purpose; I still have over a thousand texts and hours of calls to consume. But if it's true that your balances disappeared, at least I understand the passive aggression. I do think it's unfair if this is being done and made in random, but scam is too strong of word. Time is still unripe to call one out.
Just try to be positive. There should be reasons as to why the service was halted. Imagine the size of the database in needs to house the said service, with millions of account balances to store at no particular deadline. Perhaps it just some time regulate and free some space.
I know you meant well though. Motions like these (maybe less accusive) would give the company more reasons to return the immortal services than it has for stopping it. It's awesome that you voice out your concerns. Your college course fits you well.
*apologies if the comment came out longer than the article*
My roomy thought about buying that, but couldn't find a decent price for one. How much did yours cost?
true. it is not immortal. remember that whenever you subscribe, it tells you to maintain 1 peso ? when that 1 peso expires or used. all of your immortal load will be taken away. it is not really immortal. globe sucks. and so it's "globe tattoo" broadband. in the supersurf commercial, it says that you can surf the net UNLIMITED. no its not. you wont be able to use you globe tattoo anymore for 1 whole day when you reached the bandwith 1gb. so, its not unlimited right ? sheesh. i used to like globe. :((