BayanTel Wireless Landline Service now available BayanTel recently began offering its wireless landline service in two key cities covered by its pilot program. The service, available now in the cities of Marikina and Manila, will also cover Tacloban, General Santos, and Davao by May. Called “SPAN”, the new service aims to deliver “the key benefits of landline and wireless services in a single package.” SPAN users can make unlimited landline calls from within and outside their house. In fact, the service will be available within the community where the user lives. The SPAN phone is as big as a regular mobile phone. It also has the intelligence of the standard mobile phone such as phone directory, caller ID, stopwatch, timer, call logs, and others. The service also allows text messaging. You can send a text to any SPAN users, as well as existing users of other mobile services. Available at the same rate as landline services, SPAN is unmatched as far as value is concerned. To get SPAN service, subscribers only have to pay P2,200 for the activation fee and a monthly recurring rate of P749 VAT inclusive. Handset is for free provided the customer sign-up for a term of one year. “BayanTel decided to use this technology to expand its landline service based on user preference of ease of use and mobility. The same technology is already ready for 3G with just a simple card upgrade in the network. With the upgrade, BayanTel can easily and conveniently offer mobile broadband data services within the coverage area,” said Tunde Fafunwa, Chief Executive Consultant of Bayantel. BayanTel intends to expand the coverage of SPAN in the whole of Metro Manila and the key cities nationwide.