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(This file goes in /catalog/includes/languages/english/html/) How cellphone providers charge subscriber
(without Spider Network):

In the Philippines, all sent messages are charged at one (1) peso each while all received messages are free.

In the U.S.A., all sent and received messages are charged. Whether you are a sender or receiver, you get charged.
The cost ranges from 10 cents / text to 25 cents / text.

Sending Local vs. International Text (without Spider Network)

If Pedro in the Philippines, using a Philippine cellphone (e.g. Globe, Smart or Sun), sends a text message to Maria, also in the Philippines, who is using a Philippine cellphone this is called sending local within the Philippines.

If Pedro sends a text message to John a U.S. cellphone user directly, this is called sending an international text destined to U.S.A.

If Kate in the US (a US cellphone user) sends a text message to John also in the US this is called sending local within the U.S.A.

If Kate sends a text message to Maria in the Philippines directly, this is called sending international text destined to the Philippines .

Local Rates vs. International Rates (without Spider Network)

Local rates in the Philippines are charged at P1.0 / text message.

Local rates in the U.S.A. are charged at $0.05 / text message. This is the cheapest known to date.

Text Messaging Rates
Local Rates
International Rates

If Pedro in the Philippines sends a text message to John a U.S. cellphone user directly, this will cost Pedro P15 (fifteen pesos)!!! This is called sending an international text destined to U.S.A. Very expensive for a Filipino standard.

If Kate in the US, using a US cellphone, sends a text message to John, also in the US, this will cost her 10 cents. And John will also get charged 10 cents.

If Kate sends a text message to Maria (in the Philippines) directly, this will cost Kate 15 cents ($.15) or up to $0.30.

It is apparent that sending international text is very expensive for both sides whether you are in the Philippines or U.S.A.
But sending local messages saves a lot for both the sender and receiver.

What if you really wanted to send messages international (between U.S. and Philippines) at a local rate only? This is where the leading edge Spider Network technology comes in handy.

So, a text message that Pedro, who is in the Philippines, sends to John in the U.S. via the Spider Network, will appear as local send charged at local rates. And likewise, John can send text to Pedro via Spider network at a local rates too.

By using the Spider Network, all messages sent or received will be treated as local; hence will be charge at local rates to both parties (U.S. or Philippine texters).


Subscriber . - A text (SMS) user who avails (subscribe) to the Spider services. He is the one that is charged per text message sent or received.

Contact . - A text user who is added into the list of person(s) authorized to send and receive messages by the subscriber. Only text messages from the contacts registered by the subscriber will be allowed to pass through the Spider Network and received by the subscriber. The Spider network does not charge the contact.

Dealer . - A person who sells the Spider network services. His clients are the Spider subscribers.

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