Globe just launched their newest broadband internet offering powered by WiMAX technology for those areas that are not reached by 3G or DSL. This is the first in our country.
Now before you go on thinking that Globe has poor coverage for its 3G so why should I bother with this new WiMAX thing, you should know the basics of WiMAX.
Yes, 3G reception for Globe is spotty due to low number of cell sites. With WiMAX though, it can cover way much greater distance than 3G so you don’t need to put up a lot of sites. It uses a different infrastructure so you won’t be competing with other services. Just like WiFi and 3G, your device should be WiMAX ready or you need a modem or a dongle built specifically for WiMAX signals.
As of this month, Globe’s WiMAX is only offered to select locations, particularly in rural areas:
- Select areas in NCR
- Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon
- Cebu Province
- Bacolod, Dumaguete
- Silay City
- Cagayan de Oro City
Globe’s planning to extend their coverage though before the year ends.
Now for the WiMAX plans, Globe boasts that its entry plan is 33% faster and 25% more affordable than other broadband providers.
- Php795 for 512 kbps
- PHP995 for 512 kbps PLUS landline
- PHP1295 for 1 Mbps PLUS landline
They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied which should’ve been the case with their other broadband plans.
If broadband internet in your area is hard to come by then it wouldn’t hurt to give Globe’s WiMAX a try.