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March 27, 2014

#TBTH: We look back at 20 years of Internet in the PH

In March 1994, the Philippines was first connected to the internet. twenty years hence, a lot has changed in the way we communicate, work, learn and make friends.

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 29, 2012

Is there hope for #betterinternet with Smart LTE?

Smart Comm. sent out a release to the media earlier last week announcing that they will be 100% LTE-ready by mid-2012. That’s certainly good news considering that we’re just actually talking about HSPA+ coverage in the past months.

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 15, 2011

Checking out HSPA+ networks in Hong Kong

We’re spending a night here in Hong Kong and on our way to China to visit the manufacturing plants of GE/Agfa tomorrow. So instead of getting hotel WiFi, I also bought a prepaid SIM card and paired it with the ZTE MF60 just to check how’s the HSPA+ networks are like around here.

August 22, 2010

Sapido 3G Router vs. SmartBro Share-It

Recently bought this Sapido Mobile 3G Router so I can compare it with the SmartBro Share-It WiFi router I use in my car and see which one makes for a better mobile internet set-up.

June 29, 2010

Unlocked SmartBro, SWB selling in Malaysia

Was doing some gadget shopping at the nearby Sunway Pyramid Mall last night when I spotted several SmartBro Plug-It and Sun Wireless Broadband USB dongles being sold in one of the stalls.

April 27, 2010

SmartBro Surf TV Review

SmartBro Surf TV is Smart’s attempt to create a market from those who cannot still afford to buy a brand new PC.

February 24, 2010

Smart launches SmartBro Surf TV

Yesterday, Smart announced a new online TV service called Smart Bro SurfTV. SurfTV turns your ordinary TV set at home into an internet appliance.

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.

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.

September 22, 2009

Going Mobile with SmartBro Share It

Last Saturday, I signed up for the unlimited Plan 999 of SmartBro Share It. It was locked for 24 months but they have a promo where you can buy a computer set (Intel Core Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz) for just Php4,000.

July 20, 2009

SmartBro Share It now Unlimited at Php999

SmartBro Share It was first introduced last March, a 3G WiFi router that can share internet up to 5 devices.

May 14, 2009

Globe offers Dell Netbook with HSDPA + GPS

Found this little pamphlet earlier today while paying my bills at one of the Globe Business Center. It’s a promo for a Dell Mini 9 with built-in Globe Tattoo SIM.

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.

November 19, 2008

Smart Bro Free Netbook Promo

Most of you might have already seen the banner ads here for about a month now but the landing page didn’t really give much detail. It’s actually a Smart Bro laptop giveway — that’s an HP Mini 2133 every time you top up your Smart Bro Prepaid.

June 09, 2008

SmartBro 3G on its way to HSDPA 3.6Mbps?

With the purchase of PLDT/Smart of CURE, the company now has a wider band for its 3G network. With the largest spectrum of 15MHz, Smart already uses the 1920-1935MHz and the 2010-2025MHz band. The additional frequencies from CURE would practically double its capacity and pave the way for higher 3G speeds.

June 02, 2008

SmartBro Prepaid Kit

Got a sample SmartBro Prepaid Kit last week from Smart for review. I was about to buy my own kit before this got in so I’m putting this one out to the stress test until I finally make the purchase. So, what’s inside the box?

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.

January 28, 2014

Asus Transformer Book T100 now available on Smart Bro

Smart Bro is now offering Asus’ “game-changer” Windows 8 notebook hybrid, the Transformer Book T100, under Gadget Plus Plan 1299.

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.

April 15, 2013

Smart doubles Smart Bro Plug-It speeds to 12Mbps

Smart Communications recently announced that it is doubling the maximum download speeds of its Smart Bro Starter and Power Plug-Its.

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 23, 2012

Smart offers Nexus 7 for Php14.4k on WiFi Plan 599

Smart has posted an announcement for the pre-order date of the Google Nexus 7. The telco will start accepting subscribers on November 30 and will ask them to sign-up for SmartBro FlexiSurf Pocket WiFi Plan 599.

July 13, 2012

Huawei B683 Wireless 3G HSPA+ Router

For a couple of months now, I’ve been completely dependent on pocket WiFis (Huawei E587 & ZTE MF80) for my internet access in my new condo. Then, this Huawei B683 arrived and saved the day.

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