But up to this time, we are lucky to get even a 1Mbps speed constantly during the day. At night, when everyone is online, our internet speed would drop to dial-up speeds (as slow as 0.12 Mbps). I've not had speeds like that since maybe the early 2000's! And to top it all, there was one day this week when our internet connection totally conked out! What was I to do?
Guess what saved the day, at least for me -- my SmartBro dongle!!!
I topped up my prepaid SmartBro number with enough load and subscribed to UNLISURF50. That gave me unlimited internet connection for one whole day!
This really got me thinking that subscribing to just one broadband carrier may no longer be sufficient. There is a need for a backup carrier. The kids and I cannot afford to have the internet down because my work is primarily online and they have a lot of schoolwork online too. And truthfully, I think we will all have withdrawal symptoms if we go without the internet even for just one day. Hahaha...
Now is the time to seriously look at what could be Smart Bro's grandest, biggest bang-for-the-bucks broadband blowout.
Smart Bro's Unlimited Home Broadband Plan is available for either Php 999 or Php 1995. And that's not all. You get the following ABSOLUTELY FREE just for subscribing to either of these two plans:
1. FREE All-in-One HP Printer
2. FREE Call & Texts with SMART Gold Lite Plan 300 for 6 months subscription
3. FREE 1-month broadband subscription
You get consistent and stable surfing speed, unlimited internet connection and all these freebies to boot!
This summer, I'm seriously going to look at these unlimited broadband plans. My kids and I have come to depend so much on internet connection that we really cannot afford to do without it on a daily basis. The kind of unexpected disaster wrought by the Japan quake tells me that it is always good to have alternatives. Smart Bro gave me the internet connection I needed when my other broadband carrier failed to deliver. I think it will continue to come to our rescue down the road.
That is a big thumbs-up for me!
If you are like me, an avid internet user, and most of all, if you've got internet-savvy kids who will climb the wall if the internet is disrupted even for a few hours, you need to look at Smart Bro's summer promo and avail of the cool freebies. I bet you need that HP printer like I do to replace my 3-year old HP inkjet printer.
Check out Smart Bro's Broadbandest Blowout. This promo runs from March 4 to June 4, 2011. You can find additional details on this promo at the Smart website. Just click HERE.
(Note this serves as my entry to Smart Bro's Broadbandest Blowout blogger contest.)