in Internet

Smart Bro Prepaid or Globe Visibility?

The new school year will officially start for us Lasallians in Cavite next week so I’m starting to prepare myself for a productive school year or the first semester to say the least.

My class schedule this 1st semester is one of my lightest ever! With my classes ending a few hours before lunch time leaving me with over 6 hours of free time at school. However, that free time would easily be eaten up by my extra-curricular and off-campus work, engagements and advocacies. Managing all these would be done with my new Four-eyed notebook.

And for me to really get things done, I need a mobile internet connection to do my research, keep in touch with contacts and of course blog like I’ve never blogged before.

SmartBroEven before I actually bought my new notebook, I was already contemplating on which mobile internet connection service I would use: my 3G enabled Sony Ericsson K800i (either with Smart or Globe), SmartBro Prepaid or Globe Visibility. The paid Wi-Fi services that DLSU-D offers wasn’t included in my list because even though it would the most convenient way, it came at the price of having limited internet access because of the university’s firewall and content filtering system. The weird case in which my Gmail-powered domain-based email was blocked was more than enough to make sure of this.

Using my K800i as a modem is out of the question because I don’t want my surfing sessions to be interrupted by calls and I use it to keep some notes, take photos on the go and record meetings. Plus, grime, dust and fungi(?) have begun to grow on my phone’s port making it

Now I’m left with two options: SmartBro Prepaid or Globe Visibility?

SmartBro Prepaid is my strongest contender since around here in Dasmarinas (where I go to school hence spend 80% of my waking time) and my hometown of Silang, Cavite, SmartBro has been getting good reviews from my neighbors and friends who use the service. Well most of them. Plus the fact that it is a prepaid service means I only pay whenever I access the net which will help keep my expenses more manageable. Hopefully.

Here are the rates and time allocations for Smart Bro Prepaid:

SmartBro Rates

Globe VisibilityOn the other hand, I still consider signing up for Globe Visibility since I am already a Globe Broadband subscriber and that it will entitle me to some discounts for Globe Visibility plus the convenience of having a single bill to horrify me every month.

Sir Abe has a breakdown of the new rates and hour allocations of each Globe Visibility Plan:

GV Plan 799
Php 799 per month (MSF)
Php1,000 one-time setup fee
40 hours free surfing time (effective rate Php20/hour)
Php0.50 per minute excess hours (effective Php30/hour)
2 hours/month Free WiFi on all WiZ hotspots

GV Plan 999
Php 999 per month (MSF)
Php1,000 one-time setup fee
60 hours free surfing time (effective rate Php16.65/hour)
Php0.50 per minute excess hours (effective Php30/hour)
3 hours/month Free WiFi on all WiZ hotspots

GV Plan 1,499
Php 1,499 per month (MSF)
Php1,000 one-time setup fee
100 hours free surfing time (effective rate Php20/hour)
Php0.50 per minute excess hours (effective Php15/hour)

So which one should I go for? Any advice on this one would be hot. :mrgreen:

Have anything to add?

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...

Have anything to add?

116 Comments

  1. pa2long naman ung kit ko d2 smartbro peo ung browser na lumalbs ay globe visibility ok naman nakakaconnect pero lng pnu ko makakaconnect ng 3g and ung cgnal ko nakalagy GPRS panu magiging HSDPA

  2. parehas bulok network sa pinas d2 sa saudi cellphone lang gamit ko daig ko pa yata wimax dyan sa pinas idm ko umaabot ng 500kbps pati yata kc cgnal jan kinukurakot!!!!!!!!!

  3. kahit anong broadband ay hindi maasahan yung mga inaadvertise nila ay hindi tinutupad. sana magsisi pa kayo dahil kung may impiyerno tiyak ang punta ninyo doon mga business minded na kumokontrol sa mga nagogoyo na hinahakot ang mga pera ng costumer ninyo. sana magsisi pa kayo bago kayo lumisan sa mga katawan ninyo o sa buhay na ito. one day unlimited daw pero two and a half hour lang mahigit halos tapos na dahil umabot na sa 850 mbs ang limit ninyo na wala naman sa advertise ng globe tattoo. repent and live.

  4. guys..if anyone here near in gapan city..especialy in part of malimba,or baluarte who using ..prepaid broadband..what is the best broadband in those location..now where using smartbro at napakabagal nya..dito pang check lng sa email at facebook lng pag site tulad ng youtube wla na..wa kwenta..kung may nakakaalam ng mga location na yan sa gapan..paki sagot naman ng tanong ko…it seem that we alredy using smart and where not happy in the connection..ung sun at globe nlng ang choices namen..tnks antayin ko ung result..

  5. im using an unlocked huawei e226 dongle (7.2mbps), when i was in manila the best provider was smart. it gave me standard 200-384kbps speed and 1-3mbps during 1am – 4am. the globe signal gets killed whenever wcdma/3g hits it. i modded dashboard and the firmware using vivo brasil software and now i can get wcdma on globe, but intermittent. maybe afterall smartbro is for smart even its unlocked. lol. as comment time im using smart simcard 1peso credit :) the problem i cant connect thru ssl (https) sites.

  6. june 5,2010 p kmi nawalan ng internet hanggang ngaun wala p din lagi aq natawag s hotline nyo panay kau pangako!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. anu ba klaseng smartbro yan hindi maayos ang service nila 1 month n hindi p din nila aaayos yung internet q..grrrrrrrrrrr k kakainis kayo on time kmi magbayad bill tapos kayo hindi nyo maayos service nyo.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. i'm using globe tattoo prepaid broadband, ok nman syang gamitin kya lang pag nagparegister na ko sa supersurf50 nawawalan na ko ng signal. pls help me..

    • Hindi ko talaga alam kung ano mismo ang problema, pero subukan mong umakyat sa 2nd floor ng bahay nyo, tumabi ka sa bintana o pumunta ka sa terrace kung meron kayo, para mas mawalan ng mga harang ang signal at lumakas ito.

      Pwede ka ring gumamit ng USB extension cord, para maitaas mo ang tattoo usb dongle at makasagap ng mas maayos. Ganito ang ginagawa ko sa bahay para mas lumakas ang signal ng Globe Tattoo ko. Wala naman akong nagiging problema kapag naka-register sa Supersurf50.

  9. I'm using globe tattoo broadband prepaid, ok nman syang gmitin kya lang pag nagparegister na ko sa supersurf50 madalas nwawalan ako ng signal.. help me nman..

    • That's weird. I have good 3G coverage at home and I use my Globe Tattoo whenever my broadband connection is not working. So far, I am not having problems with it even if I'm registered in the Supersurf50 promo.

      Try going upstairs and near a window to maximize signal reception, or use a USB wire extension to raise your USB dongle. It solves my signal problems.

  10. I think you made an error; Globe's rate is P5 per 15 mins or per connection but you said P30. Truth in blogging as well, please.

    Im just suspicious how you finished off your so-called P1500 in 12 days…. kung P5 per connection, even so, hindi ata humanly possible.

    Truth in blogging, anyone?

    • Check again the date of this post and the source I linked to for the figures, these were the rates back in 2008, two years ago.

      Of course the rates are different today, which are much cheaper compared than years ago. :D

    • Truth in blogging? Of course I agree… but then again, it's your eyes that have lied to you. You are too quick to respond without checking details, but I forgive you because that's humanly possible.

      I am suspicious of your vision, maybe you need a new pair of glasses.

      Consult your optician before blogging, anyone?

  11. nsa palawan ako and I'm using SMART BRO pre paid,problema lagi na disconnect after 4-5 minutes then blik uli.Pls help naman ano dapat kong gawin para lumacas ang connection ko sa net using my smartbro

  12. Para walang gulo mag SUN na lang kayo. Kung alam nyo may malapit ng SUN cellsite sa aea nyo mag SUN kayo yun lang un! Kung smart malapit edi smart. kung globe edi globe. tanong kayo ng tanong..lumabas kayo ng bahay at mag hanap ng cellcite at ipag tanong sa mga tao dun kung ano ba network ng site. at kung tingin nyo yan pinakamalapit sa inyo yan kunin nyo. (This is for the canopy type antenna).

    (For the USB modem). Kung nasa NCR kayo pinakamalakas na talaga ang sun. Second globe then smart. Kadalasan ang smart pag papasok ka sa buildings nawawalan ng signal. Di ko alam kung bakit ganun ang smart. minsan lang naman. Sa mga provincial users same thing check ano maraming cellsite sa lugar na pinupuntahan mo minsan mahina ang signal ng globe sa mga urban or suburbs pano ba naman madalas kasi sila na susunugan ng cellsite…bakit kaya Globe lang madalas sinusunog na cellsite sa mga liblib na lugar sa provinces? Di ba pwedeng minsan e Smart naman sunugin nyo?

    • eh kasi kaya globe lang madalas sunugin na cellsite cguro sila lang indi nagbibigay ng lagay or revolutionary tax. Baka yung Smart eh nagbibibgay kaya indi sinusunog cellsite nila. I think i have a point,

  13. alam nyo guys on my opinion…

    pangit ang smart prepaid…

    alam nyo kung bakit???

    nangangain ng load tapos dapat tapusin nyo ang 30 min para di masayang ang 10 pesos na ipinaload nyo….

    tapos kung naputol…

    reconect dapat kau agad…

  14. if i've not mistaken to get the full signal is about 2km to the 3g site,

    but here in bulacan in 3km it can burst up to 1mbps

  15. wag ka nang bumili ng smartbro modem wlang kwenta, nakabili aku last december, malapit lng 3g cellsite dto sa amin, mahina pa rin di nga mka open ng internet ang bagal ma ubos lng lod mu.dto aku sa kidapawan north cotabato.

  16. i have a smartbroprepaid modem and i just bought it last year in december.I was very frustrated with the performance of smartbro modem, the connection was very slow despite of the fact that 16 kilometers away from my site the 3G cellsite of smart is located.i cannot even browse the internet i already consumed my 300 pesos load and nothing happen.smartbro is liar.they use big names to promote thier product but they are not telling the truth.

  17. hey guys, im from bacoor cavite, i really wanna know, kung ano ang mas conviniet bilin, kung smart or globe, kasi im planning to buy one. ano ba ang mas madami coverage nationwide? at most especially dito sa cavite? here's my ym pls pls pls. message me i badly need ur suggestions. – vench888 [ym] – ven_nelson@hotmail.com [MSN] -vench888@yahoo.com [yahoo]

  18. cno po taga-pampanga dito? maganda ba connection ng globe sa dau? nagddalawang isip na akong kumuha ng globe dahil sa bad reviews. gs2 ko sana ng pldt kaso parang ang bagal ata ng connection nun

  19. guys it depends on your place, if you know you are far from the cell site or the company you should pick the nearest, like me, smart is nearest to me so i pick smart and it burst up to 1-1.5 mbps in night… one time i found in our neigborhood using in globe that quite far and they said: SOBRANG HINA NG SIGNAL!!! AND I SAID THAT THE CELL SITE OF GLOBE IS SO FAR FROM THEM… but majority of filipino's use SMART!!! But by now smart bro is only 1995 php. http://smart.com.ph/bro/products/BroPrepaid.htm

  20. im using smart bro and its fast especially early in the morning and late at night like 11 pm. if you start using it at 5 am in the morning it will be fast all throught out the day. first time using it was really slow takes me like 5 hours to download ym and mozilla. but now its doing good. hopefully it will be better soon. hehe

  21. I have both Globe Visibility & smart bro both prepaid, totoo dependi sa signal, pero para sakin globe mas nakakamura, puedi ang globe regular prepaid or postpaid lagay mo sim sa huahuei pili ka lang sa settings…

    kaya globe nalang.

  22. Hey Ice,

    San ka sa Silangan? Sa Barbara 2 ako. I have Globe Viz which was OK until Wednesday last week biglang nawalan ng signal. Bumaba pa ko ng Marikina to continue working. Until now intermittent pa rin ang signal samin!

  23. i'm currently using smart bro….although mabilis ang speed,at first lagi nawawala ang connection (because it's signal-based), but to solve the problem, you just have to download quickfix.exe (at smart bro's website), install it in your pc, and the problem is solved….eversince i installed quickfic.exe i never had problems with my internet….and really, mabilis ang smart bro, hope it helps…

  24. To all consumers who are yearning for some source of online connection, be warned… DO NOT BUY GLOBE VISIBILITY PREPAID! Let me share with you my harrowing experience…

    I used to stay in Manila until I decided to relocate to Balayan, Batangas. I easily adapted to my new surroundings as quickly as I fell in love with it. I have my own desk-top computer but there was something missing that I used to enjoy in Manila, and it was the luxury of a hook up to the World Wide Web. Sure we have access to internet providers in this part of Southern Luzon but it’s such a hassle to come up with their requirements like proof of billing since I don’t pay any bills now (and I ain’t complaining, lucky me), and the nearest authorized internet dealer I could go to is a couple of towns away. There are also several internet cafes in the area and the rates are undoubtedly much cheaper, but the comforts of privacy are not there. See, I demand utmost silence and isolation when reading my emails, writing e-letters, chatting on YM, and above all when broadcasting through the webcam and making calls using the I-phone. Think about the commotion spawned by those unruly snot-nosed kids playing on-line games, those curious eyes of fellow I-café patrons sneakily gawking at your screen, those casual ears that are in actual fact eavesdropping on your carefree conversations. Imagine yourself video-chatting with a potentially good catch, your prospect’s starry-eyed gaze fixed upon you, and then like greased lightning, gets you distracted by asking who the heck those people are walking back and forth behind you. Now how romantic is that!

    Last January 18, 2009, I went on a scheduled day-trip to Manila. As we were speeding by SLEX, my eyes caught the billboard of Globe Visi…Say what was that again??? For a P2,500 prepaid kit, you get fast, reliable internet connection anytime with speeds of up to 2Mbps and be connected 24ever for only P5 every 15-minute session… Globe Visibility. WOW, it’s a lot better deal than the competitor’s offer of P10 every 30-minute session!!! This is it… this is the manna from heaven I’ve been waiting for! Then I chanted some sort of mantra to myself: I now abolish the restrictions that compelled me to stay invisible to the world… I do hereby swear to become visible, by hook or by crook!!!

    I finally reached my destination. It was a good thing my appointment was at Glorietta Makati because I am absolutely certain there is a Globe dealer somewhere there. After the meeting, it didn’t take long for me to scour the place since there was, by some good fortune, a Globe event going on at the center of the mall. Can this be what they call divine providence, I asked myself. I hurriedly approached the first sales person I saw standing by the booth. It wasn’t hard for the guy to talk me into closing a sale since I was already determined to buy one. I only asked him one question. Is the signal strong enough to reach my location in Batangas? “Yes ma’am, you could use your Globe Visibility wherever your cell phone has a signal,” was his sure answer. Having said that, I didn’t need any more convincing. I’ve forever utilized Globe as my mobile phone provider so I’m aware of their strong signal in my area which is always at full bar. I handed him my P2,500 for the prepaid kit (it also came w/ a free P100 prepaid card load) and went back home straight away to Balayan against the clock. I was so thrilled, I felt like a little child who couldn’t wait to open her Christmas present till after the stroke of midnight.

    When at last I arrived after a couple of hours later (it certainly felt like ages), I rushed directly to my bedroom. With hands trembling, I tore away the packaging and voila, I see a tiny white gadget that looks a lot like a lighter. I rummaged inside the box for the manual, read the instructions, proceeded to install it, loaded my free P100, and sent a text message to my cousin’s maid to send me another P300 worth of e-load.

    This is the moment of truth, I told myself… I could finally update my Windows XP, my antivirus software, my Internet Explorer, download Yahoo Messenger, Orbit Downloader and LimeWire, download mp3, and perhaps watch some film clips on YouTube. I then went on to plug in the USB stick to the USB cable. A window popped out called Mobile Partner. I checked the signal strength indicator, it was at 90%. I then realized that the only signal I can get in my area is from a GPRS network connection. I checked the average speed for GPRS, it’s 30 to 40 Kbps. That’s ok, I told myself, I could live with that. I then clicked on connect. Yippee! It works; it says I’m currently connected.

    I clicked on Internet Explorer… it directed me to Microsoft Update webpage…waiting… waiting… waiting to load…

    I looked at the signal strength; it’s weakening… 25%… 18%… 12%… 10%… 5%… 0%! Wait a minute, what the hell is going on here? Then out comes the message “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. “ I checked the status bar and to my dismay, I got disconnected from the network. Ok there goes my P5 for a less than 5-minute session.

    Try again… I changed my Internet Settings and chose Yahoo.com as my homepage. Perhaps it will load faster now. I checked signal strength, it’s at 99%. This will definitely work now I assured myself. Clicked connect, clicked IE… loading… loading… still loading… Why the F word is it taking so long? I then look at the statistics, upload speed/kbps at 0.02, 0.12, 0.04, 0.09, .01, 0.00; download speed/kbps at 1.12., 0.3, 0.8, 2.23, 0.12, 0.00. Hey, I thought GPRS’ average speed was supposed to be at 30 to 40 Kbps! Then out comes the message “IE cannot display the webpage.” Disconnected again in less than 3 minutes…Goodbye P5!

    Let me try again (…to the tune of). Clicked connect, clicked IE. Loading… Out comes Yahoo homepage. Finally, I could check my e-mail. Clicked Sign in. Loading… loading… loading… done but with errors on page. Clicked Inbox. Loading… loading… loading… loading… done. Ok it’s working now, but it’s too slow. Checked signal strength at 100%. Looked at statistics, upload speed/kbps at 0.01, 1.05, 0.54, 0.08, 1.00, 0.36, 0.00, 0.76, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00; download speed/ kbps at 3.75, 0.54, 0.00, 6.56, 5.34, 2.58, 0.78,.0.00, 0.00, 0.00. That’s weird, signal strength is 90 to100% but why is the speed erratic and it can’t even transfer data! Checked transfer time, been using this damn thing for 1:21 minutes with almost nothing achieved. There goes my P30 for zilch!

    And that tormenting experience was only during the first night alone, I had a total of 6 sessions, 4 got disconnected in less than 5 minutes, and the remaining 2 sessions were veeeery slooooooow. Since I am not a techie, what I have written above are just examples of “behavioral pattern” from this crappy thingamajig. Just imagine the anguish and despair I had to go through during the succeeding days that followed.

    Today is January 30, 2009, it’s been 12 days since the night I first welcomed Huawei E160 HSPDA USB Stick into my home. Let me tell you straight, I already spent P1,500 loading for this piece of junk which gave me a maximum record download speed of only 6.75 Kbps and upload speed of 5 Kbps, a measly fraction of Globe’s advertising claim of 30 to 40 Kbps. Did I get my money’s worth? I was able to update my Windows XP, my antivirus software, and Internet Explorer. I was able to download Orbit Downloader. I was finally able to download Yahoo Messenger after 7 days of persistent attempts. I decided not to download LimeWire; it is stressful and will only add to my extreme anxiety. I was never able to watch a single clip from YouTube; a 15-seconder video could easily eat up your P5 load, a waste of time and money. On the bright side, I was able to check my emails and browse for some recipes. That’s it folks, all for P1,500 in 12 days! Now you be the judge.

    Bottom line, it does not require for anyone to be a computer junkie to know they’re being screwed. As a consumer, I don’t need to be an Einstein for me to come to terms with the fact that I‘m being shortchanged. I don’t mind paying for as long as I get my money’s worth.

    This infuriating incident has stirred me to launch a personal campaign against these crooks, in their own sphere of influence which is the internet. Globe Telecoms is raking in revenues through dishonest means. They have to pay attention to their customer’s grievances otherwise they could easily lose them to other networks.

    I REPEAT: DO NOT BUY GLOBE VISIBILITY PREPAID!

    • You should have done your research. kbps is different than KBps. kbps means kilobits per second and KBps is Kilobytes per second. The actual speed of the connection is KBps while the advertised speed is Kilobytes. The conversion is 8kb per 1KB. Check it using google.com, type in "40kb to KB." It will show you the converted value of around 5KB. Although I hate it that the advertised speed is misleading. We should point that out to NTC!

      • bottomline is napaka walang kwenta ng visiblty, agree aq, same probs, lage naddc bgla bgla, kla konga cra n usb port q eh, buti nag google aq dlng pla q me gni2ng probs

  25. hi im using globe visibility. at first, npkabagal nya, frustrated pa din me sa speed nya til now. will it help if i install mobile antena? like the one used in cars? im living here lapit sa PGH

  26. .,any1 here in batac city (the newest cty in Ilocos norte), hz experience or using visibility. "please tel me nman kung anong performance ng globe d2(coz smart suckz!!!)".?!

  27. hey guys any comments or violent reactions on the smart prepaid P2,500 as of now? i'm planning of getting 1 this january 2009. thanks a lot!

  28. ako gamit ko smart ok naman sya dahil katabi namin ang cellsite depende po yan sa area nyo..wag na kayo kung gusto nyo malaman kung ano mas mabilis na connection try nyo muna lahat ..hahaha kasi hanggat di mo pa nasubukan di mo pa masasabi di ba?

  29. Well, It's the same experience as mine, Mary Jean. Inside my house, it's weak..but when I stepped out…it's surprisingly fast.

    Sun Cellular Broadband is also worth a look. THe network isn't clogged yet. My cousin uses it and it's really really fast.

  30. kabibili ko lang ng globe visibility ko at ang pangit ng signal.well totoo actually tlga sa location mo..malapit nman ako sa city kaso ni gprs wla ako makuha na signal..naisip ko lang bilihin ang globe because yun nga lng hindi sila madaya sa load..unlike smart,pero ang smart mas ok ang coverage nila unlike globe,kung pwede ko nga lang i refund ito..kainis ang globe..

  31. Actualy depende po talaga yan sa location nyo coz u r using signal connection not wired, so da best thing is if u have 3g phone check nyo ko hsdpa signal s inyo then kun hindi try to put other sim and tsaka kyo magdecide whether to go visibility or smart bro.

  32. So I think I know what should I buy… I'll go for Globe Visibility…

    But wait anyone here lived in laguna or live in laguna specially near Liliw. I would like to ask the performance of this visibility near my town..

    any one please….

    Thanks and God Bless….

  33. Globe visibility Rocks….

    Well if not used for on the go, globe actually performs welll….

    If you happen to see a spot that is 3g it would be fast…

    But if your on the go, I would advice using smartbro since they got signals on the road…

    Well if you are in mindanao part of the country, globe would assure you of connectivity…

    I've been hearing issues about smart having difficulty assisting their clients including those who have antennas in their homes….

  34. OH wait i prefer the cheaper rate the better kung yung charge ng globe per bytes go for that. Coz kung per minute mapapamahal ka! for example what if yung site na binubuksan mo is 5mins bago bumukas? sayang load. kung sa per bytes. you can control the files that you download on your PC :mrgreen :…

  35. guyz simple lang… Try nyo i reconfigured yung setting ng mga HSDPA nyo… and check your locations if their's an UMTS signal(3g) or GSM signal lang… Depende rin pla sa number of users sa isang cellsite or network ung speed nyan… globe/smart are almost the same… :lol:

  36. I just recently bought Globe Visibility prepaid. On my first attempt to use it at home (QC, Timog), I was really frustrated because it's super slow. It ate up my free P30 load. So I regretted spending P2,500 for that small device.

    I then visited my cousin who was using Sun Broadband. I tested his internet speed and was super surprized! I was shocked that each web page would immediately open as soon as I click it. It's fast! BTW, he lives in Greenhills area. And for the price, it's super cheap, P799 unlimited.

    That made me wonder whether my Globe Visibility can actually be faster if I try moving in different areas. So I tried it. Last sunday, I tried using my Globe Visibility prepaid in one of the restos in T.Morato. I was hoping not to get disappointed once again. And to my surprize, I wasn't at all. The speed was fast. I tested it using speed.net, and my download speed was 1.6Mbps, while upload was 234kbps. I don't regret buying it anymore. At least now, I know that it really works.

    I guess it just really depends on the area you're in. When I stepped out of the house, the speed was surprisingly fast. But i'm still shocked how fast my cousin's Sun broadband was.

  37. :grin: great idea you have there girl. hope you can tell me whether or not smart prepaid would work enough i will go into online tutorial:: imus, cavite is the area..

    thanx much!

    Originally Posted By Marla A.(I'm sorry, my comment will not answer the question whether which internet telecomm company is better. This is just my reaction to some comments made above.)

    I don't know why some people complain.

    Why in the first place do you buy wireless internet? For mobility and convenience, right? Anything thats mobile and depends on waves to transmit isnt secure, they are vulnerable to a number of things.

    You guys should know that wireless internet depends on electromagnetic waves that are transmitted to and fro the atmosphere. Because of this, the speed and rate of the transfer will be affected by atmospheric disturbances which will definitely affect signal strength. Then there is also the usage traffic conditions. If more people in your place uses the same broadband brand, then you will be competing with these people for signal. There is also your location, the infrastructure around you that can affect the transmission of signal to where you are, etc blah blah. There are a lot more to the list, but lets try not to get technical about it.

    So, if you want a dependable and an unshakable internet connection, wireless isn't for you. If your life depends on your internet connection, don't bet on wireless.

  38. NAKU WAG NA KAYO BIBILI NG VISIBILITY. MAYAYAMOT LANG KAYO. NASA TAAS NA AKO NG BLDG TAPOS NAKALAGAY NGA SA MOBILE INTERNET CONNECTION HSDPA ASUS NAUBOS LANG ANG LOAD KO SA BAGAL. IMAGINE NAKA LAGAY SA MANUAL NA KAPAG HDSPA 400-700 KPBS ANG AVERAGE SPEED. ASUS HINDI NAMAN TOTOO, MABAGAL PA SA CONNECTION NG DIAL-UP. WAG NA KAYONG PAUTO SA GLOBE VISIBILITY. AT ONE MORE THING, ANG MGA CUSTOMER SERVICE KALA MO MABAIT, SABI TATAWAGAN KA NG GANITO, MAGHINTAY KA SA TAMBOL MAYON WALA TATAWAG SA IYO. KAHIT SINABI MO NA YUNG COMPLAINTS MO DI PALA NILALAGAY YUNG MGA SINASABI MO. KAYA KUNG AKO SA INYO, WAG NG PAUTO SA GLOBE VISIBILITY. BASED SA DISCUSSION DITO, BAKA MAG SMART NA LANG AKO. KAYA MAGISIP ISIP KAYO, SA PAGBILI NG VISIBILITY NG GLOBE.

  39. :mrgreen: happy ako sa globe visibility ko mura pa at mabilis im using mac and it works !!!! SMART BROOOOKEN SUCKS!!!!!hindi pa ako ni refund i have asus and mac and smart sa asus lang kaya ang bagal pa ! CHEAP kasi Ang smart Badduy!!!!

  40. Hi peeps!

    Does anyone out there can help me… i need suggestion for choosing PLDT dsl, Smart Bro or Globe prepaid internet connection. I will be transfering to Imus… and i dont have idea if who has better signal in the vicinity.

    Please help. Thank you very much!

  41. globe visibility broadband is technically better than any wireless competitor in the market, globe is one step ahead than the competitor "S" obviously because globe offers HSDPA or 3.5 G depending on your location, its cheaper, its handy and its capable of sending txt messages while browsing, it can also be inserted with micro sd memory card that allows you to save files upto 2gb.

  42. Hi, I'm here in Manila. When you're using Globe Visibility, change the network type to WCDMA ONLY. Pagkatapos nun mas mabilis na sya sa Smart Bro Prepaid. May Smart Bro Prepaid rin kasi ako e. Engk!!! :razz:

  43. - THE KING,

    Wow naman, but mo naman sinabi yun… I'm also an IT expert and I also know that and all of your infos are correct.

    Ang problema ngayon since nalaman nila ang fact na mas maganda talaga ang Globe visibility VS smart bro ay baka lumipat lahat ng smart bro subscriber d2 sa Globe. dadami tuloy tayo na gumagamit ng globe kapag nagkataon, magkakaron tuloy tayo ng madaming kaagaw sa signal.. at apektado tuloy fast surfing natin.

    hinayaan mo nlng sana na walang alam ang mga inosenteng yan na nagsasabi na mas maganda ang smart…

    para sa mga smart bro subscriber, HINDI totoo ang mga sinabi ni "TheKing Kong" mas maganda pa din smart, kaya stay lang kayo dyan wag na wag kayo lipat sa globe. Hayaan nyo na lang kami d2….

    :evil:

  44. SMART BRO SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DONT BUY IT,IM IHERE IN PARANAQUE,MERVILLE,FULL SIGNAL!!!BUT GOING ON 5-8 KPS AVERAGE WHEN IM LUCKY!!!I CANT USE WEB CAM IT SAYS THE RERVER IS BUSY ANYTIME.!!!!CUTTING CONNECTION OFF EVERY 10 MIN!!!!INDEED I HAVE FULL SIGNAL BUT NO UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD AS WELL. WELLL THANK YOU SMART BRO-KEN!!!!I JUST SPENT 3.800 PESOS NOT REFUNDABLE!!!SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  45. just wanna know if u guys have any idea if the globe visibility is compatible with macbook before i decide to get one. thanks!

  46. I agree! Sakit ng ulo ng Smart Bro Prepaid. I am located at Project 8 near AMA University and yet the connection sucks! I just wonder, the 3G signal is up to 3 bars (there are 5) and yet I am constantly and consistently disconnected and reconnected for a few minutes (then disconnected again). Smart should do something with their service 'coz many of my friends who use Smart Bro Prepaid are now thinking of shifting to Globe Visibility. Ako, I've decided. Anyone who's interested to buy my Smart Bro Prepaid device? I bought it for P3,800 last month and I'm selling it for P2,800. I'm gonna purchase Globe Visibility tomorrow…

  47. EVERYONE READ THIS. If you’re looking for the best mobile internet, then it will be depending on the location you would be. In reality GLOBE is far better than SMART because it offers HSDPA and SMART only offers 3G. Although I’m not saying that you should choose GLOBE right away because some areas of the Philippines don’t have HSDPA frequencies and so thus 3G. Ask first to your dealer(GLOBE/SMART) of your mobile internet if it supports HSDPA or 3G to your location or to the location that you’re going to use that mobile internet. If it doesn’t support HSDPA or 3G don’t consider buying because you will not get the speed that you want and worse you’re just getting the speed of GPRS. If it supports HSDPA in your location you can consider going to GLOBE because it supports HSDPA with a max speed of 1.8Mbps(1800 kbps) and average speed of 400-700 Kbps compare to 3G with a max speed of 384Kbps and average speed of 150-250Kbps. If it only supports 3G in your location then you can make a choice whether if you want to use GLOBE or SMART. But I’ve read a lot of negative comments to SMART because it is unreliable and it always disconnect when surfing the net especially during peak hours. Use SMART only if GLOBE has no HSDPA or 3G frequency on your location. Check out this quick tip for Globe Visibility Subscribers which I’ve found at the site of GLOBE. This tip is only applicable to Globe Visibility Subscribers.

    Globe’s Quick Tip for Faster Access:

    -LOCK to 3G/UMTS/WCDMA ONLY

    When in a 3G/HSDPA area, lock your Visibility Modem to 3G so that should you be nearer to a 2G site, your modem is still focused on getting 3G/HSDPA signal.

    – Choose 3G PREFERRED when On The Move

    When on the move, choose 3G/UMTS/WCDMA Preferred so that you get the best signal possible at wherever you are. When 3G/HSDPA is available, you will be able to connect using that speed. Otherwise, you will be able to connect using the next best thing EGDE or GPRS.

    – Connect using Wi-Fi and enjoy faster speeds!

    Visit over 722 WIZ Wi-Fi Hotspots and enjoy speeds starting at 512 Kbps! If you’re a Visibility Postpaid Plan subscriber, you can use the free WIZ Wi-Fi hours that come with the plan!

    – Surfing on the Internet High-Way

    In the Internet High-way, there may just be you or millions of people surfing at the same time. The more surfers there are, the more traffic is created in the network and at the websites visited, which may lead to a slower connection or for the website to even be temporarily unavailable. This is usually experienced in online gaming sites, popular blogs and Internet radio. We encourage you to access these sites during off-peak hours.*

    *Note however that this problem is independent of your Internet connection/ Globe Visibility Service.

    MY ADDITIONAL TIP FOR FASTER ACCESS:

    *Note this tip is for experienced users only or has a deep knowledge of computers.

    – You can try using Mozilla Firefox 3 as your default web browser because it is much faster and secure than Internet Explorer 8 and above all it is free. Just download and install Mozilla Firefox 3 to your Desctop PC or Laptop.

    – Be sure your firewall doesn’t cause a lot of internet traffic. Try downloading GHOSTWALL at http://www.ghostsecurity.com it is fast and it uses small amounts of resources and it is also free but be sure to turn off or uninstall your other firewall so that it will not have any conflict.

    – Be sure you don’t have any virus or spyware on your PC that is causing you not to access any site or slowing down your access. Try installing antivirus software such as Norton or Kaspersky or you could try the free version of AVG antivirus.

    Hope my suggestions will work. I am an IT graduate that’s why I know a lot of this kind of stuffs. Don’t be so naïve of people saying that GLOBE sucks because in fact, GLOBE has more stocks and stockholders compare to SMART. It is partly owned by the Asia’s biggest telecom of Singapore. GLOBE also funded P2.5 Billion in its participation in an international submarine cable project, linking the Philippines to Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. You can read the article at

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/aug/05/y

  48. I have dual-boot laptop (Vista and XP), ZTE MF620 USB Modem.

    With VISTA

    3G/UMTS – frequent disconnection. Sometimes I'm only connected for around 5 minutes before getting disconnected.

    EDGE/GPRS – stable connection but can't go 24/7. Gets disconnected around 3:00 AM (actual time varies).

    With XP

    3G/UMTS – less frequent disconnection than when runninng in vista

    EDGE/GPRS – stable connection, but again gets disconnected around 3:00 AM.

    The first month I bought my kit, the connection was stable. But from the 2nd month to this day what I wrote above is true. Perhaps it has something to do with the modem (ZTE MF620) and its compatibility with the operating systems (Vista and XP). I got an updated modem driver through Windows Update, but I didn't see any improvement.

    Now the original post is about Smart Bro or Visibility so why am I posting my observation about PLDT Weroam here? Because both use Smart cellsites. Both are powered by Smart sims. Even the original USB modem of Smart Bro prepaid (ZTE MF622, I think) is sort of a slightly younger brother of Weroam's ZTE MF620. And they behave the same based on my neighbors account (they have Smart Bro Prepaid with ZTE MF622 modem).

    So I suggest, whether you decide to go with Smart or Globe, you select a USB modem of a brand other than ZTE. It's not a guarantee that the other brand modems will work better than ZTE, but it's worth a try.

    I'm sticking with PLDT Weroam Prepaid for now because I pay 1120 pesos for 30 days worth of load and it's unlimited. With the current Smart Bro or Visibility rate, my 1120 pesos would just give me 56 hours of internet connection and I definitely use at least double that number of hours every month. So in the end I actually saved money with PLDT Weroam. It depends on how much time you spend online every month. If you spend more than 56 hours per month, go with Weroam. The same poor 3G/UMTS quality as Smart Bro, but you'll effectively be paying less.

    If the Globe Visibility Kit goes down to less than 2,000 pesos, I think I'll try it. For now, I'm sticking with Weroam.

  49. some say GLOBE works with VISTA. i haven't made my GLOBE work with my VISTA. i do not know if it really works with VISTA. my SMART works with may VISTA. GLOBE only works with my XP. so far in paranaque, SMART almost always disconnects. that is why i am pushed to use my XP with GLOBE.

  50. Before I use Smartbro Prepaid Kit.. Actually P4500 pa siya non… almost 2 months ko lang nagamit kasi… kakapaload ko lang nauubos agad.. ewan ko kung bakit… maybe because laging nadi-disconnect then i coconnect ko uli… if mag Plan naman ako di maganda ang offer kasi hindi unlimited..

    then lumabas naman ung sa Sun… Sun Broadband Wireless na maganda ang offer (para sakin kasi bihira naman ako lumabas ng Metro Manila) i grab Plan 999 400kbps Unlimited walang DisConnect :D ewan ko lang kung my signal dyan sa cavite… so far ok naman siya, makakapagantay naman ako sa sun na maaus ung sa ibang place.. kasi maganda offer Unli~ at nung kinuha ko toh ask ko ung support bakit walang CD Installer.. un pla my internal memory cya nandun na nakalagay ung installer.. tsktsk

  51. GLOBE VISIBILITY SUCKS!!! its horrible! its so expensive… i live in qc and i always have difficulty on getting appropriate signal… its so horrible.. one time i was having presentation with my client.. and it sudenly cuts me off from the connection! i was so embarassed to my big tym clients… how could GLOBE be so horrible than this? f***ck u GLOBE TELECOM! sh*t u are a big junk pile of metal! eat my ash! DONT BUY GLOBE TELECOM visibility… it sucks!

    ________________________

    If you are with *big time* clients and having a presentation, it is sheer stupidity to use such an unreliable connection. Even if it's smart bro or visibility, you DON'T use wireless connection when it is of utmost importance. You're better off using a prepaid ISP card rather than a connection that a cloud cover can sever.

  52. Speed would be dependent on the place you are in and with the signal each device gets. Base on experiment, given both visibility and smart bro with same 3.5G signal, Globe visibility works much faster.

  53. why not try sun broadband? however it is only available in NCR…. their postpaid plans are cheaper… but choosing between smart or globe? it really depends in your area….

  54. Why don't you try the 2 kits and test and compare their individual performances at 3G hotspots? When it comes to wireless carriers/devices, their connection speeds are dependent on their respective net access points, like ISPs, routers, gateways, etc. In the case of both kits, they are dependent on the cellsites of the telco that are serving as data access points and likewise their speeds are dependent on the capability of those sites. If a site offers 3G (UMTS)or better, then you can be locked-up at max speeds (but not the max speed that they advertise). However, if these sites only offer GPRS, EDGE, or "basic cellsite", then u can just get medium to minimum data speed using any of the kit or any HSDPA mobile phone (w/ smart and globe SIM pack).

    The 2 devices (globe and smart prepaid kits) are not the problem because they have been designed as HSDPA (Hi-speed Data Packet Access). The problem lies on the cellsite that is serving your data access… Ask any of the 2 providers to upgrade their cellsite to 3G and or beyond to serve the prpose if these are not 3G capable yet….

    Happy computing…. ;-)

  55. today i loaded may nokia e 61i with globe sim. texted TIME to 1111. then a txt from globe came with configuration. i configured my nokia as well as my PC SUITE 7.0 version. AND YOUTUBE ON MY ASUS EEE PC USING MY NOKIA E 61i WITH GLOBE. THE KBPS IS SMOOTH FROM 300 TO 400 kbps ON MY NETMETER. it is far smoother than SMART. GO GLOBE!!!!!

  56. i have nokia 6630 with globe, nokia 6233 with talk and text, nokia e61i with smart. in my experience, the globe doesn't work so well with the internet thing.

    at home, i have pldt broadband and at the office i have bayantel broadband. i have toshiba satellite laptop. asus eee pc laptop. etc. meaning i am an internet freak.

    GLOBE never worked so well with my units. SMART also pisses me off but to a lesser extent. The lesser of the evil is SMART. but if you want to have a hard core net. wire with PLDT or BAYANTEL. i stopped subscription of out GLOBE DSL cause it sucks greater than PLDT.

    and by the way. the VISIBILITY and SMART modems are only 2500 PHP

  57. to all users of smart!! please change your con. int other beacause smart is bad……… super…. lag……. dont use your money is in bad hand when you use smart bro con. hahahahahahahaahhahh change now before its too late.

  58. @ts – I've also been a globe visibility subscriber for a year and I would say the I get nowhere near half of the 1.8 Mbps speed they advertise. It's really slow and not worth the price. Can't watch online videos and can't listen to online music at all! Now it's worse, the 3G connection gets cut off once it's noon and I have no choice but to switch to GPRS/EDGE. This started when they started offering prepaid connection. They want more subscribers but they didn't upgrade their service to sustain the additional subscribers. They're just after more money and that's it. Something should be done about the lock-up period. Why should there be a lock-up period anyway? They didn't give away free stuff that they have the right to lock it up for a year. There's absolutely nothing in it for the consumer.

  59. I just bought my smart bro prepaid kit. at first I couldn't enter any website, not even smart's! called the customer service for trouble shooting guide. then I noticed that my sim wasn't inserted properly. it did not lock inside the modem. when I reinserted my sim, yun na! i'm already able to surf. but I think I got need to have my modem replaced. the sim keep popping out. maluwag ang lock. yun lang naman but connection wise ok naman so far.

  60. Originally Posted By HenrydGr8:smile: :smile: :smile:

    Guys n Gals,

    Make sure its not the Internet browser that is causing your slow performance ng web browsing nyo. You can go to 2wire.net then click on "SPEED METER" to see your true internet speed. Now if its above 1Mb, then its ok. The problem might probably your broswer(Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/etc.). Resetting your browser might do the trick. If not, try other option like virus scanning.

    Hope this helps for some. :mrgreen:

    The best explanation i've ever read in this page. Whether globe or smart there are some things to consider like your location, your budget and of course your computer. Before ranting please take note that there are so many cases the user is very ignorant. Check first your computer settings (don't rely on customer service or tech support of both parties, try to contact a professional one), if your computer is ok then check your location. If you have a 3G phone you can verify it there on what signal is very stable on in your place. Then its all up to you.

  61. :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Guys n Gals,

    Make sure its not the Internet browser that is causing your slow performance ng web browsing nyo. You can go to 2wire.net then click on "SPEED METER" to see your true internet speed. Now if its above 1Mb, then its ok. The problem might probably your broswer(Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/etc.). Resetting your browser might do the trick. If not, try other option like virus scanning.

    Hope this helps for some. :mrgreen:

  62. will Globe Visibility work on a Desktop Cmputer? cause i'd rather have that as oppose to having wired connection.. and im more comfy with prepaid internet than those post paid.. but smart bro is just expensive compared to globe's..

    please email me if you know it does work on desktop.. redflagr@yahoo.com

  63. Anybody here who is saying that globe visibility does not work with vista os is either ignorant of the product or simply trying to make globe visibility looks annoying. my os is vista premium and i have been using globle visibility for more than 6 months now and it runs effectively and conveniently. I am strongly recommending globe for anyone looking for the best return of wireless internet broadband and no other.

  64. I inquired from the globe office if the globe visibility will work to microsoft vista, and it says that the globe visibility it doesn't work to a microsoft vista… it only works on microsoft XP.. so when i inquired to smart office… No problems with any system…

  65. @Marla A. – wow nmn eng'ring level na too.. but the comsumer used notebook to expend time of his/her free time for 6 hours on schools. its not applicable to used wire as a medium.! im using smart bro prepaid for 3 week and it kind of suck. parang dial na rin mabilis lang na konte.! but i had no choice., cause im only renting here at paseo laguna.! sabi ni Marla A. defend sa location(pwdng mapuno o obstacle na pwdng makaaffect sa signal) malakas nga signal mo ma-noise nmn and also competing with other user.. for desktop user it better to use wire as a medium of u'r internet, and for notebook try to find info of what signal is better on u'r area or choose cheaper…

  66. While I haven't tried Globe's product, from the promotions, Smart appears in the darkages. Globe offers upto 1.8 Mbps while Smart offers upto 384 Kbps (although they are saying they are upgrading their service to 1.2 Mbps). A rule of thumb when speed searching: expect to get a little less than 1/3 the published speeds when using mobile broadband (i.e. below 128 Kbps for Smart and 600 Kbps for Globe).

    Nowadays, a net speed of above 512 Kbps is good enough for me.

  67. I'm using Globe Visibility. It's ok in some places.. Like Makati.. I only get GPRS and EDGE in Baclaran, Paranaque(where I live). In Makati, I can get up to 100++Mbps.. But it changes agad.. In Makati it's usually EGDE and HSDPA.. That's near Makro.. I haven't tried at Ayala Ave yet..

  68. im from quezon. 2 weeks ago i bought globe visibility prepaid kit(for my laptop) for 3,800 the agent said its discounted bcoz the original price was 4,200. but after a week later it depreciated to 2,500 now, grrr…. and the most worse is my connection here in quezon is always GPRS only. which cannot access to any site. i remember i only open 4 webpages and my 20pesos is totally consumed.

    i suggest everyone to wait until globe fix this problem. and i think the kit will depreciate to 1,500 before the end of this year. sayang ang pera ninyo.mag-rent na lang muna kayo.

  69. I have been using Globe Visibility for 1 yr and 3 months, what a disappointing service. Very slow, very spotty, very moddy connection. Sometimes it is workinng… most of times I am below 1kbps (1000 bps). Wow my dial up is faster than Globe Visibility and I am paying 2000.oo php per month…..

    Please don't subscribe to Globe.

    I have called their tech support and wow they seem to not know their product. I claimed for refund and they told me that I have to call another department to do that… what a bureaucratic system they have. Are they using 8080 computer? Or they are just so inefficient?

    Then I asked what could be the problem and they told me that field support will check……… for how long?????????? I reported a complain two months back and I don't have any updates yet…. I even called them almost every week and no update. What a very irresponsible company. They only need my money…not what I am paying for.

    I ask if I can disconnect my service because they don't meet our contract speed anyway. And they told me …NO……….. Why? Because they need your money……

    So bottom line, don't ever ever ever even think of getting this product nor Globe products. They just don't care about their customers. What they care is only money….

  70. Smart Bro sucks…

    Mas mganda ang GLOBE… hina ng signal ng Smart, bagal talalag.. kakainis.. thats why, i shifted from Smart to Globe…

    Ganda ng Globe, mabilis esp. HSDPA or #G… la talaga kwenta SMART..

  71. (I'm sorry, my comment will not answer the question whether which internet telecomm company is better. This is just my reaction to some comments made above.)

    I don't know why some people complain.

    Why in the first place do you buy wireless internet? For mobility and convenience, right? Anything thats mobile and depends on waves to transmit isnt secure, they are vulnerable to a number of things.

    You guys should know that wireless internet depends on electromagnetic waves that are transmitted to and fro the atmosphere. Because of this, the speed and rate of the transfer will be affected by atmospheric disturbances which will definitely affect signal strength. Then there is also the usage traffic conditions. If more people in your place uses the same broadband brand, then you will be competing with these people for signal. There is also your location, the infrastructure around you that can affect the transmission of signal to where you are, etc blah blah. There are a lot more to the list, but lets try not to get technical about it.

    So, if you want a dependable and an unshakable internet connection, wireless isn't for you. If your life depends on your internet connection, don't bet on wireless.

  72. that's normal especialy that these products are using wireless broadband..hehe, the big/main advantage is mobility thats all!! so expect the frequent connection loss..cheap or expensive mobile broadband are generally have same performance!! so go with the cheaper!!!

  73. GLOBE VISIBILITY SUCKS!!! its horrible! its so expensive… i live in qc and i always have difficulty on getting appropriate signal… its so horrible.. one time i was having presentation with my client.. and it sudenly cuts me off from the connection! i was so embarassed to my big tym clients… how could GLOBE be so horrible than this? f***ck u GLOBE TELECOM! sh*t u are a big junk pile of metal! eat my ash! DONT BUY GLOBE TELECOM visibility… it sucks!

  74. I am still thinking if Globe Visibility or SmartBro ang bibilhin ko…

    As advised by CYNETAddict, it depends on your location daw…

    Does anyone here have friends who stay in Better Living Paranaque and who are using one of these gadgets? Maybe you can share their opinion or experiences with both brands so I can compare before I purchase.

    Baka kasi mahina ang signal ng visibility sa may Better Living or vis versa. Thanks! :smile:

  75. actually globe visibility prepaid is cheaper now at 2,500 for the device. i used to be a smartbro user and sad to say…it sucks! even their customer support sucks!

    also in our office most of our sales people are on visibility and so far there has been no complaints from them.

  76. You may use your 3g phone if you wish to avail of the smartbro prepaid, dont buy the unit if you already have a 3g phone. just buy a sim card or if you are using a prepaid sim well you don't have to buy that simcard at all.

  77. I bought a Globe Visibility Prepaid Kit and it sucks. The computer says that the signal strength is good and that the speed is 3.6 Mbps however, not even a single website open. Neither can I open my YM. On the other hand, SmartBRO performed quite well.

  78. if my signal sa location ng UMTS(3.5G) its better to use globe visibilty. in fairness parang connected u ng wired DSL ang speed and fast download tska very minimal lang ang disconection. but kung ang location mu is walang 3g (gprs/edge/gsm) gamit k nlang ng smart bro mas mabilis ng konti sa globe visibility…. but take the risk having problems gaya ng sabi ni….

    Comment by Rey Atienza

    Hi,

    I am writing to this forum, to inform you of the possible HEAD ACHE that you may encounter if you avail SMART BRO PRE PAID.

    You will not encounter problem connecting to SMART NETWORK, but as you use your internet, you will notice that you cannot connect to any site that you want to visit.

    Now, as you look into your connection, you will see that your PC is connected to SMART Network No. 57 or 58, etc. etc…. BUT Smart Network to Internet is NOT CONNECTED……

    And the worst thing is your time is running…… MEANING YOUR LOAD IS BEING CONSUME EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET…..

    MAIINIS LANG KAYO……

    SO THINK TWICE IN GETTING THE SERVICES OF SMART BRO PREPAID….

    regards,

    Rey Atienza

  79. Hi,

    I am writing to this forum, to inform you of the possible HEAD ACHE that you may encounter if you avail SMART BRO PRE PAID.

    You will not encounter problem connecting to SMART NETWORK, but as you use your internet, you will notice that you cannot connect to any site that you want to visit.

    Now, as you look into your connection, you will see that your PC is connected to SMART Network No. 57 or 58, etc. etc…. BUT Smart Network to Internet is NOT CONNECTED……

    And the worst thing is your time is running…… MEANING YOUR LOAD IS BEING CONSUME EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET…..

    MAIINIS LANG KAYO……

    SO THINK TWICE IN GETTING THE SERVICES OF SMART BRO PREPAID….

    regards,

    Rey Atienza

  80. im using smart bro (in manila) prepaid and it is pretty fast. as long as u use the umts setting (which selects 3G signals only) coz otherwise if it's the gprs or edge, it's pretty slow. even with 2 bars of 3G signals i could surf email chat etc but most of the time i get 3 bars of 3G signals.

    i have yet to read how fast the globe visibility prepaid is, from other bloggers.

    mariss last blog post..Rainy Day Sale in LB

  81. It will all depend on your location, since SmartBro has a better signal than Visibility, then go for Smart. You wouldn't risk buying a product/service with lesser feedback, especially on your own location. :wink:

  82. WeRoam is too expensive. I've read one too many negative comments about Smart Bro Prepaid. Meanwhile Globe Visibility launched its new Prepaid kits for the same price as Smart Bro Prepaid. P4,500 for the Huahuei E220 USB Modem dongle type. I'm inclined to subscribe with Visibility Prepaid, but I need feedbacks too. I think I'll let time decide on that before actually subscribing. 4500 is a big amount to risk.

    Ruben