Mobile Internet Speed test on Globe My SuperSurf

What I really love about the LG Optimus One is how easy it is to get online and do the things I usually do when using my notebook PC, well almost everything – check and send email, manage my Calendar, tasks, WordPress blogs, Tweet and chat with friends on Facebook just to name a few.

Just to get a clearer view of how fast the actual connection is, I downloaded the Speedtest.net app for Android and did two tests: one while I was at SM City Bacoor and last night at home in Silang, Cavite.

Here are the results:

Speedtest.net test of SuperSurf connection at SM City Bacoor, Cavite

Test Date: Jul 2, 2011 6:02:40 pm
Connection Type: Hsdpa
Server: Alabang
Download: 210 kbps
Upload: 158 kbps
Ping: 208 ms

External IP: 112.198.79.167
Internal IP: 10.50.180.95
Latitude: 14.44406
Longitude: 120.95124

Globe SuperSurf test using Speedtest.net Android app at Silang, Cavite

Test Date: Jul 5, 2011 12:40:16 am
Connection Type: Hsdpa
Server: Alabang
Download: 457 kbps
Upload: 210 kbps
Ping: 236 ms

External IP: 112.198.79.170
Internal IP: 10.50.235.130
Latitude: 14.22197
Longitude: 120.97199

It’s not close to broadband speeds but decent enough for a good mobile online experience. Heck, I’m impressed that YouTube videos stream much better on Globe’s mobile internet compared to SM City Bacoor’s free Wi-Fi service.

Since the first time I went online using the phone and Globe’s SuperSurf service, I’ve been quite satisfied because the connection speed was decent and the coverage has improved over the years.

I get full HDSPA coverage on the 2-hour bus ride from Silang to SM City Bacoor, Cavite along E. Aguinaldo Hi-way. So to all my friends who have been wondering how come I’m online almost 24/7, it’s because of my LG Optimus One and Globe’s improving mobile Internet coverage in Cavite – the urbanized areas to be exact.

Hopefully, mobile internet services will continue to improve here in the provinces along with rates being made more affordable.

Anyone else on an Android phone who tried to test their mobile internet speeds?

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7 thoughts on “Mobile Internet Speed test on Globe My SuperSurf

  1. globe broadband is indeed fast.. Using my Xperia TX to connect through wifi, my DL speeds range from 100+ kbps to 600+kbps.. but i wonder how their mobile internet speeds(3G) does.

  2. Jhay, can you recommend if I should opt for smart bro or globe tattoo – I’ll be moving to solar homes, dasma in less than 2 weeks. Thanks in advance for your response!

    • Go visit the house you are going to move into. Bring out your mobile phone that has 3G capabilities and try to go online. It will give you a first-hand experience of how good or bad the signal quality is in the area. Do the same tests on both Smart and Globe.

      You can also ask around the neighborhood to see which is better or more used by your neighbors. Going for a wireless internet setup really depends upon your location.

    • Yep, ito nga. Pero may data cap. Hindi ko lang alam kung ilan. Ang UNLI dito ay surfing time, 24/7 ka puwedeng mag mobile internet pero may mga daily limits/caps.

  3. I don’t have an Android phone, but I use Sun’s broadband USB stick from time to time with my laptop at home in Caloocan City, and recently it has been very reliable. In off-peak hours the connection easily surpasses 1 Mbps, in fact.

    I’ve also used Smart’s broadband modem about two years ago, and Sun’s service was surprisingly better, but then even that was very unreliable—in peak hours I can’t load even the simplest web page. I have a feeling the telcos have been investing real money on their networks lately, perhaps as a side effect of their race to 4G.

    In any case, reliability is still my number one criterion for evaluating Internet connections. I’d choose a steady 512 Kbps over an intermittent, disconnects-when-you-need-it-most 3 Mbps anytime.

    • Reliability is the one crucial factor we all want in our ISP be it wired or wireless.

      Sadly though, reliability is something local ISPs are not known to suck at.

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