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Telcos unveil improved broadband sticks

LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS firms have released improved versions of their broadband Internet dongles to satisfy the public’s need for faster connection speeds anytime, anywhere.

In a statement last week, Globe announced the launch of its new Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini broadband stick, which the company claims to be the fastest mobile Internet device in the country today.

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Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini is the first service offered under the company’s fourth-generation (4G) mobile network, which utilizes the global standard HSPA+.

Broadband sticks are attached to devices such as laptops to allow users to connect to the Internet via mobile phone networks.

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“Our subscribers can now experience the real 4G technology with the new Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini. We have partnered with car company Lamborghini to brand our latest Tattoo offer,” said Dong Ronquillo of Globe Tattoo. “Lamborghini is known for producing the fastest race cars while Tattoo is all about providing the fastest broadband speeds.”

For only P2,199 monthly, subscribers can enjoy surf-all-you-want, high speed broadband access using the Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini device. The package also includes free 200 text messages to Globe and TM subscribers.

In a separate statement, Globe rival Smart Communications unveiled its new Smart Bro “Power Plug It” mobile broadband stick.

The company said its new “Power Plug It” not only provides better and easier Internet surfing experience, it also allows subscribers to send text messages and make phone calls via a revamped services menu.

“The Smart Bro Power Plug It is a true plug-and-play device,” said Danilo J. Mojica of Smart. “All it requires from the user is to follow the one-step installation instruction and they’re good to go.”

New subscribers can avail of the Smart Bro Power Plug It kit for P1,245 (with free 120 hours worth of load valid for 5 days) at any Smart Wireless Center nationwide. Existing Smart Bro Plug It users can have their sticks updated via software download.

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TOPICS: Broadband sticks, Internet, technology, Telecommunications
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