Moving into a new home requires a lot of things to be done, including installation of telephone lines, home cable, internet connection and other basic utilities. When I moved into my new condominium last September, one big problem I encountered was getting my telephone line and internet connection back. Though we filed earlier the request for the transfer of our telephone line from the old apartment to the new condominium, things didn’t go as planned because it was also during that time when the country was hit with Ondoy. Most of the contractors of our service provider was not available to attend our request, hence, prolonged my internet-less days.
I was left with my last option, to use mobile broadband for my internet needs. I tried using Globe Tattoo in my new condominium but my location does not have a good 3G or HSDPA reception. I always end up with WCDMA mode, which from my experience, is way more annoying than dial-up. I resorted to the other mobile internet broadband brands since the reception from my room was better. Globe Tattoo worked well with me though when I was still in my old Apartment, back when I haven’t applied for a telephone line yet.
But a recent test conducted by Nesic Philippines on mobile internet speeds of different mobile broadband providers in Metro Manila revealed that Globe Telecom’s Globe Tattoo is faster in terms of total throughput. The test was conducted in the different areas in Metro Manila covered by mobile broadband service.
Though the Nesic Philippines Wireless Broadband Speedtest results are in favor with Globe Tattoo, it didn’t explicitly tell us which service is better. Like television, mobile call or any radio communication for that matter, there are lots of factors that needs to be considered in order for one service to attain best performance.
In my opinion, no research company can determine which service is better (or faster). It is still the consumers who will decide which service suits them best. In my case, one factor to be considered is location. The test picked up several locations but it didn’t cover the entire Metro Manila area.