Microsoft gets Filipinos online for free

30 Jun

Wrapping up a month-long celebration in support of the National Information and Communications Technology Month, Microsoft Philippines is offering free PC-use and Internet access in outlets of participating members of the Microsoft iCafe Program, during “ICT Hour” on June 30, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.

According to the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the theme of this year’s celebration, “Get Online Philippines,” highlights the country’s achievements in establishing a reliable ICT infrastructure and harnessing it to improve communications, education, business and government services.

Customers can identify participating iCafes through Microsoft ICT Hour posters displayed in the outlets. “With the ICT Hour, we’re not only getting Filipinos online without cost; we are also giving them an opportunity to access Microsoft technology which ensures a secure and dependable computing experience for them,” said Fortune Magsadia, Licensing Compliance Manager, Microsoft Philippines.

Magsadia added that all participating Microsoft iCafe members are equipped with genuine Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2007.

“Computer users go to iCafes that are able to offer them the best service. By offering the latest versions of Microsoft software, we are able to attract more customers, address their needs and enhance their experience. This boosts our business and gives us a competitive edge,” said Stephannie Co of the CyBr One Internet Cafe franchise.

Through the Microsoft iCafe Program, Microsoft empowers iCafe owners looking to offer improved services and customers requiring dependable and secure PC and Internet access. Microsoft provides Filipino iCafes secure software, affordable licensing packages and reliable services that help drive business and improve customer experience.

“We are committed to empowering Filipinos through technology and one of the ways that we’re bridging the digital divide is by collaborating with iCafes. Today, many Filipinos are accessing technology through Internet cafes and with the iCafe Program we are creating an enhanced computing experience for more Filipinos,” said Magsadia.

Participating Microsoft iCafe Program members are located in various parts of the country including Cebu, Davao and South Cotabato . Among them are Josh 101 Internet Café, Game City (Internet Cafe), Edago G-camp Gaming Station, Live and Wired Internet Café, Nethub09 Inc., Unstoppable Computer Rental, Massive Attack Zone Internet Café, Glesh Internet Café (Branch B), Webtour Internet Café – Loyola, Paterno, and Real Branches, Edago Dexter Cyber Force, Virtual Space Computer Rental, Al V Cyberzone, Acsan Webcam City Internet Café, P & F Internet Café, Gecube Internet Café, Babylon Internet Café, Soon Computers Internet and Multime, GOLS Internet Café, UNSTOPPABLE COMPUTER RENTAL, INGEN TRADING, YUI Digital Link Intenet Shop and General Merchandise, KATROPA INTERNET CAFÉ, Edago Dexter Cyber Lab, Eddys Joint Cyber Café, Edago Gcamp Gaming Station, Edago Dexter Cyber Ground, Edds Cyber Network, Eddys Joint Cyber Pod, Edago Dexter Cyber Force, Edago Dexter Cyber Zone, Rebel Computer Solutions.Internet, Bolosan Cyberville, CyBr Network & Internet Café – (New Farmers Plaza -Araneta Center, Ali Mall, SM Makati, SM Marikina, SM Taytay, SM Rosario, SM San Fernando Pampanga, SM Valenzuela, SM Sta. Rosa Laguna, SM Southmall, SM Bicutan, SM Center Las Pinas, Pamplona), I Quick Access Internet (SM Clark, SM Marilao, North Edsa, SM Manila, SM Molino, SM Muntinlupa, SM Sta Mesa), One Barangay Internet (Bustamante St. Monumento Caloocan, 6th Ave. Grace Park Caloocan), AK Computer Center, Sgt. Pepper Online, Mai Mai Computer Rentals, Voyager Internet Café (Dreamfield Bldg, Te Laus Food Court, Consolascion, Banilad), Bits N Bytes Internet Café (M. Zosa, Sambag Uno), Logic Box Computers – Shopping Mall, and the Logic Box Computers – Public Market.

For a full list of participating Microsoft iCafe Program members, please visit:

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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in Microsoft


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