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Google offers Free Zone to the Philippines - Google+, Gmail and Google Search all free, and without a data plan

Google offers Free Zone to the Philippines, gives access to services without the need of a data plan

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 9, 2012 @ 2:34 CST

Google are a great company, and to better this, they've just inked a deal with Filipino carrier Globe, to test out free access to their services. Available right now, Google's Free Zone lets any internet-enabled phone to access Google+, Gmail or Google Search, all without the need of a data plan.


This is mainly aimed at feature phones, allowing a user to load up pages from search results without having to pay for anything. There's no usage cap, but if you were to go into a page from the search results, access a Gmail attachment, or open links from within Google+, you'll be prompted to accept the charges, or sign up for a plan before this even happens.

The Philippines is the first market to receive Free Zone, but Google have much broader plans which is "aimed at the next billion users of the Internet, many of whom will be in emerging markets". You'll have some advertising flashed in front of your face, but nothing is truly free now, is it?


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