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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.

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Here’s what I got from SpeedTest.net:

Realme Philippines

• Pccw Hspa Plus • Checking Out Hspa+ Networks In Hong Kong

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?

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jcnjcjcnjc
jcnjcjcnjc
11 years ago

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

loadex
11 years ago

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.

jonaflormicfren
11 years ago

Nice speed, quite impressive.

Soul Annihilator
11 years ago

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

JP
JP
11 years ago

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.

Bernil
Bernil
11 years ago

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

John
John
Reply to  Bernil
10 years ago

What settings do you need to change to use one2free network in hk?

Neil
11 years ago

Try Vodafone HK.

Giovan
Giovan
11 years ago

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.

Apache
Apache
11 years ago

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

Ronald Redito
11 years ago

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

Gumz
11 years ago

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

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