This is not mine but my husband, however, I was the one who encouraged him to get one under my brother's name (for their company and Globe had a tie up). I also handle his bills.
Billing wise, Globe is pretty accurate. And now that my husband has a subscription plan, he seldom goes over the limit of P500 or $10. When he had the pre-paid before, he usually consumes more than that amount in a month. With his plan sometimes, his consumption is below the plan. So that way, he still saves money. And his savings also went to the new phone that he got with the plan, a Blackberry. We sold his old phone and got some cash back.
The contract is locked up at 2 years, which is common for most cellphone subscriptions. However, unlike with Smart Telecoms (another giant telecoms company), Globe is not sure whether they will give a new phone when my husband will renew his subscription. With Smart, they do. It is a promise. And I have had three phones from them already because if you renew your subscription early, like 6 months early, they would give the new phone immediately.
When my husband's subscription will end next year, we are thinking of having it cut off so that he can switch to Smart and get a new phone again. His only problem is changing his number again. But for the new phone, why not? The phone company can also handle the the sending out of notifications to your contact list that you have a new number.
Globe's service is not that good either. I remember getting my rebate there and they had me come back four times before it was finally released. And it was less than $10!!! It was not even the worth of the gas in going back and forth there.