Smart expands LTE service across Metro Manila


MANILA, Philippines—Smart Communications’ Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband service is now available in more cities across Metro Manila, further extending the network’s lead over rivals in the rollout of “ultrafast” Internet connectivity.

In a statement, Smart said its LTE service is now accessible in more areas in the northern, central and southern areas of Metro Manila. These areas include SM Southmall in Las Piñas, Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, UP Diliman, Ateneo De Manila, Miriam College, Sikatuna Village and the Eastwood Mall in Quezon City.

“Smart LTE lets you enjoy the fastest 4G connection all over the Metro Manila area,” Smart broadband Internet and data services head Lloyd Manaloto said.

“With 10 cities now powered by our super-charged broadband service, we have more than doubled our coverage since the commercial launch less than two months ago,” he said.

Other cities with LTE connectivity are Makati, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Manila.

In line with the improved coverage, Smart has continued to distribute even more LTE “sticker pins” in various establishments around Metro Manila to serve as a visible guide to subscribers using LTE.

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  • ISCA

    when an ISP says “Up to 12 mbps download speed”, then be sure to have nowhere near that because that will all depend on many factors, i.e., the area, signal, capacity. many ISPs advertise such figure but says “depends on so and so”; hence, they’ll have an excuse. another thing, the key word here is “up to”, which means at anytime, it may reach that point  but not always. try testing your speed at different hours of the day. usually, it’s higher between 6-8 in the morning when people are at work or in school.
    another check: if your smartphones with internet connection do not show the “H” above more often, then ISP transmits only 3G signal most of the time.

  • neverwint3r

    smart should focus on improving their current services. if they can’t even do that, why would customer trust them?

    hspa+ sites are still very few and the coverage sucks. can’t even get a reliable/stable connection. bought a rockit wifi early this year with sales people promising coverage would improve when more sites are would be built. yet up to now, service is very poor in bacoor, cavite.

  • JuanaPedro

     I purchase this stick at almost 3k. A “rocket chick” like that..Then to my amazement it doesn’t even reach 1mbps on my makati area-so much for a maximum 12mbps as advertised.I tried complaining – twice.But the super genius technical service (w/skill of intimidation) keep insisting that It always depends on the signal on the area. We tested the stick on the service center (smart tower). It only reached 2mbps.On that he proved his point, leaving me to ask myself: “why the hell do they advertise that it will reach a 7 or 12mbps ,when even on their own tower, it won’t even reach half as what they have advertised.”A false advertisement perhaps.

    Dumb-founded,I feel I was scammed in a way. A sure-fail investment.I went back to office and do a quick google on smart wireless services.I was not alone and mostly on metro manila..why I haven’t done it before.Repacked the stick – and posted it on and boom! The curse was transferred to another individual.

    Then I chatted the globe’s online customer service, inquiring if my place would be optimal for the wireless connection.She said It was not yet included  yet as of this time.Although disappointed, I was glad, I was rejected because they are not certain that they cannot provide their best service yet.

  • Pablo Juan

    Yes.. but at P3.9k for LTE? forget it…  btw, Globe coverage, specially in Makati’s high rises sucks too. 

    This is what happens in a duopoly..  the customers always get scr3w3d.

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