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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.

huawwei e220

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

UPDATE:

New SUN Broadband Plans

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114 Responses so far.

  1. michael says:

    In my case:
    sun sim+huawei e1550+wcdma only or wcdma preferred setting with full wcdma/hsdpa signal
    =
    0-10.8kbps constant speed any time from april 23,2010

    sun sim+huawei e1550+gsm only with full edge signal
    =
    upto 56kbps average around 3pm

    sun sim+nokia n73 as modem
    =
    upto 1.3mbps around 6pm

    smart sim+same huawei e1550+wcdma/hsdpa
    =
    upto 1.8mbps around 5pm

    november 2009 nabili yung modem… So sad…

  2. George says:

    first two months…superb ung service ng sun broadband.. and am wondering now..napaka unstable ng connection nila… kaya online offline online offline nagyayari sa ym… nakaka badtrip especially kung may kausap kang relatives abroad at naka video calling kau…on off on off ka…
    whats happening kaya sa sun broadband??

  3. genevie legaspi says:

    bakit ganun almost 3days na kaming walang connection dito sa sapang palay bul…..ano ba nangyari…

  4. Mvhinz14 says:

    nice naman po ang sun cellular wireless broadband location in tarlac…
    SpeedConnection : 96%   -   99%
    SpeedUpload :  1.56mbps  to  1.89 mbps (na-encoutered ko maximum 2mbps)
    SpeedDownload :  pag nag da-download ako nag lalaro xa sa 61kb to 71kb
     
     
    If you need more info kung mag inquire kayo check nyo sa google earth ang sun cellular wireless broadband signal…
     
    Thank’s… If you need help just mail me here Mvhinz14@yahoo.com
     
    GOOD JOB SUN CELLULAR! MORE POWER!!

  5. stella says:

    download speed is slow even during off peak hours. losing connection most of the time. my location is in taguig.how i wish na magimprove ang sun…don’t wanna waste 1.6K for nothin’

  6. Bought Sun Bro YESTERDAY :) says:

    the fastest connection i’ve experienced with sun a few days ago was 50 kbps at maximum. i reside in mandaluyong. but in internet browsing it’s average, in dowloading lang mabagal.. zzz

  7. cy says:

    maganda po ba connection sa binan laguna area?? date kase metrowide lang ang sun ngaun nationwide na DAW.. tnx

  8. i hate sun says:

    isa lang masasabi ko mukhang pera ang sun!
     

  9. ANIKA says:

    what sun has that smart and globe offer is their test modems. if you want to check ng service sa area  mo, simply present an id and make a cash deposit of 1500 at any sun shop to get a test modem. bili lang ng broadband wireless sim na prepaid at 50 pesos. test it in your area for 5 days. pag ok or hindi, balik lang sa sun shop and they will refund the 1500 to you. that is what i did. i used to have smartbro at tattoo. but when i tested sun, better than  the other two. i get steady blue sa modem. just be aware tho na meron fair usage policy.

  10. target says:

    i need more comments.. bibili na ako ng sun wireless broadband .. later?… hmmm to buy or not?

  11. marve says:

    wala na akong masasabi sa suncellular broadband maniwala kayo ubod ng bagal ang sarap pinuhin,dikdikin hanggang maging powder nlng sa sobrang inis ko sa broadband stick n yan sa sobrang bagal waahhhh kung ayw nyo mnilawa itry nyo nagmagcc kayo.. wahhh

  12. jr says:

    kapag ba sa sun broadband eh nakafull signal ng edges eh managal tlga..?? di ako sa Hagonoy bulacan

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