Movie and TV star Xian Lim has been to many places around the world, but he admits to being afraid of a number of things when going abroad.
If you’ve never heard of the Cu Chi tunnels, it’s a series of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War, with barely enough space to crawl through. This was where Xian found himself, together with his mom, on a previous trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. “We were crawling through one of the tunnels when my mom started panicking. The tourists behind us were already getting antsy so I had to tell her to calm down, pero sa totoo lang, natatakot na din ako nun. Sobrang liit talaga ng space!”
The rush of excitement he got at the end of the tunnel was cut short, however, upon realizing that he would have to wait until getting back to his hotel to post a photo without the risk of incurring high data roaming charges. “You know, no photo, no proof! No one will believe me without a photo on Instagram, sobrang hassle kasi wala akong wi-fi nun.” For someone who is constantly on social media to keep his friends and followers back home in the loop, data roaming is definitely a must-have for the young actor. To allay his fear of bill shock, he keeps his phone on airplane mode and hunts for wi-fi, which is not always available anytime and anywhere he needs it.
With multiple trips lined up to Los Angeles, Australia, Qatar, and Dubai this October, Xian looks forward to traveling with the P599/day flat rate data roaming from Globe Telecom. Besides non-stop tweeting and photo sharing, Xian can also check his e-mails throughout the day and use online maps to navigate the streets like a local for some R&R time – all without worrying about his postpaid bill with the standard rate for data roaming from Globe.
If you’re like Xian who’s always stressed from searching for hard-to-spot wi-fi areas to avoid bill shock, the P599/day rate will save you from all the fear, worry, and hassle of staying connected while traveling. You can simply turn on data roaming and your phone will automatically latch on to a Globe partner carrier at your current destination.
Aside from 24-hour mobile internet access, the P599/day flat rate also comes with free TravelCare insurance for up to 30 days, covering as much as P200,000 worth of protection from inconveniences like cancelled flights or delayed baggage. It’s a perfect fit to any travel junkie like Xian, who has lost his luggage many times during his trips to Florida and Canada, and a baggage switch on his way back to Manila. “Who wouldn’t panic, right? That’s why I always make sure I have a backpack with me with an extra set of clothes!”
“Being online makes traveling more enjoyable and convenient with easy access to maps, bookings, messaging and social networking sites, as well as hotel and restaurant reviews available at your fingertips. With the P599/day flat rate from Globe, travelers like me get instant internet connection without having to look for Wi-Fi with no bill shock ever, plus free travel insurance for a complete and worry-free travel experience,” shares Xian.
Wander wonderfully and roam worry-free with Globe for as low as P599 per day of all-you-want mobile surfing anywhere around the world! For the list of countries and partner carriers, visit http://bit.ly/globedataroaming. To know more about the new P599 flat rate for unlimited surfing abroad, visit www.globe.com.ph/roaming or call the Globe Roaming Hotline at +6327301212 toll-free even while abroad.