So it turns out that there is a limit to Globe’s SuperSurf offering. Yuga reports that it has been capped at 800mb per day. Meaning that once you reach that ceiling, you get disconnected to Globe’s network. You then have to wait for the next day to get mobile surfing because your allocated bandwidth has been refreshed.
It’s not really unlimited or “Walang Metro!” as the the ads say, the question now is, is it fair?
A lot of folks think so. After all, it is supposedly unlimited or “Walang Metro!” (Unmetered.)
Then again, I’m inclined to agree with Sir Abe that it is fair and reasonable.
He said that it doesn’t make sense to download a movie file to your mobile phone, which could go any where between the typical 700mb+ or up to 2gb a file.
Clearly, Globe intends SuperSurf to be used for exclusively mobile browsing; checking email, updating your 4square location, sending Tweets, and updating your Facebook status.
However, there are those who use their mobile phones as a modem for their laptop, or even a desktop1 because there’s no Wi-Fi hotspot around or if there is one, it is slow because a lot of people are already connected to it.2
This is when the 800mb cap would really be an annoyance. So what can a Globe user do? If it were me, I’d get two or more prepaid SIM cards and an extra phone for surfing purposes if I would rely mainly on Globe’s SuperSurf to get online. Once a SIM has reached its cap, I’d swap it with the fresh one, after all, availing of SuperSurf is just Php20.00 for limited sites or Php50.00 for the regular offer, so it’s very cheap.
So for 24 hours of SuperSurf you’d need 3 SIM cards. lol
What do you think? Is the 800mb limit reasonable or not?
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