Globe and RIM offer BlackBerry Curve smartphones in prepaid kits

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Globe and RIM offer BlackBerry Curve smartphones in prepaid kits
Bundled with free unlimited access to BlackBerry Messenger and accessories

Proactively responding to the growing demand for BlackBerry devices among prepaid users in the country, Globe Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry®, once again joined forces in offering the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphones in prepaid kits.

Globe subscribers can avail of a BlackBerry Curve 9220 prepaid package for P9,990, which comes with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription offering users unlimited access to BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), and a premium BlackBerry smartphone skin for free. The popular BlackBerry Curve 8520 is also available in a prepaid kit for only P6,990 complete with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription, and two premium smartphone skins.

On top of the bundled freebies, Globe prepaid subscribers purchasing the devices from participating Globe Stores can get another free P100 worth of Globe Prepaid load for call, text, and data services, giving them total freebies worth over P2,000.00. The BlackBerry prepaid kits are available in selected Globe stores and authorized distributors nationwide until November 30, 2012.

Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM said: “We are excited to partner with Globe to introduce these new attractive offers on the highly popular BlackBerry Curve models for prepaid customers. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 are affordable smartphone choices which provide an amazing user experience with all the unique social networking benefits needed to help Philippine customers stay connected throughout the day. We will continue making BlackBerry products and services more accessible to customers in the Philippines.”

KD Dizon, Head of Globe Prepaid added: “Once again, Globe marks another industry milestone with this new and exciting prepaid offer, where we bundled two of the most popular BlackBerry Curve smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 9220, with free unlimited access to BBM and accessories in one complete and compelling package at a price that’s within reach of our prepaid market. What’s exciting about the packages is that we’re making these easily available and accessible to our prepaid subscribers by offering them in selected Globe stores and retailers nationwide.”

The partnership between Globe and RIM started in 2004. The two companies have worked closely together over the years to grow the subscriber base in the Philippines. To date, RIM has over 78 million subscribers and 650 carriers in 175 countries, giving users around the world access to its BlackBerry solution. Meanwhile, Globe sustained growth for its prepaid subscriber base after posting an 11% increase from last year’s 27.2 million to 30.1 million subscribers as of end-June 2012. Prepaid subscribers currently make up 92% of total mobile phone users in the Philippines.

The newly launched BlackBerry Curve 9220 features a dedicated BBM key which brings the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant, making it incredibly easy to have BBM conversations with family and friends across the world.  Utilizing the BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 includes a built-in FM radio, allowing users to tune in to their favorite radio stations without using data services. With a long lasting battery life, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.

The user-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a powerful multimedia and social-networking smartphone that has become one of the best-selling smartphones in the Philippines.  It features a full QWERTY keyboard that makes typing quick and easy, as well as dedicated multimedia keys which are smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers a convenient way to control their music and videos. 

                For a list of Globe Stores and distributors carrying the offer, visit or

For more information, please contact:
Yoly C. Crisanto                                                                                                                      
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.

Virtusio Public Relations
(PR Agency for Research In Motion)

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