Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Globe Tattoo Superstick

One thing we have not covered much in this blog are USB 3G dongles and portable WiFi devices. In part, maybe it is because I have had little use for those things. My SmartBro USB dongle is sitting in a drawer waiting for some occasion be used again. But is has been sitting there for twelve months now.  In a way this tells you how much of my mobile computing is now done on a mobile phone. Still, in the past twelve months that I have not been paying attention to these devices, they have improved in leaps and bounds. 

I do not get the point of the "Resistance" add campaign. But who cares. What is important is that the Globe Tattoo Superstick now gives you HSDPA+ speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. 

The basic  Globe Tattoo Postpaid Plan 999, you pay a monthly service fee of Php999 a month for unlimited internet with a maximum speed of 7.2 Mbps. This is a postpaid plan with a 24 month lock-in.

You can upgrade your speed to 12Mbps, by adding Php100 per month. If you want to upgrade your speed to 15Mbps, you have to add Php150 per month. To get the maximum potential speed of 21Mbps is a Php200 per month upgrade. You can also upgrade the device from a USB dongle to a portable WiFI device for Php150 a month. 

A speed of 21.1 Mbps for Php1,199 per month is very good deal. Remember, just five months ago, Globe Telecom was offering its Tatoo Tonino Lamborghini promising 10Mbps for Php2,199 a month.

Caveat. Remember that wireless connection are wireless connections. They are based on Near-Line-of-Sight technology. Moving a few feet to a different location (going from one room to another) can have pretty dramatic effects on speed. Basically, you mileage may vary.

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