which is better, smart broadband or sun broadband?

Philippines
August 20, 2011 9:57am CST
I'm planning to subscribe a prepaid or postpaid subscription for internet connection. I inquire this trending wi-tribe but find the modem too large for my notebook. Right now, Im using smart broadband but their monthly subscription is expensive. So i'm thinking about sun broadband. For those who are using sun broadband here, feel free to post your experience.
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8 responses
@blue30 (66)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
Since day 1, I am already using Smart Bro. both the antenna and i always have the usb when i travel, it is always handy for me. I used it in Manila, Davao, Cebu, CDO, Bukidnon, Clark and etc, it is really fast and got no issue when it rains. When Sun's usb was out in the market, we tried to check in the same location, together with Smart Bro, i find Smart Bro got a high and faster speed than Sun's prepaid usb.
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
My friend told me that too. It's faster compare to PLDT. However, it's expensive. The rate per day for the sun broadband falls nearly to php 26.00 per day. And the smart is like 35 per day. I don't often use my pc because I have a regular job.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
i am currently using sun broadband. it is bundled with my plan 350 phone. well, i have used it in metro manila and bicol. so far, so good. i have not encountered any problem. in quezon city where i stay, it is quite good and fast. besides, it is affordable compared to other broadband companies.
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
how about its performance whenever it rains. Is it still good?
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
what we are using right now is the smartbro. we have been subscribed for nearly 5 years and we dont have any problems with the signal and it is also fast. the thing is that it is really expensive compared with the sun offering. i would really want to shift to sun broadband but then the signal for my phone on sun network is really slow so i am having doubts about it. i agree with the mylotters here that it really depends on the situation.
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Based from my experience, I think it is based on your location and their tower location. For example, if there is a Sun tower near in the vicinity of your place, you will have a good connection. And if I say near, It means around 20 to 40 meter radius for you to have a good connection. I am currently using smartbro plug in, my fastest speed I got was 2mbps. Sun here is sucks, I only got 10kbps.
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
I'm also using SMART Bro and I'm still satisfied with it's performance so far. Maybe the location should also be taken into consideration? I tried using SUN Bro once but it didn't worked out. It got soooo slow but my friend tried it and SUN works perfectly for her whereas SMART doesn't. She's in Makati by the way.
@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
21 Aug 11
That really depends on the location. I used sun broadband stick before but I wasn't able to get a good signal where I lived. I, then, subscribed for a SmartBroadband (shareit gateway) and the connection is stable for my area.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
I've been using Samrtbroadband the one with antenna and also has usb for travel purposes and is working fine with me. Thu some areas has low signal, that is why some people are using the other network. I guess you need to check on your area first and see what's the most preferred used by the neighborhood. have a great weekend jaiho®
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
Sun Broadband is not really hard on the budget but unlike smart, they don't have a good service in the province. If you are just in Metro Manila, I doubt there are major issues that you would encounter. Based on my experience, there are just times when Sun would fail especially on peak hours but during the off hours, they are just superb.