Globe Telecom expands public WiFi service, Davao hospital included

GoWiFi, Globe Telecom’s premium public WiFi service has expanded to 1,000 more new locations and 10,000 access points in the Philippines including a prominent Davao City hospital. This, in an effort to give more Globe Telecom customers access to fast and reliable hotspots in high-traffic locations around the country.

Globe GoWiFi is available in Davao Doctors Hospital, located along Quirino Avenue. The service is also available in Manila hospitals like St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Medical City, Cardinal Santos Hospital, and Philippine General Hospital.

This developed as Globe partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the EDSA WIFI project which aims to provide high-speed internet connectivity throughout the 24-kilometer stretch of EDSA. DICT is targeting to reach over 13,000 public places across 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities nationwide.

GoWIFI may also be accessed in major malls such as Ayala Malls, Robinsons Malls, and Gaisano Malls; convenience stores like 7-Eleven, Ministop and Family Mart; coffee chains like Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Seattle’s Best Coffee; and restaurants like KFC, Burger King, Kenny Rogers Roasters, and Wendy’s.

On GoWiFi, users can browse social media, check emails, watch videos, and download files with speeds of up to 100Mbps. A secure access point, It is available for users regardless of network provider, and is compatible with any WiFi-enabled device. Users are given free minutes daily of high-speed internet access where GoWiFi is available.

“We’re paving the way for our customers to avail of a swift and dependable option when connecting to the internet, especially when they are on-the-go,” shares Globe Chief Commercial Officer, Albert de Larrazabal.

How to avail of Globe GoWiFi

Connect to the @GoWiFi network, wait for the GoWiFi portal to pop up (or open your browser) and then click the “GO” button.

Once the free minutes are up, Globe/TM customers and other networks can avail of a GoWiFi promo to continue their browsing by connecting to @GoWiFi_Auto. For P15, customers can enjoy 500MB worth of data allocation for one day, while P50 lets customers enjoy 1.5GB worth of data allocation for three days. Long-term customers can pay P99 for 1.5GB data allocation for 30 days. New GoWiFi users who are Globe, TM, or other telco customers may also avail of the Free Trial promo that will give them access to GoWiFi Auto for 3 days. This special trial is valid until August 31, 2017.

Customers can avail of this service and pay via prepaid load, charged to postpaid bill, credit card, or via Request-a-Fi – a feature that allows users to request for a GoWiFi package from their Globe or TM friends.

Globe continues to rollout more GoWiFi hotspots as part of the network’s goal to elevate the state of internet connectivity in the country. Soon, every Filipino will be given the chance to fully embrace a digital and connected lifestyle.

For more information on GoWiFi, visit the website at http://www.globe.com.ph/gowifi

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