I have been planning to write about this for a while now, ever since I transferred to Cavite. Yes I will rant about Sun’s 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited Service.
I availed of Sun Cellular’s service (as an extra cellphone line) as my temporary replacement to the landline we requested to have disconnected back in Tondo. I did not immediately plan to have the landline transferred to Cavite because I have no use for it: calling people in Manila would mean long distance charges, and I don’t have friends nor acquaintances in Cavite to call. JCD lives in Pacita, Laguna but surprisingly, they’re still covered by the area code of Metro Manila. So it is still impractical at the moment because I can’t call JCD anyway. Well, I could but just for practicality reasons, I can’t. LOL.
Anyway, I got a Sun Cellular simcard and availed of Sun’s Call and Text unlimited promo, which was very enticing. Imagine just spending 100 for a week’s worth of unlimited call and text? That’s just around 400 a month. Great deal if you ask me.
But that is where the great deal ends and hell begins. Sure, I have no problems with the unlimited text. But the unlimited call… is simply… hell.
Try calling between 8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and be prepared to have your thumb reduced to a useless, painful nub. You will get connected after a hundred redials. It would either be “network busy”, “please try your call again later”, or just an irritating busy tone. My god naubos ang lahat ng pasensyang inipon ko ng ilang taon. Usually (read: always) if this happens, by the time I get to talk to JCD, mainit na ulo ko. Hindi na kami masaya pag nag usap.
And then, there’s this 15 minute limit. Yes you can call as often as you want, just make sure it is within 15 minutes, or the call gets cut off. Then you have to go through hell again. Sun cellular subscribers have gone a way around this, the details of which I will not divulge here. But I mean, how do cellular systems work? I’m okay with the 15 minute limit for as long as it would be easy for me to redial. Saan ba dumadaan ang mga calls ng sun? Sa butas ng karayom? Sun subscribers are just about 2 million? Paano na pag dumami pa?
Oh I remember, sometimes the limit goes down to 4 minutes, then 2 minutes, then 6. Basta very irregular. The call will just drop. Just like that.
During the day it is just dandy and fine. Very normal. Connect agad. That’s probably why they’re pushing for the daylight call and text. Limited ang time to call from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm. Baka natutulog na yung taga connect ng calls after that. LOL.
Is it worth experiencing hell like this just because I’m paying for the service at such a low price? Should I be stuck with everything hellish under the sun just because I’m a cheapskate? Maybe. But I can rant so I will do it anyway. 😛