I bought a PLDT landline Plus prepaid SIM the other day.
I bought one to try it out. I think Bayantel was the first telecoms company to introduce wireless landline phones (please correct me if i’m wrong).
Its a SIM that will work on any GSM or CDMA phones. I inserted it into my old 8210 (the small one).
After that you need to activate your sim. There’s a free P50.00 credits that you can use to try it out. You can’t make calls yet. But you can receive incoming calls and texts messages. Yes you read it right. You can also do text messaging with your landline number. Cool huh?
You can call any PLDT landline plus users for FREE but only those within the specified are – like for this one its Davao del Sur. Unfortunately, there are only quite a few people that you know that uses this type of landline service right? But who knows eventually your whole neighborhood might use this. hhahaha.
Of course you can also use it like an ordinary landline phone to call other landline and mobile phone numbers even place International calls.
It says in the manual that it can’t be used for internet access yet. Maybe they’re still working on the data plans or… they don’t want to compete with their existing plans or services being given by PLDT or other affiliated companies (like Smart).
So, can we use this landline number for credit card applications? You see one big factor in getting a credit card application approved is having a landline number where they can call you to force you to pay your debt if you are a delinquent payer. But i think this can’t be used.
Anyways, so far its working great. but i haven’t really checked its performance when on the go. Unlike brader blogie who got pissed with Bayantel’s mobile landline because of the bad signal and other problems that he encountered.
Ok so why get a portable landline? I think i’ve already blogged about that here,
Now, aside from your mobile phone with 11 digit number, you’ll also be carrying around a mobile phone with your 7 digit landline number. How cool can that be? Or is it?