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Articles tagged for: Smart and Globe LTE

October 24, 2014

OpenSignal compares Globe and Smart’s LTE speed

OpenSignal, a company specializing in wireless coverage mapping, released a report that focuses on Philippine Internet – particularly our LTE speed. They compared two of our telecoms (Globe and Smart) to show where they stand in terms of download speed, upload speed, and latency.

November 23, 2014

Over 50,000 Spam Text goes thru Globe every day

A recent press release posted on Globe’s website indicated that over 2 million spam messages were blocked/filtered by the telco after they’ve implemented an automated filtering system in their network.

November 16, 2014

Smartphones with 128GB of Internal Storage

We can’t help but be astonished over the huge progress with phones and their internal memory over the past few years, and we’re seeing phones that hold bigger and bigger capacities every year. Here’s a list of smartphones with the biggest internal memory (so far) on a smartphone: 128 gigabytes.

October 15, 2014

Globe opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A week after Smart launched its pre-order page, Globe Telecom has finally opened its pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 along with the Gear S smartwatch.

October 12, 2014

Top LTE Smartphones under 10K (2014)

LTE connectivity has always been one of the main factors that drive the price of a smartphone. In recent times though, chipmakers like Qualcomm have released a cheaper processor with LTE chips, which resulted to an influx of cheap LTE smartphones with a sub-Php10K price tag.

October 08, 2014

Globe Telecom network is now 100% 4G HSPA+

The Ayala-led telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, has announced that its entire network is now equipped with 4G HSPA+.

September 03, 2014

Globe to roll-out LTE eMBMS and LTE-CA in 2015

Just three weeks after Smart announced the arrival of LTE-Advanced in the country, Globe Telecoms expressed its plan to launch two new LTE technologies in the country, namely LTE-CA (Carrier Aggregation) and LTE eMBMS (enhanced Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service) aka LTE Broadcast, that will further enhance the mobile internet experience of their subscribers.

August 24, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 now on Globe, free at Plan 1299

Globe Telecoms has recently added the Huawei Ascend P7 to its listing and it comes at no charge when you subscribe to Plan 1299 which comes with a 2-year contract.

July 28, 2014

LG G3 now available under Globe’s MySUPERPLAN 1799

LG Electronics’ new flagship smartphone, the LG G3 is now being offered by Globe Telecom and comes free of charge when users subscribe to MySUPERPLAN 1799 with a 30-month contract.

July 27, 2014

CD-R King 4G/LTE Pocket Wi-Fi now available for Php3,990

It comes to no surprise that CD-R King, Pinoy’s one-stop-shop for gizmos and accessories, now has offers an open-line 4G/LTE Pocket Wi-Fi that works for both Globe and Smart LTE networks.

March 24, 2014

Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy S5 plans compared

Last week, both Globe and Smart released their respective offerings on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ve compiled them both and compared them against each other in case you’re thinking of getting one.

March 17, 2014

Hands-on: ZTE MF90 LTE Pocket WiFi

The successor to the ZTE MF80 pocket WiFi from 2 years ago is the new ZTE MF90 which is now an LTE modem as well. This new model was officially released last month by MSI-ECS.

March 10, 2014

Funny and amazing stuff about tech in the Philippines

From being the text messaging capital of the world to becoming one of the top IT outsourcing hubs in the planet, the Philippines has certainly achieved a lot especially when it comes to anything that involves tech. For that we’re going to list some of the funny and amazing stuff about the technology industry in […]

March 08, 2014

Globe opens pre-order for Galaxy S5, arrives next month

Globe Telecom has already put up their pre-order page for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, and it looks like it is set to arrive next month.

February 02, 2014

Switching to Smart, not minding the FUP and Data Cap

Last week, Globe has actively enforced their FUP and monthly data caps. Both my Globe postpaid accounts have been hit (despite not getting the SMS notifications, yeah sucks). In desperation, I urgently applied for a Smart postpaid line as an alternate account.

January 25, 2014

Fair Use Policy: Globe vs. Smart compared

The idea of a Fair Use Policy is nothing new and has been enforced, albeit discreetly, by telcos on a case to case basis. Both Smart and Globe have their own version of the Fair Usage Policy for their network services, be it SMS, calls and mobile internet.

January 08, 2014

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1, 12.2

To complement the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Samsung also announced more affordable yet powerful versions of their Android tablets with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Tab Pro 10.1 and Tab Pro 12.2.

January 08, 2014

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung introduced new 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro tablet here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. It’s the biggest Android tablet for Samsung and we had a few minutes with it at their booth this morning.

December 09, 2013

Globe to offer iPad Air and Mini Retina on Dec. 19

Globe Telecom has announced that it will start offering Apple’s latest tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina display, starting December 19, 2013.

October 22, 2013

Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet

Nokia World, Abu Dhabi. Nokia’s very first tablet is the Lumia 2520, a 10-inch Windows RT tablet that takes its design inspiration from the Lumia handset.

October 21, 2013

Hands-On: Huawei B593 LTE WiFi Router

If you have an LTE signal in your area and you want to maximize the fast speed for a 24/7 LAN operation, the Huawei B593 LTE might be the best device to deploy this.

October 06, 2013

Globe offers 1st Unlimited Call and Text to All Networks

Globe Telecom is now offering its Platinum subscribers unlimited calls and texts to all networks and unlimited mobile surfing starting at Plan 5000.

October 04, 2013

Globe offers Galaxy Note 3 at Php1,799 monthly plan

Those who are eager to find out about Globe’s plan offerings for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and its companion smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, need not to wait any longer as the telco has already released their postpaid plans for the said handset.

September 11, 2013

Use GCash to buy Prepaid Load for Smart and Sun

During our trip to Berlin, Germany last week for IFA, I accidentally discovered that my GCash account had an option to buy load for other networks such as Sun or Smart. I totally forgot about it until today when I had to quickly reload my other Smart prepaid number.

September 08, 2013

Hands-on at IFA: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005

After the Unpacked 2013: Episode 2 event at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Samsung also joined the rest of the brands in IFA by showcasing all of its new devices and appliances to the media and the public. We got a second round to check out the Galaxy Note 3.

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