Keeping up with the social networking phenomenon in the Philippines with the continued growth in the use of Twitter among Filipinos, Globe Telecom launched its newest offer giving subscribers free access to Twitter on their mobile phones.
Available to Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers with internet-capable handsets*, the Free Twitter promo is accessible via mobile.twitter.com, the mobile version of http://www.twitter.com. The promo allows users to use the main features of Twitter through their mobile phones such as posting tweets and re-tweets, following friends, and editing privacy settings.
To enjoy Free Twitter on mobile, subscribers can text FREE TWITTER to 8888 for free**. Upon successful registration to the promo, subscribers will receive a confirmation message which contains the link to the service. Users can also opt to go to their mobile phone’s internet browser and type http://mobile.twitter.com to use the service. Subscription to Free Twitter is valid until July 31, 2012.
The Free Twitter promo comes on the heels of the highly-successful launch of the Free Facebook promo in February giving Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers free access to Facebook on mobile. Facebook and Twitter are two of the most widely-used social networking sites among Filipinos.
According to a study done by global social media data intelligence and research firm Semiocast in January 2012, the Philippines ranks 8th in the world with the most number of Twitter users with over 8 million Filipinos accessing the social networking site. With the new offer, Globe further strengthens its position as the leader in mobile internet as it stays proactive in responding to the needs of its subscribers, as evidenced in the Yahoo! Net Index 2011 where it was voted as the most popular service provider for mobile internet services.
“As the first Philippine telco to offer free Facebook earlier this year, Globe once again pioneers the free Twitter promo as our way of thanking our loyal subscribers,” shared Jenny Granada-Echevarria, Head of Globe Mobile Data Services. “The use of Twitter in the Philippines continues to grow given the level of engagement that the site gives its users. With the Free Twitter promo, we are bringing one of the world’s top social networking sites closer to Filipinos, without the fear of billshock because the promo is free. Moreover, you don’t need to wait until you’re home with your PC or laptop or constantly search for Wi-Fi just to be Twitter-connected, because all you need is your Globe Free Twitter promo so that you can enjoy mobile internet, your way.”
Visit http://www.globe.com.ph/freetwitter to know more about the Free Twitter promo.
*Except for BlackBerry, users of Twitter app, and Opera Mini browsers
**Must have P1.00 maintaining balance to register