Globe Tattoo Broadband speed test: DLSU Dasmariñas

When I first saw the TV ad about the speed tests of Smart Bro plugin and Globe Tattoo Broadband I got curious as to what results would I get if I were to conduct the tests myself. We all know how not to believe everything we see on TV so a little hands-on experiment would give a whole new perspective that will either confirm or rebuke what’s been claimed on TV ads.

Good thing that I bought a Globe Tattoo Broadband prepaid kit last November for my girlfriend so that she’d have some access to the net because telephone lines have not yet reached their part of Gen. Trias, Cavite so there’s no way for her to subscribe to a wired broadband account.

Curiosity got the better of me so I borrowed the USB dongle in order to do a speed test at DLSU-D because even WiFi access if offered, the school’s firewall are blocking a lot of popular sites like Facebook and Twitter and I’m too lazy to find a new proxy service.

Just like in the TV ad, I used Speedtest.net in gauging the speed of Globe Tattoo Broadband when used inside DLSU-D. Here’s the result:

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Globe Tattoo Broadband DLSUD speedtest using a server in Albuqurque, New Mexico, USA

The speed was at dial-up connection speeds but at least I was able to load my CafeWorld in about two minutes. Unfortunately, there’s no 3G/HSDPA coverage in DLSU-D.

Here’s another run using a server in Makati City, Philippines:

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Globe Tattoo Broadband DLSUD speedtest using a server in Makati City, Philippines

Practically the same speeds because there’s no 3G/HSDPA coverage in DLSU-D. A big disappointment but what’s encouraging is that the connection is stable and it works. Students may not be able to watch YouTube videos but it gives a connection that will allow for regular research or sending those late papers and projects.

3 Comments

  1. bagal talaga no bro nagupupgrade pa lang ang globe…wimax ang latest sa kanila samantalang sa smart planning na sa 4g…napagiiwanan…well smartbro user ako hmm dati link speed ko 7mps tapos ngaun bumagal na 3mbps na lang, dami na kasi namin dito na user sa fairview…di pa ako binibigo ng smart…1.o2mbps dl ko at 384kbps ang upl ko sa broadband test…pero umaasa ako sa mga download accelerators tulad ng IDM (the best) at itong software na kayang magdownload ng rapidshare kahit di ka premium user…I got it in pspiso and it shocked me a lot…it never happened to me na makakakuha ako ng realtime 1024kbps download rate sa pc ko

    himala itong software na ito…da best…I don't want to share it hanapin niyo na lang isang buong araw bago ko nakuha ang software na ito na may crack pa….swerte talaga…

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  2. good lord, IDM browse q lng sa google oh sa yahoo direct na yung link ng site lalabas na yan IDM+crack lalabas na din pati na yung may crack

    god help this people

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