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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.

February 02, 2013

Smart LTE Bucket pricing for all LTE devices

Smart has released its LTE Data Packages for Smart Postpaid subscribers with LTE-enabled devices (the ones that are not on iPhone 5 but are LTE-capable).

January 29, 2013

Smart iPhone 5 subs get free LTE until April 30

Apple released the iOS 6.1 update the iPhone 5 earlier today and both Smart and Globe subscribers have had their iPhone 5 handset activated for LTE. Smart then announced they are giving subs free, unlimited access to their LTE network until April 30.

November 05, 2012

DEVANT 50iTV630 Smart 3D Internet TV Review

We’ve had this 50-inch Smart 3D Internet TV from DEVANT for a couple of weeks already and it’s been sitting in the living room for the most part of this review.

July 06, 2012

Top 10 Smartphones on a Php10,000 budget

Some of us Filipinos often hesitate when it comes to upgrading to a new smartphone because of many factors. One of the most important to things to keep in mind is the budget (for obvious reasons). Why choose a phone that you can’t afford, right? You’ll just end up getting frustrated.

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.

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).

November 22, 2011

Things to expect from Smart’s 4G LTE service

Based on the exhaustive discussion we had with the technical group that’s in charge of the beta testing for Smart LTE yesterday, here are several of the more important information we got from them.

September 05, 2011

Smart Netphone 701 Review

After taking some time using the Netphone 701 under the SmartNet, I think I finally got where this is headed and how it is going to boil down. Check out our review of the Netphone 701 and the Netphone ecosystem after the jump.

July 29, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It offers up to 12Mbps

Smart is set to publicly announce their new HSPA+ capable Plug-It and calls it Smart Bro Rocket with promised speeds of up to 12Mbps on their mobile network.

December 23, 2010

Smart caps Mobile Internet @ 1.5GB/month

This is the first time I was able to read Smart’s Fair Use Policy on Mobile Internet Use and was surprised to see that their cap on unlimited mobile internet is just 1.5GB per month.

October 25, 2010

Smart Bro Pocket WiFi Portable 3G Router

Smart now has their own version of a portable 3G+WiFi router they called SmartBro Pocket WiFi. This new product competes head-on with Globe MyFi launched back in July.

January 21, 2010

Bayan Broadband offers EVDO at Php699

Bayan Broadband is now offering a new wireless internet plan on their CMDA network that starts at a low price of Php699 per month.

December 17, 2009

SmartBro drops Unlimited Plug-it to Php999

Smart has reduced it’s SmartBro Plug-It Postpaid plans to just Php999 a month of unlimited 3G internet; down from Php1,500 a month in October 2008. There’s a catch though.

March 18, 2009

Asus Eee PC 904 GO with built-in SmartBro

In a press release, Smart has announced it will be offering netbooks with built-in SmartBro wireless internet as a bundled package. It’s not the regular USB dongle but netbooks with 3G SIM card slots in them.

October 22, 2008

Smart Bro 3G now unlimited at Php1,500

It’s finally here, Smart Bro is now offering unlimited 3G access for a monthly flat rate of just Php1,500. That, and the earlier announcement that they’ve upgraded their network to speeds of up to 2Mbps.

November 24, 2007

Plug It! Smart BRO Plan 799

I thought this should have been launched months ago. Smart Broadband Inc. (Smart Bro), a subsidiary of Smart Communications announced the new 3G/HSDPA service in Subic (during the 20th Ad Congress?). Dubbed Plug It, this is basically Smart 3G with a dedicated USB dongle.

September 13, 2006

Speak and Surf is Globe’s answer to Smart Bro?

While we were on the topic of broadband, I asked more about Globe’s Speak and Surf and found out some really juicy details about their new product. I believe this was also mentioned during our last meet-up when the Globe Team did their presentation. Out of the box solution for broadband internet and landline telephone. […]

March 30, 2015

Asus Zenfone C Review

Is it worthy to be the Zenfone’s entry-level successor? The Asus Zenfone C, first unveiled in Malaysia in January, is set to follow the Asus Zenfone 4 in being the Taiwanese tech giant’s budget smartphone king. Is it something worth considering? Read on to find out.

March 23, 2015

Meizu M1 Note Review

In our previous post, the Meizu M1 Note impressed us with its chic design and very respectable benchmark test result. Now we’re here to find out if this handset has the complete package and if it really is the new phone to beat in the sub-Php8k category.

March 16, 2015

All the 7 Philippine ISPs to Choose From

The call for a more open competition in the internet service space is becoming louder as major players started to shift into volume based charging. While most people might think there are just 2 players in the Philippines, we tried counting and found 7 significant ISPs to choose from.

January 19, 2015

Lenovo Vibe X2 Review

In December of 2013, Lenovo released the Vibe X which is a very nice device with decent specs but commands a high price given its limitations. Almost a year later, the company released its successor, the Vibe X2, now with better specs, build and design. Not to mention, a cheaper launch price compared to its […]

December 31, 2014

The Good: Look Back on Top Local Tech Stories of 2014

Despite a few forgettable moments this year, there are still a handful of things that we can be thankful for in 2014.

December 31, 2014

The Biggest Tech Stories in the Philippines in 2014

As we fold the year 2014 to an end, we take a look back at some of the biggest moments that defined technology in the country. Here are this year’s top tech stories.

November 30, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Perhaps the most impressive release of Samsung this year points to the Galaxy Note 4. The Korean company went all-out both on the hardware and material design. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 below.

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