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August 16, 2012

How’s 10GB a month for Php3,500 on Smart LTE?

This is allegedly the subscription plan which Smart will be offering once they officially launched their LTE service next week. In August 25, Smart LTE will be available to regular subscribers under Plan 3500.

The subcription comes with a Huawei LTE dongle similar to the one we’ve tested during the beta stage (we were told the device alone costs about Php15,000).

So far, these are the locations where LTE signal is available. During the beta testing, the coverage was just around 200 meters. Smart said before they will increase that coverage to around a kilometer (or maybe farther) when they go commercial.

Taguig – The Fort
Makati City – Salcedo and Legaspi Village
Quezon City – Cubao, UP Diliman, ADMU
Pasig City – Ortigas
Mandaluyong
San Juan
Pasay City – SM Mall of Asia
Manila – Binondo
Muntinlupa – Alabang

Back in July, we reported that Smart has finished rolling out 9,500 LTE base stations. However, it did not mean that all those 9,500 locations will be turned on. However, a total of only 49 base stations will be transmitting speeds of up to 42Mbps by August 25 when people start applying for the Plan 3500 subscription. Why only 49 and not something close to 9,500 base stations has got us confused. We were thinking Smart’s network overhaul would have made a huge impact in the network coverage but 49 isn’t very encouraging.

Again, allegedly. Not yet confirmed but that’s 10GB at 42Mbps for Php3,500 a month. Any takers?

Updated: This Smart LTE Plan 3500 is confirmed!

{via, source}

Smart increases LTE Plan 3500 from 10GB to 21GB

49 Responses to “How’s 10GB a month for Php3,500 on Smart LTE?”

  1. cire says:

    a faster speed with a 10gb limit…who cares…

  2. rch says:

    with that speed half day lang ubos na 10gb limit

  3. angry_bird says:

    kahit 10Mbps lang na unlimited at below 50ms latency

  4. nonie says:

    another trap for our hard earned money!…tsk…tsk…tsk :-)

  5. susme! says:

    dito nga sa pico de loro, nasugbu, batangas one bar to no signal at all ang Smart, ang sun wala, tapos LeTchE LeTche pa sila sinasabi haaaaaiiiisssstss!!!

  6. Name: says:

    not practical at all

  7. matty
    Twitter: arjaymatt
    says:

    solved na ako sa HSPA+ ng Smart.. Mukhang di ko na need ang overpriced (kung totoo nga yung package) na LTE =)

  8. akhbar says:

    IT’S A TRAAAAAAAP

  9. TanginaThis says:

    Ang mga KAWATAN ng mga bandwidth dyan nagpaparinig na naman (Mabilis daw at cheap lang). Kayo yung mga proxy/vpn kawatan na hindi nagbabayad ng maayos at gumagamit ng unlimited internet ang pumapatay sa ISP ng Pinas. Kung may trabaho kayo, magbayad kayo.

    just my 2 peso.

  10. noThanks says:

    Pass! Satisfied na ako sa HSPA+ ng smart. Ok na ako sa 6Mbps (700kBps) DL at 1Mbps UL. Wala pang cap cap!

  11. John26 says:

    Confirmed: nasa website ng smart.

    So much expensive for a internet subscription.

    Not paractical at all. Tingin ko walang mangangahas kumuha ng ganung plan. 

    Mine, i’ve been using a LTE dongle for 7 months(i just bought it online) then ported to a router. The connection is pretty decent @ 6-10Mpbs i’m subscribed to smart’s unlisurf for Php1,200/month this is for prepaid subscriber. And its true, 10GB is something like kalahati or isang araw. Here’s my screenshot of my routers UI that shows my usage for almost 1 and half day.

    http://db.tt/gjUv9rXA

    Mabilis nga then what’s next when you already consumed your 10GB?
    NGA-NGA ka na lang..ü

  12. John26 says:

    btw my monthly usage ranges from 200-300+GB/month.

    Confirmed: nasa website ng smart.

    So much expensive for a internet subscription.

    Not paractical at all. Tingin ko walang mangangahas kumuha ng ganung plan. 

    Mine, i’ve been using a LTE dongle for 7 months(i just bought it online) then ported to a router. The connection is pretty decent @ 6-10Mpbs i’m subscribed to smart’s unlisurf for Php1,200/month this is for prepaid subscriber. And its true, 10GB is something like kalahati or isang araw. Here’s my screenshot of my routers UI that shows my usage for almost 1 and half day.

    http://db.tt/gjUv9rXA

    Mabilis nga then what’s next when you already consumed your 10GB?
    NGA-NGA ka na lang..ü

  13. renzguby says:

    i think the one who computed the cap versus speed encountered rough road towards math… as an insight,… some filipinos are mis-educated as represented by such a huge institution making non-practical business and a promo- decided with no wisdom at all… where are their core values?

  14. Eds says:

    whahahaha patawa ang Smart

  15. gracita says:

    3,500 a month for 10Gb. Cap limit…wag na lang! kahit 100mbps pa yan.

  16. Addy says:

    P3,500 with a 10GB cap is crazy! Pinagyayabang ni Smart na una silang mag-launch ng LTE in the Philippines, pero anong klaseng produkto to? Parang hindi pinag-isipan. Ang market ng LTE are heavy users, so the 10GB limit is really not useful.

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