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Smart doubles Smart Bro Plug-It speeds to 12Mbps




Smart Communications recently announced that it is doubling the maximum download speeds of its Smart Bro Starter and Power Plug-Its.

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The new maximum download speeds of the Starter and Power Plug-Its is now at 7.2Mbps and 12Mbps, respectively, under 3G and HSPA+ connections. “We’ve increased the top connection speeds of our Plug Its so that Smart Bro subs can explore more of the Internet on the country’s first and only 100% super-charged network,” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto.

The Smart Bro Starter Plug-It has a price tag of Php995 while the Smart Bro Power Plug-It has a price tag of Php1,245. Both Plug-Its are available in prepaid and postpaid. Take a look at the Smart Bro data packages below:

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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48 Responses

  1. Neil says:

    How about the rocket plug it? No upgrade? and ung pocket wifi? so dalawa na ung 12mbps stick nila..

  2. Smart?? says:

    Hmmm… Sa amin fake signal ng smart… Nka HSDPA pa nalabas na connection pro pag ngtest ka 3KBps average speed… Ano yun??? Sobrang bagal khit browsing lng…

  3. Earl says:

    may bandwidth cap din po ba sa smart hspa+?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It seems that this is a great news for some of the broadband tech enthusiasts. However the fair usage policy aka bandwidth capping of the network is still a big problem for all the subscribers out there. Like in this link: http://www.pldthome.com/mybroFUP.html when the user hits 15GB bandwidth limit, the download speed will be brought to 200kbps. Also, Globe has also implement this issue on their Tattoo Lineup.

    • Anonymous says:

      The FUP (fair usage policy) doesn’t apply to Smart Bro plug-it devices. However, if you do subscribe to the Unlisurf services, you won’t get the highest possible speed (in other terms, to be able to get the fastest speed, you need to subscribe to the Always ON plans which are capped)

    • hohumm says:

      As a common tao subscribed to these offers get easily robbed of their hard earned money by these telcos. we and all these providers know that they cannot really meet realistic speed and consistent signal contrary to their claims in their ads. typical poor low standard public utility. thats the reality for now…………

    • ren says:

      tama ka dyan, pawang kalukuhan lng lahat ang mga ads nila, eh sa area namin nawawala pa ang signal ng smart. dito lang ako sa paranaque nyan ha. tapos bigla pa kakainin ang load mo kahit d pa expire always on mo.

    • Pat says:

      The fastest DL speed I got is 300kbps. Which is already broadband speed. pero hindi sya lagi nangyayare.

  5. oh no says:

    another trap! beware

  6. smarthater says:

    995 capped for 2000mb wtf!

  7. Yon oh says:

    I’m paying 999 unli net, sim only for my ipad mini. . Meron dn bang upgrade ung speed ko?. . .

  8. vince says:

    does this apply to all smart bro power and starter plugits or do we have to buy new dongles/sign up for new plans?

  9. smartbroken says:

    Just tried a speed test..

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/2647039325.png

    here’s the result: .77Mbps for download and .40Mbps for upload..

  10. analog says:

    hindi malinaw yung detail ng “increased data rate”. do customers need to purchase another plug-it device with increased data rate (hardware upgrade) or is this a change in “network policy” on data rate for specified devices (by checking IMEI and other device specific information)? i dont have an old plug it device with me but if your device is only rated less than 7 mbps then there’s no chance you can get 7.2mbps / 12mbps download speed since it’s going to be a device limitation.

    another thing is that you can only avail (or shall i say, have more chance) of having the maximum speed allowed if you register to ALWAYS ON. andami pang pasikot sikot. >.<

    just a BS press release by smart here, NINJA press din style nila eh. puede straight to the point na lang ang details?

  11. Aqua says:

    Location will decide how fast the Internet connection will be so be fooled by the ads of all hose Internet providers.

  12. abuzalzal says:

    SMART = MANLOLOKO

    sa una bibigyan ka ng good speed pero pag lumampas ka na ng 2 weeks patay kana, dito ka na iiyak

    Huwag magtiwala sa SMART

  13. abuzalzal says:

    Be aware of the bandwidth cap…SMART is known for their false advertising….Id rather have a 256kbps true unlimited connection rather than this

    • allan says:

      TAMA k! ako nga lately downlowd id 0.09 mbps ping is 184 and upload 0.18mbps! Grabe 2 account ko paying for bills n sakit ng ulo! grabe !! tapos tatawag k s hotline unlimited daw sila !

  14. Anthony says:

    Just get the Postpaid Data Unli still 999
    (6-Months Lock Up)

    Get a Pocket Wifi Factory Unlocked like the Huawei E5331
    (5-hours Continous usage)
    (Standby time is more than 5 hours)

    Portable Battery Pack (8000mAH or Higher)
    For your Phone, Tablet, Pocket Wifi

  15. Anthony says:

    LTE is great. Hope they bring down monthly fees in the future and make it unlimited service forever.

  16. ocommon says:

    Niloloko lang tayo ng Smart, increase daw ang speed, nung nag unlisurf ako hangang 1Mbps lang.. walang kwenta!

    • abuzalzal says:

      Buong angkan namin na trauma sa Smart Bro…kasi yung promised speed 1/5th lang Nabibigay gayong ok naman nung una

  17. meh says:

    What about regular HSDPA on a cell phone prepaid? Why just this device?

  18. vince says:

    ang labo talaga

    either by magic the old power plugit modems will suddenly now be able to recieve HSPA+ signal (their factory specs only allow HSDPA which is one step below that) or they are rebranding their rocket modems which are HSPA+ capable

  19. mdm782010 says:

    napansin ko yung unlisurf 50 sa Smart nag eextend yung expiration ng almost 12 hours,minsan kapag natxt na yung message na nag expire na yung subscription pero pag nag brows ka meron pa rin.Pero kapag nagprompt na sa web browser yung expiration dun lang talaga na tapos na yung subscription.

  20. Ulvadu says:

    Newsflash APR 2014
    SMART DOUBLES SMART BRO SPEED TO 24 MBPS

    tapos yun service ganun pa din… 3 – 300KB… galing.

  21. ricardo roque says:

    totally bago mag 1 buwan babagal ang mga net ng tao dhl sa sinasabi nyo tungkol sa consume na yan….nd maganda policy yan para sa mga customer na update mag bayad…kht cnu nd mawiwili ang magiging customer nyo kpag ganyan ng ganyan kayo…..

  22. SmartSucks! says:

    Na dali rin ako nyan ng myBro Fair Usage Policy
    Sobra bagal talaga… Boo!

    Smart Simply Annoying….

  23. Arkiebald says:

    Smart is BS now. i found out the unlimited plans have a bandwidth cap. so essentially, it’s not unlimited.

  24. Jake says:

    Manloloko talaga SMART. Di ata marunong umintindi ng ingles mga yan.. san ka ba naman nakakita UNLIMITED (call and text like there is no tomorrow – ayon sa website nila) tapos di ka makatawag kasi lampas na sa limit call mo! WTF!

    Alam ba ng DTI itong Unli promo ng smart? Unli with ‘cap’!

    Pag di naman uminit ulo mo ah!

  25. ken says:

    may cap din ba ang smart bro power plug it? ung prepaid na 10pesos per 30 mins? tsaka kumusta naman ang speed usable ba sya ung ok ang surfing and download?

  26. striker says:

    Yung first 7 days na free trial ng power plug it ko , mablis talaga umaabot sya ng 5mbps at take note 33% signal strength lang yan. Ngayon na naka unlisurf 85 ako ang max speed ko is around 300kbps lang, yeah its a 300KBPS………. regardless kung peek hour or not. and take note again its a HSDPA signal with 90-99% signal strength. Compare mo naman sa 33% signal strength nya. so sa tingin ko throttled ang connection pag prepaid kana!! so mag think twice ka muna.

    Sa globe naman umaabot ako ng mga 7 mbps pero yari kanaman sa 800mb limit per day so useless din ang bilis

  27. sorsie says:

    wala po limit ang smartbro kaso un nga lng pagkatapos ng free trial, bagsak na connection mo, ang free trial nila naka lagay ka sa IDLE, pag tapos na trial mo, patay ka na sa connection.

  28. SMARTBRO says:

    WALANG MGA KWENTA NA SERBISYONG BULOK…..SAYANG MGA BINABAYAD….MORE BULOK NA SERBISYO SA PHILIPPINES…. KABILANG TAU SA POOR BROADBAND CONNCTIO….. BULOK….!!!!!BOBO!!!! MAGALING MANGOLECTA NG MGA TAXES…

  29. sinosikat says:

    Not really that patay sa connection. I use the power plug it. Well it’s not that bad if you’re a heavy user like me. I download movies in the early wee hours of the day so that it can have a download speed of 200kpbs – 600kbps (that’s in torrent so if i ran speedtest.net usually speeds are average of 2mbps – 6mbps)

    I does not have any cap limit plus 5 days of internet with ave speed of 3mbs is not that bad . Usually in the day, it goes down lower than 1mbps sometimes even lower than 500kbps but i don’t mind.

    It’s usually just in the location.

    • BobomgaSmartBashers says:

      kung alam nyo lng dto sa pilipinas smart ang may pinakamabilis na serbisyo knowing na ang globe may limit ng 1gb/day ang smart wala yung download ko umaabot ng 1mbps… please wag BOBO ha basa basa rin kasi mga term and conditions kung minsan… gamit gamit rin utak binabangit ng smart na yung quality ng service is depende sa location…..

      tama tong si sinosikatmbilis ang smart….

      siguro nga mas mabuti tigil nyo na paggamit smart sim para mas lalong bumilis pa connection namin tutl BOBO din naman kayo eh d kasi marunong magbasa alam nyo ba ano ibigsabihin ng “up to” na salita? google nyo para malaman nyo wg magpaka BOBO

  30. ray says:

    Just got Smartbro USB Power Plugit, but got installation error on WIndows 8.1 x64. Anybody encountered the same problem? How did you fix it? TIA.

    • Jover says:

      Ako din bro ganyan din nangyari sa akin..windows 8.1 64Bit gamit ko..di mainstall ang driver ng SMART BRO WM66E ko na bago..hahay ano kaya gawin dito para mainstall sa windows 8.1 :( help naman sa mga nakakaalam.

  31. franz says:

    Smartbro 12mbps – No limit.

    Swerte ka kapag may HSDPA ka sa location mo. 200kbps ang maximum sa akin sa torrent.

  32. Vem Dela Cruz says:

    sayang binabayad namin sa unlisurf.wla kwenta connection nyo 1245 ang 12mbps hahhaha baka 12kbps wla talga connection. kahit sa madaling araw o hating gabi….. ayusin nyo nmn serbesyo nyo….

  33. rene isla says:

    I called tech support to complain that although everything appears to be ok, I still can not connect. It worked well during the free 10 days but after that, I started getting slow connections. Now it will not auto-connect. clicking on the connect button does nothing. 5 bars, 3g preferred, w850+w2100.I reinstalled the smartbro app 3 times already, I tinkered with the services.msc for telephony, I played with the netconfig but did not solve it. I reinstalled my windows and it worked for 2 days, now i’m back to the same problem. Do I have to reinstall windows every time i will have this problem? tech support was of no help.

  34. SmartBroshit says:

    Walang kwenta! 12 mbps pero parang 2mbps lang. facepalm*

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/04/23/14/why-philippine-internet-speeds-are-slow

  35. edison says:

    bat ganun yung sa connection status ng SMARTbro lte pocket wifi plus namin fake yung connetion status ng upload at download speed (http://192.168.1.1/index.html#home), compare sa network status ng computer, halos 2KBP/S lang!!!!. kahit mataas yung speed status sa ip ng broadband, sobra sa bagal sa browsing pa lang!

    • edison says:

      yung ststus nga umaabot ng 500kbps pagdating sa taskmanager>performance>resource monitor> Network status ng computer, nasa 10kbp/s lang yung received p/s!!! sa upload totoo yung count niya kasi nung nag upload ako match naman…

      Sino related sa ganitong klaseng problema?

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