Okay… this is just more of a rant for me than it actually is a “blog entry” but since it’s here… let’s just chalk it up as another post.
I used to have a Sun Cellular line a few years back… thinking, “Hey! This 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited Promo is one great way for the family to keep in touch without actually spending a whole lot!”… WRONG! The frustration and anger I went through due to hours of disconnections and calls not getting through from one party to another took it’s toll…!
Fast-Forward to present. Since my wife is being sent by her office to Baguio (for a MONTH) to train personnel there, I figured Sun Cellular must’ve at least improved their services by now, right? Right?! So, me and the wifey decided to get prepaid simcards from Sun to help us “bridge the gap” so to speak while she’s up north.
Well, seems like Sun Cellular hasn’t changed a bit… text messages give you error displays such as “Message not sent this time” or “Message sending failed”… especially during rush hour (late afternoon)… calling one another is just a frustrating and equally tiresome! You’d think these Gokongweis would try to at least stay on the heels of Globe and Smart and try to be similarly competitive… but no matter how competitive you are in terms of call rates (FREE, in fact!)… it doesn’t make any sense if you cannot actually call, let alone text the other party.
And if it DOES go through… we still have the problem of message delays. And I’m not just talking about 5 minute delays especially during the afternoon… some of your messages take forever to come in. 10, 20, 30 minutes… even more!
The 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited promo was a good idea… WAS. I had friends here and there scurrying to purchase prepaid and postpaid Sun sims and using it as a secondary lines…! Sun could’ve sustained the hype by improving their signal and strengthening their infrastructure. Their excuse then was that since Sun was still new to the game, they still had to put up more cellsites in and around Manila and eventually a substantial amount of coverage all over the Philippines.
2-3 years after, you still get the sucky signal in Metro Manila which you’d expect to be “at par” already with their more successful and reliable counterparts.
So, in conclusion… after trying Sun Cell years back, going into exodus from their service, and coming back again… I only have this to say… “Up yours! Shove your services and promos up where the SUN don’t shine!”. Pun intended you, losers!