GLOBE just announced another free offering from them, called Free Zone. It is Google-powered free zone that lets users have access to Google services on their mobile devices for free! Not all wants a very much complex and technical explanation to this, so let me explain it the easy way.
Simply, its a free access for us that is under GLOBE or TM prepaid subscriptions. We can use Google services namely; Google Search, GMail, and Google Plus.
It is a tied-up partnership of GLOBE and Google. Just like what we’ve already seen with SUN and Facebook with the successful and popular Facebook Zero.
Globe and Google got this Free Zone for us.
GLOBE said that:
Free Zone powered by Google™ works on your phone’s default browsers. Third party browsers such as Opera Mini, QQ, Bolt and other third party browsers are not supported
Globe doesnt want us to use Opera Mini. LOL hahah I am not sure if its related to Opera Mini being tied up with SMART but that mobile browser is my favorite because its fast and its compression is a true winner. Btw, BOLT browser is already dead.
For further reading:
To enjoy Free Zone, you need a Google account. To get started on accessing Google™ mobile services for free, just text LIBRE to 8888 or visit libre.ph using your phone’s default browser. Promo is open to all Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers until Mar. 31, 2013.
How to use Free Zone on Globe/TM
I only had tried to use this with my Android phone and a TM sim. Sending an SMS to 8888 with text “LIBRE” will just give you out an explanation on how to do this.
You can skip that if you are already reading this and has a Google account ready to log in.
On your mobile’s default browser, go to http://libre.ph/
Be sure you have a working connection. I just used myGlobe INET with APN: http.globe.com.ph and blank port/blank IP for my connection.
You will then be redirected to freezone.google.com
Log-in with your Google account.
Still, this is a pretty nifty service that might be of help for those emergency google searches you might need to do. Free access to your mail is also nice.
Here’s to using the Google search:
When you use the Google search via freezone, you are allowed to click and access the first page of the site on the results.
After that, if you tried to click other links on the said site, you will be welcomed by this notice:
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