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Friday, December 11, 2009

Is there still a Motorola Philippines?

When I go visit www.motorola.com.ph, the site is still alive which means they might still have operations here but how come I don't see any Motorola store anymore? Plus, there are only a few sellers stocking Motorola phones. It's really too bad, I kinda like Motorola, two of my old Motorola phones are very much still alive and kicking.

If they don't have operations in the Philippines anymore, how will I ever order the Motorola Milestone? This phone is definitely on top of my next phone to purchase list. The Motorola Milestone is also known as the Droid in the US and the phone is with the Verizon network. Of course, those who have relatives in the US and is thinking of buying it in the US---STOP! The Motorola Droid will NOT work with simcards here. Why? Because Verizon is a CDMA network (and I think their phones don't have simcards) whilst all of our wireless carriers here are GSM.

If you're planning on importing, be sure to get it in Europe because our mobile networks here and in Europe are the same so any phones purchased in Europe will work here in the Philippines, provided the phone is sim unlocked or as we fondly call here--"openline".

Hmm, I guess I could always order at eBay but the customs charges would be too expensive so I guess I better ask my sister in the UK to buy me one.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

motorola glorietta and MOA

natalie1981 said...

I didn't see the Motorola in Glorietta,it's in the fourth floor, right? I went there a couple of weeks ago and the Motorola shop was also closed. Haven't been to MOA yet.

Anonymous said...

looks like motorola stopped selling phones here already. shops in glorietta, galleria, and megamall are closed already. good luck to moto fans

Anonymous said...

Guys, they will reintroduce Motorola very soon.. there will be shops to be opened again.. they're now working on the marketing strategy for the Motorola relaunching. so for all the Motorola fans,, just wait=)

Jegan said...

is that true? Motorola will be reintroducing itself? where did you get that information from? and if its true then, I'm looking forward to it..

Anonymous said...

The thing about the Droid using CDMA is quite true. I actually got one from the US but unfortunately, it doesn't have a SIM slot. But I saw some Droids in GreenHills that have SIM slots (priced at around 24K). Anyways, I'm using it to store and play media files as it has 16GB of storage memory. WiFi also works perfectly so... Good thing I've got an old BlackBerry Pearl 8100. It's good enough to handle comm stuff.

Anonymous said...

I'm loyal to Motorola phones too. I just lost (stolen) my other Moto-phone but if its true that they're coming back I'll wait! There's just nothing better...

mark julius said...

i just came home from Singapore this January 2011 with my Motorola phone, hoping to find a same phone just like it but i only find oldest versions (phones) in Manila malls, hope to see some good marketing plans from Motorola Phil. ...

Allie said...

I've had my Motorola Milestone phone for almost a year now. The problem is, I'm dying to buy some accessories for my phone. (headset, case, ...)
Is there a store here in the Philippines which still sells Moto accessories? (aside from batteries) Any luck?