Sun Cellular has introduced their own mobile wireless broadband service.
They call it Sun Broadband Wireless using HSDPA (3.5G). Its supposed to be faster than the normal 3G connection.
When you avail of the Plan you’ll have to pay an initial fee of P2,000. Actually, this fee is maybe for the Huawei E220 modem.
It works on Windows and Linux.
It’s the same as that of Globe Visibility.
You will also need to subscribe to a plan
- Plan 500 = Allowance of 35 Hrs/month
- Plan 1000 = Allowance of 75 Hrs/month
- In excess of the monthly allowance, you’ll pay P0.30/minute.
Hmm.. that’s a nice offer.. P0.30 per minute. And its a per minute charging.
Now, the ultimate question.. “Is it reliable?” I mean, its SUN CELLULAR. Hmmm.. maybe… You see 3G and HSDPA travels through a different frequency. Much lower than that of Voice. So maybe.. just maybe they’ll be able to provide a good service.
But still one concern on connectivity is the coverage. As discussed in PhilMUG forums.. If it uses only HSDPA, then there’s only quite a number of areas with that. The modem can be used for 2G, EDGE, 3G, up to 3.5G. So hopefully users can still be able to use other modes when there’s no 3.6G present.
If you wan’t to know more about the modem, check here.
First seen at Captain’s Log