Last night, Globe Telecom finally showed to members of the media the device they will use for their LTE service called Tattoo Black. They’ve also made speedtests showing bandwidths on up to 42Mbps on their network.
The Tattoo Black service combines Globe’s HASPA+ network and their new LTE network to offer speeds between 28Mbps and 42Mbps.
Initial locations include the whole of Makati expanding outwards to the rest of Metro Manila. Subscribers can get the Tattoo Black sometime mid-October and will be unlimited until January 31, 2013.
The Tattoo Black Plan 1799 comes with a free USB Tattoo stick but it can be upgraded to a Superstick (mobile WiFi) to connect up to 5 devices for an additional Php150/month.
The Tattoo Black Elite Plan 2499 comes with a free Tattoo Superstick right away. Globe is offering unlimited bandwidth until January 31, 2013. After that, caps for the Plan 1799 is 12GB per month and 15GB for the Plan 2499.
During our tests, we were getting up to 60Mbps on SpeedTest.net and a sustained 3.5MB/sec download speed on iTunes and other direct HTTP download sites.
Tattoo Black Plan 1799 is up to 28Mbps at Php1,799 per month.
Tattoo Black Elite 2499 is up to 42Mbps at Php2,499 per month.
Globe is offering the Tattoo Elite Plan subscribers additional services like 24/7 concierge service, a dedicated relationship manager, free tickets to Tattoo Events, priorities on devices (first dibs on iPhone 5?), discounts at partner establishments, dedicated hotline, and priority handling when you’re in a Globe Store.
Reservations for the tattoo Black starts today and subscriptions will be activated on October 28.