Smart LTE Plan is Now Official. My Questions Were Answered.

Aug 25, 2012, the date Smart LTE (Long-Term Evolution) was officially launched. As what we have been expecting, aside from the confirmation of Php3,500 monthly fee and 10GB data allowance, additional
information was given and it did answer my questions from my previous post about this new technology and service.

The official launch event was at the Resorts World. Unfortunately, I was not able to see it personally. According to Smart's tweets on my Twitter feed yesterday, a lot of media people, bloggers and celebrities were at the event.

Below is the list of additional confirmed information by a tech blog I usually visit, YugaTech.com.

  • Surfing speed of up to 42mbps within all LTE-powered sites
  • The Php3,500-priced 10GB cap is for download and upload activities
  • Currently there are 49 LTE-covered locations available and will be expanded soon
  • Extra fee of Php450 per additional GB after using the first 10GB
  • Free LTE Huawei E392 dongle
  • Network compatibility with HSPA+, HSPA, 3G, EDGE, GPRS in areas where LTE signal is not available.

Well based on those details, I guess the speed won't get affected after consuming 10GB. And since it is not mentioned, not even in other websites nor Smart's site, you will still use your 10GB Data even if you are in places where LTE is not available.

One of the early treats we get from Smart, if we subscribe today, we can enjoy the declared 42mbps speed unlimitedly until Oct 25. So download whatever we need to while promo lasts.

Am I going to get Smart LTE plan? Like what I usually do when there is new gadget or service being offered, I observe first. I check what current users are saying about it, then I decide if I will get one.

10 comments:

  1. Paano po ako bibili ng sim na LTE prepaid hndi naman cover ng tower namin ang LTe location namin d2 sa tarlac d2 sa central azucarera wala siya sa nasabing location na meron LTE coverage nakakalungkot naman po hndi ko magagamit tong LTE khit bumili ako mabagal pa rin walang LTE eh.....

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    1. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, pag walang LTE coverage sa isang area e nakadefault ang connection sa next band na available gaya ng 3G, HSDPA then EDGE at GPRS. Di lang ako sigurado pero parang ganun ang kalakalan. : )

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  2. Ang Caloocan 10th ave ba at caloocan edsa - samson road abot po ba ng coverage? I'm not familiar sa mga lugar dito eh... Ang alam ko lang po sa Makati at Pasig...

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    1. Hi Eli, refer ka lang sa link na to which tells us the LTE Coverage areas... http://www1.smart.com.ph/bro/lte/coverage

      Hope it answers your question. : )

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  3. Ask ko lng po, pwede ba gmitin LTE sim din isaksak sa smartbro 4G stick or ung mga smartbro USB, meron kasi LTE signal dito sa amin.

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    1. Ang pagkakaalam ko dapat ung device na pagsasalpakan at paggagamitan e nagsusupport ng LTE technology. Kung hindi, nakadefault ang signal mo sa kung anung signal lang ang supported ng device.

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    2. Sir question po! What type of LTE tayo d2 sa pilipinas? i mean what type of LTE BAND po ? :) thanks!

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  4. Kelan kaya magkakaroon dito sa San Miguel Bulacan ng LTE ..kahit 3G signal mahina dito sa area namin..Globe lang ang malakas..

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  5. ang bagal ng LTE signal d2 mandaluyong barangay highway hills

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    1. Nasubukan mo nang tumawag sa customer service nila? Minsan pag mabagal talaga wala tayong ibang pwedeng magawa kundi humanap ng alternative like Globe, minsan kasi malakas o mahina ang service ng kahit anong kumpanya depende sa lugar. O other solution is magtiis until WiFi is available, which is very painful. : )

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