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June 28, 2012

Predictions on Google I/O 2012

We’re just hours away from Google’s annual developers’ conference happening San Francisco California. And even though we weren’t able to secure a pass for this momentous event, we’ll do our very best to bring you the highlights of the said event. For now here’s our prediction on what to expect on this year’s Google I/O.

May 23, 2012

Blackberry Curve 9220, 9320 on BB 7.1 OS launched

RIM and Globe Telecom held a party last night at the Prive Luxury Club in Bonifacio Global City to launch two of their latest socially-inclined smartphones, namely, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220.

March 27, 2012

Nokia Lumia 710 on Smart vs. Nokia Lumia 800 on Globe

Two of Nokia’s most anticipated smartphones to run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, is now coming to the Philippines’ top telcos under exclusive deals.

January 07, 2012

Anti-Bill Shock scheme from Globe & Smart

Sun Cellular started it all back in October of last year with their anti-bill shock Plan 350. Earlier this week, both Smart and Globe also introduced the anti-bill shock feature.

October 11, 2011

Globe PowerSurf vs. Smart Always On

Smart first introduced the volume-based pricing plan for mobile phones with the Always On and was followed by Globe with their PowerSurf plans. Both might seem to offer similar packages but allowed for some differences depending on consumers’ usage patterns.

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.

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.

October 07, 2011

SmartBro Rocket WiFi Plus: Php6495 for 20Mbps

We caught the scoop a few days ago and it’s now confirmed. Smart has finally unveiled its newest mobile internet device — the Smart Bro Rocket WiFi Plus — which claims speeds of up to 20Mbps.

September 22, 2011

Globe CloudFone vs. Smart Netphone

A lot of people that heard about Globe’s Cloudfone had the impression that it was developed to compete with Smart Netphone. Well, I think that’s as believable as the idea that Globe got the Samsung Galaxy S2 to compete with the Smart Netphone 701.

September 16, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket cuts UnliSurf Plans

Just learned today (thru one of my staff in Manila and verified by @arnoldgamboa) that Smart Bro Rocket has finally cut off subscription to Smart Unlisurf plans.

September 09, 2011

“Smart All-In Plans” offers flexible postpaid plans

Smart has just announced a revamped offering for all postpaid plans with a more flexible Smart All-In Plans.

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.

August 08, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket Buyers Guide

So I bought the Smart Bro Rocket at Smart’s Wireless Center in Rockwell this morning. They made me sign a waiver that outlines some of the limitations of the dongle and the service. So, here are 10 things you need to know before buying the Smart Bro Rocket.

February 04, 2011

Update: Smart’s per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G

So I got an email from one of the engineers (Technical Services Division) of Smart wanting to clarify/correct my previous entry regarding the Php1 per minute rates Smart is offering.

February 01, 2011

Smart 3G: from Php10/30mins to Php1/min

[Update: Smart per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G] Smart is offering a new prepaid mobile internet plan — at one-peso-per-minute rate. That’s basically Php60 per hour, way more expensive than their current offering which is Php10 per 30 minutes or Php20 per hour.

December 23, 2010

Globe caps SuperSurf at 800MB per day

So I looked at how Globe does their capping for unlimited mobile internet (SuperSurf) and found out that their Fair Use Policy has a somewhat similar strategy. Though this time, it’s 800MB per day.

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.

September 08, 2010

Smart Bro Prepaid Plug-it UnliSurf 100

I’ve been using Smart’s UnliSurf offer (UnliSurf 50) for some time now especially when going out of town and use the Smart Buddy Prepaid SIM card with a USB dongle. The offer is now available with SmartBro Prepaid SIM cards too with the new UnliSurf 100.

December 03, 2009

Smart Unlimited 3G Internet for Php50/day

That didn’t take too long. Just a couple of weeks after Sun Cellular offered unlimited 3G internet at Php50 per day, Smart has also come up with the same with Unli Surf 50.

June 25, 2009

Surf Friendster WAP All Day for Php20

Friendster and Globe Telecom has partnered to provide all day surfing on their phones to the Friendster Mobile site for only Php20.

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.

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. […]

December 15, 2014

Why Your Telco Needs to Cap Your Mobile Internet

This year, we see both telcos started admitting that there needs to be a cap on our mobile internet. Globe is sunsetting SuperSurf into GoSurf while Smart has recently introduced All-Month Surfing.

September 30, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

Perhaps the device that got the most curiosity from Apple’s recent announcement is the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple not only introduced a bigger iPhone, it also paired it with another phablet iPhone. Check out our full review of the iPhone 6 Plus below.

September 28, 2014

‘Free’ internet: Is it worth it?

Telecom rivals have announced their aces for all their prepaid subscribers this week: Smart with free 30MB mobile internet everyday until November 30, and again Globe with free Facebook starting next week. The next question that comes to mind: Are these really beneficial, or are they charge-bait promos that will give us more headaches?

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