Smart 3G speed test

With the ever persisting presence of Smart 3G booths across the major malls, I was tempted (and gave in) to upgrading my N7610 to N6680 so I can try Smart’s free-for-a-limited-time 3G access. Being an internet professional, my real interest in 3G is high-speed internet connection and not really with the video calls and video downloads — who shall I video call in the first place when 3G enabled phones are not yet popular? With that in mind, I tested Smart 3G’s internet connection speed. I remember, Ka Edong performed a test on Globe 3G networks. For the sake of fairness, here’s my own test on Smart’s.

Using the built in Opera Browser on Nokia 6680, I went to and did the bandwidth test. I got 136kbps. Not bad. Considering that I did it this afternoon when everybody who has 3G phones must be doing the same thing. In fairness, when I tested their speed last night as a modem for my laptop, I got about 240kbps. Good enough as a replacement for the DSL connection, eh.

Here’s a tip for 3G users, especially Smart’s. As long as Smart is offering this for free, you can actually go around the metro, sip a coffee at Starbucks and surf the internet without a WiFi connection. Just download a Nokia PC Suite, activate your phone as a modem, connect to the internet and surf in broadband speed!

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  • sweet, how long will it be free?

  • Hey Andre. I think it will be “when there is enough people using it”, they’ll start charging it.

  • filmboy

    i’ve just connected my n70 with my laptop and i got a decent 3g connection, problem is i can’t seem to let bitcomet or utorrent to work. are the bums at smart somehow blocking my torrent connections thru their 3g network?

  • I don’t Smart wants to give you a live IP.

  • techla

    actually, isa ako sa mga maswerte na nagkaroon ng 3G fone (k608i) nung free pa ang 3G ng Smart. haha. nasulit ko ng sobra yun. hehe.

  • roveroby08

    What’s your current Smart 3G internet connection speed?… my connection speed is frustrating…

  • I’m also having problems dl torrent files. anybody found a solution?

    my dl speed is atleast 100kbs.. sometimes 150kbps…

  • PJ

    Thanks for the link. I tested mine here in the US and my downstream was 786kbps for htc hermes.

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  • kagak

    mana link untuk test connection??

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