Poll: What's your back-up internet like?

Poll: What’s your back-up internet like?

For some people, having a back-up internet plan is a must if they need to be connected to the net ask the time. Usually, back-up options are often cheaper, nomadic and portable.

If you’re one of those who carry some sort of back-up internet, go hit the comments and share with us what it’s like.


Mine’s pretty simple but more redundant — a Smart Bro Share-It (postpaid), a Globe MyFi (prepaid), and a Sun Cellular USB dongle (prepaid, with Sapido mobile router). Update: I forgot I also have that Bayan Broadband USB stick (postpaid) but it’s being used by my staff.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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43 Responses

  1. The uber slow Smart Prepaid is my back-up internet. Pretty useful for checking newsletters.

  2. JC says:

    my back up internet plans are Globe tatoo and Smart Bro..

    Globe when I’m in the provinces and smart bro in the metro..
    both in prepaid since i dont need to use them often..

  3. xx says:

    Well, my back-up internet is my celphone. Been an iPhone with Supersurf subscriber under Globe. Now a Galaxy S2 with Supersurf. And I’m happy with it (except for Globe’s HSPA+ not reaching my expectations).

  4. Enzo Juan says:

    Well my back-up internet would be my Globe Supersurf. Its got good speed internet of up to 3mbps

  5. kebbot says:

    I got my smart bro with smart buddy sim as my back up as well as sun sim. my primary is globe prepaid….

    kong saan yong mas mabilis na connection dun ako, ususally pag sun maganda pag may 3g signal.

    i got my self a wi-free account for secured wifi connection.

  6. jorlanbalbuena says:


  7. yizhan says:

    I use a modified smartBro plug-it for my backup connection. :)

  8. benchmark says:

    my back-up internet is my Globe Tattoo that I won here at Yugatech! :-D

    It is also my back-up phone since I can use it to call or SMS somebody using Globe’s software :-)

  9. watrboy says:

    Im using smartbro sim plan only.. con E5..

  10. chinitoguy says:

    My back up internet is my Globe Tattoo Broadband and my Smart Bro. Both of them are prepaid. My PLDT myDSL was upgraded from 1Mbps to 3Mbps and its been really reliable. I use my Smart Bro and Globe Tattoo Broadband everytime I leave home and there is no Wi-Fi around. I use them if ever I have to pay for a Wi-Fi connection. That’s why I’m a bit disappointed with some Starbucks branches were I have to pay Php 100 for an hour of internet. It sucks!

  11. Jeffrey John Imutan says:

    i use a Globe Tattoo 3g Dongle, which is unlocked and openline.
    I first check the area where I will be using it, whichever has the best signal strenght sim, Globe, Smart or Sun i will use.

  12. Globe tattoo and sun, in our place it is more reliable and better signals.

  13. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Smart sim installed on my Ideos U8150 (either USB tether or Wifi Mode) and a SmartBro Prepaid USB (only used it once )

    Was suppose to use my Globe Sim with the phone but having problem connecting.

  14. Phil says:

    Sun MiFi on unlimited internet

  15. erwin says:

    Globe Tatoo

  16. lito says:

    my backup internet is mt smartbro and my C3 nokia phone smart sim

  17. Andrew says:

    My back-up internet is my celphone on Globe supersurf. I tried using Smartbro and even Sun just because it had a very cheap monthly-unli kaso lang it got so slooow that the web-pages would’nt load during peak hours which is also the time when I go online, pero considering its cheap appeal, ok ang Sun between 12 midnight up to 6 AM sa amin para sa mga magtyatyaga sa ganitong oras. Globe had the more reliable service in my area.

  18. LG promo victim says:

    my back up is a huawei b933 3g/hsdpa modem connected via LAN cable and openlined to use all networks, but i prefer sun broadband prepaid sim

    and my backup to my back up is an openlined zte mf627 3g/hsdpa usb dongle with sun broadband prepaid sim

  19. Paul says:

    Mine is Globe Tattoo with my postpaid mobile number.

  20. Jhay says:

    You definitely need to own a back up ISP if you’re on Smart, because Smart sucks! like the rest of its subscribers

  21. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Free WiFi from malls or restaurants. :P I’ve never really found enough of a need for USB stick-modems to justify dropping cash on one. And from what I’ve heard/read, connection often sucks and bandwidth caps on them are too low.

    My mom does own a Globe Tatoo stick but I don’t think she’s used it in years.

  22. paul e. says:

    Mine’s Globe via my Sony Ericsson K850i. I connect it to my laptop via Bluetooth. :)

  23. In our place SUN broadband has the best signal. I also tried using Smartbro but sobrang hirap mag connect, ubos oras :)

  24. Kenth says:

    USB Broadband stick + Sun BW + Smart Bro + Globe prepaid sims … choose the right sim depending on location …

  25. stArvin says:

    Globe myfi + Globe Supersurf on my BB

  26. fr0stbyte says:

    Ganito lang ‘yan.. Check for the internet speeds of all providers. Choose the fastest. This becomes less of an issue if you have an open-line USB modem (like my first SmartBro modem) for which you can use any 3G enabled SIM cards from all providers. Simple lang.

  27. Cute Ako says:

    Globe Tattoo Prepaid…

    Speaking of Globe Tattoo, nagloko na naman sila kanina sa Prepaid Supersurf service nila… Kakaload ko pa lang eh nakaka800mb na raw ako… Naputol ng bigla yung connection. Tapos ngayong gabi, pagonline ko, may message sila na ganito:

    “Globe Advisory: You may have been notified that your Super Surf registration was deactivated earlier than expected. Please disregard the text message you received. This is due to an isolated system issue that we have already corrected. We apologize for the inconvenience. You may now continue to browse with your Super Surf subscription. Thank You for being with Globe.”

    Di man lang alam sinabi kung ibabalik nila yung 8 hours na nasayang dahil sa kapalpakan ng system nila…

  28. thepaper says:

    *Huawei E5 + Smart Bro or Sun Broadband Wireless sim.

  29. Dennis says:

    I’m currently using a Globe Tattoo SuperStick, and it evolved from being my back up internet plan to being my only internet plan :P i surf, watch vids and blog regularly, and so far my Tattoo has been working wonders for me.

  30. vicman says:

    I still have my old reliable open-lined globe visibility.

  31. jonas says:

    been using globe tattoo but still has bandwidth cap so i switched to sbw myfi. it’s good. i’m tethering with my nokia phones as well. works fine

  32. Web.com.ph says:

    Using Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router, we have PLDT DSL as primary and Globe DSL as backup.

  33. Jack says:

    Smart Bro sucks big time!

    Mas mabilis pa ang dial up kahit HSPA ang connection.

    0.04 Mbps average speed.


  34. adam says:

    I use Sun Cellular USB dongle as my back up. Its very reliable in my area.

  35. Noir says:

    I just use my Phone as the modem with Globe 3G

  36. Ads says:

    Nokia E72 and htc android phones + Globe unlimited internet service

  37. Gian says:

    i’m using globe tattoo and bayan wireless. both are pretty good, i use them interchangeably…

  38. Greg says:

    I use my Sun Wireless Broadband stick (openline) as primary internet and just insert my Globe (postpaid) sim in case there is no Sun coverage.

  39. Kimka77 says:

    huawei e160 openlined from globe( prepaid sim globe /postpaid sumn and use it for my APaD..great c”,

  40. Got SmartBRO not just for back up but main line of connection here in my place.

    Lastly, I am enjoying the connection but right now with the system enhancement kinda angry with the unstable connection event during off-peak hours.

    Hoping it will return to the normal one.

  41. Wilhelm says:

    globe tatoo.

    but it is too slow. most of the time, i cant even load a page, esp gmail or anything that has ajax on it… so unreliable.

    currently looking for a replacement. one that is reliable even if not super fast. :)

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