Red Mobile Now Supports 2G Phones

Now more people can enjoy the lowest call rate of P0.50/min using any phone.

Red Mobile (formerly known as CURE and uMobile) has announced that it is now including 2G phones to their coverage.

In its initial offering to the public, Red Mobile only supported phones with 3G capability because CURE only has an NTC license for a 3G band thus prohibiting them to operate outside of their frequency.

Since its acquisition by Smart on April 2008, Red Mobile has probably given access to the 2G network infrastructure of Smart to service a larger market especially in those in the countryside.

Globe Intros DUO: Mobile & Landline in One

Have two numbers in one SIM with Globe's Duo Service!

The DUO is an add-on service promo available only to Globe postpaid subscribers. It allows subscribers unlimited calling to and from any landline number as well as unlimited calling to and from any DUO postpaid mobile subscriber. Globe has initially rolled out this service to NCR and Cebu only.

With DUO's Unlimited Calling, you can:

  • Gossip with friends about the hottest events!
  • Call far-away family and friends without worrying about the length of the call!
  • Collaborate with business partners to efficiently coordinate a project!
  • Chat with your special someone for as long as you want!

Interested subscribers can register by sending DUOINFO to 8888. Promo period is from 05 April 2009 to 03 July 2009.

How It Works

1. Subscription to Globe DUO Service is Php399 for 30days on top of a Globe Plan.

2. Once subscribed, you will be given your Duo Landline number. Now, your mobile phone and SIM will have two (2) numbers: your current mobile number (i.e. 0917-XXX-XXXX) and your Duo Landline number (i.e. 02-XXX-XXXX).

3. Upon activation, the following calls are rendered free of charge: DUO to any Landline calls, any Landline to DUO calls, and DUO to DUO calls. Calls made to other mobile numbers are charged regular mobile rates.

4. Everytime you call, no need for a keyword or special prefix:

a. To call any landline just dial the area code and the landline number

b. To call another DUO number just dial the area code and the DUO number of the person you are calling

c. For any landline to call you a person will just dial the area code and your DUO landline number

5. Service is initially available in NCR and Cebu only. All other calls outside the area code (02 for NCR or 32 for Cebu) will be charged regular mobile NDD rates.

How to Avail 

1. Promo is open to all Globe Postpaid subscribers.

2. Subscriber can avail of the service through the Business Centers or Register via SMS (with required SMS acceptance of Terms and Conditions). Simply text DUO to 8888.

3. There will be an initial 90-day holding period for new activations, subject to pre-termination fee of Php1,200.

4. You can only avail of one (1) active DUO landline number for every active Globe line, at any one time.

5. After the holding period, subscription is auto-renewed on a monthly basis unless otherwise requested by the subscriber.

6. In cases of fraud, Globe reserves the right to discontinue the DUO service, and any of the subscriptions. DUO is not available for International Service Resale.

7. Duo is currently not available for prepaid or corporate accounts.