And so a day after, we reported back to office. With excitement, she requested me to install her new Globe Broadband Tattoo. I noted some of my observations during installation and actual usage.
- The signal strength depends on your distance from a Globe cellsite.
- The quality of service depends on the availability of the type of signal available such as Dial-Up, WIZ Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, 3G or HSDPA in your area. Unfortunately, the cellsite closest to us is still on EDGE. The signal type, by the way, is shown at the lower left portion of the module.
- Globe Broadband Tattoo can be easily installed on any computer with XP or Vista operating system. I discovered later that it works much better in Windows 7.
|Mobile Internet Connection||Average Speed||Max Speed|
|HSDPA||400-700 Kbps||2 Mbps|
|3G||150-250 Kbps||384 Kbps|
|EDGE||80-120 Kbps||156 Kbps|
|GPRS||30-40 Kbps||56 Kbps|
|WIZ Wi-Fi||Dependent on Hotspot||512 Kbps|
|Dial Up||30-40 Kbps||56 Kbps|
Conclusion: Globe Broadband Tattoo's internet connection speed depends on the type of signal available in your area.
You're lucky if your area is already covered by HSDPA. Here is the list of areas with HSDPA mobile internet connection.