I happen to have borrowed both the 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 the 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 Broadband Dongle 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 a 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 and Upload Speed
Both the server is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to minimize the issue with regards to server location.
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 the Tondo Church area Globe Tattoo Broadband provides faster internet than Sun Broadband Wireless when it comes to downloading and when it comes to uploading, 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.