I have to admit this is the first time I heard of a company offering an internet stick that features three different maximum speeds. I know this is easily done through software but no company has offered this kind of product yet, so this makes Wi-Tribe an innovator in the Philippines, so to speak.
In any case, a product like a Tri-Speed 4G internet stick is something that could make people give Wi-Tribe a second look, but any momentum can easily be stalled by poor service. The tri-speed stick could make Wi-Tribe relevant but I believe other companies will simply take a look how viable the product is and possibly try to offer something similar.
Let’s take a closer look at Wi-Tribe’s Tri-Speed Pure 4G stick. What this product offers is the ability to run at three different maximum speeds, depending of course on the package availed of. Wi-Tribe’s stick allows you to easily switch from 512kbps to 2mbps, and even up to 6mbps speeds, under certain packages or schemes.
The Wi-Tribe Tri-Speed 4G stick is available only prepaid. You get the Tri-Speed stick free free for an initial load of P995 which you can use for 30 days at 2mbps. After one month, you can shift to a higher or lower speed depending on the speed you actually need. For speed choices, here are the available options, with cost and duration varying for every speed.
|Unlimited 512kbps||Unlimited 2mbps||Unlimited 6mbps|
|15 days||Php 220||Php 550||Php 1,600|
|7 days||Php 130||Php 275||Php 900|
|1 day||Php 25||Php 45||Php 145|
The pricing are almost the same as those offered by Smart Communications and Globe Telecom. If you compute the cost based on the duration of connection, you’ll arrive at almost the same amount. So based on pricing, Wi-Tribe’s new 4G stick isn’t really a more attractive option.
What makes Wi-Tribe’s Tri-Speed 4G stick attractive, though, is the flexibility of switching speeds. This is a good idea, honestly, as most users find out the speed they need only after they have already purchased their prepaid internet stick. So in this respect, Wi-Tribe’s Tri-Speed stick offers users something practical, something really useful.
But the big question here of course is the internet service. I won’t pretend to know how Wi-Tribe’s service is, not having been able to try any of their products. However, I have read comments from Wi-Tribe users saying that the service isn’t good. If you have tried Wi-Tribe before, please share your experience in the comments section below.
To reload the Wi-Tribe Tri-Speed Pure 4G Stick, you need to go to select 7-Eleven outlets or any of these Wi-Tribe shops:
- Makati – Ayala Ave cor Salcedo St., Makati City
- Santana Grove – Dr. A. Santos Ave. (Sucat Road), Paranaque City
- Eastwood Cybermall – E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C‐5), Quezon City
- Shangri‐La – EDSA cor Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
- Binondo – Quintin Paredes St., Binondo, Manila
- Alabang – Alabang Zapote Road cor Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa City
- Commonwealth – Atrium, Diliman Commercial Center, Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City
Now this is another thing that can keep people from getting this product. Reloading doesn’t seem to be easy since it can only be done by going to “select” 7-Eleven outlets Wi-Tribe shops. If you live nowhere near these establishments, it wouldn’t seem wise to get a Tri-Band stick.