UAAP-inspired broadband sticks released

Posted at 07/17/2012 2:39 PM | Updated as of 07/17/2012 6:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After the much talked about UAAP collection of Brazilian slipper brand Havaianas comes another set of items inspired by the country’s collegiate sports league.

Broadband sticks bearing the logos of eight school teams were released by Globe Telecom over the weekend, just in time for the opening of season 75 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

Globe said the new products, called Tattoo U-Sticks, offer privileges to students such as free unlimited access to their school website, Google Mail and Yahoo for one year, and free access to Facebook and Twitter for 10 days.

”[Tattoo U-stick] allows them (students) the freedom in the digital space that they want and they need plus the perks and discounts so that they could live their college life to the fullest,” said Dong Ronquillo, head of Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business.

Globe said users of the UAAP-inspired sticks must key in a code to avail of the student-friendly discounts and promos. Those from the University of the Philippines, for instance, should type ”FIGHTING MAROONS,” while those from Adamson University should use ”SOARINGFALCONS.”

The Tattoo U-Sticks are priced at P995 and P3,495 for the 3G and 4G variants, respectively. Globe said these will be available until October 15.

Just recently, Havaianas released its limited edition UAAP flip-flops, which were done in partnership with UAAP and ABS-CBN Licensing.

The eight pairs of rubber slippers come in the universities’ respective colors.