Before you buy a Globe Tattoo, there’s things you should know

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216 Responses

  1. ardeend says:

    Switched to Smart Bro years ago.

  2. ardeend says:

    Switched to Smart Bro years ago.

  3. Malla Richard says:

    smart bro sucks aswell. same sh!t with sun. all of them are useless. Even sky broadband sucks. DSL is the only way to go.

  4. Malla Richard says:

    smart bro sucks aswell. same sh!t with sun. all of them are useless. Even sky broadband sucks. DSL is the only way to go.

  5. Hello says:

    I ot HSDPA signal, but the internet service is still slow. What can i do?

    • willshakespeare says:

      HSDPA doesn’t mean fast. That’s what Customer Service told me. It’s still at the mercy of bandwidth, current signal, and how many users there are. Or so they say.

      It’s there in the article. I have HSDPA, but I have the same problem. I don’t have a solution for it. Prayers? Complaints? Protests? I don’t think anything works.

      It’s a just live with it thing. It’s not enough, but it’s what we got.

  6. Hello says:

    I ot HSDPA signal, but the internet service is still slow. What can i do?

    • willshakespeare says:

      HSDPA doesn’t mean fast. That’s what Customer Service told me. It’s still at the mercy of bandwidth, current signal, and how many users there are. Or so they say.

      It’s there in the article. I have HSDPA, but I have the same problem. I don’t have a solution for it. Prayers? Complaints? Protests? I don’t think anything works.

      It’s a just live with it thing. It’s not enough, but it’s what we got.

  7. LIsa says:

    HI! Just very recently (like a few days ago) apparently Globe revised the bandwidth caps to apply to postpaid supersurf users. Before, only the prepaid users were subject to the 800 mb/day cap. Now, Supersurf users under postpaid are now subject to this limit as well. The moment you hit that 800 mb during the day, you’ll get a text message saying you’ve reached your daily allowed limit as per the fair use policy. It’s preposterous. They’ve been upgrading to LTE and now they limit the bandwidth? Stupid globe. Have half a mind to terminate my subscription.

    • willshakespeare says:

      Hm, that does suck. I bet it’s to “counter piracy” or something. They regulate often enough.

      As to wanting to cut your subscription, it’ll be such a waste. Have a little creativity. That a 499 or 999 plan? I use mine as a Postpaid Sim for my cellphone. I don’t need to load anymore whenever I need to text. And I still get my money’s worth with Globe

      • LIsa says:

        Yeah I came around. I’m not going to terminate my subscription. I’m going to report them to NTC instead. From the looks of things (having spoken with both Globe and the NTC) Globe imposed the download cap unilaterally and without the consent of or notice to either the subscriber or the NTC. They usually have to conduct public hearings for things like this.

        Director Of Common Carriers Authorization Department
        ccad@ntc.gov.ph
        tel-fax:924-4026

        I was told to give them a call if anyone here has the same problem. Email is actually better. egaycabarrios at gmail.com or ccad at ntc.gov.ph and you need to cc to the director’s assistant morenapocampo at yahoo.com. Make sure to tell them you’re on postpaid and not just some promo.

        By the way I’m on an all unli plan with supersurf. I just tether my phone to the computer.

  8. LIsa says:

    HI! Just very recently (like a few days ago) apparently Globe revised the bandwidth caps to apply to postpaid supersurf users. Before, only the prepaid users were subject to the 800 mb/day cap. Now, Supersurf users under postpaid are now subject to this limit as well. The moment you hit that 800 mb during the day, you’ll get a text message saying you’ve reached your daily allowed limit as per the fair use policy. It’s preposterous. They’ve been upgrading to LTE and now they limit the bandwidth? Stupid globe. Have half a mind to terminate my subscription.

    • willshakespeare says:

      Hm, that does suck. I bet it’s to “counter piracy” or something. They regulate often enough.

      As to wanting to cut your subscription, it’ll be such a waste. Have a little creativity. That a 499 or 999 plan? I use mine as a Postpaid Sim for my cellphone. I don’t need to load anymore whenever I need to text. And I still get my money’s worth with Globe

      • LIsa says:

        Yeah I came around. I’m not going to terminate my subscription. I’m going to report them to NTC instead. From the looks of things (having spoken with both Globe and the NTC) Globe imposed the download cap unilaterally and without the consent of or notice to either the subscriber or the NTC. They usually have to conduct public hearings for things like this.

        Director Of Common Carriers Authorization Department
        ccad@ntc.gov.ph
        tel-fax:924-4026

        I was told to give them a call if anyone here has the same problem. Email is actually better. egaycabarrios at gmail.com or ccad at ntc.gov.ph and you need to cc to the director’s assistant morenapocampo at yahoo.com. Make sure to tell them you’re on postpaid and not just some promo.

        By the way I’m on an all unli plan with supersurf. I just tether my phone to the computer.

  9. Lester Chiong says:

    ive been with smart unli 50 since june using a prepaid android cp as modem and with hsdpa speeds i can download 25gb d whole day with no download limit. dont go for globe and sun stick to smart it gives 700kbps speeds

  10. Lester Chiong says:

    ive been with smart unli 50 since june using a prepaid android cp as modem and with hsdpa speeds i can download 25gb d whole day with no download limit. dont go for globe and sun stick to smart it gives 700kbps speeds

  11. ive been with smart unli 50 since june using a prepaid android cp as modem on tether and with hsdpa speeds i can download 25gb d whole day with no download limit. dont go for globe and sun stick to smart it gives 700kbps speeds

    • willshakespeare says:

      what’s the name of the cellphone? you’re using it as a modem with smart unli? is that a bluetooth modem or it can directly be used as a modem?

  12. ive been with smart unli 50 since june using a prepaid android cp as modem on tether and with hsdpa speeds i can download 25gb d whole day with no download limit. dont go for globe and sun stick to smart it gives 700kbps speeds

    • willshakespeare says:

      what’s the name of the cellphone? you’re using it as a modem with smart unli? is that a bluetooth modem or it can directly be used as a modem?

  13. buddy says:

    It’s not just the amount of data downloaded per day that’s limited. The DOWNLOAD SPEED itself is limited. Even if I get HSPDA signal and get >2mbps download speed at first, after a few moments download speed becomes less than 350Kbps.

    • willshakespeare says:

      haha i hear you. globe tattoo is never consistent. The signal gets you hopeful, but there’s only a chance that the download speed will be fast.

  14. buddy says:

    It’s not just the amount of data downloaded per day that’s limited. The DOWNLOAD SPEED itself is limited. Even if I get HSPDA signal and get >2mbps download speed at first, after a few moments download speed becomes less than 350Kbps.

    • willshakespeare says:

      haha i hear you. globe tattoo is never consistent. The signal gets you hopeful, but there’s only a chance that the download speed will be fast.

  15. kitsune says:

    Smart HSDPA be it Tethered or Stick i tried them both! sucks and swallows!
    it won’t even reach 1mbps! only ~50-300kbps. my 1990’s dial up is even faster than this sheeeet! ping is horrible! i get constant fluctuations and spikes from 70-90-300++-70-90-300+++ i can’t play online games! i want to burn all smart towers!

    • willshakespeare says:

      hahahaha! you know, i still feel good about globe tattoo, for all its inherent flaws. you just gotta choose to get them with eyes wide open.

  16. kitsune says:

    Smart HSDPA be it Tethered or Stick i tried them both! sucks and swallows!
    it won’t even reach 1mbps! only ~50-300kbps. my 1990’s dial up is even faster than this sheeeet! ping is horrible! i get constant fluctuations and spikes from 70-90-300++-70-90-300+++ i can’t play online games! i want to burn all smart towers!

    • willshakespeare says:

      hahahaha! you know, i still feel good about globe tattoo, for all its inherent flaws. you just gotta choose to get them with eyes wide open.

  17. jana says:

    That globe thing only sucks in metro manila. When I was in CDO the speed was just fine. I barely get disconnected and we had unlimited downloads. My sister would download an entire season’s worth of her favorite anime one day and view it the day after. Dont know what’s wrong here in the metro. I cant even connect my ubuntu laptop to that thing. 🙁

  18. jana says:

    That globe thing only sucks in metro manila. When I was in CDO the speed was just fine. I barely get disconnected and we had unlimited downloads. My sister would download an entire season’s worth of her favorite anime one day and view it the day after. Dont know what’s wrong here in the metro. I cant even connect my ubuntu laptop to that thing. 🙁

  19. xing says:

    Globe really sucks both prepaid and postpaid. I used to subscribe to Globe’s prepaid unlisurf and wow just wow at their poor speed that is less than 1 mbps plus their 800mb daily data limit adds up to it. so I tried SMART prepaid unli..(oh btw I was using globe’s broadband to connect to SMART.. I just had to unlock this E153 and used globe’s apn address) and voila my download speed for SMART was around 1.5-2.5 mbps plus rarely it gets interrupted.. the slowest speed I had was around 500kbps at peak hours but only for few minutes.. also NO DOWNLOAD DATA LIMIT.. I remember I get to download 8 GB in a day ^^ since now we have postpaid internet Globe Wimax (it’s my Dad’s choice not mine), I just mooch off via wifi since prepaid is very costly.

  20. xing says:

    Globe really sucks both prepaid and postpaid. I used to subscribe to Globe’s prepaid unlisurf and wow just wow at their poor speed that is less than 1 mbps plus their 800mb daily data limit adds up to it. so I tried SMART prepaid unli..(oh btw I was using globe’s broadband to connect to SMART.. I just had to unlock this E153 and used globe’s apn address) and voila my download speed for SMART was around 1.5-2.5 mbps plus rarely it gets interrupted.. the slowest speed I had was around 500kbps at peak hours but only for few minutes.. also NO DOWNLOAD DATA LIMIT.. I remember I get to download 8 GB in a day ^^ since now we have postpaid internet Globe Wimax (it’s my Dad’s choice not mine), I just mooch off via wifi since prepaid is very costly.

  21. cedric says:

    This article is very informative AND helpful. It’s nice to see that Filipinos nowadays take to the internet about these things. btw, does anyone know if globe tattoo’s HSPA+ signals are improving in quezon city? I’m planning to get a tattoo 4G flash. Heeeelp! Thanks :))

  22. cedric says:

    This article is very informative AND helpful. It’s nice to see that Filipinos nowadays take to the internet about these things. btw, does anyone know if globe tattoo’s HSPA+ signals are improving in quezon city? I’m planning to get a tattoo 4G flash. Heeeelp! Thanks :))

  23. joseph says:

    Wireless internet connection all depends on location since you need to connect to a tower… your neighbor who is two blocks away from the cell tower might get good connection but you might always get disconnected even though you are a house away from the tower if you have two giant water tanks and a bunch of trees covering your house from the tower…. that is how it works so before getting or complaining about the connection check your signal first… most android phones now can switch from GSM(2g) to WCDMA(3g) specific signal… if your getting good 3G only signal then you would probably get a good connection… BUT that doesn’t mean you get a good speed hehe speed now depends on what kind of connection you are in and the technology your provider is using… most of the time… it depends on the number of users in the area…. anyhoo in terms of connection our country has the most expensive slow internet connection in the world >,< thanks to the busted ZTE deal

    • willshakespeare says:

      it is not all about signals, and i checked that. if you read the article (or if its not there), its one of the first things i was told to check. the signal is good (sometimes 100%) and on an hsdpa band. it disconnects, and the speed is very slow.

      im not some random guy who complains about slow internet connection with a EDGE signal Tattoo. its HSDPA. I’ve listened to customer service spew out all possible reasons its slow, and ive tried all of the possible solutions. and they did say something about the bandwidth, the many users, etc. etc. ive been to three places and ive gotten the same bad reception.

      this is not a problem of circumstance. this is not some isolated problem from some faraway province or place (even provinces get fast speed from DSL or other). ive had consistent slow and unreliable speed. 3G and HSDPA be goddamned. and ive tested it from populous places to seedy neighborhoods. point. globe tattoo can be slow.

      if you read this article and the articles that are attached to it, you will see that connections are a combination of many factors. like you say, people, signal, proximity. customer service told me the same thing. but the people do need to know that globe tattoo is not the master of its service, but the slave to these factors. and they are not isolated cases. you can build an army with the legion of dissatisfied customers of globe tattoo. the comments alongside yours prove it. and no they’ve checked their signals. and yes they’re sometimes in metro manila or bulacan or cavite, populous or not. but they have the same bitter problem. the slow speed.

      It can be fast, if you look at my other article. but point. globe tattoo is generally unreliable as a connection. you can’t write it off to zte or huawei and say all internet is slow in the philippines. globe tattoo must shoulder the burden of the slow speed it generally services.

      point. globe is neither fast nor reliable. you cannot depend on it as an alternative to DSL. but it is internet. and if you want a stable internet, any internet, never mind the speed, then you take it.

  24. joseph says:

    Wireless internet connection all depends on location since you need to connect to a tower… your neighbor who is two blocks away from the cell tower might get good connection but you might always get disconnected even though you are a house away from the tower if you have two giant water tanks and a bunch of trees covering your house from the tower…. that is how it works so before getting or complaining about the connection check your signal first… most android phones now can switch from GSM(2g) to WCDMA(3g) specific signal… if your getting good 3G only signal then you would probably get a good connection… BUT that doesn’t mean you get a good speed hehe speed now depends on what kind of connection you are in and the technology your provider is using… most of the time… it depends on the number of users in the area…. anyhoo in terms of connection our country has the most expensive slow internet connection in the world >,< thanks to the busted ZTE deal

    • willshakespeare says:

      it is not all about signals, and i checked that. if you read the article (or if its not there), its one of the first things i was told to check. the signal is good (sometimes 100%) and on an hsdpa band. it disconnects, and the speed is very slow.

      im not some random guy who complains about slow internet connection with a EDGE signal Tattoo. its HSDPA. I’ve listened to customer service spew out all possible reasons its slow, and ive tried all of the possible solutions. and they did say something about the bandwidth, the many users, etc. etc. ive been to three places and ive gotten the same bad reception.

      this is not a problem of circumstance. this is not some isolated problem from some faraway province or place (even provinces get fast speed from DSL or other). ive had consistent slow and unreliable speed. 3G and HSDPA be goddamned. and ive tested it from populous places to seedy neighborhoods. point. globe tattoo can be slow.

      if you read this article and the articles that are attached to it, you will see that connections are a combination of many factors. like you say, people, signal, proximity. customer service told me the same thing. but the people do need to know that globe tattoo is not the master of its service, but the slave to these factors. and they are not isolated cases. you can build an army with the legion of dissatisfied customers of globe tattoo. the comments alongside yours prove it. and no they’ve checked their signals. and yes they’re sometimes in metro manila or bulacan or cavite, populous or not. but they have the same bitter problem. the slow speed.

      It can be fast, if you look at my other article. but point. globe tattoo is generally unreliable as a connection. you can’t write it off to zte or huawei and say all internet is slow in the philippines. globe tattoo must shoulder the burden of the slow speed it generally services.

      point. globe is neither fast nor reliable. you cannot depend on it as an alternative to DSL. but it is internet. and if you want a stable internet, any internet, never mind the speed, then you take it.

  25. hiddenhand says:

    man,if i got an unlimited 30 days how much mb can i consume everyday? Still 800mb?

    • willshakespeare says:

      i think so

      • yes it is still 800mb iv’e try it so long time ago .
        iv’e registered to supersurf 200 for 5days and it sucks and
        then i switched to supersurf 50 . its better and so on i have that
        the same problem but you must have patience theres nothing we can do
        about it . may you should try it for one day . its too kind of expensive. but
        you must accept it to save more money.

        hope it works.

    • dsdsfdfgdf says:

      yeah, ive also tried restarting my pc and reconnect again but still slow, GLOBE SUCKS.

  26. hiddenhand says:

    man,if i got an unlimited 30 days how much mb can i consume everyday? Still 800mb?

    • willshakespeare says:

      i think so

      • yes it is still 800mb iv’e try it so long time ago .
        iv’e registered to supersurf 200 for 5days and it sucks and
        then i switched to supersurf 50 . its better and so on i have that
        the same problem but you must have patience theres nothing we can do
        about it . may you should try it for one day . its too kind of expensive. but
        you must accept it to save more money.

        hope it works.

    • dsdsfdfgdf says:

      yeah, ive also tried restarting my pc and reconnect again but still slow, GLOBE SUCKS.

  27. raymacz says:

    IM so MAD at GLOBE (supersurf 999) Total DECEPTION!!! This is what they posted on one of their websites…

    1. What is SuperSurf?

    SuperSurf addresses the need for affordable and reasonable rates for data services. It offers unlimited chatting, downloading, emailing, and surfing wherever you go. This service is available to Tattoo Broadband subscribers.

    & suddenly after a few hours of enjoying & surfing the net, you suddenly get the Globe 800MB Dowload Limit… Dufuq!!!

  28. raymacz says:

    IM so MAD at GLOBE (supersurf 999) Total DECEPTION!!! This is what they posted on one of their websites…

    1. What is SuperSurf?

    SuperSurf addresses the need for affordable and reasonable rates for data services. It offers unlimited chatting, downloading, emailing, and surfing wherever you go. This service is available to Tattoo Broadband subscribers.

    & suddenly after a few hours of enjoying & surfing the net, you suddenly get the Globe 800MB Dowload Limit… Dufuq!!!

  29. Pedobear says:

    Get DSL. Problem solved

  30. Pedobear says:

    Get DSL. Problem solved

  31. archdemon says:

    I have a Globe Tattoo… and it says its 21mbps, but its only 36kbps as of now, and theres this f*ck 800mb limit, and I need to download a file more than a gig… hmp!

  32. archdemon says:

    I have a Globe Tattoo… and it says its 21mbps, but its only 36kbps as of now, and theres this f*ck 800mb limit, and I need to download a file more than a gig… hmp!

  33. Travelling Nomad says:

    Nice write up…very informative. Found your article searching for broadband reviews because my wife is currently in the Philippines and i suggested she get a prepaid wireless broadband so sje can get online instead of going to a net cafe. But to the reason of my comment. Everyone seems to say the same thing on why their connection is at a crawl…but there is one possible (and most likely) reason why connection speed slows down. Anyone consider that the provider is throttling data speeds in certain locations? Here in the US, providers are known to throttle data speeds. Cell providers that offer broadband data service on their network are known to be the biggest offenders of data throttling. And what do you know…when you call customer service…they say the same thing. Ive learned to read the fine print when a provider says “unlimited”. In globe’s case…download size is unlimited until you reach the fine printed limit amount….thats when they start to “throttle” you connnection speed.

    • willshakespeare says:

      that is not only possible, it is–according to accounts–actually happening with globe

  34. Travelling Nomad says:

    Nice write up…very informative. Found your article searching for broadband reviews because my wife is currently in the Philippines and i suggested she get a prepaid wireless broadband so sje can get online instead of going to a net cafe. But to the reason of my comment. Everyone seems to say the same thing on why their connection is at a crawl…but there is one possible (and most likely) reason why connection speed slows down. Anyone consider that the provider is throttling data speeds in certain locations? Here in the US, providers are known to throttle data speeds. Cell providers that offer broadband data service on their network are known to be the biggest offenders of data throttling. And what do you know…when you call customer service…they say the same thing. Ive learned to read the fine print when a provider says “unlimited”. In globe’s case…download size is unlimited until you reach the fine printed limit amount….thats when they start to “throttle” you connnection speed.

    • willshakespeare says:

      that is not only possible, it is–according to accounts–actually happening with globe

  35. zack says:

    So i was planning to get the globe stick 999 postpaid. It also says on their website that there is no bandwidth cap. Is this not true?

    Im currently using globe’s wimax (no antenna) 1mbps and over here in my location has 100% signal and speedtest consistently gives me speeds of 0.9-1. Am i better off sticking with wimax than switch to the globe tattoo stick which promises 7.2 mbps?

    Also, ive heard that it now uses hspa+. Is this true?

    Thanks. I wanted to have faster speeds by switching to tattoo stick but id rather not if the service,speed and all are really bad.

    • willshakespeare says:

      wait a second. globe tattoo does not work for everybody, but if it works, it works beautifully. right now you’re using wimax, which has a download cap. and it’s working fast for you? if it does, then globe tattoo will work fast for you too. try it, it’s much cheaper than wimax connection.

  36. co leen b says:

    what’s the difference between the 4 signals?

    • willshakespeare says:

      in order accdg. to signal strength speed (from lowest to highest) GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA

  37. co leen b says:

    what’s the difference between the 4 signals?

    • willshakespeare says:

      in order accdg. to signal strength speed (from lowest to highest) GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA

  38. adams says:

    read this fair use policy by globe
    http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/fup/index
    supersurf promo is not designed for downloading
    some other plans(@home) has more volume allowances /dy

  39. adams says:

    read this fair use policy by globe
    http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/fup/index
    supersurf promo is not designed for downloading
    some other plans(@home) has more volume allowances /dy

  40. gabotheplaya says:

    http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/fup/index
    no longer works.

    The want to hide the shaaaaaame.

    I just bought a prepaid stick for temporary use until Globe DSL is installed. Hoping for the best.

  41. gabotheplaya says:

    http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/fup/index
    no longer works.

    The want to hide the shaaaaaame.

    I just bought a prepaid stick for temporary use until Globe DSL is installed. Hoping for the best.

  42. Lester Levi says:

    6/21/2013.Hello everyone, im an old user of globe tattoo stick the WHITE ONE. im in malate,manila and i get HSDPA+GLOBE 2.5MBPS-6.9MBPS. by this i play online game such as DOTA2. butt that conection is not stable. sometimes it becomes 0 kbps. what i do is i use REFLECTIVE MATERIALS and thats how my connection become stable, i can download 1G game or video for only 15 minutes using globe tatoo stick. REFLECTIVE MATERIALS IS THE BEST TO USE<< 🙂 like the one used for keeping foods in reF..

  43. i want to subscribe in globe tattoo postpaid plan 999.. i hear it is up to 7mbps and my area are near in 3g signals of globe.. but one thing i hear rumors that postpaid plan 999 of others are having trouble with 800mb cap and others are can surf and download more than 800mb cap or in other words no limit with 800mb cap thing.. i just wanted to ask which is true the tattoo postpaid plan 999 doesnt have 800mb cap or it have a 800mb cap a day..? pls.. answer my question asap 🙂

    • willshakespeare says:

      i dunno about the download caps… i used 999 plan and i didn’t experience it. well, I DID experience super-slow speeds, and sometimes no connection at all. but it’s like real estate… it’s all about location, location, location… depends on your location. try this: borrow a tattoo stick and use it. if it’s fast, subscribe. but if it’s slow… don’t get burned, buddy.

      btw, im using pocket wifi now, and it’s only relatively faster because i can hang it by the window, this is also from globe

    • Previously a Globe Tattoo User says:

      Globe Tattoo Sucks! even when u don’t have downloaders or utorrent, your connection slows down, you’re brought back to the 90’s, your money is wasted. try other network instead.

  44. i want to subscribe in globe tattoo postpaid plan 999.. i hear it is up to 7mbps and my area are near in 3g signals of globe.. but one thing i hear rumors that postpaid plan 999 of others are having trouble with 800mb cap and others are can surf and download more than 800mb cap or in other words no limit with 800mb cap thing.. i just wanted to ask which is true the tattoo postpaid plan 999 doesnt have 800mb cap or it have a 800mb cap a day..? pls.. answer my question asap 🙂

    • willshakespeare says:

      i dunno about the download caps… i used 999 plan and i didn’t experience it. well, I DID experience super-slow speeds, and sometimes no connection at all. but it’s like real estate… it’s all about location, location, location… depends on your location. try this: borrow a tattoo stick and use it. if it’s fast, subscribe. but if it’s slow… don’t get burned, buddy.

      btw, im using pocket wifi now, and it’s only relatively faster because i can hang it by the window, this is also from globe

    • Previously a Globe Tattoo User says:

      Globe Tattoo Sucks! even when u don’t have downloaders or utorrent, your connection slows down, you’re brought back to the 90’s, your money is wasted. try other network instead.

  45. axle says:

    @Lester Levi pre pa pm nmn ng ginagamit mo, dc kasi lagi ako sa dota 2 kase globe tattoo gamit ko now kase DSL ko walang internet pero my landline, sabi nila NETWORK OUTAGE nnmn daw, last time 8 days outage ngaun 15 days na. pre pa add na lang sa steam zeratul1983gg SALAMAT!

    • arb says:

      pldt dsl ka ba same here july 15 pa wala.g internet landline lng meron. kaya napilitan bumili ng globe.. di naman ako heavy user pero..satisfied ako sa globe..

  46. axle says:

    @Lester Levi pre pa pm nmn ng ginagamit mo, dc kasi lagi ako sa dota 2 kase globe tattoo gamit ko now kase DSL ko walang internet pero my landline, sabi nila NETWORK OUTAGE nnmn daw, last time 8 days outage ngaun 15 days na. pre pa add na lang sa steam zeratul1983gg SALAMAT!

    • arb says:

      pldt dsl ka ba same here july 15 pa wala.g internet landline lng meron. kaya napilitan bumili ng globe.. di naman ako heavy user pero..satisfied ako sa globe..

  47. MJ says:

    i really dont like Globe tattoo broadband.., I switch bcoz i thought that it is faster than SUN then Globe broadband sucks!

  48. Mike davis says:

    I have been living in Phil since 2009 and am surprised how companies like Globe are permitted to remain in business! Their service is a disgrace to the Philippines and their advertising simply bends the truth to a ridiculous extent.
    I live in Leyte but often stay for work in Cebu City Center where the problem is just as bad.
    Is anyone surprised that overseas companies simply refuse to invest or open up in the Philippines if companies like Globe are the best that the country can offer? Come on Philippines…….we are in the 21st century now!!!!

  49. Mike davis says:

    I have been living in Phil since 2009 and am surprised how companies like Globe are permitted to remain in business! Their service is a disgrace to the Philippines and their advertising simply bends the truth to a ridiculous extent.
    I live in Leyte but often stay for work in Cebu City Center where the problem is just as bad.
    Is anyone surprised that overseas companies simply refuse to invest or open up in the Philippines if companies like Globe are the best that the country can offer? Come on Philippines…….we are in the 21st century now!!!!

  50. tor says:

    I think they are being stingy with the caps cause they bought Bayantel. They need to pay the debts of Bayantel first and pool the little bandwith those companies have.

  51. tor says:

    I think they are being stingy with the caps cause they bought Bayantel. They need to pay the debts of Bayantel first and pool the little bandwith those companies have.

  52. s3 user says:

    I just want to say how horrible Globe mobile internet is. I’ve never had any quality connection anywhere. Now I just think that globe is a corrupt corporation who airs, posts deceitful ads.

  53. s3 user says:

    I just want to say how horrible Globe mobile internet is. I’ve never had any quality connection anywhere. Now I just think that globe is a corrupt corporation who airs, posts deceitful ads.

  54. VeeJay says:

    Globe tattoo is for web surfing ONLY. It allows you to stay connected with HSPA channel but not until their system intermittently boots you out from that channel passing you to their 3G channel and then back to HSPA again. Apparently, this was done for the purpose of discouraging packet commands, streamers and downloaders especially during times of heavy traffic. This “switching” back and forth also causes glitchy interruptions to connected users performing steady download rates. Sometimes this interruption would mean connection failure for most people.
    If false advertising wasn’t enough, such devious ploy could only be conjured by a desperate company…

    Disconnection is the path to the dark side. Disconnection leads to anger. Anger leads to hate… Hate is the suffering.

  55. Mikee Zamora says:

    JUST DON’T BUY GLOBE TATTOO FOREVER!!!!!

    GLOBE TATTOO SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!

    FU_C_KIN’ RETURN MY MONEY GLOBE!!!!!!

  56. Mikee Zamora says:

    JUST DON’T BUY GLOBE TATTOO FOREVER!!!!!

    GLOBE TATTOO SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!

    FU_C_KIN’ RETURN MY MONEY GLOBE!!!!!!

  57. Mikee Zamora says:

    DON’T BE A GLOBE TATTOO SUBSCRIBER

    YOU’LL REALLY REGRET IT

    SHAME ON YOU GLOBE!!!

    I REALLY FU_C_KIN’ HATE YOUR TV COMMERCIALS!!!!

  58. Mikee Zamora says:

    DON’T BE A GLOBE TATTOO SUBSCRIBER

    YOU’LL REALLY REGRET IT

    SHAME ON YOU GLOBE!!!

    I REALLY FU_C_KIN’ HATE YOUR TV COMMERCIALS!!!!

  59. Mike Lim says:

    Globe Tattoo is like Janet Napoles MAGNANAKAW!

  60. Mike Lim says:

    Globe Tattoo is like Janet Napoles MAGNANAKAW!

  61. Mac says:

    Just letting you all know by my experience since Aug 26, 2013 Globe has suddenly changed it’s daily bandwith limit of 800MB to 800MB limit for the entire duration of your SUPERSURF subscription. Unlike before you get a text message saying you have reached your daily limit and services will resume the next day, now you will get a message your speed has been throttled down to 2G speeds in which will be useless even to open your yahoo account. The only way to get your normal speed back is to opt out or end your subscription. I tried getting in touch with Globe on this issue no one has ever replied back to my inquiry. I have experienced this and I say may suppose to be 29 days left of SUPERSURF use is good bye. So be warned this is the new policy just sharing it with all of you.

  62. Mac says:

    Just letting you all know by my experience since Aug 26, 2013 Globe has suddenly changed it’s daily bandwith limit of 800MB to 800MB limit for the entire duration of your SUPERSURF subscription. Unlike before you get a text message saying you have reached your daily limit and services will resume the next day, now you will get a message your speed has been throttled down to 2G speeds in which will be useless even to open your yahoo account. The only way to get your normal speed back is to opt out or end your subscription. I tried getting in touch with Globe on this issue no one has ever replied back to my inquiry. I have experienced this and I say may suppose to be 29 days left of SUPERSURF use is good bye. So be warned this is the new policy just sharing it with all of you.

  63. Merlin says:

    Mac, Is that true? I got that message last night… I prepaid 1000 pesos and they told me its valid for one month… What the F.. are they doing at Globe! I need internet for my work!

  64. Pimples700 says:

    PLDT DSL is the fastest internet connection mark my word..
    Instead fucking wireless connection you should buy some real internet like DSL… (Because its hard wired) Wireless/Signal connection are sucks..

    Hardwired connection is fastest type of transmitting the internet connection..

    “IM SAYING THAT DONT USE WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION”

  65. Pimples700 says:

    PLDT DSL is the fastest internet connection mark my word..
    Instead fucking wireless connection you should buy some real internet like DSL… (Because its hard wired) Wireless/Signal connection are sucks..

    Hardwired connection is fastest type of transmitting the internet connection..

    “IM SAYING THAT DONT USE WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION”

  66. Mac says:

    @ Merlin-Yes, I had that experience last 4 days ago when I was on their prepaid 999. Usually the as before when you reach the daily bandwidth limit of 800mb your connection just stops and will reset and continue the following day.(I was fine with that) But it seems they changed that to when you reach 800mb regardless if you have 1 day or 29 days left on your subscription, they will cut or throttle down your connection speed to 2G when believe me your old school dial up modem is faster than that. If you try to open your yahoo email expect to wait for an hour. I had no choice but to stop my 29 days remaining “SUPERSURF” promo just to get back to normal speeds. My advice don’t go over your daily limit before the reset time of 12AM. I’m planning to make a petition on this on change. org to let them know that what they are doing is somewhat unfair to subscribers, using the term “UNLIMITED” with a daily cap sounds misleading.

    @ Pimples700- I was already looking into PLDT DSL(I’m already 80% convinced) after this happened, but I was not able to find more information if they(PLDT) also has this FUP(Fair Use Policy) and bandwidth capping to. If their plan 1995 has no daily bandwidth cap I will smash may tattoo stick with a hummer and sign up with PLDT ASAP…

    • adamsawi says:

      i breached too their fup but no warning they changed it, it looks like my supersurf200 will not return to normal speed, sayang naman. i hope you write a formal complain to NTC so that i’ll email u my full name & cp# as cosignatory if needed,jeje. tnx for d advice also.

      i’ll be using still globe tattoo coz there is no dsl avalaible in my area.

    • adamsawi says:

      i breached too their FUP but no warning that they change the rule, it looks like my supersurf200 will not be back to its normal speed. tnx for the advice also.

      @mac, i hope you pursue the complain to NTC or Globe & i’ll send u my fullname en contacts if others are needed as co complainants,jeje.

      as of 09sept2013;12.03am, the rule didn’t change,
      “1. How is Globe’s Fair Use Policy applied to this promo?

      SuperSurf was designed for emailing, browsing and base search activities, and not for sharing and/or downloading large format files like music, videos, and movies (users of peer-to-peer/torrent applications). If you use the service too much, you might experience slow browsing.

      This promo has a peak volume capacity currently set at 800 MB per account per day. If you exceed this capacity within the day, your service will be temporarily unavailable until that day ends. But rest assured that it will resume the following day. Remember that you can choose to stop your subscription and forfeit the remaining browsing time of the promo and just browse on a pay-per-use basis at P5 for 15 minutes to browse continuously. ”

      —if you breached=throttled to 2g—
      maybe there is something wrong in their programming coz it’s new system, throttling to 2g, maybe their ITs are arrogant they didn’t fully tested it coz they equals that & equals that & finished en miss some argument to it.

      800mb cap per day still stands, if breached normal speeds will temporarily unavailable until 12:01am is what i understand.

      i hope i”m right en they’re wrong

      i’ll still be using globe tattoo coz no direct connection in my area

    • adamsawi says:

      can i eat my own words…. how can i delete my comments—–

      my supersurf200 is back to its normal speed, i just changed the SIM 1st en yielded the other for a day…simple

      my advice is to yield when u reached the cap 800 en not use the throttled 2g for a long a time. and when you’re not back to normal is to yield for a day en be patient with the hammer, jeje…

      maybe throttled 2g purpose is to give u enough time for u to finish whatever u’re doing en you will not be cut off for a long time, it’s my theory again,jeje

      try experimenting en comment….tnx

      my gtattoo throttled up to 4mb/s when direct downloading, i roughly estimate at an average of 1.5mb/s during peak hours en during average time maybe 300-500kb/s just in my location only..

      it’s 40% signal capacity here that’s why maybe again speed is not sustain..i’m using desktop only en i’ll try using laptop someday to test..

      i’ll try also buying another tattoo sim coz i proved that is not only limited to 3.6mb/s speed.. i’m a heavy user eh..

      and i’ll try to used premium account for direct downloading.. maybe you could lend me,jeje—–

      tnx en sori my bad enlish

      • Mac says:

        @ adamsawi- hello, i already tried getting NTC’s reaction on this but sadly they(NTC) will normally side with Globe on this matter whether you are downloading legally it’s still not within Globe’s policy in short. with regards to getting a premium account for your downloads it would not make any difference it would even get you in more trouble if Globe’s network detect your using up more bandwidth than usual you might get throttled early. i have made an online petition regarding this, if the kind moderator and owner of this site would allow me to post it here i will post the link to the petition soon. thanks

        • willshakespeare says:

          im not sure about the petition, but go ahead and post it on the comments, i will update the post to link to your petition

    • adamsawi says:

      guys, here are the details:
      *4G flash huawei E359 – device name see @ tools->diagnostics & can be updated in Help->online update (i used 1.5m usb port extension & hang on my window to have better coverage)
      *desktop, w7
      *usb 3.0 port(no test yet if it is better)
      *tcp optimizer(no test also)
      *i used downloading software, throttling to 3g while downloading is now minimal than old tattoo stick.

      i hope u try assess yours too so that we compare and advice if it is still worthless using it,jeje

  67. Mac says:

    @ Merlin-Yes, I had that experience last 4 days ago when I was on their prepaid 999. Usually the as before when you reach the daily bandwidth limit of 800mb your connection just stops and will reset and continue the following day.(I was fine with that) But it seems they changed that to when you reach 800mb regardless if you have 1 day or 29 days left on your subscription, they will cut or throttle down your connection speed to 2G when believe me your old school dial up modem is faster than that. If you try to open your yahoo email expect to wait for an hour. I had no choice but to stop my 29 days remaining “SUPERSURF” promo just to get back to normal speeds. My advice don’t go over your daily limit before the reset time of 12AM. I’m planning to make a petition on this on change. org to let them know that what they are doing is somewhat unfair to subscribers, using the term “UNLIMITED” with a daily cap sounds misleading.

    @ Pimples700- I was already looking into PLDT DSL(I’m already 80% convinced) after this happened, but I was not able to find more information if they(PLDT) also has this FUP(Fair Use Policy) and bandwidth capping to. If their plan 1995 has no daily bandwidth cap I will smash may tattoo stick with a hummer and sign up with PLDT ASAP…

    • adamsawi says:

      i breached too their FUP but no warning that they change the rule, it looks like my supersurf200 will not be back to its normal speed. tnx for the advice also.

      @mac, i hope you pursue the complain to NTC or Globe & i’ll send u my fullname en contacts if others are needed as co complainants,jeje.

      as of 09sept2013;12.03am, the rule didn’t change,
      “1. How is Globe’s Fair Use Policy applied to this promo?

      SuperSurf was designed for emailing, browsing and base search activities, and not for sharing and/or downloading large format files like music, videos, and movies (users of peer-to-peer/torrent applications). If you use the service too much, you might experience slow browsing.

      This promo has a peak volume capacity currently set at 800 MB per account per day. If you exceed this capacity within the day, your service will be temporarily unavailable until that day ends. But rest assured that it will resume the following day. Remember that you can choose to stop your subscription and forfeit the remaining browsing time of the promo and just browse on a pay-per-use basis at P5 for 15 minutes to browse continuously. ”

      —if you breached=throttled to 2g—
      maybe there is something wrong in their programming coz it’s new system, throttling to 2g, maybe their ITs are arrogant they didn’t fully tested it coz they equals that & equals that & finished en miss some argument to it.

      800mb cap per day still stands, if breached normal speeds will temporarily unavailable until 12:01am is what i understand.

      i hope i”m right en they’re wrong

      i’ll still be using globe tattoo coz no direct connection in my area

    • adamsawi says:

      can i eat my own words…. how can i delete my comments—–

      my supersurf200 is back to its normal speed, i just changed the SIM 1st en yielded the other for a day…simple

      my advice is to yield when u reached the cap 800 en not use the throttled 2g for a long a time. and when you’re not back to normal is to yield for a day en be patient with the hammer, jeje…

      maybe throttled 2g purpose is to give u enough time for u to finish whatever u’re doing en you will not be cut off for a long time, it’s my theory again,jeje

      try experimenting en comment….tnx

      my gtattoo throttled up to 4mb/s when direct downloading, i roughly estimate at an average of 1.5mb/s during peak hours en during average time maybe 300-500kb/s just in my location only..

      it’s 40% signal capacity here that’s why maybe again speed is not sustain..i’m using desktop only en i’ll try using laptop someday to test..

      i’ll try also buying another tattoo sim coz i proved that is not only limited to 3.6mb/s speed.. i’m a heavy user eh..

      and i’ll try to used premium account for direct downloading.. maybe you could lend me,jeje—–

      tnx en sori my bad enlish

    • adamsawi says:

      guys, here are the details:
      *4G flash huawei E359 – device name see @ tools->diagnostics & can be updated in Help->online update (i used 1.5m usb port extension & hang on my window to have better coverage)
      *desktop, w7
      *usb 3.0 port(no test yet if it is better)
      *tcp optimizer(no test also)
      *i used downloading software, throttling to 3g while downloading is now minimal than old tattoo stick.

      i hope u try assess yours too so that we compare and advice if it is still worthless using it,jeje

  68. adamsawi says:

    @mac, i hope mr blogger will get the side of globe if this blog is real.

    • Mac says:

      @ adamsawi- i only use globe now just purely for surfing i use a different isp for downloading. and downloading for me is work related, as one commenter previously said “drop the wireless and go wired” i’m going to do that may be soon, but if you still want to use globe for downloading just don’t over do the daily cap you might get throttled or worse banned from their network. with regards to the owner of this blog i assume he was writing this as purely educational, and if globe really does reply on this issue expect a truck load of technical and legal reasons. you see any big company or business would always put profit first before anything.

    • willshakespeare says:

      wish i could… if u read my post it gives the explanation of the sales agent… it says location and signal strength.

      it really depends on location and signal strength, at least that is what they say.

      by the way… as to the frequent disconnection i discovered something on my own computer (a laptop): the USB port is already funky, and disconnects often anything attached to it. so it’s probably the USB port more than the tattoo itself, though that doesn’t explain the disconnection with other users (or maybe it does)

      • Mac says:

        Hi Will, well I do agree with what you said and wrote about location and signal strength, for my case I had no problems with that what so ever, even with my USB port or ports. But like most of the people who wrote their comments one the problem is these sales agents mis-inform people when they buy these tattoo sticks, by experience I have this friend that went to inquire from their Globe office the sales agent did not mention anything about “location and signal strength” they were just happy to get sales and that’s it and to shorten the story that friend of mine who happens to leave in QC got a worthless stick that thing couldn’t even get a signal outside their house. After complaining they can only say well it’s location blah blah. Two, this whole FUP issue in my opinion is just an “easy way out” reason to maximize profits and not expand their network just to save costs(operating expenses).

        • willshakespeare says:

          i agree, but what can we do? i read from one of the comments that the NTC generally favors globe over globe’s clients.

          it’s a lesson ive learned from my experience with globe: still the best source of internet connection in the country is physical: DSL. it’s just tough for places where physical architecture is not available, and DSL can’t be installed. there you really have to endure Globe Broadband

          • Mac says:

            Well, basing on current events I guess if more and more people complain as a unit like signing an online petition in the end NTC itself will have no choice but listen to all of us. After being here I mean reading your blog and reading some comments here made me realize it was time to start such a petition but in respect to you I have not posted the link here, since I don’t have permission to do so.

            DSL is the best source I agree, but DSL is just not that available like you said to everyone and is definitely expensive. And actually reading from other sources as well our country has one of the most expensive and slowest internet service in Asia. Be it wired and wireless.

  69. adamsawi says:

    @mac, i hope mr blogger will get the side of globe if this blog is real.

    • willshakespeare says:

      wish i could… if u read my post it gives the explanation of the sales agent… it says location and signal strength.

      it really depends on location and signal strength, at least that is what they say.

      by the way… as to the frequent disconnection i discovered something on my own computer (a laptop): the USB port is already funky, and disconnects often anything attached to it. so it’s probably the USB port more than the tattoo itself, though that doesn’t explain the disconnection with other users (or maybe it does)

  70. Mano2ling says:

    globe tattoo suck! before i can watch video in youtube with out stopping. now i cannot. and now i use a dream cable parabolic dish and put my globe tattoo usb modem with usb extension cable outside the house and i get 5 bars HSPA+Globe stable and STILL I CANT watch youtube and viooz. even my facebook and yahoomail always loading.
    i hate Globe
    i hate Globe
    i hate Globe
    and have no choice, i need to have connected

  71. Mano2ling says:

    globe tattoo suck! before i can watch video in youtube with out stopping. now i cannot. and now i use a dream cable parabolic dish and put my globe tattoo usb modem with usb extension cable outside the house and i get 5 bars HSPA+Globe stable and STILL I CANT watch youtube and viooz. even my facebook and yahoomail always loading.
    i hate Globe
    i hate Globe
    i hate Globe
    and have no choice, i need to have connected

  72. Mike Lim says:

    Kawawa mga tao ang Globe Telco. Manloloko mga Ayalas Mahiya naman kayo itigil ninyo pagnanakaw sa mga tao!

  73. Mike Lim says:

    Kawawa mga tao ang Globe Telco. Manloloko mga Ayalas Mahiya naman kayo itigil ninyo pagnanakaw sa mga tao!

  74. Mike Lim says:

    To the head of NTC ang mandate ninyo is to regulate these Telco Companies and protect the subscriber’s rights wala naman kayo ginagawa mag resign nalang po kayo wala po kayo silbi sa mamayan NTC ang dapat sisihin ! Do your job mag regulate naman po kayo NTC! imagine kung ilan subscribers ang ninanakawan every day! Millions of pesos!

    • Mac says:

      The problem Mike is, kahit magcomplain pa tayo ang NTC papanig yan sa mga telcos believe me I already called them about it para sa kanila yung mga user daw yung mali, dapat petition natin sila lahat eh.

      • Mike Lim says:

        I agree with you Mac.

        Head of NTC COMMISSIONER CORDOBA

        FUNCTIONS of NTC as per NTC Website;

        • Grant certificates of Public convenience and Necessity/Provisional Authority to install, operate and maintain telecommunications, broadcast and CATV services

        • Grant licenses to install, operate and maintain radio stations

        • Allocate/sub-allocate and assign the use of radio frequencies

        • Type-approve/type-accept all radio communications, broadcast and customer
        premises equipment

        • Conduct radio communtcations examination and issue radio operators certificate

        • Prepare, plan and conduct studies for policy and regulatory purposes

        • Monitor the operation of all telecommunications and broadcast activities

        • Enforce applicable domestic and intemational laws, rules and regulations, prosecute violation thereof, and impose appropriate penalties/sanctions

        • Issue licenses to operate land, maritime, aeronautical and safety devices

        • Perform such other telecommunications/broadcast-related activities as may be necessary in the interest of public service

        I hope NTC can do their mandate.

        • Mac says:

          The problem with these people(NTC) lately Mike, they would rather side with big corporations than the hard working subscriber. And they won’t act on something like this if it’s not reported on the news.

        • Mac says:

          You’re welcome Mike by the way just an update. To add insult to injury I read an article from ANC 24/7 two days ago. According to the article Globe made sellers like CDR-King and others sign a MOA to stop selling signal boosters. I find it just strange why they would try to stop selling this devices if this will help people to get better network signal in places with weak signal. With the permission of Willshakespeare the link of that article I posted below:

          http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/23/13/cd-r-king-retailers-stop-selling-illegal-signal-boosters

  75. Mike Lim says:

    Thank you for your reply Mac. Good idea Mac we should expose them to the media. Hope we can all do this to stop the Globe Tattoo blunder/scam.

  76. Mike Lim says:

    Thank you for your reply Mac. Good idea Mac we should expose them to the media. Hope we can all do this to stop the Globe Tattoo blunder/scam.

  77. adamsawi says:

    @mac, pls post more info about ISP so that i know how to acquire one, tnx pards

    • Mac says:

      @ adamsawi, okay what info about ISP you want to know?

      • adamsawi says:

        on how to acquire it? can i used tattoo?

        • Mac says:

          I’m not sure how to answer your question but when you say ISP it means your “Internet Service Provider”, in your case since you are using tattoo well your ISP is Globe. If you mean you want to use Globe, if there’s ample network in your area then probably you can go to their office and buy a tattoo unit I guess.

  78. Remy says:

    Globe postpaid connection is okay as long as one does not download too much, far better than my previous postpaid, Wi-Tribe, in terms of connection speed and customer service. Yes, they did not mentioned the cap/limit when i availed, i’ve just noticed when i stopped continuous downloading of demo games in my XBox. However, right now, Globe has issue on latency and disconnection on Garena On-line games for several months already.

    I’m searching for a good pocket wi-fi and i came across this thread. It seems Smart is also throttling data speed with their subscribers though I haven’t open the provided link yet on the other forum i visited (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protest-Against-Mybros-Fair-Usage-Policy/585363704830418).

  79. Remy says:

    Globe postpaid connection is okay as long as one does not download too much, far better than my previous postpaid, Wi-Tribe, in terms of connection speed and customer service. Yes, they did not mentioned the cap/limit when i availed, i’ve just noticed when i stopped continuous downloading of demo games in my XBox. However, right now, Globe has issue on latency and disconnection on Garena On-line games for several months already.

    I’m searching for a good pocket wi-fi and i came across this thread. It seems Smart is also throttling data speed with their subscribers though I haven’t open the provided link yet on the other forum i visited (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protest-Against-Mybros-Fair-Usage-Policy/585363704830418).

  80. Boydugas Sin says:

    sa akin ok naman ang speed ng globe 4g tattoo.. ang ayaw ko lang eh yung limit nila.. misleading talaga yung sinasabi nilang unlimited na yan.. saka minsan dc ng dc.. buti pa ang sun walang limit yung nga lang minsan may topak, bigla na lang bumabagal.. minsan naman mabilis.. di ko pa na try ang smart pero sabi nila meron ding limit ang smart gaya ng globe.. btw yung sun ko nakasaksak sa globe 4g modem stick na inunlock ko..

    • Mac says:

      @ Remy, Boydugas Sin- most of these Telcos now adopt that “fair use policy” just to have an excuse to save but still earn millions out of us subscribers, yes smartbro has that not just prepaid even postpaid na naka cannopy pa, i know i have a 999 unlimited plan pero yun pa din throttled pag mag over ka sa daily bandwidth. and the sad truth sa ranking of the best to worst internet service in the world tayo nasa number 110 place as the worst kahit mag 4g or abotin pa tayo 5g panget pa rin kasi yung service ng mga Telcos na to madaya. at kung yung goberno like NTC na dapat protectahan mga karapatan ng ordinaryong mamayan pero wag na tayo umasa kasi mas dun sila sa Telcos papanig kahit papano, bakit? simple money, taxes nakukuha nila dun malaki so kakampihan nila yang mga globe at smart na yan.

  81. Boydugas Sin says:

    sa akin ok naman ang speed ng globe 4g tattoo.. ang ayaw ko lang eh yung limit nila.. misleading talaga yung sinasabi nilang unlimited na yan.. saka minsan dc ng dc.. buti pa ang sun walang limit yung nga lang minsan may topak, bigla na lang bumabagal.. minsan naman mabilis.. di ko pa na try ang smart pero sabi nila meron ding limit ang smart gaya ng globe.. btw yung sun ko nakasaksak sa globe 4g modem stick na inunlock ko..

    • Mac says:

      @ Remy, Boydugas Sin- most of these Telcos now adopt that “fair use policy” just to have an excuse to save but still earn millions out of us subscribers, yes smartbro has that not just prepaid even postpaid na naka cannopy pa, i know i have a 999 unlimited plan pero yun pa din throttled pag mag over ka sa daily bandwidth. and the sad truth sa ranking of the best to worst internet service in the world tayo nasa number 110 place as the worst kahit mag 4g or abotin pa tayo 5g panget pa rin kasi yung service ng mga Telcos na to madaya. at kung yung goberno like NTC na dapat protectahan mga karapatan ng ordinaryong mamayan pero wag na tayo umasa kasi mas dun sila sa Telcos papanig kahit papano, bakit? simple money, taxes nakukuha nila dun malaki so kakampihan nila yang mga globe at smart na yan.

  82. arexcin says:

    is there any dsl in bohol?

    • Quincy says:

      We have Globe DSL in Talibon. It’s as bad as Tattoo – both down for a week after the quake, and still spotty now.

  83. arexcin says:

    is there any dsl in bohol?

    • Quincy says:

      We have Globe DSL in Talibon. It’s as bad as Tattoo – both down for a week after the quake, and still spotty now.

  84. Peter says:

    Well, as I see the problem through the eyes of a foreigner who lives here for some years already:
    1. There’s no free market. If the government would allow more companies to join the market it would probably change. In Europe nobody has to be locked for 1 or 2 years and it’s much cheaper. I had a package price of 20,- Euro, thats about 1200,00 PH monthly including LAN internet (unlimited and uncapped) and land line countrywide for free.
    2. The typical “Philippine culture” of “Don’t complain”. My personal opinion (and don’t crucify me for that!): Without complains, critics and interrogating things, there’s no progress. Amo ito!

    • Mac says:

      @ Peter, the problem is it would take this country a couple of millennia to catch up with the rest of Europe. As the slogan of this administration says: “it’s more fun in The Philippines” Fun for corrupt greedy officials and monopolizing Telcos I say, you see regular hard working folks actually don’t have the “voice” to complain, you either get in trouble and get sued by these big people. And the media won’t touch this issue either, remember the same men behind these companies also own those media companies as well. So no dice on that one, second these companies are top tax cash cows for the government plus plus all those campaign contributions etc etc etc so in short no other player may get in to this market local or foreign. So to some it all up we I mean you, me, and the rest living here have no other option but to take what these people give us. Which is a big joke if you ask me.

  85. Peter says:

    Well, as I see the problem through the eyes of a foreigner who lives here for some years already:
    1. There’s no free market. If the government would allow more companies to join the market it would probably change. In Europe nobody has to be locked for 1 or 2 years and it’s much cheaper. I had a package price of 20,- Euro, thats about 1200,00 PH monthly including LAN internet (unlimited and uncapped) and land line countrywide for free.
    2. The typical “Philippine culture” of “Don’t complain”. My personal opinion (and don’t crucify me for that!): Without complains, critics and interrogating things, there’s no progress. Amo ito!

    • Mac says:

      @ Peter, the problem is it would take this country a couple of millennia to catch up with the rest of Europe. As the slogan of this administration says: “it’s more fun in The Philippines” Fun for corrupt greedy officials and monopolizing Telcos I say, you see regular hard working folks actually don’t have the “voice” to complain, you either get in trouble and get sued by these big people. And the media won’t touch this issue either, remember the same men behind these companies also own those media companies as well. So no dice on that one, second these companies are top tax cash cows for the government plus plus all those campaign contributions etc etc etc so in short no other player may get in to this market local or foreign. So to some it all up we I mean you, me, and the rest living here have no other option but to take what these people give us. Which is a big joke if you ask me.

  86. ausejann says:

    Reblogged this on Segue To Insanity.

  87. ausejann says:

    Reblogged this on Segue To Insanity.

  88. Aldrin says:

    Sir, how about if I buy a globe tattoo that is prepaid, yet I have a neighbor who has a globe tattoo that is postpaid and he has an antenna of globe making them reach a full signal. Do i get the same signal too despite my globe tattoo is a prepaid not postpaid? please answer please. XD

  89. Aldrin says:

    Sir, how about if I buy a globe tattoo that is prepaid, yet I have a neighbor who has a globe tattoo that is postpaid and he has an antenna of globe making them reach a full signal. Do i get the same signal too despite my globe tattoo is a prepaid not postpaid? please answer please. XD

  90. Harold says:

    Too bad. I just subscribe Globe Tattoo Plan 999 with HUAWEI-E5220-dacc unit before reading this thread. My disappointment is that I am bound to two years contract already.

    My disappointment to Globe.

    During my application time, Sales Agent said that my application will be processed within three days (seems accurate). I have done many follow ups, and good thing the sales agent is right. After 3 days, I got a call that my unit is available already for pick up. I was pretty excited that I will have now my Tattoo to connect some of my gadgets, after deciding to terminate my SmartBro connection of Plan 495. Please see detailed Issues below. Back to Globe Plan 999, the sales agent, did not inform me during my application of the following:
    – that activation is 24hours to 48 hours upon receiving the unit. When I arrived at store branch at around 11am, last March 15, 2014 (day after I received a call), One hour upon arrival to storeI was entertained, though I was the only customer that time when I arrived.
    – also did not inform me that I have to pay P999.00 that I paid to the attending Sales Clerk upon pick up of the unit.
    – within 24 hours, I even text to the Sales Agent that I already received the unit and follow up the activation of my plan.
    – at around 44 hours tried to call the Sales Agent, but It is not reachable already.
    – at around 48hours+, I asked help from my office mate with Globe subscription to contact support. We tried to call 211 plus select option 3 to follow up the activation and enter the 14 digit number from back of tattoo sim.
    – I even tried to register online at globe for follow up of my activation, there is an option there, once you register to follow up the activation of wifi.

    Still at this hour almost 53hours already from pick up time of Globe Tattoo Plan 999 my unit still not in service, though, I could see in my gadget that Sim is Ready but Service is not yet activated.

    I think Smart is still better (not best at all) in service and internet, but worst in terms of constant billing and proper distribution of bills to make sure that it arrives at same day. I have a chat on a customer in Sun, she experienced the same in her account with Smart. She also disconnected her subscription with Smart and went to Sun. I was there in Sun only to settle my Post Disconnection Bill (the 50% approved discount of non successful loading)

    My disappointment to Globe

    Issues Encountered in SmartBro (sim only)

    Issue is that I did not received constant billing temporary disconnection notice even received March 8, 2014 Amounting P2,440+ dated January 27, 2014 saying that I will be charged of 38% collection amount if not paid in Feb. 8, 2014 total of P3,300+).

    I was thinking to go to store branch, but did not made it all since I was busy from Dec 2013 – March 2014. But, anyway, I paId that bill March 11, 2014 and tried to contest the 38% charges — only 50% was approved. So, still I settled it and decided to cut it off for below reasons.
    – plan is P495 only but my bill is maxout to P999 monthly with no free unit at all, since mySmartBro unit was just a reuse from prepaid (that I bout way back 3years ago).
    – billing is not monthly — late billing.
    – disconnection notice is almost 1 1/2 months passed before it arrives at home.
    – connection sucks (faster only at midnight)
    – I cant maximize it much — I could only share to some other handheld device via bluetooth (I did not try other ways)

    My disappointment to Sun
    — very slow in connection, unit is disconnected, but billing would still continue and accumulate, some are successful load and some are not in prepaid.

  91. Harold says:

    Too bad. I just subscribe Globe Tattoo Plan 999 with HUAWEI-E5220-dacc unit before reading this thread. My disappointment is that I am bound to two years contract already.

    My disappointment to Globe.

    During my application time, Sales Agent said that my application will be processed within three days (seems accurate). I have done many follow ups, and good thing the sales agent is right. After 3 days, I got a call that my unit is available already for pick up. I was pretty excited that I will have now my Tattoo to connect some of my gadgets, after deciding to terminate my SmartBro connection of Plan 495. Please see detailed Issues below. Back to Globe Plan 999, the sales agent, did not inform me during my application of the following:
    – that activation is 24hours to 48 hours upon receiving the unit. When I arrived at store branch at around 11am, last March 15, 2014 (day after I received a call), One hour upon arrival to storeI was entertained, though I was the only customer that time when I arrived.
    – also did not inform me that I have to pay P999.00 that I paid to the attending Sales Clerk upon pick up of the unit.
    – within 24 hours, I even text to the Sales Agent that I already received the unit and follow up the activation of my plan.
    – at around 44 hours tried to call the Sales Agent, but It is not reachable already.
    – at around 48hours+, I asked help from my office mate with Globe subscription to contact support. We tried to call 211 plus select option 3 to follow up the activation and enter the 14 digit number from back of tattoo sim.
    – I even tried to register online at globe for follow up of my activation, there is an option there, once you register to follow up the activation of wifi.

    Still at this hour almost 53hours already from pick up time of Globe Tattoo Plan 999 my unit still not in service, though, I could see in my gadget that Sim is Ready but Service is not yet activated.

    I think Smart is still better (not best at all) in service and internet, but worst in terms of constant billing and proper distribution of bills to make sure that it arrives at same day. I have a chat on a customer in Sun, she experienced the same in her account with Smart. She also disconnected her subscription with Smart and went to Sun. I was there in Sun only to settle my Post Disconnection Bill (the 50% approved discount of non successful loading)

    My disappointment to Globe

    Issues Encountered in SmartBro (sim only)

    Issue is that I did not received constant billing temporary disconnection notice even received March 8, 2014 Amounting P2,440+ dated January 27, 2014 saying that I will be charged of 38% collection amount if not paid in Feb. 8, 2014 total of P3,300+).

    I was thinking to go to store branch, but did not made it all since I was busy from Dec 2013 – March 2014. But, anyway, I paId that bill March 11, 2014 and tried to contest the 38% charges — only 50% was approved. So, still I settled it and decided to cut it off for below reasons.
    – plan is P495 only but my bill is maxout to P999 monthly with no free unit at all, since mySmartBro unit was just a reuse from prepaid (that I bout way back 3years ago).
    – billing is not monthly — late billing.
    – disconnection notice is almost 1 1/2 months passed before it arrives at home.
    – connection sucks (faster only at midnight)
    – I cant maximize it much — I could only share to some other handheld device via bluetooth (I did not try other ways)

    My disappointment to Sun
    — very slow in connection, unit is disconnected, but billing would still continue and accumulate, some are successful load and some are not in prepaid.

  92. Harold says:

    Well, in three providers, I think my decision to transfer from Sun to Smart is a good. But, moving from Smart to Globe is not a good decision at all.

    Probably, having a good customer service in Smart that I experienced, the sales agent did not leave me until I get connected the day that I applied. Though, I got the smart bro sim post paid plan only.

    In Globe, I have an approved application and paid P999.00 with still a deactivated unit.

    Probably, my option should be choosing either:
    – (Smart) a good customer service and good internet connection (since I could choose / transfer to Smart Tattoo at all) with not a good in terms of billing distribution (no free unit).
    – (Globe) with free unit, but not good in terms of customer service
    – (Sun) lower cost and lot of free units, but also with slow internet connection, with issues as well in billing in prepaid plans.

  93. Harold says:

    Well, in three providers, I think my decision to transfer from Sun to Smart is a good. But, moving from Smart to Globe is not a good decision at all.

    Probably, having a good customer service in Smart that I experienced, the sales agent did not leave me until I get connected the day that I applied. Though, I got the smart bro sim post paid plan only.

    In Globe, I have an approved application and paid P999.00 with still a deactivated unit.

    Probably, my option should be choosing either:
    – (Smart) a good customer service and good internet connection (since I could choose / transfer to Smart Tattoo at all) with not a good in terms of billing distribution (no free unit).
    – (Globe) with free unit, but not good in terms of customer service
    – (Sun) lower cost and lot of free units, but also with slow internet connection, with issues as well in billing in prepaid plans.

  94. mikyong says:

    Im planning now to avail a wimax globe tatoo and the agent said it was good signal for wimax because the wimax is near the tower signal of globe what do think?

  95. mikyong says:

    Im planning now to avail a wimax globe tatoo and the agent said it was good signal for wimax because the wimax is near the tower signal of globe what do think?

  96. techwealth4u says:

    May globe tattoo ako pero speed lang talaga problem, sa connection eh stable naman.
    Mas nakaka bwisit ngayon yung tattoo dsl ng globe kasi laging intermittent yung connection.

    • Mac says:

      ganun talaga bandwidth capping para maka save sila ng operating expenses nila sa dami dami subscribers nila kinukuha syiempre kita muna bago totoong serbisyo

  97. techwealth4u says:

    May globe tattoo ako pero speed lang talaga problem, sa connection eh stable naman.
    Mas nakaka bwisit ngayon yung tattoo dsl ng globe kasi laging intermittent yung connection.

    • Mac says:

      ganun talaga bandwidth capping para maka save sila ng operating expenses nila sa dami dami subscribers nila kinukuha syiempre kita muna bago totoong serbisyo

  98. mikko says:

    This is so cool and true. 2 thumbs up

  99. mikko says:

    This is so cool and true. 2 thumbs up

  100. Zia Rashid says:

    Di ko alam na may limits pala. Pero napapansin ko na na bumabagal pag ginagamit ko. Tapos nakabwisit kasi inaUpdate ko ipad ko then bigla nalang huminto. Naghintay pa naman ako ng 2 hours. Di to worth it gamitin
    (Pocket wifi po gamit ko)

  101. Zia Rashid says:

    Di ko alam na may limits pala. Pero napapansin ko na na bumabagal pag ginagamit ko. Tapos nakabwisit kasi inaUpdate ko ipad ko then bigla nalang huminto. Naghintay pa naman ako ng 2 hours. Di to worth it gamitin
    (Pocket wifi po gamit ko)

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  103. Villam says:

    wow.! Thank yoy guys for those updates and comments atleast i have not connected yet my Globe Tattoo BB these made me think first .thanks again.

  104. Villam says:

    wow.! Thank yoy guys for those updates and comments atleast i have not connected yet my Globe Tattoo BB these made me think first .thanks again.

  105. UNCENSORED says:

    I have bombards and akimi programs that keeps me connected to the internet, free and no cap limit, you can download almost 100GB a month when ever you like it, and speed depends on signal strength. The only problem is downloading using any torrent client like uTorrent doesn’t seem to be working..that’s it

  106. UNCENSORED says:

    I have bombards and akimi programs that keeps me connected to the internet, free and no cap limit, you can download almost 100GB a month when ever you like it, and speed depends on signal strength. The only problem is downloading using any torrent client like uTorrent doesn’t seem to be working..that’s it

  107. salad ass says:

    YEAH. FUCK PHILIPPINE INTERNET

  108. salad ass says:

    YEAH. FUCK PHILIPPINE INTERNET

  109. ChronicMckelly says:

    @UNCENSORED- What is that bombards and akimi programs? Can you show me some pictures?
    Thanks bro.

  110. ChronicMckelly says:

    @UNCENSORED- What is that bombards and akimi programs? Can you show me some pictures?
    Thanks bro.

  111. pavlo says:

    It’s all the same smart or globe they both sucks. Both of them has very poor internet. I am watching a video in you tube and choose 144 quality na nga lang wala pa den bagal sobra ala kwen__ . Ala kabuhay buhay parang mga patay.

  112. greedynetworks says:

    Both networks are sucks big time. I am so frustrated about my signal even if I choose to use my pocket wifis alternately, theres no luck. It sucks, really. They are just into money butservice, really not a good service. What is our government doing about this, this is important because a lot of work from home pinoys are relying to the so-called fastest internet when in fact, it wasn’t.

    Kung maaayos lang nila ito, konti lang ang unemployed na pinoy akala ata nila walang kumikita sa internet eh, haaay kelan ba talaga aayos ang mga network na ito, nafru frustatrate ako eh grabe lang talaga sa pagka greedy.

  113. greedynetworks says:

    Both networks are sucks big time. I am so frustrated about my signal even if I choose to use my pocket wifis alternately, theres no luck. It sucks, really. They are just into money butservice, really not a good service. What is our government doing about this, this is important because a lot of work from home pinoys are relying to the so-called fastest internet when in fact, it wasn’t.

    Kung maaayos lang nila ito, konti lang ang unemployed na pinoy akala ata nila walang kumikita sa internet eh, haaay kelan ba talaga aayos ang mga network na ito, nafru frustatrate ako eh grabe lang talaga sa pagka greedy.

  114. Joyce L says:

    I can’t even open two tabs in a browser, i’m scared for what can possibly happen if i did. I do things one at a time. Over 3 years of subscribing to Supersurf 50, the speed doesn’t bother me that much, it’s just right. BUt since I am a youtube bug, I would make sure that before the promo expires, i will watch all i can in youtube, and from an observation, i get like 7 or more videos in 4/5mins.each from the promo.
    I dialed *143# using the broadband sim on my phone and i found out that there is this UNLIMITED YOUTUBE PROMO that i can subscribe for a price of 10.00. I haven’t tried that yet but i definitely will. i’ll get back here for an update 🙂 let me know if you tried the promo as well.

  115. Joyce L says:

    I can’t even open two tabs in a browser, i’m scared for what can possibly happen if i did. I do things one at a time. Over 3 years of subscribing to Supersurf 50, the speed doesn’t bother me that much, it’s just right. BUt since I am a youtube bug, I would make sure that before the promo expires, i will watch all i can in youtube, and from an observation, i get like 7 or more videos in 4/5mins.each from the promo.
    I dialed *143# using the broadband sim on my phone and i found out that there is this UNLIMITED YOUTUBE PROMO that i can subscribe for a price of 10.00. I haven’t tried that yet but i definitely will. i’ll get back here for an update 🙂 let me know if you tried the promo as well.

  116. fred white says:

    really u must be ashamed.globe tatto is the worst internet I’ve ever used and heard.
    u compare the Philippines with some civilized country in some aspectcs .getting money is good but cheatting them is wicked.
    getting 1000pesos for this trash bin is too much.even 100 doesn’t worth.but one day u will see the power of God for the inconvenience making for people.

  117. fred white says:

    really u must be ashamed.globe tatto is the worst internet I’ve ever used and heard.
    u compare the Philippines with some civilized country in some aspectcs .getting money is good but cheatting them is wicked.
    getting 1000pesos for this trash bin is too much.even 100 doesn’t worth.but one day u will see the power of God for the inconvenience making for people.

  118. me says:

    1000PHP is not bad for 5 gigs IMHO. After the 5 gig cap it goes to about 20KB per second. That is usually enough unless you are impatient. You can always pay for a temporary speed refresh starting @ 20PHP for 50 megs @ 3g. DSL is how much? 2500PHP? You buy Tattoo for mobility or due to limited options/remote location. I actually have another option for cable Internet that is cheaper and no cap on data, but I do not want to trade the portability of Tattoo.

  119. me says:

    1000PHP is not bad for 5 gigs IMHO. After the 5 gig cap it goes to about 20KB per second. That is usually enough unless you are impatient. You can always pay for a temporary speed refresh starting @ 20PHP for 50 megs @ 3g. DSL is how much? 2500PHP? You buy Tattoo for mobility or due to limited options/remote location. I actually have another option for cable Internet that is cheaper and no cap on data, but I do not want to trade the portability of Tattoo.

  120. Had a postpaid broadband connection. Learned that even when your internet gets disconnected, you still get charged for it. Then somebody calls you and tells you that you’ve been “chosen” and will only pay “half” of your total bill by this “date.”

  121. Had a postpaid broadband connection. Learned that even when your internet gets disconnected, you still get charged for it. Then somebody calls you and tells you that you’ve been “chosen” and will only pay “half” of your total bill by this “date.”

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