Mobile Phone

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You get snacks, drinks and other necessities 24/7 at literally every street corner in the Megacity, thanks to international chains of convenience stores and the typical Filipino Sari-Sari stores.

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SUN offers post-Paid as well as prepaid plans. The post-paid plans include regular plans as well as plans that include mobile phones. 

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SMART belongs to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and provides the mobile services. SMART offers standard prepaid services as well as five customizable post-paid plans, unlimited plans and an iPhone plan. Most plans can be supplemented with extra services, such as international call time. The best way is to tell the vendor what exactly you are planning to do and how to use your mobile services. They will help you figure out what plan bundled with which services is the best for your mobile phone behaviour.

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There are several providers for prepaid and post-paid mobile phone plans available in the Megacity and it only makes sense to take some time to compare plans and options. But if you want to get SIM cards from all the providers, you can do so as well because it is not uncommon for Megacitizens to have two or three SIM cards from different telecoms. SUN-Smart-Globe is a likely combination. 

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GLOBE, one of the biggest telecom companies in the Philippines, offers prepaid as well as post-paid services. You can subscribe to GLOBE's prepaid services by having enough load on your phone. You can also text specific messages to a service number and it will automatically activate certain services such as unlimited texting, unlimited calls, and Internet access for 24 hours. GLOBE offers also a huge variety of plans and combinations for post-paid customers as well and this also includes a family plan. 

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Globe offers traditional internet services including a free WI-FI router and landline (post-paid) as well as the Internet stick (prepaid) and several service bundles for all types of Internet users.

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If you have enough of endless taxi lines, old vehicles, and choosy drivers, you should try out Uber. The company connects passengers with private drivers via its mobile app - easy, safely, and quickly.

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Electronic communication is a very important aspect of every-day life, even more so in a Megacity where friends and colleagues might live in different cities. Here is everything you need to know about communication in the Megacity, from landlines and cell phones to tablets and online shopping.

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Good News for the gadget-hungry Megacitizens of Manila: on June 7 2013 BlackBerry launches its new BlackBerry Q10 in the Philippines. The smartphone is the first BlackBerry with a QWERTY keyboard, the standard keyboard for computers, notebooks, etcetera.

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