I’ve been having serious problems with my Smart WiMax connection recently. Imagine having to deal with a modem that takes more than an hour to connect and, when it does, delivers an insanely
slow crawling speed of 0.05-0.3kbps (using speedtest.net and the Smart server).
My mobile phone’s connection (even on EDGE) is pathetically faster than my current 2Mbps WiMax subscription.
3 weeks of seeking customer care’s assistance seemed to fall on deaf ears. You’d think someone on the other end of their “@SmartCares” twitter account would actually be monitoring customers’ rants and inquiries. I was sorely mistaken.
I was there to witness what Globe claims to be the “fastest ever” broadband stick with download speeds of up to 10Mbps. I came to the event not knowing how impressive this device would be or if it would, in any way, fall short of all the hype (more about that later).
Notable personalities from traditional and social media were there to grace the occasion as well as press people and lifestyle celebrities.
The presentation was a spectacle of sights and sounds… a constant glow of “Globe blue” enveloped the entire Ballroom A of the Heritage Hotel. The explosive sound of the Lamborghini’s exhaust could be heard over the sound system as it was looped throughout the evening. A huge video wall was installed on one side encompassing the entire area so no matter where you were, you’d be sure to have a decent view of what’s happening on-stage.
After a few minutes of mingling around and exchanging hellos, the program formally began… Enter sound effects… adrenaline-pumping music up… and cue dramatic lighting.
I’ve recently been invited to attend a major launch for a product of a major telco.
Let’s just say they claim this to be the “fastest ever…”. That’s pretty much a giveaway already right there!
I haven’t much to say about it yet since the event is still this Friday… but I expect to be blown away by the product’s speed and performance.
This is good news for those whose “need for speed” cannot be quenched. (Like me!)
More details and an in-depth review in a few days. Be sure to check back every now and then.