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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.

For lack of prior research, I got the PCCW card from the nearest 7-11 store here.

After plugging it to the pocket WiFi, it immediately added the correct APN settings and detected an HSPA+ signal.

Here’s what I got from SpeedTest.net:

Not bad at all. The upload speeds are impressive as well. I remember my SmartBro Rocket tests also got me to the same burst speeds but it was during off-peak hours. This one is during peak hours.

The rates are pretty expensive though — something like $HK3 per 1MB (Php15/MB) if I read it right. Still researching which daily data plan and telco is better.

Any suggestions out there?

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

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12 Responses

  1. Gumz says:

    Lakas ng upload speed, hindi man lang nangalahati ang download speed ng connection ko… :-)

  2. Kelan kaya magiging ganyan ang speed sa Pinas? Maximum download speed ko is 1.68Mbps

  3. Apache says:

    Right now i can still enjoy my 3Mbps Plan i can download 10GB per 24 Hrs not bad for a Series adik like me :D

  4. Giovan says:

    I’m happy with my MyDsl 3000 plan as I get a max of 5.6 Mbps download. btw I live in Cagayan de Oro.

  5. Bernil says:

    You should try CSL 7day pass prepaid unlimited internet for 70+ HKD. I think the speed is the same.

  6. JP says:

    I’m already attaining those DL speeds with Globe, sans the ridiculously good upload speeds. Smart, however, needs some catching up to do in the provinces with its towers. I can barely get a good 3G signal even though the tower is in proximity.

    What worries me though is when Globe will start implementing bucket pricing for its services. I hope that doesn’t affect its previous subs.

  7. Sana ganyan din katindi ping rates at upload speeds dito! Kelan kaya natin mararating yan… Pwede na sanang pang online gaming…

  8. Nice speed, quite impressive.

  9. loadex says:

    I want the speed.. not the price.

    Maybe HK peeps are paying good bucks, that’s why they do get that kind of speed too.

  10. jcnjcjcnjc says:

    I use 3 network. only 26 or 28 HK$ per day or 98HK$ permonth.

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