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Globlines, a local Telco in the Philippines is offering a postpaid bundle of Asus Eee PC with up to 384 kbps Broadband speed for Php 1,620/mo (cash basis) for 24 months. The primary target of this promo are families with relatives in other countries, to have a cheaper means of communication.
But there’s a little problem I noticed with the promo. I saw a demo of the promo one time and they were using a black 4G eee pc. They were actually demoing it to some customers which are mostly not too inclined with computers, showing off the video calling capability. But when you check their actual package offered, it only includes the 2G version.
Anyway, in my opinion, the said price is not reasonable for the package. How frequent does the broadband speed reach the 384 kbps? And by the end of the 24 month lock-in period, what’s the value of Asus Eee PC 2G?
Smart Wireless Broadband is now also available on prepaid. I learned it from EeePH. The idea uses the same modem used with SmartBro Wireless post paid and a prepaid SIM card specially designed for broadband access. The SIM card has no text and call functions, but it can receive information coming from Smart such as load/balance information. Broadband cost is Php 10 for every 30 minutes, same with what they charge for Smart 3G connection. This is 3 times cheaper than what you pay for GlobeQuest Wi-Fi services at malls. And more than 3 times lower than Coffee Bean’s. When load runs out, you can easily reload via Read more »