Pasay City, Philippines (PressExposure) July 06, 2009 -- In the Philippines, there are a total of 3 major wireless telecommunication service providers and 3 subsidiaries that provide Filipinos cheaper access to wireless communications. These 3 major telecommunication providers are Smart, Globe, and Cellular Mobile Philippine Phone Sun [http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=97&cid=24] Cellular.
Smart Communications Smart Communications is a wholly-owned mobile phone subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Its main focus is to handle the PLDT Group's wireless services business. It operates a nationwide cellular network covering over 99 percent of the population. On September 30, 2008, it reported that it has a little over 34 million subscribers on its GSM/EDGE/UMTS networks.
Globe Telecom Commonly known as Globe, is a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines. Its mission is to transform and enrich lives through communications by way of its vision of making great things possible. Through Globe's renewed commitment to âenriching lives through ease and relevanceâ, its goal is to enrich everyday communications by simplifying and removing obstacles in communication technology so that it brings its customers closer to what matters to them most. Globe strives to create and deliver products that are relevant to its customersâ needs and are easy to understand and use, and are delivered with warmth and knowledge.
Sun Cellular Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc., is a mobile telecommunication service provider in the Philippines doing business as Cellular Mobile Philippine Phone Sun [http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=97&cid=24] Cellular. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Telecommunications Philippines, or Digitel. Digitel is in turn owned by the JG Summit Group with a minority stake held by the TeliaSonera Group. Cellular Mobile Philippine Phone Sun [http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=97&cid=24] Cellular gained popularity because of its "24/7" offer of unlimited text messaging and calls for a fixed price for Sun-to-Sun transactions. This led competing networks Smart Communications and Globe Telecom to offer similar but higher-cost plans.
The top 3 subsidiaries of major wireless telecommunication providers are as follows:
Talk N' Text Piltel, a 92.1%-owned subsidiary by Smart Communications, is also known to the public as Talk N' Text or TNT. Today, Piltel is mostly a wireless services operator. Piltel uses its AMPS/CDMA networks to lease out telephone lines to a few corporate subscribers, and has decommissioned all but six of its AMPS/CDMA cellsites. Piltel also reported 12.48 million subscribers to its GSM brand, Talk 'N Text, as of June 30, 2008, a 56.78% increase in a period of 12 months.
Touch Mobile (TM) Touch Mobile (TM) is a brand of Globe Telecom, the second largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. Touch Mobile was launched on September 12, 2001 as a family-centric value brand for Broad CD market. Since then, it has fine-tuned its services to cater to D/E subs with a special focus on blue-collar users (hence the new Power Piso offer).
Red Mobile Formerly Ã¼mobile and legally as Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc., is a mobile telecommunications service provider in the Philippines and an independent subsidiary of Smart Communications, the Philippines' largest mobile telecommunications company. Red Mobile focuses on providing highly affordable yet high-quality 3G services. It challenges other carriers who provide "unlimited" services, by focusing on the negative quality of those "unlimited" services, such as poor signal, congested lines and bad connections. Red Mobile is currently offering a 50-centavo/minute rate for same-network voice calls and video calls, plus a 50-centavo/160 characters rate for same-network messages.