With traffic in Manila getting worse, Globe helps us pass the time.
Fun Stuff | By Trixie Reyna on July 14, 2015


With the worsening traffic situation not just in Metro Manila but in major cities around the country, having mobile data is more important than ever: We can do some work (i.e. check emails, or in my case post on my blog) and chase boredom (and growing irritation) away on our social media accounts while stuck in traffic. Not enough data allocation, or worse, no data plan yet? No worries if you’re a Globe Telecom subscriber: You can access top social networking site Facebook for FREE!

You don’t have to worry about using up your data allocation or looking for a Wi-Fi spot when bored in a rainy day traffic jam, as Globe offers three ways to post, browse, comment, and Like away on Facebook for free anytime, anywhere:

1. Facebook with Free Data

This zero-rated lightweight version of Facebook with limited access to photos and videos is a new feature that allows you to choose the type of Facebook access you will enjoy via an in-app data control button that indicates which version of Facebook you are using and can be dismissed anytime so as not to disturb browsing. You will also be notified if you are leaving Facebook with Free Data and will receive an advisory of charge if you click a photo within Facebook, an external link, or any content that leads outside Facebook.

2. Facebook 7-day trial for TM customers

New customers of TM will also be able to enjoy free Facebook via purchase of a TM Choose-Your-Number SIM. For P30, customers will get free access to the full Facebook experience for seven days, be allowed to choose their own mobile number, and register to different call, text, and mobile internet promos.

3. Free access to Facebook with a GoSURF subscription

Love Facebook way too much? You can enjoy full free access to Facebook with a GoSURF subscription, complete with photo and video browsing, as well as access to the Messenger app (excluding calls).

Postpaid customers like me can access Facebook for free without any purchase requirement. Meanwhile, Globe Prepaid and TM customers will automatically get access upon purchase of any GoSURF promo. The validity of free access to Facebook is same as the subscribed GoSURF promo. Free access to Facebook works on any mobile platform, including the Facebook Android app and browsers (via m.facebook.com), without any maintaining balance.

Aside from free Facebook, customers also get free access to Spotify and top mobile games with GoSURF. For instance, with GoSURF50, customers get 300MB of data to access the internet and an additional free 400MB for music streaming and online mobile gaming for only P50, valid for three days. Games include Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Summoners War, Hay Day, Boom Beach, Soul Seeker, Dungeon Hunter 5, and Asphalt 8: Airborne—all great for keeping yourself entertained while on the road, provided you are NOT driving (and you aren’t sending ME game invites, bwahahaha!).

To get free access to Facebook on Globe Prepaid or TM via GoSURF, simply register to any GoSURF promo and wait for the Facebook activation notification that will be sent via text. For customers who wish to avail of the bonus FB trial for TM SIMs, simply text BONUS FB to 8888. Facebook with Free Data launches once you have updated your FB app to its latest version; it will automatically be available to those who are not on Postpaid or any GoSURF plan. For Postpaid customers, opt-in to free Facebook by texting FREE FB ON to 8888. For more information, text FREE FB to 8888. To inquire about the promo, text FREE FB HELP to 8888. To check your status, text FREE FB STATUS to 8888.

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