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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.

November 09, 2014

Smart starts capping Data Plans from Unli to 18GB

With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Smart’s postpaid plans, the telco has also imposed data caps on mobile internet. This was recently revealed during their announcement of the new postpaid plans.

October 27, 2014

Lenovo’s new fitness smartband lets you unlock your PCs

Laptop and smartphone maker Lenovo is also entering the wearable device segment of the market with the launch the SW-B100 fitness smartband, designed for ‘young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products.’

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+.

August 21, 2014

LG announces L Bello and L Fino quad-core smartphones

LG Electronics has announced a pair of smartphones that pack quad-core processors, 3G connectivity, Android KitKat, and the company’s proprietary UX features – the 5-inch LG L Bello and the 4.5-inch LG L Fino.

August 14, 2014

Smart officially brings LTE-Advanced 5G Internet in PH

Smart is proud to announce that today marks the beginning of the 5G era in the Philippines as they officially bring and activate their LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology for mobile subscribers.

May 09, 2014

How a meshed network connects you with no Internet

The Internet has been the main gear that makes all the other smaller cogs turn about. In other words, Internet has been the vital element of which almost everything we do today is possible. What if we could manage to be connected even without any Internet signal present in the area? That’s exactly what wireless […]

April 22, 2014

Smart Bro launches ‘no lock-in’ LTE postpaid plans

Smart Bro recently launched the country’s first LTE postpaid plans with no lock-in period – LTE Plan 999 and LTE Plan 599.

March 19, 2014

Smart outs Samsung Galaxy S5 plans, pricing

Smart has just sent us the complete details about their postpaid plans for the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

July 19, 2013

Globe and Smart pass NTC’s QoS tests for Q2

The country’s top telcos, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, recently passed NTC’s Quality of Service (Qos) Benchmarking Tests for the second quarter of this year.

April 29, 2013

Smart vs Globe: Samsung Galaxy 4 Postpaid offering

Now that two giant telcos in the country has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4, we thought of giving you a better look at Smart and Globe’s postpaid offerings to help you decide if ever you’re interested in getting one.

December 07, 2012

SIM Unlock your Galaxy Note II

There are usually two ways for you to unlock your smartphone, one is to pay someone else to do it for you and the other is to do it yourself which, most of the time, requires you to do crazy stuff and may lead to bricking your phone. Luckily for SGN2 users, there’s a free […]

December 07, 2012

iPhone 5 Plans: Smart vs. Globe Compared

Now that both telcos have published their prepaid and postpaid plans for the upcoming iPhone 5, we’ve come up with a more detailed breakdown to see which of the two offers the better deal.

October 06, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 free on Smart UnliData Plan 2000

Smart has just officially announced that it will be offering the yet-to-be launched Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on their postpaid plan and will be free on UnliData Plan 2000.

October 02, 2012

Globe bares LTE smartphone line-up

Globe Telecom earlier reported that they will soon launch new LTE smartphones once their new network is up and running. The line-up includes handsets from ZTE, Samsung, Huawei and HTC.

August 25, 2012

Smart LTE launched; we got the fine details

Smart today held the commercial launch of their LTE service in the Philippines. This puts Smart as the first commercial provider of 42Mbps LTE service in the country.

July 27, 2012

Smart Freedom Plan: The Zero-Balance Postpaid Plan

Earlier today, Smart introduced their new hybrid postpaid plan called the Freedom Plan. The idea combines the status of a postpaid subscriber but the non-commitment of a prepaid user.

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.

July 05, 2012

Cisco launches Linksys Smart WiFi Routers

Cisco just recently announced their new Linksys Smart WiFi Routers, namely the EA4500, EA3500 and the EA2700, which offers better features and performance. On top of that, Cisco also introduced their new Cloud platform called the Cisco Connect Cloud, allowing users to access their home networks anytime, anywhere from the web browser, smartphones or tablets.

May 26, 2012

Galaxy S3: Smart UnliData 2000 vs. Globe UnliSurf 2499

As we near the official launch of the highly anticipated Samsung S3, the two telco giants vies for the hearts of prospective upgraders and switchers through their plans. Now before you get too excited and sign up for any of these telcos, let’s take a closer look at their offerings and see which one fits […]

March 13, 2012

Sun Cellular gets domestic roaming with Smart

We earlier reported that Sun Cellular was riding on Smart’s network to expand its coverage in certain areas and we’ve also asked readers to confirm this. It looks like Sun has already verified this by connecting to Smart via domestic roaming.

March 11, 2012

Is Sun Cellular now riding on Smart’s network?

I know this would not be a huge surprise since Sun Cellular is already a member of the PLDT Group but just saw a couple of days ago that Sun Cellular has upgraded its network’s signal strength. It might have seem routinary but the instructions were a bit telling — select “Smart” in the network […]

March 10, 2012

Smart Data Plan 1000 vs. Unli Data Plan 2000

Smart today announced a new data plan for postpaid subscribers, the Smart Limited-Edition Data Plan 1000. Although it’s just a limited-edition plan and is only offered until May 15, 2012, the new data plan compliments the existing Plan 2000 which comes with free choice of a flagship handset.

January 05, 2012

Why mandatory unlocked phones ain’t happening here?

The recent report of Chile implementing the mandatory unlocking of all phones that are sold in the country this month got me thinking if this is possible in the Philippines. Of course it’s possible but I doubt it will be happening anytime soon.

October 07, 2011

Is the Huawei E586 the Smart Rocket WiFi Plus?

I have been told by a reliable source that the Huawei E586 could be the pocket WiFi used by Smart for the Rocket WiFi Plus. The press release says it’s going to ride on their HSPA+ network so this looks like it.

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