Tuesday , 28 January 2020

Unlocking Tech

PLDT-Smart Expands WiFi Coverage in Baguio

Better WiFi access to both tourists and residents of Baguio City As part of Baguio City’s ongoing rehabilitation efforts, PLDT and Smart recently signed an agreement with Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to roll-out fiber-powered, carrier-grade Smart WiFi to cover more sites across Baguio City. This will cover key locations such as Mines View Park, Burnham Park Reservation, Baguio City …

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PLDT Pushing Through with 5G Commercial Launch this 2020

All systems go for 5G Confirming previous reports of a wider 5G rollout in the Philippines, PLDT will proceed its 5G commercial launch as early as first quarter of 2020. “We’re open to buying, renting or co-locating towers for 5G. I think we will start with what we have, with what’s available,” PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan said …

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Holiday PSA: Be Careful of Those Greetings Sent to You via Messenger

It is the holidays, which means you, your family, and your friends will most likely receive or send greetings to one another. While this is an online tradition, a new malware-laden greeting—called the Wish-you.co—has been infiltrating over social media messaging platforms. Should you happen to receive something similar (other variations include wish4u.co, my-msg.co, surprise4u.co, and many more), DO NOT OPEN …

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Here’s How You Can Pay it Forward This Christmas

You can earn cashbacks in the process too! Christmas is a season of giving. While most of us are most likely busy shopping for last-minute presents for our friends and loved ones, Christmas is also the perfect season to share our blessings with others—after all, a small act of kindness can go a long way. PayMaya is making that possible …

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Payments Made Easier: SSS Launches Online Payments with PayMaya

Added convenience for all SSS members As part of its efforts of modernizing its services SSS officially launches its online payment services with Fintech app PayMaya. Through the SSS app, members can pay their contributions by using their PayMaya account or any Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit/debit/prepaid cards. PayMaya is one of the 85 accredited SSS collecting and paying partners, …

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Five Takeaways on Mastercard’s Pursuit for Better Digital Payment Solutions

Because cashless is the future of payments From paying using cash and plastic, payments have become more accessible thanks to technology. With the likes of QR and contactless payments, technology is constantly evolving to make payments convenient for everyone while maintaining a high level of security. Payments solutions company Mastercard is adopting new ideas in making digital payments better than …

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Soon, Fashion Wearables Will Let You Do Cashless Payments

Made possible by Mastercard’s partnership with Tappy Technologies Have you ever imagine that fashion accessories like watches can be used to do contactless payments, saving you the hassle of bringing physical cash with you? Hong Kong-based token service provider Tappy Technologies wants and Mastercard wants to make that a reality. Through their strategic partnership, Tappy will be using its patented …

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This Facility is a Haven for Your Business Operations When Disaster Strikes

The whole facility can withstand an intensity 8 earthquake Worried about your business going into shambles should the Big One strike the Philippines? ePLDT wants to make sure you can continue some of your operations with the launch of its VITRO Disaster Recovery (DR) facility in the Philippines. Spanning almost 7000 square meters, the Clark VITRO DR facility is the …

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Globe, Smart in A Close Match with 4G Availability According to Opensignal

Smart still delivers better 4G speeds in spite of a decrease in download speeds Both Globe and Smart have been working on improving 4G connectivity in the Philippines, and Opensignal’s latest report shows that Smart is still the better telco provider in spite of Globe catching up on various metrics. In its September 2019 report, Globe has reached the 75% …

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Select PLDT Fibr Customers Receiving Speed Boosts For Free

Confirmed by several subscribers Here’s some good news for PLDT Fibr subscribers: the telco company is recently rolling out speed boost to current Fibr plans free of charge. Our editor-in-chief John received the notification and was informed that the speed boost will take effect within 24 hours. The link in the said message brings you to this verification page, where …

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5 Ways vivo Helped in Shaping the Smartphone Industry

Pushing for innovation, one step at a time Since 2009, vivo has been working hard in pushing for smartphone innovation. Whether it may involve new design cues or clever solutions, vivo makes sure to make them available not just to flagship phones, but also with mid-range models. Let’s look back at how the brand helped in shaping the smartphone industry: …

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Huawei brings 5G One Step Closer to the Philippines with the 5G CPE Pro

One step closer to realizing 5G in the Philippines As the leader in 5G, Huawei has already signed more than fifty commercial contracts with network operators along with over 150,000 base stations installed across the globe. Huawei is currently working on bringing 5G to the Philippines. Part of its efforts includes bringing in its 5G equipment to our shores starting …

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Manila Debuts WiFi Kiosk at Andres Bonifacio Monument

The kiosk can accommodate up to 100 users As part of its efforts in modernizing Manila and providing internet access for everyone, Mayor Isko Moreno debuts the first ISKOnek WiFi Kiosk at Andres Bonifacio Monument. Powered by Eastern Communications, the WiFi kiosk can cater to up to 100 users, giving them free internet access—up to 80mbps based on initial tests—for …

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Smart Rolls Out VoLTE to Metro Manila Subscribers

Expect better quality calls with this feature After making the first successful Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in 2017, Smart is rolling out the service to its Metro Manila subscribers. To recap, VoLTE makes use of LTE networks to deliver improved call quality with almost no background noise. The feature also allows for users to browse the internet while receiving …

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Partners with PLDT and Smart

Free internet access for Manilenos! As part of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s efforts in reshaping Manila, PLDT and Smart partnered with the city government of Manila to provide free WiFi access to select areas in Manila. LIVE: Free WiFi for Manileños to be built in the following areas: Manila City HallOspital ng MaynilaTondo Medical CenterGat Andres Medical Center Universidad de …

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