I need faster internet connection

@ARIES1973 (9533)
Legaspi, Philippines
March 7, 2013 3:09pm CST
Slow internet connection has been my problem ever since. Maybe this is because I am just using a smartbro plug in stick and not a permanent connection. I opted to use this one because of the fact that I can bring it anywhere so that whenever I have a free time, I can do my online work. I can stand this problem when I was just writing some articles or participating here in myLot. But with the new work that I have, I can already felt the problem. I cannot complete the work given to me at a proper time because my internet is slow. I would like to solicit any opinion as to how I can increase the speed of my plug in device. Or I need to apply for a permanent connection in our home. Have a great day every one!
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@markIT (134)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Hi aries1973..Well, smartbro plug in stick performance will depend on the location you are currently situated. If the place is already HSDPA capable, then sure enough the connection is good, however, if you're inside house or not in an open area, then there will be a quite difference too in speed of your connection. And if I were you, if your staying commonly at home, you can apply for a permanent connection, because it's really comparative than the USB device. You can still use your plug it when you're outside. Smart has LTE capable device already but it depends also if the place is already ready for that type of connection. Thanks and have a nice day too.. hope it helps..
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 Mar 13
I really know that with a permanent connection, I can choose from different packages from the company. My problem with this is that I have to work and there is no internet connection in my work place (hopefully they have), so I have to bring my smartbro with me always. Although I am working at home from 2 or 3 am until 5:30 am. That is the time when there are jobs available on this site. So if I would have both, permanent connection and smartbro plugin then that would be more expenses for me. What is LTE capable device? Can it help increase the speed? Thank you for sharing!
@markIT (134)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes, they offer packages, faster speed means more bills. lol! I understand because if you have 2 connection then the maintenance for bills of both connection is there. Are you familiar of 3G network? then comes 3.5G? then 4G or known also as LTE or long term evolution, LTE is a 4G wireless broadband technology that can really handle high speed data transfer and connection. This is the latest in terms of high speed connection, and smart is the first who have it in the Philippines, though the twist is like this, as what I have said, the faster the internet connection, the higher fees. =) You can try to check it here for package or plan: http://www1.smart.com.ph/bro/products/. The idea is, if you decide to use it, you will buy the device. But, as first consideration, you need to clarify to them if the place you are working is supporting LTE network/4G already, because if not, still you will be experiencing the same speed before. And this 4G also, this is one of the main features especially of the latest smartphones out there in the market. =) Thank you.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
I think I need to exert effort in finding other ways first before buying a new unit or having a permanent connection. As I noticed, my smartbro device is fast whenever I am at the office. (My office is at the second floor) Maybe I have to try buying an extension so that I could place my smartbro in an elevated place while I am at home. Thank you for sharing. I have checked the link and if ever my idea doesn't work, I'll consider having another plugin device. Have a great day!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I want to know first who is your internet service provider (Globe, Smart, PLDT, Digtel, SUN, skybroadband and many others)as for me to suggest something to improve your connection speed. Because there are service provider that really deliver slow internet connection due to some reason...
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi aerous! I included in my discussion the name of the network. It is smart. Thank you for sharing!
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I used broadband before and there's a of problem due to static signal, traffic due to location and the antenna. Try using free DNS to speed up your internet connection. I am using it when the internet connection a little bit slow. If that is not work call on the customer service to complain about the speed for them to resolve the issue. It might be the antenna or it might be on the server itself. Because there are 26 person which is connected in one slot...
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@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I also used to have the same plug in although it was from Suncellular. However, I terminated my plan because of such weak connection. I always have drop calls when using Skype which was essential for my online work. So I have switched to Smart Wimax. I got better connection and the Skype calls are not excellent.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
That is something new, Smart Wimax. Maybe I have to check this one too. Thank you for sharing this valuable information with us.
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@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
No problem. ARIES1973! I hope you'd have better connection with this as it has with me. Enjoying Mylot a lot! Greater Mylot Experience!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Mar 13
I had one and found it very slow, or not working at all. I have been looking for better internet, I used that for petsitting, and work. But I have a wireless at home, which is now giving me the gearss.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi ricki! Yes i remember you were telling us about it several months ago. So it only means that even in you place, there are times that internet is also slow. Thank you for sharing!
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Mar 13
Yes, I think it's the company and maybe the system it runs on.
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@danix1982 (593)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Globe is good when it comes to speed of internet connection.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
I am from Region V. most of us here uses Smart so I have to solicit the advice of my friends in this area who are using globe tattoo. Thank you for sharing!
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@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Have you tried globe? I was using smartbro plug in stick before but I found globe wifi better than the other. I had globe plug in too and its fine with me.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi ally! I haven't tried the new globe tattoo yet. I know every company is upgrading their system in order to give their clients the best service. I will have to ask my friends in our area about it. Thank you for sharing!
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@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I use globe tattoo for my internet and it is also the same thing with smart bro it kinda slow too. My advise would be to subscribe for a broad band or internet plans than using a plugin stick because plans and bundles are faster and more affordable but the catch to this is that it has a contract and if you want to stop your subscription it has a terminating fee which is a bit pricey. A permanent connection is really advised.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi geloo! As I observe the present broadband stick that I have, I notice that there are times when the internet is also fast, especially when I am at elevated places or maybe I am near the smart cell site. I would try first to find a solution without having a permanent connection. Thank you for sharing!
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@hotsummer (10413)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
mine is fast enough but i don't use that plug in stick. i use broadband of pldt bundle plan. it is fast enough . i don't have any problem at all. and it is very much cheap. i just added 100 pesos to my existing monthly telephone bill.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi hotsummer! It's great to know that you are not having any problem with your internet connection. I know how important speed is. It is one thing that an online worker should invest on. But with my present work situation, I cannot decide on what to do. I just hope that I would be successful with all my sites and earn enough amount to maintain several lines of internet. That is what I need to work for from this day. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
8 Mar 13
You need to apply for a permanent internet connection in your home, its much more stable than any other plug-in stick.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi joana! I am also thinking of having a permanent connection but as I've said I stay out of the house most of the time because I have my permanent work. It also happens that there is no wifi connection in the place where I am presently assigned unlike the last one where there as free wifi. Well, if there is no other way, then maybe I have to try having my own connection. thank you for sharing!
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@yinxiu55 (17)
8 Mar 13
I also have this problem that the internet connection is so slow which has affected my work for a long time,though it is a permanent connection.I ever asked my boss to improve the netspeed,then my boss shaked his hand and said:"that's expensive,and to your work the speed is enough!"I couldn't say any words.But i thought why why why......
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
I think you will just add some amount to increase the speed. I don't know it is that expensive. Hopefully your boss will grant your request in the future. Thank you for sharing!
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@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 13
Hi Aries, I guess that is the common problem of internet I made a permanent connection at my home now, it is faster at the first time but now it is getting slowly again no matter how often I change my connection, fast and reliable connection is always being the problem
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi ifa! Oh how sad. I hope I can find solution to my problem. I really need a fast internet connection this time because of my new job. Anyway, I always believe that problems without solution does not exist. Have a great day!
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@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Because I had experienced postpaid internet connection, that is smart, I more prefer now this plug it prepaid. I think you can't terminate postpaid plans if you do not like its services since it is tied up for two years contract. That means you have to suffer for two years. If PLDT DSL is available in your area, maybe you coulkd apply for that instead because PLDT has much more faster and good service than smart. Believe me, I recently closed my four year internet shop of my mom because of not so good service of smart.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi bluespy! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I would take your suggestion into consideration. For the meantime, I am still looking for ways to make use of my present plug in device, however, if nothing happens, I will consider having a permanent connection. Thank you for sharing!
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi Aries ! I have been using that Smartbro before , sometimes it was fast but often if you will open 3 sites simultaneously , it will get so slow and later it will disconnect . Now i switch to an internet Pldt line and it satisfies me very much . It is so fast , you will open 5 sites simultaneously , no issues it still loads fast. The bill is not far from having that of Smartbro but if you can have that internet line connection , just keep the Smartbro then use that as a back up in cases internet line will be down. That is what i'm am doing , i don't worry for internet being cut because i got a back up . Enjoy the times four fever now ! Cheers !
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi angel! I will check if we have this internet company in our place. I know this is a telephone company yet I am not sure if they are also offering internet service in our place. Thank you for the valuable information.
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
We started with smartbro and it's super slow. I'm just wasting my money. We used globe tattoo next and it's normal speed but after a long time it get super slow you cannot go anywhere, I wasted a lot of money again. Finally, we try sun broadband and its reliable ever since. Hope sun will not change. I spend around 800 a month.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi averygirl! There are times that my internet connection is also fast. That is why I agree with our friend here that it has something to do with the location. I am glad that you were able to find a network that works for you. my friend also uses sun and she says it is good in terms of speed. Thank you for sharing!
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
The issue concerns me too. I have a permanent internet home connection provided by BayanTel but not satisfied with its service; most of the time the connection is weak, sometimes hardly felt with notice like "explorer cannot dsplay page". The same reason attracts me to your problem so I devoured all responses offered to your problem. From them I learned that 4G with LTE support is latest in SmartBro, which is according to informant provides stronger connection with corresponding increase in bills. Another responder in your downline says a friend of his uses a "sun stick" to avail internet connection though very slow but free. He added there's a tutorial on how to install this in the PC.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi nic! I think if I didn't find a solution using other ways, such as buying an extension, perhaps I would also consider having a permanent connection or using the 4G with LTE support. Thank you for sharing!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Mar 13
i have used different mobile internet connections for years and this proves me that they are really not consistent as even permanent or the ones cabled are not consistent too. but they are more reliable the mobiles, in terms of speed.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi neil! Okay, would take a look into this matter closely. I have a feeling that it really has something to do with the location. So I have to find solution in order to get a faster connection using my present plugin device. However, if all possible remedies has been exhausted and still I got the same problem, that will be the time for me to try having a permanent connection. Thank you for sharing!
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Mar 13
cool, that's better, If you share your internet speed here so we should justice, I have 1.2 MBPS Internet & its enough for me, Right now I leave to run for speeds & new items...have a nice day.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
It says it has an speed of up to 7.2 mbps but when I am using it, the speed seems too slow I have to wait for several minutes before I could load a page. Maybe it really depends on my location. Thank you for sharing!
@lampar (7597)
• United States
7 Mar 13
I assume everyone need to have a decently fast internet connection in order to be productive doing online work, if the connection is slow, most of your time will be wasted waiting for the web page to load or waiting for the browser to find the website. Either way, you sure sound like you need a permanently fast home connection to get any work done online, can not depend on the wi-fi provided by the cafe in your neighborhood anymore, if you really want to anything done efficiently.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi lampar! Yes, we really need it. Especially this time that I have this new kind of work that needs a really fast connection for me to finish more jobs. I'll consider this suggestion if I can't find another way to solve my problem. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
That is the advantage of plug in. You can bring it anywhere. But there's also free wifi everywhere. If you're going to use it for work, then maybe it's time that you apply for a permanent connection at home. It's reliable and you can always connect the bill to your phone or cable to save. When you have free time, try looking for posts in local forums. My friend has a sun stick and uses internet for free. They have tutorials on what to install in your computer and tadaaa!. A free internet access. Slow but free.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi greenthumb! Wow! This can be a good option for me. Maybe I have to try this one. Actually my laptop can detect some internet connection around the office but I don't know the password so I still use my smartbro. Thank you for sharing!
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
7 Mar 13
Yes you do need faster, is it possible there? How can you do that? How have you been?
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 Mar 13
Hi maria! Yes, I really need it this time with my new kind of work. Thank you for sharing!
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
8 Mar 13
@ARIES Have you tried using globe tattoo I heard they're faster than smart bro. the only problem with globe is they have a download limits.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Mar 13
Hi gie! I've tried the first globe tattoo that came out in the market but I haven't tried the new one. Maybe I'll ask friends who are using the same. Thank you for sharing!