Last Thursday, Globe finally launched their LTE Service dubbed as Tattoo Black which will be made available by October 28, 2012, missing their self-imposed deadline of September. Pre-registration is already available for those who are interested however.
As reported more than two weeks ago, there will be 2 plans under Tattoo Black. Plan 1799 for the 28 Mbps experience and Plan 2499 for the full 42 Mbps LTE service, and both are cheaper than the competition.
The Globe Tattoo Black Plan 1799 allows you to upgrade to a Superstick (to share connection up to 5 users) for an additional P150 per month. Plan 2499 however, uses the Superstick right off the bat.
Aside from LTE speeds, Globe Tattoo Black subscribers will enjoy perks especially for those who will avail of Plan 2499. You will get a dedicated hotline, priority handling in stores, discounts at partner establishments, and more. Click here for full list.
As a treat to early subscribers, Globe is giving an unlimited cap for both of their LTE plans until January 31, 2013. Afterwards, Plan 1799 gets a 12GB bandwidth cap and Plan 2499 a 15GB cap. What happens if you reach the cap? Although there’s no official word yet, it’s pointing towards throttling down to 3G/HSPA+ speeds which is not bad at all. Globe’s competitor’s current LTE service will charge the subscriber P450 per 1GB in excess.
Globe will start offering their Tattoo Black in Makati but also announced that they will cover more area within Metro Manila by the end of 2012. Their LTE service operates on Band 3 1800 MHz.