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Globe Project Wonderful Yields Wonderful Results

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I was privileged to be invited in another of Globe’s event, this time, introducing the collaboration of Globe with the online music giant Spotify. It was hosted by no other than Andi Manzano and Rikki Flores, online stars themselves and mainstay hosts of top FM radio Magic 89.9. I said hello to Andi during her break and talked about, oh well, anything under the stars. She’s still up to her blogging activity besides being a radio deejay, event host and newly wed.

But I’m digressing. Going back to the event, Globe Telecom’s Project Wonderful consists of three things:

  • Nation-building,
  • Culture-building and
  • Brand-building.

All told, its campaign has yielded a 9% growth in the first quarter of 2014 in revenue and income, and that in its thrust to create a wonderful world.

Spotify is a collaboration of Globe with the world’s biggest music platform. Being a music-over-the-web geek myself, I’d rather listen to web radio than have to decide what playlist to create and listen to. Spotify hits the spot for people like me, letting the platform decide the playlist based on my mood. This brings Spotify to the smartphone with Globe’s consumable mobile internet data plan GoSURF available to prepaid, postpaid and Tattoo-prepaid, an on-the-go service with free access to Spotify.

GoUNLI20 gives prepaid customers unlimited calls to Globe and TM customers, 15MB of data, and 20 texts to all networks for P20 a day.

With the popularity of Samsung Galaxy S5 gaining ground in the Philippines (CNet reports 11 million S5 phones sold since its April launch), Globe is offering the S5 for as low as P1,699 a month with its mySUPERPLAN, complete with a five-month subscription to Spotify Premium. There’s also a Galaxy Forever Plan 1599, Plan 1999 and Plan 2499 for those who want to get the latest Samsung Galaxy S every year.

The broadband brand Tattoo gets a kick with a Fiber-Fast home broadband connection ranging from 10 Mbps up to 150 Mbps available through Tattoo Platinum. Too bad my current condominium in Bonifacio Global City can only accommodate up to 3 Mbps. So, not all locations can avail of that high-speed connectivity. I wonder when I can get 150 Mbps at home?

Being a small business advocate, I’d rather focus on Globe’s myBusiness solutions built for small and medium enterprises (or SMEs), specifically their CCTV product and Globe Charge, an innovative smartphone-based point-of-sale (POS) device you attach to your mobile phone. And Globe partnered with Google to offer Google Apps for Business. I’m not sure how that’s done since the latter is available to anyone in the world in Google’s website. It’s probably a billing intergration thing but I’m just guessing.

Going international, Globe also offers local numbers in select countries for overseas and migrant Filipinos (or OFWs) so that they can call their in-country number that gets routed to their family in the Philippines. I believe they’ve established that kind of service in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Spain, Japan and South Korea. Adding to this, the Globe International Business Group that is handling this service is actually using my company’s cloud-based call center telephony solution to outsource telemarketing to small Filipino call centers calling the overseas and migrant Filipinos in the countries where the service exists. Yay!

I was surprised to see my good friend Jun Leido at last Wednesday’s event of Globe. It turns out, he is Globe’s consultant and liaison for the nation-building project of the telecom giant as the Presidential Assistance for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR)-appointed development sponsor in Aklan. Jun’s job, now a month old, is to faciliate and fast-track Globe’s projects in Aklan as part of the PARR initiative. Jun and I met years ago in the call center industry when he worked for an American-owned call center at the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga. From then on, he went on to work for various local government units (LGU) and from time to time only touched base with him through SMS, e-mail or Facebook. I wish him and Globe all the best in their endeavor to help Aklan. Way to go, Jun!

Culture-building is a unique thing that Globe is undertaking. I already believe Globe to be the best in telecom customer service, having had experiences with all the telecom companies in the country, besides being recognized by Telecom Asia as the best Asian telecom carrier which also recognized its Google Free Zone campaign as the most innovative telecom project. Now, they have an initiative called Project DNA (Deliver the Next Act), a mindset concentrated in providing a genuine, more caring, and wonderful customer experience. Hats off to Globe for not having to rest on their laurels and continuing to go above their par.

Speaking of awards, here are a few more: Best Network-based Solution for Servicing Customers Award in the 19th Annual Global Mobile Awards and the New Consumer Product of the Year in the first Asia Pacific Stevie Awards, both for Globe’s GoSakto: Create Your Own promo. It also garnered the Customer Service Leader of the Year, a Gold Stevie for its Twitter support channel @talk2Globe, Bronze Stevie for New Consumer Service of the Year for its international service Globe Seafarer, a bronze award for Innovation in Customer Service–Telecommunications, gold for Best Use of Technology in Customer Service–Telecommunications, three international Gold Quill awards, Anvil Award of Excellence, a Merit Award for its crisis and disaster communications social media campaign, and the Integrated Communication Category in the ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards 2014.

I guess there’s more to life in Globe than just mobile phone signal and service. I recently encountered my most gad-awful customer service experience in a competing mobile carrier that my procrastination of moving from a prepaid Globe service to a postpaid one is now a decision of the type of phone. I just hope I decide more quickly; or would you think Globe should give me a discount for writing this? Hehe.

Photos by @raffypekson.

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The Best Kind of Business in the Philippines is in Prepaid Load

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UPDATE: The prepaid load business is now inoperable.

In replacement, I would like to offer you something else, which is VOICEBLAST.

What is “VoiceBlast?” Do you know what TEXT BLAST is?

Well, instead of text blasting people to death and yet not knowing if they received the message, deleted it, may be interested in it but decline to text back, or simply the number is already dead or terminated, VoiceBlast is the better alternative. With VoiceBlast, you get 100% statistics on all numbers called so you’ll know what the outcome or disposition per number. Plus, voice is definitely 100x better than text.

Read more about VoiceBlast by clicking this line.

We also have a Referral Partner Program where you can get paid for referring SMEs, large companies and other organizations every minute they use the VoiceBlast service. E-mail me at raffy@goautodial.com if you’re interested it this.

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It’s an obvious fact that more than 90 percent of the mobile phone market in the Philippines happen to be prepaid. It’s a market where almost a billion text messages (technically called SMS or small message system) is sent out every day. Yes, you read it right – one billion text messages a day! That’s why this huge market lives and breathes on text messaging promotions like unlimited text messaging between like telecom providers per day, per week or per month. Sometimes, that includes sending text messages to other telecom networks. For voice calls, there are also unlimited calls within the same telecom network or even discounted calls abroad.

Now, what if you can use prepaid load as an entrepreneurial business for yourself? “Why?” you’d say since not only the telecom companies are doing that for themselves, there have been one or two doing it through a network marketing model. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the joining fee or start-up cost. Juan dela Cruz (a.k.a. John Averageman) and his meager salary can’t invest thousands of Pesos to join this direct selling business.

Enter “KikoLoad,” today’s cheapest and easiest way to start a prepaid load business in the Philippines by paying a registration fee of not thousands of Pesos but only 500 Pesos! “What’s the catch?” Actually, nothing. In fact, what Mobile Ventures did more was to give half the amount back as a starting credit to the new member of KikoLoad. So, out of the 500 Pesos you paid for joining, you get back 250 Pesos as your initial KikoLoad so you can start your business instantly. On top of that, they’re also giving away 50 Pesos as a recruitment incentive to the member (that’s you) for every person who joins KikoLoad as part of your network. And that’s not all – every new recruit is eligible to receive a 20,000 Pesos life insurance coverage for FREE! That’s probably the best incentive to join a direct selling business using the most popular product in the Philippines.

“Why the heck should I join this kind of business?”

Let me repeat what I wrote above: more than 90 percent of the mobile phone market in the Philippines are prepaid phones. There are more than enough relatives, neighbors, office colleagues, professional acquaintance, real friends and Facebook friends for you to earn a lot of money by selling prepaid load and recruiting others to sell as well.

If you see how those prepaid load sellers in flea markets and the malls use three phones for each telecom network provider, KikoLoad simplified it into just one mobile phone, regardless of the telecom network provider or SIM card you are using. You say you use a Globe Handyphone SIM card owner? Sell and transfer your KikoLoad credits to a Smart or Sun user. “Now, how do you do that?” To simplify my answer, don’t even worry about it. It’s KikoLoad’s job to give you that convenience. Just focus on selling and recruiting, and KikoLoad does the rest of the technical stuff for you.

People are now flocking to join KikoLoad!

Here’s another benefit for the would-be entrepreneur: prepaid load is a product that does not need inventory management and warehousing. This means no need for any bookkeeping to tag assets, depreciation, obsolescence, spoilage, theft, bond payments or deposits, and a whole kaboodle of accounting work that drives many entrepreneurs nuts. Sell KikoLoad, get the cash from your customer, type a command on your mobile phone, and your customer’s phone is credited with the new prepaid load you just transfered.

In fact, the method by which you earn selling (or transferring) prepaid load to another person is something like instant rebate: when you sell 100 Pesos to your friend, only 90 Pesos is actually deducted from your KikoLoad. Repeat this cycle and increase the amount of sales, and you get the drift of the business. No need to travel the distance to get a check payment. No need to wait in line to en cash the check in a bank far away from where you live. The instant rebate means instant revenue or on-the-spot earning.

However, everything I just mentioned above is selling. What about recruiting people to join KikoLoad and being tagged under your network, also called in network marketing or direct selling parlance “your downline?Every recruit you bring in gives you an instant rebate of 50 Pesos, a small token of appreciation for the effort of convincing that person to join the business under your network. Once your direct recruit starts buying more KikoLoad credits to sell, you instantly earn 0.5 percent. But they don’t stop there. When your direct recruit (let’s label this recruit your “Level 1” or L1) starts building his or her own network of recruits (let’s call this network your “Level 2” or L1), and those recruits also starts buying KikoLoad credits to sell, you also earn 0.5 percent from them. In summary, you earn 0.5 percent from each of your L1 and L2 network members. How many you recruit directly and how many your recruits recruit directly, too, including how much KikoLoad they buy to sell, equals your instant rebate or your instant earning.

This is just the tip of the iceberg because all I’ve been writing about is prepaid load or credits. You can also sell life insurance and a host of other products that’s in the pipeline which, again, needs no inventory management and warehousing. As a direct selling company, there are performance incentives and promotions, and reward and recognition for top performers. It’s a whole new way of doing business using one the most popular product in the Philippines today – prepaid load.

Think about it! If you recruit someone, you may not even have to push your recruits to sell to earn a percentage of their sales. Almost everyone needs prepaid load. It’s as if you just need to sit pretty on your comfy couch and watch the Pesos come in. However, do you think people won’t bother you to sell them prepaid load? They will! Do you want to earn more? Think about a girl named RITA. “Huh?” Yes, RITA. Her name means “Recruitment Is The Answer!” It’s your ticket to a luxurious retirement, right?

So, rather than go on and on repetitively, let me just post the million Peso question:
Do you want to earn money while sitting down? “Who doesn’t!”

More than 90 percent of the mobile phone market is prepaid. Make it your business today!

Call or message Raffy to learn how to join, today! • 0927-726-9949 • raffy@pekson.com

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