Just 3 days ago, the largest broadband company, Smart Bro, launched new LTE plans for your home (and also for travel). The new LTE plans are set to allow users to access the internet with impressive download and upload speeds.
Take your pick from Smart LTE Plan 599 that comes with an LTE SIM, and your choice of an LTE Plug-It or LTE Pocket Wifi (with a one-time fee), or Smart LTE Plan 1299 with your choice of gadget, either a Huawei MediaPad 10 or Asus Nexus 7 LTE (also with a one-time fee). Take a look at the plan matrix below for your reference:
|Monthly Service Fee||P599|
o LTE Plug It – one time fee P3,500
o LTE Pocket wifi – one time fee P4,500
o LTE Plug It – Free
o LTE Pocket WiFi – one time fee P1,500
|Huawei MediaPad 10 Link LTE Tablet||Asus Nexus 7 LTE|
|All in MSF||1299||1299|
|Contract Period||24 months|
|One Time Fee||P1,200||P1,500|
Plan 599 is a very sweet deal, if you ask me; especially if you already have an LTE router or plug-and-play device. Its no-lock in period is a killer feature because you’re not compelled to pay the plan for a certain required period. But if you are keen on beefing up your plan, get yourself a plug-it or pocket wifi at minimal to zero cash out depending on the lock-in period of your choice.
Now, Smart Bro’s Plan 1299 is equally interesting as it offers LTE gadget bundles at very low one-time fees of PhP1,200 (for Huawei MediaPad 10 Link LTE Tablet) or PhP1,500 (for Asus Nexus 7 LTE).
I have been using Smart’s LTE now and I’m really impressed with its speed and efficiency. I just can’t wait to use the LTE using Smart’s plug-it or pocket wifi here at our new home in Las Pinas. I will willingly share my experience with you once I got hold of a unit and plan from Smart hopefully next week.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.