Globe Network Freezing

Familiar with the term “network freezing?” Maybe not, until now. It's actually a term used by telecommunications companies when they suspend their unlimited call and text promos purposely to “give customers quality service by controlling the traffic volume.”

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The telcos (Globe at this point in time) according to news, plans to implement network freezing during the holidays, specifically on December 24, 25 and 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011.

This would mean that users cannot avail of the usual unlimited call and text promos on that period. Oh that's sad, isn't it? But don't worry, Globe's plan needs to be approved by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) first before it gets a go.

Expect a simple excuse: it's better to freeze the network than to have it congested during a time when you really need to communicate with your family and loved ones to share the holiday cheers.

Network congestion happens every year as per my own observation. But hey it's 2010! Haven't the telcos improved their systems over time to prevent this kind of problem from reccuring? Just asking.