Looking for a new computer customized for your usage, for the newest tablet or just for a longer LAN cable? Below we present you a selection of reliable and not too expensive computer stores where you get all the accessories and gadgets you wish for.
The Philippines is host to some of the best hackers world wide. Combined with quite a high number of thefts and stolen laptops and smart phones, information security becomes and important topic. If your gadgets get stolen, at least you can prevent the thief from browsing through your bank data.
You lost your phone and/or wallet or somebody stole your valuables? Megacitizens.com tells you what to do next, and what preventive measures you can take to save yourself from as much trouble as possible.
As most other Megacities in the world, Metro Manila is unfortunately home to a high crime rate compared to the rest of the country. Most of the crimes committed in Manila are robbery and theft. Poverty and unequal distribution of wealth are the prime reasons behind most of the crimes.
Before, Megacitizens had to print out emergency numbers or save them on their phones. Now there are only a few numbers for you to remember. For accidents and other medical emergencies, you can dial 911. For citizen complaints, call 8888. To call the police, take a look at our list.
Over-the-counter (OTC) payment collection services are often located in shopping malls, grocery stores, and sometimes the nearest street corner. You can settle most of your monthly bills and many other payments by dropping by these shops.
For Megacitizens, taxis are the main means of public transportation in Manila. You can see them at every corner of the city at every time of the day. Only problem: the more you need a cab, the less likely you will find one! During rush hour or when it is raining cats and dogs it will be difficult to get hold of a taxi.
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.
Using a landline connection for communication is not as common as it might be in other Megacities. Due to the widespread use and cheap rates of mobile phone services as well as the struggles of actually getting a landline connection in the past, most people rely solely on mobile phone services for their private communication.
For corporate communication however, having a landline connection is common. The pricing for corporate communication and private landlines are different. For the corporate ones, you should always contact the respective offices to get the best option for your company.
There are few countries where BlackBerry phones are as popular as in the Philippines. Now the company has launched the BlackBerry Q5, its newest smart phone that targets the emerging markets in particular.
Skycable offers a bundle composed of Internet access and landline services called SKYbundles. It includes unlimited local calls within the Megacity, setup of all the equipment and an Internet flat rate.
Globe, traditionally a mobile phone service provider, also offers limited landline services. They introduced Globe Home Phone and Super Home Phone which are wireless landline phones. You can carry them around (within a certain area) like a mobile phone but have to sign up for a postpaid contract. These phones can be used for calling and sending/receiving text messages.
PLDT is the traditional Philippine telephone and Internet company. Despite this, PLDT is offering some of the most advanced services, bundled to their landline contracts. You can for example get a bundle that includes sending and receiving text messages through their services, bring your landline phone outside the house in your village (PLDT Landline Plus), as well as a tablet computer (telepad) which can be used for Internet browsing, calls and much more. Most companies also rely on PLDT services as their contractor for landline as well as Internet access.