I encounter problem with my globe broadband dsl landline plan 1295 few days ago. My globe broadband lost internet connection last Friday August 6,2011 at around 2:30 in the afternoon. I thought it would only last for few hours because it normally happens with globe broadband all I need is to restart the modem and wifi router and everything goes back into place after that. After 6 hours of no internet connection I decided to call their customer support at 9pm to report my concern. As expected their reply is “there is an ongoing system enhancement in my area” and they requested me to monitor until 24hours. The whole Saturday I still don’t have internet you know what my globe broadband connection was back on Sunday at 8:30pm.
Before I encounter the internet connection problem I normally have average of 120Kbps (Kilobytes per second) download speed and an average of 45Kbps upload speed. I got curious if their excuse of having system enhancement is really true so on Monday morning I do some speedtest. I use the Metro Manila server hosted by Skybroadband on various hours which I think the net is congested and during the time that there are few users.
Here’s my latest Globe broadband speedtest:
Globe broadband speedtest in the evening:
From the globe broadband speedtest above it seems there is really huge improvement from my internet connection. You can make this as your reference if you want to subscribe to globe broadband plan.
The Globe Tattoo Wimax Flyer where I got the details was handed to me by Globe agents when I visited one of the SM Malls near of place. I just thought that you might want to consider Globe’s services someday so I made a quick post about it. I am a subscriber of Globe broadband internet plus landlines Plan P1295 for two years now you can see my review here.
Here’s what the flyers was all about:
Do you want to experience the number one Wimax network? Globe offer an ultra fast wireless connection at your home for as low as P795 per month Internet only Plan and as low as P995 for Internet plus landline Plan. For internet only plan there is one time set up amounting to P500 which will be charged to your monthly bill.
Globe Tattoo Wimax Plan:
Tattoo Wimax MSF Up to Speed
Internet Only Plan P795 / P995 512Kbps / 1Mbps
Internet plus landline P995 / P1295 512Kbps / 1Mbps
MSF – stands for monthly subscription fee (if not mistaken)
To avail any of the above plans submit the following to Globe Store or to Globe Authorized agent:
1. Accomplished application form
2. Photocopy of Valid ID
3. Proof of billing (if installation is different from your billing address)
4. Proof of financial capacity or one-time upfront payment.
My brother subscribed to Globelines Broadband DSL plus Landline bundle Plan 1295. For the benefit of others who has no idea plan 1295 has a 1Mbps plus landline. It only took 3 days for Globe technicians to do the installation so far that was considerably fast. He’s been using this service from Globe for a month now, yet he has no complain. I’m also a globelines subscriber in fact I created a review of Globe Broadband DSL 10 months ago.
Globe Broadband new modem design
I think one month is not enough to judge the quality of service that Globe broadband offer so I’ ll be updating this review from time to time if there are changes like for example about the download rate, connection speed and after sales service that it offer.
You can check here my latest Globe Broadband DSL Speed Test which I did last November 2013.
I’ll share my experience with Globe Broadband DSL. I was a subscriber of PLDT DSL plus landline bundle for almost one and half year, their service was ok however, I think that paying P990 for just a 384Kbps subscription is quite expensive and the internet is slow considering the maximum download speed was only 32Kbps. I think that the internet speed was not good enough and does not suit my daily web surfing activities like watching naruto online, downloading. So I decided to upgrade it to P1300 even though there would be an additional P400 on my monthly expenses with only 512Kbps subscription again even though it was upgraded and the download speed was doubled from 32 it become 64Kbps still there are times when the internet was very slow I think less than 20Kbps download speed.
Mid of January 2010 Globe had this promo of Globelines Broadband Landline plus Internet (DSL) wired. It is almost similar with PLDT’s offer. The only difference is I’m going to pay only P990 for the internet speed of 1MBps thats basically 120KBps download speed and 60Kbps upload speed it is pretty much faster than PLDT and It would incur me a savings of P400 pesos monthly. Analyzing the situation with free installation so as the technician had said, I decided to avail the promo in just a matter of 1 week I had my new ISP (internet service provider). One thing that made me feel bad was when the technician did not tell me that I have to pay 1 month advance subscription fee in my opinion it is somewhat a form of hidden charge. In terms of internet speed it is always slow in the afternoon. During the time I was writing this article I checked the download speed and it was only 17Kbps and upload of 3.5Kbps at around 5:40PM. Occasionally there is a temporary internet disconnection that would last about maximum of 3days and minimum of half day. From the time I subscribe to this promo I encounter more than 10 disconnections. Their technical support is good only from 8am to 5pm later than that you won’t be able to contact them. In my opinion my subscription with Globelines broadband (wired) was a mess. How about you, can you share your experience?
* Sorry for the very low quality picture. I took it using my very old Sony Ericson P1i
I happen to have borrowed both prepaid kit of Sun broadband wireless and Globe broadband tattoo. What I had in mind was to make a simple comparison between the two basically to determine which has a better performance to use within Tondo, Manila area. In order for me to determine which is better I employ the following parameters: Cost of unit, availability of signal connection speed, download speed and upload speed. I use the same desktop computer so that the location would be fixed.
Cost per kit:
Sun broadband wireless prepaid = P 1,895 comes with free 180 hours of internet and Unlimited surfing
Globe broadband tattoo prepaid = P 1,495 comes with free 30 hours of internet and Unlimited Surfing Promo until June 30, 2010
Both offer P50 unlimited surf valid for one day. From this parameter it seems that Sun wireless broadband is cheaper. Let us say that it would cost about P120 for the free 30 hours of globe base on normal load of 5 pesos for every 15 minutes. For Sun Broadband it would only cost about P400 pesos for the free 150 hours of internet. In this part Sun wireless broadband is cheaper by P320 for the prepaid kit.
Sun broadband wireless prepaid = 3.6 Mbps
Globe broadband tattoo prepaid = 3.6 Mbps
Both have the same connection speed
Download speed and upload speed:
I made five series of testing to determine the download speed using speedtest.net also using the same Kuala Lumpur server and made an average from it.
Sun broadband wireless prepaid = 44 Kbps for download and 38 Kbps for upload
Globe Tattoo broadband prepaid = 50 Kbps for download and 32 Kbps for upload. From this data it seems that for Tondo particularly near Tondo Church area Globe Tattoo Broadband provides faster internet than Sun Broadband Wireless when it comes to download and when it comes to upload Sun is better by 6 Kbps.
Take note I did not consider the after sales services of the two so please consider it when buying the prepaid kit. I have done half of the work using those parameters now let the subscribers decide which is better.