I was invited by my hostee, Nica, to join the ümobile community. At first, I was reluctant to go through with the change of numbers again, but I am willing to give it a try, so I went ahead and registered. Now, you can’t just go and register without an invite. Plus, you must be a part of the young professionals age group, 15 to 35 years old and is currently living in the Philippines. My mom actually wanted an invite, but she’s way off the calendar!
How do you score an invite? According to ümobile:
If one of your friends is already a ümobile member then by all means use every sweet talk method in the book to get yourself invited.
Sounds easy right? But what if…
…your friend still hasn´t forgiven you for the time you stuck him with the bar tab, then drop by one of our ümobile events and if you match our criteria, you can snag an invite code from one of our code givers.
A code giver is someone who gives out the invite code. Remember, invite codes are FREE, so if anyone sold them to you, you’ve been duped!
I have been using their service for 2 days now and I must say, their signal is really great. The only downside I see so far is that I am having the hardest time sending messages to Globe and Sun subscribers. I can call them anonymously though. It’s as if my ümobile number is super top secret.
I am enjoying their fring™ service. What the what is fring, anyway?
fring™ is a mobile Internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring™, Skype©, MSN© Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM© friends using your handset’s Internet connection rather than costly cellular airtime minutes.
At first, I could not logon or even get connected to fring, so I sent an email to their customer service. After a while, I got a call from them asking if I am still having problems with my fring connection. The customer service rep said that she will forward my concerns to their products and services team, so I just said OK. After 30 minutes, I get an email from one of their reps, Angelo, asking me more details about the issue. I then received a call from him in less than 30 minutes. Long story short, my issue was resolved. All I had to do was set my default connections to ümobile settings.
I was amazed by their customer service. They made it seem like all your concerns are important that they had to call you and help you with your ümobile issues. The reason why they can call you is because your information is store in their system, so if concerns arise, they can contact you immediately. I just hope they will be able to keep this kind of customer service. It is rare, rare anywhere else.
One of the perks that I love most is that I get Php100 credits every month for the first 6 months! That’s super generous of them. I can also purchase credits online and pay via PayPal, or share pre-paid credits to my family and friends. Coolness.