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March 09, 2012

PLDT WiFi Zone: Can paid public WiFi survive?

Yesterday, PLDT and Intel held a joint event to present a partnership for the PLDT WiFi Zone and the Intel-powered ultrabooks. They didn’t really share anything concrete plans bewteen the two brands but it was an opporunity for me to ask a lingering question — can paid public WiFi still survive in this time of […]

March 25, 2007

PLDT DSL Subscribers get Free WiFi

Just got my latest PLDT DSL Billing today and found several brochures for a couple of promos on myDSL. One of them is labeled “Exclusive Rewards for myDSL Subscribers” which gives free unlimited internet access in over 500 wifi hotspots nationwide (of course, via Airborne Access). If you are on any of the myDSL Biz […]

April 05, 2014

PLDT launches new TelPad with quad-core tablet

The other night, PLDT launched their new TelPad landline unit which boasts of a quad-core Android 4.1.2 Jellybean tablet, the 5th model in their line of TelPad units.

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.

November 15, 2012

Smart to offer 32GB Nexus 7 WiFi-only under postpaid?

The Google Nexus 7 is now on display at the PLDT JUMP Center in MegaMall and Smart has earlier announced that they will be offering the Nexus 7 on a postpaid plan in the coming weeks.

July 13, 2012

Makati putting up City-Wide WiFi Zone

In a bid to embrace conveniences that the internet can provide, the City Government of Makati has just announced that they are now making preparations to build a city-wide network of free WiFi service.

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.

September 08, 2011

ZTE MF60 HSPA+ Pocket WiFi Review

We featured this HSPA+ capable mobile hotspot from ZTE a few weeks ago and we’ve finally gotten a review unit to test. Like many other pocket WiFi (MiFi) devices before it, the ZTE MF60 is one pretty kick-ass unit. If only it were more affordable.

August 10, 2011

New PLDT TelPad comes with Huawei Ideos S7 Slim

At the media launch of Jump this morning, I noticed the PLDT TelPad being displayed in one of the stands looked very different from the one we saw months ago during its public launch.

June 11, 2010

SmartBro WiFi and Smart Tag

Looks like Smart is testing a new service under their SmartBro brand which offers WiFi service to customers. Called the SmartBro WiFi, prepaid users get a Smart Tag with username and password to access WiFi hotspots for just Php10 per 40 minutes.

April 22, 2009

Has your PLDT myDSL slowed to a crawl?

For the last couple of weeks, my PLDT DSL connection at home has crawled to a turtle’s pace. I don’t often get this type of problems in the last 4.5 years but this time, it took longer than one would expect.

September 28, 2006

PLDT WeRoam got cheaper?

Not sure about the timing but it seems that PLDT slashed a few hundred pesos off their WeRoam prepaid and post-paid subscription fees around the time Globe Innove commercially launched its competing product, Globe Visibility. Just take a look at PLDT WeRoam’s current pricing scheme: WeRoam Internet Unlimited WiFi Internet(via AirborneAccess up to 2Mbps) Unlimited […]

July 20, 2006

Smart WiFi Chronicles on GMANews.tv

I just found out about this story on the website of GMA News (www.gmanews.tv) which talks about my comsumerist blog, Smart Wifi Chronicles. There were actually two stories published on the same day (June 13, 2006) which linked to the blog: – Irate Smart Bro subscribers vent angst in cyberspace – Smart: Facilities upgrade causing […]

April 26, 2006

Smart Bro replaces Smart Wifi

Smart Communications thought their Smart Wifi brand is knee deep in the mud right now that the best thing to remedy the bad publicity is to re-name it. So, they came up with Smart Bro (is that a shortcut for broadband?) They did some clean-up and even remove pages from their official site which mentioned […]

April 07, 2006

Smart Wifi issue reaches congress.

One of my readers left a comment in the Smart Wifi thread about the issues plaguing the subscribers have reached the Lower House thru COMPOSTELA Valley Rep. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora: Worry no more guys, Rep. Way Kurat is on your side, he also is a Smart Wifi subscriber that has been having headaches with […]

March 17, 2006

PLDT WeRoam Promo

While scouting first-hand user feedback for PLDT’s WeRoam service to convince myself to subscribe, I found Paul’s story about his experience in Davao. A quick visit to PLDTWeRoam.com confirmed the latest promo packages available for new and potential subscribers: Wireless GPRS/EDGE card with PLDT WeRoam includes the GPRS card with 3 months free subscription to […]

March 11, 2006

Another “PLDT reading blogs” incident

Over 5 months ago, I blogged about the “PLDT reading my blog” incident and though that was the only time we’ve witnessed companies trolling blogs for feedback on their products and services, it was a sign of more good things to come. Behind that is the power of any regular customer to voice out (thru […]

January 06, 2006

1 Mbps thru Smart Wifi?

It’s called PLDT myDSL-W (as in wireless) … same animal, different bandwidth. There are 3 residential plans for PLDT DSL-W : Plan 999 256 Kbps – Php 999 Plan 1,995 512 Kbps – Php 1,995 Plan 3,000 1 Mbps – Php 3,000 Initially available in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao. If this baby becomes available […]

November 20, 2005

PLDT Plan 999

Looks like PLDT is aggressively selling its DSL service, now with a residential package of Php999 per month (PLDT Plan 999) at speeds of 384Kbps. This is the former bandwidth allocation for their Plan 1995 which is now at 512Kbps. On top that, their Php788 per month for Smart WiFi is being heavily promoted in […]

June 16, 2005

Smart WiFi launched

Launched just yesterday, Smart WiFi is a new broadband internet service which allows users to get connected wirelessly thru Smart’s cell sites. The only thing you need is an outdoor antenna to serve as transceiver on any of Smart’s hundreds of cell sites nationwide. Maximum bandwidth is up to around 128kbps and promo price starts […]

March 08, 2012

Dell XPS 13 in the flesh, first impression

During the Intel-PLDT WiFi Zone event this morning, most of the PC manufaturers were there to represent the ultrabook category. A few new products were previewed including the HP Folio, Toshiba Portege Z830 and the Dell XPS 13 which we were able to get some time with.

January 06, 2012

Wi-Tribe doubles Plan 1998 speed to 4Mbps

Wi-Tribe has recently (not sure exactly when) upgraded all the speed limtes of all of their broadband plans, including the top Plan 1998 from 2Mbps to 4Mbps. Not bad considering my PLDT DSL plan is charging the same rate but only pulls down 1Mbps (supposed to be 2Mbps or 3Mbps).

January 01, 2012

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012

The year 2011 was a great year in the field of technology. We’ve seen a lot of new stuff and developments in the last 12 months. I’m sure 2012 will be even better and more exciting. Check out my top 10 tech predictions for 2012.

October 10, 2011

Using Smart Bro Rocket on Php200 per 180MB

Since October 1, Smart has switched the plug on their Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It to use volume-based data pricing (same as Always On). The recommended bucket plan is Php200 per 180MB. So I tried it on my Rocket Plug-It to see how much I’d consume in a day.

September 29, 2011

SE Xperia Ray out early, sells for Php15,300

We first saw the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray back in August, during the launch of the PLDT Jump Center. Although it’s not officially released in the Philipines, several stores have put them on their listings.

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