Smart Bro Introduces Mobile Broadband Prepaid “Rocket” with speeds up to 12Mbps
Smart Communications, Inc. has expanded its broadband portfolio with the new Smart Bro Rocket, the fastest mobile broadband prepaid service running on the operator’s nationwide HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) network.
Offered by Smart-subsidiary Smart Broadband, Inc. (SBI), the Rocket dongle “is the mobile broadband solution for subscribers whose usage and lifestyle require ultra-fast, strike-anywhere connectivity,” said Danilo Mojica, head of Smart’s Wireless Consumer Division.
The Rocket delivers speeds of up to 12Mbps and runs on Smart’s HSPA+ network – the expansion of which to cover key areas in Metro Manila and more key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao was recently reported by the telco leader.
To be available at P3,995 at selected Smart Stores nationwide starting August 8, 2011, the Rocket is the fastest sibling among the Smart Bro Plug-It iterations.
The entry-level Starter Kit, which delivers speeds of up to 2Mbps while running on Smart’s nationwide 3G network, was recently launched by Smart at P995. The Power Plug-It, which sports a fresh and more user-friendly interface and can reach speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, is available at P1,245.
“The carefully designed Smart Bro device portfolio gives our subscribers the flexibility to choose the service that’s tailor-fit to their budget and usage pattern,” added Mojica.
The wireless operator’s device-driven strategy for its Smart Bro portfolio complements its massive network modernization effort, which has reportedly resulted to “the fastest speeds observed among all mobile broadband service providers,” according to the results of the benchmark test conducted recently by NESIC Philippines, Inc.
“What this means to all Smart Bro subscribers everywhere in the country is, quite simply, the best surfing experience possible,” ended Mojica.
The prepaid Rocket kit comes with an hour of free surfing. Regular browsing costs P10 for every 30 minutes, and load for the Rocket is available from Smart’s nationwide network of over a million e-load sellers.