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August 18, 2012

Smart LTE Plan 3500 confirmed!

Smart has just confirmed the pricing of their new 42Mbps Smart LTE service. Their sign-up page outlines the details — 42Mbps, 10GB, at Php3,500 a month.

The postpaid Plan 3500 comes with a free LTE dongle (worth Php8k). MSF is Php3,500.

There’s are no more details of the plan except those stated above. What seems to be missing are:

● What are the exact locations of the coverage?
● What happens after you consumed the 10GB cap?
● Will they allow you to buy more bandwidth or just shut you down?
● Will they throttle you down when you reach the allocation?
● Will they switch you to HSPA+, HSPA or 3G if there are no LTE signal?

We’ll just have to wait ’til August 25 during the official public launch to find out.

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52 Responses to “Smart LTE Plan 3500 confirmed!”

  1. tipzee89 says:

    Sana my mag educate sa mga low-average internet users sa internet speeds, para naman nai2sip ng mga telcos na hindi nila mauuto ang mga internet users dito sa pinas at hindi na rin sila maka pag come-up ng ganito pang mga promos.

  2. Psanchez says:

    10 Gb per month?! what a joke. Ano ang sense ng 42 mbps kung 10gb lang

  3. SMART - Limit More says:

    Its like a ferrari with 1 liter of gasoline…useless!

  4. Ron Oliver Clarin
    Twitter: merkado
    says:

    Not a good deal. Especially to online entrepreneur like me.

  5. Cindy says:

    This plan is favorable to Smart.
    This is a trap for consumers, especially for those who are not well verse about data cap, GB and mbps
    I will not be surprise if many consumers will later complain of Bill Shocks

  6. LG Promo Victim says:

    burn in hell smart communications!!!!
    burn in hell LG mobile phones!

  7. rico says:

    high speed. low data cap. perfect formula for bill shocks

  8. Smart wtf. says:

    If you compare the bandwidth to price ratio dito sa Pinas sa ibang bansa, you would be surprised kung gaano kamahal ang internet service dito..kahit i factor out mo pa ung purchasing power parity ng peso..super expensive parin grrrr..+ my cap pa..kalokohan.

  9. Calvin says:

    @Smart wtf according to this report, http://www.wirelessintelligence.com/analysis/2012/08/european-lte-operators-look-to-new-pricing-strategies-to-boost-mobile-broadband-revenues/

    mas mahal LTE bandwidth sa ibang bansa per gigabyte compared sa inooffer ng smart. are you comparing 3G bandwidth with LTE bandwidth?

  10. gearz says:

    @Calvin
    di ko binasa yun article yun graph lang. pero base dun sa graph sa pinost mo 42mbps na unlimited is only around 78$(3.2k php) while 42mbps with 10gb cap is around 45$(2k php). e di lumalabas na mas mura pa din dun???

    • Calvin says:

      hahaha tama… mas mura nga sa Europe $2.50 per GB. nag malik mata ako doon.

      pero mas mura pa rin tayo sa Japan LTE pero not by much.

  11. Eds says:

    Sir Abe and Calvin,
    Do us a favor do not attend the launch. This is just crazy!

    • Calvin says:

      kundi kami umattend, pano namin malaman kung ano yung reasoning nila behind their pricing scheme?

    • Cindy says:

      alam naman natin na ang totoong reason for the price scheme is more and more profit. Yung excuse naman nila palagi ay network congestion, abuse of use, piracy…. Pero kahit pa naman piracy basta nagbabayad sa kanila ng mahal ay pinapayagan nila.
      Well, it is anyone’s option to attend or not. Sana lang ay ieducate na mabuti ang subscriber and magbigay ng honest opinion kung favorable sa subscribers yung plan or hindi.

  12. sdsd says:

    10GB? PUTANGINA SMART

  13. 10gb boy says:

    10gb for 3.5k php? This is a trap

  14. miggs says:

    pareho lang sila ng sister company nyang SUN CELLULAR! 3.6mbps daw pero di nila nilalagay sa ad nila na 2AM-AM mo lang marereach ang speed na to! KALOKOHAN!!!

  15. miggs says:

    pareho lang sila ng sister company nyang SUN CELLULAR! 3.6mbps daw pero di nila nilalagay sa ad nila na 2AM-6AM mo lang marereach ang speed na to! KALOKOHAN!!!

  16. egry says:

    COMMENTS:

    -10gig a month nowadays is crazy.

    -Even if they double the cap to 20gb, it still seems too low. I don’t see the point of having that much speed if you’re limited in terms of the bandwith. Browsing speed wouldn’t have a lot of difference between a 3mbps connection and a 41mbps connection.

    -42Mbps can eat up 10GB in roughly 30 minutes of continuous, contiguous data transfer. Spread that out over 30 days, and you might as well just be on 1Mbps.

    -42 Mbps capped at 10 GB per month? That’s not SMART.

    -precisely, what would you do with the speed and have a cap?

    -10 GB/month? No way.

    -i can use that 10gb within 2hours. 3500 for a 2 fast movie streaming. id rather buy dvd copies!

    -10GB a month at P3500/month? Too rich for my blood.
    What’s the point of having phenomenal speeds like that when you cap it at 10GB a month?
    either way its a bad move for smart having limited for 10gb.
    Like other muggers said, its not practical. The reason why people even need faster speed,
    is to consume more / download more.
    You don’t need a 50mbps speed just to do internet surfing and twitter.Doesn’t make sense

    -target market would probably be those who wanna show off LTE tech to friends.
    for the next 3 hours at least. then he gets to show it off again next month
    for another 3 hours haha

  17. mista says:

    -Its like a ferrari with 1 liter of gasoline…useless!

    -pareho lang sila ng sister company nyang SUN CELLULAR! 3.6mbps daw pero di
    nila nilalagay sa ad nila na 2AM-6AM mo lang marereach ang speed na to! KALOKOHAN!!!

    -10gig a month nowadays is crazy.

    -Even if they double the cap to 20gb, it still seems too low. I don’t see the point of having that
    much speed if you’re limited in terms of the bandwith. Browsing speed wouldn’t have a lot of
    difference between a 3mbps connection and a 41mbps connection.

    -42Mbps can eat up 10GB in roughly 30 minutes of continuous, contiguous data transfer.
    Spread that out over 30 days, and you might as well just be on 1Mbps.

    -42 Mbps capped at 10 GB per month? That’s not SMART.

    -precisely, what would you do with the speed and have a cap?

    -10 GB/month? No way.

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