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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐›๐ž๐ซ

Continuing its efforts at empowering grassroots communities in need of fiber broadband, leading Philippine fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. held a training session for would-be dealers or agents of its trailblazing prepaid fiber product Surf2Sawa (S2S), and celebrated with the town in its Feast of the Holy Cross in the municipality of Alitagtag, Batangas. 

๐‘Œ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ฝ๐พ2๐ฟ2 ๐‘†2๐‘† ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘, ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘-๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘“2๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘ค๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก.

Bringing both potential employment opportunities and free connectivity to the townspeople of Alitagtag, Converge considered the full day of activities as part of its mission to leave no one behind, and at the same time make an impact in a community it serves. The training session drew in participants from all over Batangas who are also operating in Mindoro.

โ€œThis is part of our commitment to the communities where we are present. Apart from providing reliable fiber connectivity, we want to empower them by providing a source of livelihood through our program.We aim to train community members to know more about Surf2Sawa and help them improve their skills and gain confidence,โ€ said Converge National Business Unit Head for Prepaid Conrado Pascual.

Dianara Lopez, a mother from Poblacion West, Alitagtag narrates how S2S is able to support her and her family.

๐ท๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ง, ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘“ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ .ย 

โ€œNag-umpisa po ako sa pag-aahente ng S2S tapos binigyan ako ng oportunidad na maging admin ng isang agency na KFB Internet Services. Ang ginagawa ko bilang isang agent, nagha-house to house, nag-a-assist ng mga kliyente at kung sila ay maglo-load, ia-assist din namin sila para patuloy nilang magamit ‘yung S2S,โ€ shared Lopez

โ€œSobrang laki ng naitulong sa akin ng S2S sa loob ng two years nandito ako. Kasi bago ako magka-baby, S2S na rin talaga ang gumabay din sa akin. Pangarap ko ngayon para sa anak ko, ay makatapos s’ya sa pag-aaral. Sa laki rin naman ng itinutulong ng S2S, hiling ko na patuloy akong masuportahan para punan ito,โ€ she adds.

S2S was officially launched in Tondo in August 2023, positioning itself as a mass market product fitting the lifestyle needs of Class D1. 

โ€œSabi nga nila, ang produkto natin ay mura, mabilis, walang kontrata at โ€œunliโ€ pa. Higit sa lahat, walang data cap,โ€ Pascual added, stressing the features of the game-changing product. 

With flexible top-up options for as low as P50 for one-day service up to P700 for a 30-day unlimited connectivity, the product has gained popularity among disadvantaged households seeking to upgrade to fiber connectivity from mobile and wireless broadband.

S2S subscribers can also enjoy free streaming access to BlastTV, doing away with the need to subscribe for expensive OTT streaming services. 

๐‘‡๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐ด๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”, ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐น๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐ถ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘  (๐‘€๐‘Žโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘Ž. ๐ถ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘ง) ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ ๐ต๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›. ๐‘‡๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘“๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘“ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐‘†2๐‘† ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ 10 ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘๐‘˜๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ .

In its first quarter report , Converge ended March 2024 with a total of 2,252,845 subscribers. This comprises 2,091,897 postpaid subscribers and 160,948 prepaid subscribers. In 1Q2024, Surf2Sawa continued to register all-time-high quarterly gross adds โ€“ a testament to the intact and growing demand for fiber broadband across all income segments.

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