SmartBro drops Unlimited Plug-it to Php999
Smart has reduced it’s SmartBro Plug-It Postpaid plans to just Php999 a month of unlimited 3G internet; down from Php1,500 a month in October 2008. There’s a catch though.
According to Smart Customer Support (*1888), the new Unlimited Plan 999 for Plug-It is limited to speeds of up to 384Kbps. There’s a 24-month lock-in period as well.
Compare that to the earlier unlimited speed of up to 2MBps, that seems a bit slow. I was thinking if they had to cap the speed (like what Sun Cellular does with their tiered unlimited plans), it shouldn’t be anywhere below 1Mbps.
Update: Reports coming in that it’ still 2Mbps. It may not have been capped after all. Curious though why that pre-recorded voice on *1888 says it’s 384kbps.
Update 2: SmartBro website has been updated to confirm the up to 2Mbps bandwidth.
Speed : Up to 1mbps (fixed wireless connection) and up to 2mbps (Plug-it modem)
No. of Hours use : Unlimited
Requirements : Subscriber Application Form, Proof of Identification.
Total Initial Payment : Php 999.00
Lock-in Period : 24 months