Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Unlimited internet with limitations

Disclosure:  This is not a paid advertisement but solely an opinion/review of the writer.

     Having our own computer is now a necessity. For students, it's easier to make researches and to do their projects. And for the employed or self-employed, it's also a medium to improve ourselves, if not a primary source of income.  We can just install any program to learn more things.  Thus, it's not just a reason of networking or a hobby (like viewing youtube). There are hundred more reasons for everybody.  But having a computer is not enough for those purposes.  We need a reliable internet connection, wired or wireless.  Actually, I opted for the prepaid wireless (broadband).  It's not my primary source of income and it's practical for me to have a pre-paid.

     The first broadband that I had is borrowed from my cousin (when she went abroad to work). SMART Broadband - but it's just up to 1 mbps and it's too slow. I don't know if it's because of signal or my computer. But then, my smart mobile (same service provider) have a very good signal and my computer is newly purchased.  So, it's really because of the broadband.  And when I inquire about it, the normal speed is up to 3.6 mbps already (though, actual is in kbps only).  Actually, as I am writing this, the service providers are now selling broadbands with speed of up to 5mbps.

     Anyway, I lost patience with the Smart Broadband and bought the Globe Broadband. For practicality,  I always enroll to Unlimited Surfing for 24 hours whenever I surf the web.  And I share it to my sister (who is not yet that addicted to FB and google search) and to my brother's-in-law 2yr-old nephew (who are addicted to youtube's cartoon and educational clips).  But I'm having problem with this Globe Broadband also. If you're fond of youtube (or other movieclips), then, you'll consume greater mb than normal searches. And if your consumption reaches 800mb, Globe will send you an advisory stating this:  Ur data subscription for today has reached 800mb. Ur remaining browsing hours will resume tomorrow subject to promo validity. U may opt to forfeit ur remaining subscription to browse for P5/15 or register to other promos... OMG!  It's not unlimited surfing, afterall.  How can it be unlimited if there's some limitations. Aside from frequent surprises of capturing (or debiting) some of my prepaid loads. Arggghhhh....

     Now, I am trying to sell my Globe Tattoo but noone wants it.  Actually, Sun Broadband still gives a better promotion i.e Php100 for 3 days UNLIMITED INTERNET, where the normal is Php50/day unlimited internet.` But for now, I'm keeping it till I feel that I have recovered the cost of my investment... I mean, in buying it before changing the service provider. ;) Unless, you want to have it.  I can offer you a very low residual value.  :)


  1. bakit nga ganun? unlimited na limited. tsk tsk.

  2. Itu Kat Malaysia Ya. Wah Jadi Pengen Ne Bisa Punya Modem Unlimited.. Kira'' Kapan ya Bisa Bli Itu, Ngumpulin Receh Dulu Yah...
    Sekalian Singgah Ye Kat ->
    Sofrware Akutansi Laporan Keuangan Terbaik Salam Blogger By: Oidre

  3. I'm using Globe Tattoo for more than a year and it's excellent in service and support compared to SmartBro in Laguna areas but it really depends on the place and signal strength.

    With 800MB limitation, I don't have much complain because it makes the network more faster and efficient. You just have to add tricks on that to make it 2x or 1.6Gb limitation.

    For example, you should register at 12:01pm today and consume 800MB and it will reset at 12:00 midnight and you can again avail of 800MB limitation with a total of 1.6Gb.

    Hope this helps you to stay with Globe Tattoo.

  4. Thanks, KM, Oidre & GBSB :) @GbSb, my issue is that the promo of unlimited internet for Globe Tattoo is misleading unlike with other networks that it is indeed unlimited. :) Thanks, Everyone for the comments and for the visits :)


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