Globe offers 30-day free Facebook access, BBM for new BlackBerry 7 users

Posted at 11/30/12 11:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom, Inc. customers who will buy a new BlackBerry 7 smartphone between Dec. 1 to 30 can avail of free and unlimited access to Facebook and BBM for 30 days.

The promo is available at participating Globe dealers and retailers, the telco said in a statement on Friday.

"Now is the perfect time to get a BlackBerry device from Globe with this special promo that allows users to enjoy unlimited access to Facebook and BBM for free, allowing them to share those precious Yuletide moments and happenings without having to worry about excessive data charges," Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe, said in the statement.

The telco is taking advantage of Filipinos' "growing penchant" for Facebook, as the site has been often used as a tool to communicate with family and friends.

Hastings Singh, managing director at BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, said in the same statement: "This offer is our early Christmas gift to our Filipino customers so they can get in on the action of staying in touch with their loved ones this holiday season."

"Not only will they enjoy up to 35% off on BlackBerry smartphones this holiday season, they can also instantly share their status and photos with their Facebook friends and take full advantage of BBM’s robust unlimited local and international messaging for free," Singh added.

BlackBerry 7 smartphones covered in the promo are the following: BlackBerry Curve 9220, BlackBerry Curve 9320, BlackBerry Curve 9360, BlackBerry Curve 9380, BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Torch 9860, BlackBerry Bold 9790, and BlackBerry Bold 9900.