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Plug It! Smart BRO Plan 799

Smart Bro I thought this should have been launched months ago. Smart Broadband Inc. (Smart Bro), a subsidiary of Smart Communications announced the new 3G/HSDPA service in Subic (during the 20th Ad Congress?). Dubbed Plug It, this is basically Smart 3G with a dedicated USB dongle.

So, there you go — a direct competition to Globe Visibility in the HSDPA space. Interestingly, Smart packaged this service with their highly successful but controversial Smart Bro package.

Smart Bro Plan 799

Also interesting to note are the specification of the packages:

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Smart Bro Plan 799
Speed: up to 384Kbps
Usage: free 60 hours, Php10 per 30 minutes thereafter
Initial Setup Fee: Php1,999
Device: USB Modem
Lock-in Period: 24 months

Smart Bro Plan 999
Speed: up to 384Kbps
Usage: unlimited
Initial Setup Fee: Php999
Device: USB Modem
Lock-in Period: 12 months

However, their press release says the speed is between 384 to 768Kbps. Obviously, they’re being very careful with the promised speeds and since Smart has not fully covered the country under HSDPA, the 3G speed makes sense . This service is totally separate from the existing PLDT WeRoam service, the latter targeting corporate clients.

On a side note, the unlimited plan is pretty cheap at Php999 compared to Globe visibility which I recently heard increased their subscription fee to Php3,000 from Php2k recently.

An acquaintance who used to work for Huawei told me about two weeks ago that they were the ones supplying Smart and Sun Cellular with the USB dongles. So, expect Sun to announce their own version very soon.

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

97 Responses

  1. Howard says:

    you could actually insert ur sun sim into ur smart bro kit.. just enter your 8 digit security pin.. voila.. sun is more affordable!

  2. aileen says:

    nag apply ako sa solano nueva vizcaya ng smart bro promo for free celphone , nangako ang front desk representative that after a week meron na nag celphone, hanggang ngayon wala pa rin more than a month na wala pa silang tawag sa akin .tuwing pupuntahann ko ang unit ang sasabihin wala daw dumaratign na stocks , tutuo ba ito? ano ito promo o lokohan?

  3. mary aileen a.mendez says:

    nag apply ako sa solano nueva vizcaya ng smart bro promo for free celphone , nagnako ang front desk representative that after a week meron na nag celphone, hanggang ngayon wala pa rin more than a month na wala pa silang tawag sa akin .tuwing pupuntahann ko ang unit ang sasabihin wala daw dumaratign na stocks , tutuo ba ito? ano ito promo o lokohan?

  4. alrick13 says:

    Does anyone successfully Canceled the contract without paying the Termination Fee…. Grabe naman kasi parang Scam 2yr lock in period then getting .20mbps at 7pm till 2am when I really need to use my Net, then upon reporting sasabihin lang sayo MONITORING na daw by their support group.
    Monitoring without a time frame is the same as saying na “Magtiis ka na lang muna sorry na uto ka namain eh” After holy week I’m going to their wireless center and ask about my 15 day old ticket which they only tag as for monitoring. I won’t pay for something that they can’t serve.

    And please sa mga nag rereklamo try writing a formal letter sa smart or NTC. Kasi tayong mga Pinoy madali tayo mag reklamo but hindi natin follow up formally kaya malakas ang loob ng smart na dayain tayo. Kasi alam naman nila na hangang dito lang tayo mag rereklamo

  5. smartparot says:

    hahaha as usual.. ganun na ganun parin ang comments pag tungkol sa very outstanding company na to..

    sa una ang ganda ng sinasabi, afterwards puro mura na wahaha..

    ang galing nyo smartbro.. keep up the good work of sucking the people’s economy. :D

  6. ToBi says:

    putang ina kau smart bro… nagsisisi tlga ako kng bkit kumuha pa ako ng plus it 2yrs to pay,.. parang tinapon nyo lng pera nyoo… pwehh! putang ina kaung mga gahaman ….

  7. evelyn says:

    lagi pong walang connection ang aming computer

  8. newbies says:

    Smart bro is attracting new subscribers by thier new high speed Plug it unlimited

    see link http://www.tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=207301

  9. Communicator says:

    News Flash Plug it Now 995

    The Smart BRO USB modem is a small, palm-sized device that you can carry with you wherever you go. And anytime you need to surf, just plug it into the USB port of your PC, and you’ll get connected in a flash. Total initial payment is P995 with FREE 5 Hours of internet surfing. Broadband Internet use is P10 for every 30 minutes.

    Smart Bro Prepaid kit NOW costs P995 which already includes a USB modem and a SIM card. It already has a P100 preloaded broadband load which can be used up to 5 hours of high-speed broadband internet use.
    http://smartbroplugit.wordpress.com/

    Also read my review of SMART BRO plug it and share it along with antenna and manual comments.

  10. jasper añago says:

    ang bagal kahit hating gabi na anu bayan ayusin nyu naman ang service nyo putang ina

  11. Robin Palo says:

    nagpapasalamat pa dn ako at malapit ng matapos ang 12 months contract namn.. makakaapgpacut na ng connection.. sa globe na kami… panget smart bagal sobra… hindi na makapag surf, pati online games hindi na dn…

  12. Robin Palo says:

    sobrang bagal ng smart bro 999 namin.. friendster lang inaabot ng 20 mins bago magbukas… meron ba kaung staff? ung CS nio parang timang na hindi alam ang isasagot pag 2mwag kami… lagi nalang na tgnan po natin sa next 24 hours.. un lang lage cnasabi.. sobrang tagal pa bago magkaconnect sa CS… ampp

  13. jenard says:

    pwede na bo ba ung speed ng smart bro sa online gaming? hndi ba yan mag log saka delay?

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