Being a foreigner surrounded by a bunch of idiot locals, I rarely have anything to say to them in person and I sure as hell don’t have anything to say to them from a distance. As some of you may know, I do have at least ONE foreign friend here who I keep in touch with once in a while. Therefore, I ACTUALLY have a reason to make a local call in this godforsaken country.
Well recently, I had to make an important call out to my buddy, and due to the urgency and content of this call, I predicted it was going to be a lengthy conversation. As emphasized above, I don’t really make a whole lot of phone calls, therefore I am completely ignorant when it comes to these unlimited call features that they call “UNLICALL” under the SMART network carrier, but not completely oblivious.
My buddy uses SMART, and my wife uses SMART, so it’s logical for me sign up for SMART for compatibility reasons. With that said, my entire household is operated under the SMART network, even my internet. I’m quite familiar with the ‘UNLISURF’ offers, which is how I managed to surf the internet all day long and posting my rants here on a daily basis. My wife being a local, she is the ‘UNLICALL’ subscriber who usually rants on about her life verbally with petty gossip.
Alright, on with the phone call. Being that it was going to be a long conversation, and my wife was already currently subscribed to ‘UNLICALL’ I decided to use her phone instead to call up my buddy to save up on minutes/load. After several seconds into the conversation, the damn phone had cut off. So I gave it another try…… then another try…….. and then a few more tries.
So after my 43rd futile attempt to connect I said,”The hell with it!” I grabbed my phone, dialed my buddy’s number, connection has been established, then I get a…..
I thought to myself,”you gotta be fucking kidding me!?” So apparently for all you SMART users out there, there is a LIMITATION when you register with unlicall while dialing on the *6406 network. So if you think you could get away with calling all day and night with these price-breaking promos, you better think again buddy. Using the unlicall feature MAY entitle you to make outgoing unlimited calls at unbelievably low rates for the selected period you subscribed to, but the catch is that you are required to make your phone calls on a clouded network that is more congested than Manila’s traffic to get through. Good luck to those of you who chooses to subscribe to unlicall, I haven’t had much luck with it, and I constantly hear my crazy wife in the other room yelling in anger pulling her hair out whenever one of her calls gets dropped, which happens quite often.
So is unlicall too good to be true? Is it worth it to you? I say it’s not! But I haven’t had much trouble with the unlisurf packages that entitles me to unlimited internet, how else am I on here so much on PFB, facebook, youtube, and that other ‘tube’ site that starts with another prefix? Well I have no intentions on switching my phone network unless everyone I contact most frequently changes carriers too. One of you already know I have a Globe sim, thanks to my phone’s dual sim capabilities.
Anyway, you get what you pay for. We decided to pay less to live in a shitty-ass country, so we can only expect to receive shitty-ass services, and I can’t put it any better than that!