Being not satisfied with only having an unlimited LTE mobile phone connection from Globe–to which I heard Globe has stopped offering unlimited LTE plans to their subscribers… anyway, I recently purchased a Smart Prepaid LTE pocket wifi.
At this day and age, what’s worse than being under this scorching summer heat is having no stable internet connection.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly happy with my Globe LTE. It has helped me won my Twitter award while I was having our trip with 2Go Travel—which, by the way, proved that Globe can kick Smart’s ass in some locations.
But since my new location has proven that Smart has a stronger hold on the area, I decided to get myself a Smart LTE modem.
I got myself a Smart Prepaid LTE kit since the postpaid plans available for both Smart and the recently launched PLDT Ultera are both per GB-based. I was looking for something that can offer unlimited and it was with Smart’s Prepaid LTE.
I don’t really download too much. I normally use my internet for social media, youtubing, and blogging… so my per-GB usage might be enough for 10GB. I dunno, I guess I just like the comfort of having an unlimited plan so it eliminates the risk of me getting a heart attack during billing.
Thinking that my Smart Prepaid LTE will perform the same speed as my boyfriend’s Smart Postpaid mobile LTE speed, I was surprised that they’re nowhere near apples to apples. Check out their speedtest comparisons:
Here’s another test I made on a good day (today):
My sister, who has both 3G pocket wifi in prepaid and postpaid, also noticed the difference. In her experience, her postpaid has more coverage than her prepaid Smart 3G pocket device.
So… why the discrimination, Smart?
By the way, it gets worse for Globe, since they have already launched their GoSurf plans to replace their SuperSurf and PowerSurf plans.
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