As we all know, internet is now a necessity being it as a means of communication with long distance friends and families. It is also a medium for business promotion and online income generators. So I guess, almost every household has their own internet connection.
Having moved into a new place means application for new internet services. Tried requesting transfer of our PLDT Fibr account but unfortunately it is not yet available in our location so they proposed DSL, but then again, there is no secondary line available. They offered Ultera, but on the day of installation, the technician advised via text that they will cancel the installation since our place is out of Smart LTE coverage (thank goodness, I was actually going to backout because of the bad reviews considering it has a 3-yr lock-in period). I was already losing hope since the only internet connection I have is my Globe mobile data, and the signal, though I’m getting an H+ or 4G is quite unstable. So our last resort is Globe, we’ve applied for their Globe at Home plan 1200.
On the day of installation, everybody was excited… the modem was already in place, the router was already on the roof and here comes the speedtest, it’s fast at 5mbps! Yahoo! Then all of a sudden, the technician guy said that they cannot proceed to full installation… but why o why!.. the signal is unstable, it keeps on dropping and it’s out of Globe standards… I really felt disappointed 😦 though everything was already in place, they disconnected all. After a few days, Globe called to re-install for another checking with their field manager, but again, it cannot be! What are we going to do? We need it for business… Then all of a sudden, Globe sales called again promoting their Globe at Home prepaid, they were saying that it is 50% faster than pocket wifi. Being our last hope, we were convinced and purchased the unit. It’s priced at P1,995 and comes with free 10GB data so we instantly used it.
HOLA! It’s true to what it claims to be! The signal is strong, the speed is fast for both download and upload. It’s like something sent from heaven 😁
Just to be clear, I am not promoting any company or any router for anything. This is only from personal experience.I believe the signal strength is still dependent on your location. And in our case, this is the one. But you know, with its pros also have its cons.
PROS: Ready to use, no installation needed just plug to the outlet. Easy on the budget since its prepaid.
CONS: With data cap dependent on your purchased GOSURF promo. Higher data spends since it’s not unlimited. Needs electrical outlet to work. Not mobile like the pocket wifi but can still be brought around as long as there is a power outlet.
So there you go! Hope I had given light to those whose locations are impossible to reach with internet. This might be the answer to your problem. But before purchasing, make sure to consult first with your Globe contact person so they can check the best options.