MyPhone intensifies its marketing campaign for this first smartphone under Google Android One Initiative. Users can now buy the MyPhone Uno and get a free internet freebie from Globe for a whole one year. This was announced via the company's Facebook account.
MyPhone, when they announced the promo, did not specifically specify how to take advantage of the free internet with Globe. All it says in the promotional poster above is that users will get 100MB worth of free data every month for a year, and that every 100MB is going to be valid for 15 days.
Do users have to text a certain code to a certain number to register or the smartphone will simply right away be coming with free Globe SIM that is already registered to the promo for one year? I don't know. I hope that is not the case so existing Globe users prepaid or postpaid will all be able to enjoy the free internet as well.
I am also assuming that this free 100MB for a year is a separate promo from what Google had already announced during the launch of Android One project in the Philippines. As per Google, all who will buy the MyPhone Uno and Cherry Mobile One will get free data from Smart, Sun Cell and Globe for the first six months which can be used to download apps from Google Play and software update over-the-air.
Upon further research I came upon an Android One page on Globe's website that listed Frequently Asked Questions about the Android One data offer. But it only talks about the Android One free data that was announced by Google and not this particular promo via MyPhone Uno device. So what free data Google announced during the launch? It said that users of both MyPhone Uno and Cherry Mobile One will get free 100MB of Data every month for the first 6 month that can be used for over-the-air software update and then another 200MB every month for 6 months as well for downloading apps from Google Play.
How to take advantage of the Google-Globe freebies? Globe says when users buy MyPhone Uno or Cherry Mobile One there will be a special SIM pack that will come with the device, use that SIM card and send FREEMBS to 8888 for the 100MB and FREEAPPS to 8888 for the 200MB.
What about MyPhone-Globe freebies? I am thinking here, that MyPhone Uno users will get the 100MB free for one year instead of just 6 months, using the same codes above. I maybe wrong. I have sent an inquiry to MyPhone regarding this, and I will update this post right away as soon as I get an answer from them.
MyPhone Uno specs:
- 4.5-inch FWVGA display
- 854 x 480 resolution
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB storage
- Supports microSD card up to 32GB
- Free 8GB memory card
- 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- FM Radio
- 1700mAh battery