Just got word from Smart Bro people that a 12mbps prepaid dongle will be launched soon. Yes, that’s 12mbps of internet speed goodness.
The new product is called Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It that uses a Huawei E353 HSPA+ USB dongle. The good thing about the Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It is it will be offered as a prepaid broadband stick, although the user will have to pay Php3,995 for the device. Not bad if in exchange you get a fast mobile internet connection.
There’s one other good thing about this new offering from Smart Bro: the same prepaid internet rates will apply. That means you pay for the same P10 per 30 minutes or P20 per hour charges.
Smart claims that it currently has about 150 HSPA+ sites in key areas nationwide, so hopefully a lot of people will be able to enjoy this. The question now is, will it be able to deliver the 12mbps promised optimal speed? Frankly, I’ll be a happy internet surfer if I can get even half of that speed.
The Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It will be launched this week.