Smartone Home Broadband

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  1. #1

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    it seems as clear as it is IMO...if you look at the plans above and the prices the remarks refer to.

    Home Broadband - Price plans

    $28/month – Smart Duplex1
    $68/month – Standalone Fax2

    duplex : either one is in use
    standalone : both can be used as you have a separate device for faxes...


  2. #2
    deleteduser

    $148 sure seems like a good deal, considering I am paying $224 per month for presumably the same speed. I am going to drop by a Smartone shop and see if I can test out their speeds (I doubt it though, somehow I think we're supposed to assume everything just "works").


  3. #3
    deleteduser

    Oh I just realized that it's basically just a 3G modem... That seems kinda bunk to me, unless you can log onto the same connection with any 3G device with the same contract...

    How steady could a 7.2 Mbps HSDPA connection really be?


  4. #4
    deleteduser

    So I tried it out at Smartone today, and holy SHIT is it ever SLOW!

    As I suspected, 3.5G is fine for mobile phones streaming low-res low-bitrate data, but there is no way in hell it should be considered "broadband". Broadband in terms of phones maybe, but not "Home Broadband" that's for sure!


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    I've tried it and was able to watch youtube videos fine. Depends what you need I guess.


  6. #6
    deleteduser

    They said I could bring my laptop over and test it out, which I would prefer to do. That way, I can test out Usenet downloading, and check speeds with Internet Download Manager too, both of which will download at absolute peak bandwidth by using multiple streams.


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    I used it in Tung Chung and it's quite SLOWWWWW after 6pm.
    When you are home and need it the most, it is SLOW.
    I want to look for alternative but is locked by the contract.

    Sad...


  8. #8

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    The modem is from Huawei...not surprisingly I can't run stable WIFI connection without rebooting several times.

    It's a cheap solution..

    I need to hook my Linksys to fix this WIFI issue.