Monday, January 25, 2010

Sun Broadband Speed

Last Christmas, I made a post about our activities during the holidays. One of our gifts that my wife and I shared was to buy a new desktop computer. We figured that we really need a computer since most of the time we do our blogging activities after work or during weekends. After buying a desktop computer, I decided to purchase a broadband modem from Sun Cellular so we can go online at home immediately without waiting for approval from cable companies who offer DSL internet connection. I decided to get Sun instead of Smartbro and Globe Tattoo since at that time it was the cheapest and a few friends told me the connection is good.

Just like any other advertisements we see on the tv and print, Sun Cellular is no different. They claim that you can get a speed of as high as 3.6 mbps but the truth, after using their services for almost a month now, i cannot even get a connection close to 1.0 mbps. The average speed i get is 120 kbps. That is not even 25% of the speed they claim you can get when you decide to use their services. Most of the time, i get 0.15 kbps and sometimes i just get disconnected after being online for a few hours. Is Sun offering broadband internet or dial-up? Frankly, i could not tell the difference because of their broadband snail speed. Now, to be fair to them, i understand that broadband signal depends on the location. Presently I am located here in Quezon City just 10 minutes away from Cubao or Eastwood, Libis. Is my location difficult to reach? Is this one of Sun Cellular's dead spot?

Hopefully their services will get better in a few months. But my wife and I cannot wait for their improvements. We were just talking yesterday about our friends experiences with other companies. If our budget permits, we might consider trying Smartbro or Bayantel. I did not include PLDT to our choices since our connection at the office is PLDT and we had several bad experiences with them. I know Smart and PLDT are managed by the same people but I hope Smartbro is better than what we have right now. Our connection right now is really bad. Hopefully people considering to avail of their services will think twice. But then again, you can always give the lame excuse of location problems.

5 comments:

lance03 said...

Hi, I believe that Suncellular has 3G finder wherein you could searh if broadband signal is available at your area. I suggest that you dropby at any sunshop within metro manila to inquire for it. Hope this one helps.

hahai.ponce said...

I'm starting to get pissed of with sun broadband...I hope they get to improve their services as I'm very tempted to apply for DSL connection already.

dayritjon said...

yeah sun wireless broadband Philippines is a snail speed...
i already inquire DSL connection...
i'm bored waiting for "midnight" just to surf, play, etc into the internet because of the snail speed of SUN BROADBAND WIRELESS PHILIPPINES...

dayritjon said...

even at midnight, right now, still a SNAIL SPEED...

renato said...

I get really pissed off about my sun broadband internet connection.I Hope they could fix this because I really obsessed to have at least a little faster than 300kbps or whatever.I tried to find a way searching on how to speed up the connection but still it crapped up. I'm planning to switch to DSL.