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April 07, 2013

PLDT intros myBro Plan499 at 512Kbps, capped at 3GB

PLDT has introduced a more affordable plan under their myBro fixed wireless internet services. A new PLDT myBro Plan 499 plan offers up to 512Kbps of WiMax service with a monthly bandwidth cap of only 3GB.

October 26, 2012

PLDT breathes new life into fixed line services with Fiber

As the demand for high-speed broadband internet increases in the country, PLDT reinvigorates its fixed line services by powering it with fiber optic technologies.

September 21, 2012

SocBlue turns your smartphone into a multi-SIM phone

Are you one of those who need dual-SIM capabilities but do not want to buy a dual-SIM phone? SocBlue’s dual-SIM adapter will do that for you in a package that’s no bigger than a credit card.

July 24, 2012

HTC Desire V vs. Lenovo P700: Dual-SIM Dogfight

We’ve been itching to write a simple and straightforward comparison between the two entry-level dual SIM smartphones that we have reviewed over the last few days since many of you guys keep on contemplating about which phone is better over the other.

June 27, 2012

SmartBro’s fixed wireless is now PLDT MyBro

Smart and PLDT are silently re-aligning their broadband services. The fixed wireless service which is the original brand for SmartBro (previously Smart WiFi) is now under a new label called PLDT myBro.

October 23, 2011

Nokia N9 Review

The Nokia N9 is the most interesting phone that came out of the Finnish company in years. Not only because it comes with totally different OS but also because it represents what Nokia could have become if it had done this strategy way earlier. Check out our full review of the Nokia N9 after the […]

June 06, 2011

Smart Bro reverts Plan 999 back to 2Mbps

Now that was quick — barely 5 days into the plan downgrade of Smart Bro (just the canopy-type) from 2Mbps to just 1 Mbps (effective June 1, 2011), they reversed it back to 2Mbps again.

June 21, 2010

SmartBro WiMax Prices, Service Plans revealed

Smart is finally out with it’s WiMax service and posters have been spotted about the new SmartBro WiMax subscription plans.

August 06, 2008

Plug-It, Uzzap & SmartBro: by the Numbers

According to a recent disclosure by PLDT, Smart’s wireless services are still growing pretty strong. Leading the pack is the fixed-wireless service Smart Bro, closing it to half a million subscribers since it first launched 3 years ago.

July 12, 2006

Fix your ISP DNS Problems

It has been a constant problem not only for me but for a lot of people as well. There are times when I get reports that people cannot see any of my blogs or some other people’s sites I host. Yet, the server is up, there is no problem on the data center and the […]

May 20, 2006

Smart Padyak: Wifi on Wheels

Inq7.net reports that Smart Communications has been using pedicabs to bring wireless broadband to areas in the Philippines that still has no internet: In lieu of passengers, the sidecars of specially equipped pedicabs instead carry a desktop computer and a wireless antenna that connects to the cellular network of telecom firm Smart Communications. Smart runs […]

April 20, 2014

How much did PLDT & Globe make from subs in 2013?

Back in March, both Globe and PLDT submitted a report to the SEC regarding the financial state of their respective companies. We reviewed the SEC filing, investor reports and disclosure documents to see how much they made from their subscribers.

August 02, 2013

Globe offers 15Mbps LTE @ Home plan for Php4,999

We’re not sure when did this come out but we just discovered that Globe is now offering Tattoo @ Home LTE unlimited service plans with speeds of up to 15Mbps and a starting price of Php1,099.

March 06, 2013

PLDT hits pay dirt, reports 12% profit growth

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company has recently reported an increase of almost 12-percent (11.99%) on its consolidated income in 2012 which amounts to Php35.5B compared to Php31.7B in the previous year. The company credits this profit upsurge to the success it garnered from various business branches including the acquisition of DigiTel (Sun Cellular).

April 21, 2012

LG Optimus L3 Review

In today’s mobile world, the trend is nudging towards high-end smartphones with bigger screens and a high price tag. But for us wanting a not so expensive alternative, what are we gonna do? LG has an answer to that in the form of their entry level handset, the Optimus L3.

February 12, 2012

Vodafone is coming to the Philippines?!

A new telco is coming to town and its name is Vodafone. Arguably the largest telecoms company in the world (based on revenues) and the 2nd largest in terms of subscriber base, Vodafone Philippines has started putting up their accounts for the Philippines in preparation for the official launch.

December 14, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Apple’s newest iteration of the iPhone was greeted with mixed reactions from the market. A lot has been said, both praises and disappointments, about what it should have been in the first place. Since the local launch of the iPhone 4S with Globe and Smart is just a couple of days away, let me share […]

October 12, 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

RIM’s newest flagship smartphone is the BlackBerry Bold 9900, sometimes also referred to as the BlackBerry Bold Touch. RIM’s back with a fresh new Bold that’s undoubtedly the best BlackBerry RIM has ever made. Read on and see our full review of the Bold 9900 after the jump.

July 28, 2011

RIM wants more but is mum about Philippine office

We had a late lunch at the Circles in Shangri-la with representatives of Research in Motion (RIM) from Singapore yesterday and they briefly discussed with us their current standing in the Philippine smartphone market.

May 30, 2011

LG Optimus 2X P990 Review

My latest handset purchase is the LG Optimus 2X, dubbed as the world’s first dual-core Android smartphone which made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Check out our full review of the Optimus 2X after the jump and see if it lives up to expectations and hype.

March 29, 2011

PLDT buys majority stake of Sun Cellular

The biggest IT story of the day is PLDT’s acquisition of Digitel which operates Sun Celluar, the 3rd largest telco player in the Philippines.

August 18, 2009

Samsung i8910 Omnia HD Review

After using the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD for over a month now, I’m still having some mixed feeling about the phone. At one hand, the specs and features are awesome but one the other hand, the S60 platform kind of ruined the experience a bit. Let me share with you my thoughts in this review.

May 26, 2009

Have we become too demanding on tech?

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of stuff happening in tech — faster CPUs, better phones, broadband connectivity and digital entertainment.

March 30, 2009

The State of WiMax: What’s the real deal?

A couple of days ago, I attended a WiMax forum hosted by Intel Philippines. They are helping push the use of WiMax in emerging markets where there are very low but fast growing PC users. Why?

March 26, 2009

Globe WiMax Internet is here!

Just got an SMS confirmation from Globe that they’ve already rolled out and servicing customers on their WiMax network. I’m still getting the details but the Inquirer ran the story last night that it will be 512Kbps at Php799 per month. This service will certainly be competing against Smart Bro’s Fixed Wireless offering.

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