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Globe Telecomís Google Free Zone Receives Recognition as Most Innovative Telecom Project

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Old 13-05-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Post Globe Telecomís Google Free Zone Receives Recognition as Most Innovative Telecom Project

Globe Telecomís Google Free Zone, a service which provided subscribers free access to the Internet and select Google services on Internet-enabled mobile phones, was named as Most Innovative Telecom Project in the 17th Telecom Asia Awards. Globe became the worldís first telecom operator to offer access to the World Wide Web and select Google services on Internet-enabled mobile phones without any data charges via Free Zone powered by Google.

The award, tagged as one of the most hotly contested categories, received a total of 14 nominations for this yearís Telecom Asia Awards. It is given to a telecom project that has the biggest impact on the market. Google Free Zone bested Bridge M2M Alliance, CSLís shared data plans (multi device and 1-for-All plans), Truphone, and Olleh TV Play.

Globe also won the same category last year for mySUPERPLAN, taking the telco to the frontier of global telecommunications landscape with game-changing products and services.

With Google Free Zone, Globe Prepaid, and TM subscribers get easy and instant access to Google Search, Gmail, and Google+ on their feature phones and smartphone without any cost via http://libre.ph. All a subscriber needs is an Internet-capable handset to search the web, send and receive e-mails, and share experiences anytime, anywhere, minus the mobile browsing charges. With the new mobile browsing offer, Globe extends the unique experience of being online all the time even to its most budget-conscious subscribers.

Aimed at first-time mobile Internet users who often find basic services like e-mail, mobile web browsing, and social applications expensive, Free Zone allowed users to search the Web and access the first page of websites from the results without getting charged. If they click further, users are directed to a page where they can subscribe to a data plan to continue. But for as long as they stay within the Free Zone, charging will not take place.

In addition to getting Most Innovative Telecom Project award, Globe Telecom was also hailed as Best Asia Telecom Carrier for having received the highest number of points across award categories. The Philippine telecommunications company also topped this yearís list of finalists worldwide with seven nominations in 12 categories.
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