Left – Globe Tattoo Right – Smart Bro
Middle of 2010, Smart Bro came out with an ad which used Speedtest.Net to show that their Broadband speed is faster than Globe Tattoo. Back then – I was one of Smart Bro’s big fans. I used to own a Nokia N97 and I ran Joikuspot on the phone and surfing Mobile Broadband on the Smart Bro network was great. My friends who were using Globe Tattoo were jealous. I could not hear the end of their complaints about the service of Globe.
That was mid-2010. Today as we approach the end of 2010, I finally gave up on the Smart Bro service and bought a pre-paid kit of Globe Tattoo. I inserted it into my Huawei E5830 and did this test on the Speedtest.Net App on my iPad. The truth is – I didn’t have to do this quantitative test. My experience in using it was enough. Hands down – Tattoo now trumps Smart Bro in providing speedy and reliable Mobile Internet.
Disclosure: I have two Smart Bro post paid accounts. One is a share it account. The other one is SIM only account. Both of them have horrible service most of the time and they have great service – I’d say 2 hours out of the 12 hours that I’m awake.