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SmartBro Rocket WiFi Plus: Php6495 for 20Mbps




We caught the scoop a few days ago and it’s now confirmed. Smart has finally unveiled its newest mobile internet device — the Smart Bro Rocket WiFi Plus — which claims speeds of up to 20Mbps.

The SmartBro Rocket WiFi Plus is an upgrade to their Pocket WiFi which used to be only up to 5Mbps and in conjunction to the previously released Rocket WiFi dongle. This one has the ability to share WiFi with up to 5 devices.

It’s not yet readily available in prepaid but is now on a pre-order period for now. The one-time price for the kit is Php6,495.

The catch — Php200 per 180MB, just like the Rocket Plug-It. No UnliSurf plans. The prepaid kit comes with a free 180MB allocation.

Now that’s pretty expensive if you asked me. I think you’d easily consume 180MB in single day.



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

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57 Responses

  1. Dr. C. Litton says:

    Ridiulously expensive price. Even on a Mbps connection, 180MB can be used up in less than 30 minutes.

  2. Glenn Ong says:

    You have an idea what the brand of the actual hardware is?

  3. happykoko says:

    They seem too greedy this time, if you ask me.

  4. markem says:

    wow 20mbps tapos P200 for 180mb allocation? nagiisip po ba ang mga tao sa smart? whats the use of 20mbps tapos ganun ang charging.. nagpapahalata talaga ng mukha silang pera.. hehe

    • niko bellic says:

      yah your ryt. they look pesos sign in their company. laks kumain ng pera aala nila wala ng bukas. i tell you this, watch out for the new broadband will come out soon. limang piso alng my pan net net kan. na walng kailnagn bayarran ng pag ka laki laki.5 peso for 1 hour of usage 2MBPS of speed reliable speed …. 4g AIRMAX technology soon

    • troy says:

      kelan naman po lalabas yung sinasabi ninyo na 5 peso per hour at 2 mbps speed? pls reply thanks

    • troy says:

      paki notify naman po kami kung kelan ang labas ng 5 peso per hour at the speed of 2mbps na internet connection na yan thanks

  5. Nika says:

    Yikes, ang mahal naman. I’ll just stick to my prepaid SBW and joikusoft for my mobile wifi needs.

    • niko bellic says:

      mahal laban sa mura? syempre dun tayo sa mura. eh anu ang murang braod band nagyon? meron na pero soon pa. hehe watch out for 5 pesos only for 1 hour speed of 2MBPS… soon….

  6. “The catch — Php200 per 180MB, just like the Rocket Plug-It. No UnliSurf plans. The prepaid kit comes with a free 180MB allocation.”

    Hi Abe, what is 180MB? Is this the total data usage per Php200?

  7. sonny says:

    180 MB for 200 php? sa canopy pa nga lang na coconsume ko sa 1 day 1.5 GB eh na 1.6 mbps lang ano pa kaya pag 20 mbps 180 MB = 4 720p music videos sa youtube = 200 pesos hahaha ang mahal

    • niko bellic says:

      we’re launching the newest wireless broadband with 2MBPS that you guys will be satisfied. You don’t have to shell-out a big amount of money just to satisfy your needs, because we’re now giving it to you. You’ll get what you’ve paid for! For only Php 5.00/ hour, internet connections will be in your hands anytime of the day, anywhere you are. A price that people can afford! Everyone would have the chance to experience what it takes to have a 2mbps internet speed. We will be the cheapest internet provider in the Philippines and people will come along to use our product by the time our network start.

  8. gringo says:

    ang mahal!.. mag prepaid na lang kung ganyan lang man din..

  9. This 20 Mbps scam is total joke, a blatant cash grab.

  10. markem says:

    sir yuga, close naman kayo sa smart can you relay the comments here to smart representatives? baka kasi nagbubulag-bulagan sila..

  11. Gum says:

    masyadong mahal… kahit 1mbps lang basta consistent… ok na…

    • niko bellic says:

      1mbps is enough. but the new braodband can give you 2MBPS for just 5 peso coin only..you have already a 1hour of use of internet…. soon…..

  12. Andy R says:

    Insanely expensive! Whoever thought of this pricing is insane!

    • niko bellic says:

      we’re launching the newest wireless broadband with 2MBPS that you guys will be satisfied. You don’t have to shell-out a big amount of money just to satisfy your needs, because we’re now giving it to you. You’ll get what you’ve paid for! For only Php 5.00/ hour, internet connections will be in your hands anytime of the day, anywhere you are. A price that people can afford! Everyone would have the chance to experience what it takes to have a 2mbps internet speed. We will be the cheapest internet provider in the Philippines and people will come along to use our product by the time our network start. soon..

  13. secret says:

    LTE or HSPA+?

    does this come in postpaid also?

  14. mike says:

    Manuel Pangilinan you.suck!

  15. sonofa says:

    I am paying P99 for 50mb sa globe masmahal yun… but straight siya sa phone…. (ym, kik, mails) lang ginagamitan ko.. mas sulit pag time based ang charging ng fast internet.. kasi ang 50MB ko ay 3 sec lang pag ganyang speed…

  16. Jake says:

    correct me if I’m wrong guys…
    If your connection speed is 20Mbps, your maximum download speed is up to 2.5MB/sec.

    180MB divided by 2.5 MB/sec = 72 seconds!!! ubos na agad Php200 mo in less than 2 minutes?

  17. Steve Jobs says:

    Mga baliw yata taga SMART. Buti pa si Globe pang masa mga offerings nila, lalo na si SUN.

  18. Joser Bautista says:

    …gone in 60 seconds…

  19. markem says:

    kalokohan ng smart toh.. hehe dont avail it para maramdaman nila ang pinaggagawa nila..

  20. greennblue68 says:

    @mike I agree with you Manny Pangilinan DOES SUCK, literally and figuratively. These people at Smart think consumers are stupid.

  21. arfarf says:

    I doubt that it’ll reach 20 Mbps. So maybe around 10 minutes. But that’s for loading times, which means that it’ll reach around 10 hours of use for regular surfing (without constant loading, like for example, youtube). STILL, IT’S FREAKIN OVERPRICED.

  22. mike says:

    Boycott all companies and products under Manuel “Manny” Pangilinan. Smart, PLDT, Maynilad, ABC-5, North Expressway.

    • dan says:

      i could boycott the communications arm of the salim group because there are a lot of alternatives,, but could you boycott maynilad for mwss. and NLEX for mc arthur??? they monopolize both in that field…

    • ee says:

      Boycott mo mukha mo! HaHaha!

  23. Jhay says:

    Seems a bit pricey but this one is better than Globe’s version, isn’t it?

  24. nexusboy says:

    this doesn’t sound SMART. more like FART! LOL

  25. kevin says:

    No thank you.

  26. Cocopako says:

    Ngekkk. Kala ko pwede unlisurf

  27. Garyboi says:

    What’s the use of having 20Mbps when you’re being charged per 180MB? This is ridiculous!

    • niko bellic says:

      we’re launching the newest wireless broadband with 2MBPS that you guys will be satisfied. You don’t have to shell-out a big amount of money just to satisfy your needs, because we’re now giving it to you. You’ll get what you’ve paid for! For only Php 5.00/ hour, internet connections will be in your hands anytime of the day, anywhere you are. A price that people can afford! Everyone would have the chance to experience what it takes to have a 2mbps internet speed. We will be the cheapest internet provider in the Philippines and people will come along to use our product by the time our network start. soon….

  28. SmarterThanSmart says:

    I too agree with everyone’s thoughts about this. 20mbps then Smart will charge you P200 for every 180mb of data usage? Ha! That is just so wrong! :|

    • niko bellic says:

      HI.. WE DON’T NEED TO EXPENSE TOO MUCH MONEY FOR INTERNET.LET US STAND BY FOR THE NEW BROADBAND WILL COME OUT SOON. PRICE?? 5 PESOS MY PANG INTERNET KA NA FOR 1 HOUR IN THE SPEED OF 2MBPS…. 4G airman technology soon

    • niko bellic says:

      HI.. WE DON’T NEED TO EXPENSE TOO MUCH MONEY FOR INTERNET.LET US STAND BY FOR THE NEW BROADBAND WILL COME OUT SOON. PRICE?? 5 PESOS MY PANG INTERNET KA NA FOR 1 HOUR IN THE SPEED OF 2MBPS…. 4G airmax technology soon

  29. ReiRei says:

    Fak! No way am I going to get this thing with that PRICE! I’ll stick with Globe’s 3mbps thank you very much.

    • niko bellic says:

      abangan naten ang pag labas ng murang braodband na mura na.mabilis pa.sigurado pa, at walng bola.
      ang kailangan niyo lang ay Php5.00 para sa isang oras na gamit ng internet for 2MBPS. no advance payment, no lock in period no 24 months holding period no device needed in this NEW broadband.. 4G air max technology…… soon

    • niko bellic says:

      abangan naten ang pag labas ng murang braodband na mura na.mabilis pa.sigurado pa, at walng bola.
      ang kailangan niyo lang ay Php5.00 para sa isang oras na gamit ng internet for 2MBPS. 4G AIR MAX TECHNOLOGY soon ….

  30. smartbrouser says:

    Who comes up with these plans? This plan is useless. It’s going to be too expensive if you’re going to use it to download files larger than 180MB (and considering how fast it is, you’re going to eat through that 180MB several times over the span of a day). It’s not impossible to download 720 mbs in a day with that speed (p200 X 4 = almost 1 monthly bill na ng 1mbps postpaid, sa isang araw lang. With a decent 1mbps connection, you can download the same amount if you leave your PC on for the rest of the day)

    …and if you’re only going to use it to browse/tweet/blog or download files smaller than 180MB, then you may as well just get a 1mbps prepaid or a postpaid one.

  31. If you can afford grab it, if not, be happy with what you have.

    • Of course, we can choose what we want. We’re just saying that this pricing scheme is retarded and even sir Abe is confused regarding the target market of this Smart Bro “Racket”.

  32. eric says:

    thanks for the info.

  33. jb says:

    180mb?! ano yun? for sure wala pang download yan! Gahaman talaga sa pera si sir MVP.

    • niko bellic says:

      we’re launching the newest wireless broadband with 2MBPS that you guys will be satisfied. You don’t have to shell-out a big amount of money just to satisfy your needs, because we’re now giving it to you. You’ll get what you’ve paid for! For only Php 5.00/ hour, internet connections will be in your hands anytime of the day, anywhere you are. A price that people can afford! Everyone would have the chance to experience what it takes to have a 2mbps internet speed. We will be the cheapest internet provider in the Philippines and people will come along to use our product by the time our network start. soon…..

  34. niko bellic says:

    we’re launching the newest wireless broadband with 2MBPS that you guys will be satisfied. You don’t have to shell-out a big amount of money just to satisfy your needs, because we’re now giving it to you. You’ll get what you’ve paid for! For only Php 5.00/ hour, internet connections will be in your hands anytime of the day, anywhere you are. A price that people can afford! Everyone would have the chance to experience what it takes to have a 2mbps internet speed. We will be the cheapest internet provider in the Philippines and people will come along to use our product by the time our network start. soon….

  35. aike says:

    dont be fooled by SMART. all they is to get money from you. save yourself.

  36. hiro says:

    I bought a smart bro rocket plugin. I checked carefully about the area that the 4G smart covers. I live in Malate and yes, it is on their website that there is 4G signal. I bought one, i used it immediately. The speed was 0.43 mbps as per speedtest.net, i thought something was wrong with the stick i bought because it disconnects and it is very slow. my phone internet browser is more faster. I did some experiments. I inserted my smart sim to an open line globe tattoo and it was faster. Got 2.10MBPS. I did this experiment more than ten times. I have concluded that my smart rocket is defective. I went back to smart. I still have the receipt, 7 days warranty is yet over they don’t honor REFUNDS, only REPLACEMENT. They asked me to go to SM Manila (the nerve!) to have the smart rocket bro stick to be checked by their service center. They tested it and it was found defective, there was no signal. They gave me a certificate stating that the device is broken and needs to be replaced.
    After that, i went to SMART center at SM MANILA. They agent said that they don’t have any stock for replacement. I tried believing them.
    The next day, I went back to Robinsons place manila where i bought my Smart Rocket plugin. I asked the security guard if they have stock because I want to replace mine. He went to the back office, came out and said that they dont have stock for replacement. I said “what do you mean you don’t have stock for replacement?” If i will buy a new one, they have stock but if I want to replace mine, they don’t have stock.

    I am so frustrated. bought this stupid defective stick for almost 4,000 pesos!!

    1. they don’t honor refund it

    2. I was the one who went to their service center which they asked me to do this personally. this should be done by them.

    3. Proven that my device is defective. They wont replace it immediately because they don’t have STOCK for REPLACEMENT. in the first place, i want a refund.

    4. They only have stock if I will buy a new one.

    5. THEY SHOULD REPLACE MY DEVICE WITH A NEW, FRESH ONE,NOT A REPLACEMENT STOCK.

    6. Their landline which is printed on their receipt is not working, i think it is a FAX.

    it is now december 16, I bought this device lat December 8, been going to SMART center at Rob Everyday. Wishing for a replacement.

    Do you think DTI can act on this incase i file a complaint?

    i am just so frustrated. Bought this one as an xmas gift for myself.

    • Scott says:

      Some time news stations have watch dogs where they will go to smart and ask them why they do not have stock for replacement for you. I know they have it here in Canada and the US, Maybe you should try. What they are doing is illegal and one letter from a lawyer would scare them into giving you an replacement. So if you have a friend that knows a lawyer he might write a letter for you. What happened to you needs to get into the news paper so they will be found out for the dishonest company they are

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