Off we were to the "Emerald City" on a very green and somewhat magical night of watching Wicked at Solaire Theater. The thing about watching musicals is you can't wait to be mentally whisked off to faraway lands to be able to revel in stories and characters that become dear to you. Special amenities and a lovely pre-event cocktail spread prior to the beloved musical Wicked showing in Manila were prepared for Globe's Platinum subscribers at Solaire. There was a delicious buffet and waiters serving drinks and even, hand on heart, a quartet from the Manila Symphony Orchestra playing some of the musical's well-loved songs. All of it made possible since Wicked was being co-presented by Globe.
"Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students, a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West."
The emerald lighting, Wicked's soundtrack emanating from within the room out into the cocktail area... all of it just gave us the Oz feels while entering to sit down. Here we waited for Globe to present what would be one of their freshest updates for subscribers yet.
At the event, Portfolio Management & Brand Integration Head for Globe Platinum, James Alcantara, presented a couple of new features to expect with the updated Globe "thePlatinum" plan. The exclusive and new "thePlatinum" plan gives subscribers access to Globe's priority network for an optimal mobile surfing connection, all-month surfing (built-in as staple feature for line-only plans without a Globe locked device), and a consumable allowance meant to be used for additional Platinum add-ons. He also mentioned the very interesting addition of "Thea" an identified Platinum Virtual Concierge who will assist Platinum members through Facebook, Messenger, or Viber with any lifestyle-related inquiries or even reservations they want to make.
“We make sure that it’s not just about the plan, but the total Globe Platinum experience. We give Platinum customers all the mobile data they need and we serve it in a way that allows them to enjoy it better than the rest," shares Coco Domingo, VP for Emerging Strategic Businesses.
Together with Globe Platinum, subscribers can enjoy exclusive bonus access opportunities like this, access to "Thea" their virtual concierge, and unique discounts for events that are made possible by their Platinum subscription. To learn more about ThePLATINUM Plan, visit www.globe.com.ph/platinum
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