Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Globe introduces affordable Tattoo LTE broadband devices

As my friend Noemi and I were approaching the Globe Tattoo LTE event, we were met by this really fancy orange car. Of course, being a woman who has no idea what models these cars are, I simply ooohed and aaahed at how fancy, sporty and expensive it looked. It was covered all over with Globe's decals announcing the arrival of their Tattoo LTE devices and clearly, on it's door was a brave announcement that LTE speeds go up to 42 MBPS.

It was only when I sat down inside it for a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity to actually sit inside these thingamajigs that run into cool millions that I saw the model. Yes -- a Lamborghini! I beat my car-loving son to the punch!

What we were introduced to that day were the two Tattoo LTE devices of Globe: 1) an LTE mobile WiFi device that doubles as a power bank with a 3,000 mAh capacity and 2) an LTE USB stick. I like the idea of combining a power bank feature into a wifi device!

LTE mobile WiFi, PhP 4,995
(just one device acts as your wifi source and power bank)
LTE stick, PhP 3,995

Both devices come with free 5GB worth of data, valid for 7 days. Use it to watch videos on the fly, upload photos to your favorite social networking sites, play online games or simply browse the net. All with a difference -- much, much faster speeds than you are currently experiencing.

Both LTE devices were designed by no other than Kenneth Cobonpue who's known as a Filipino design maven worldwide. Although the design of the LTE devices look a bit different from the mostly Filipino materials that are Cobonpue's trademark, he made sure they looked sleek and edgy - just like a powerful Lamborghini.

Globe said that their LTE coverage focuses on large contiguous areas instead of pocket activations and hotspots so you can be mobile without losing the continuous LTE experience. Their LTE sites are now active in select areas of Makati City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Manila, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, San Juan and Las Pinas. Outside NCR, their LTE sites can be found in key areas in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao as well as provinces of Bohol, Batangas, Negros Occidental, La Union, Rizal, Aklan, Laguna, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Cavite, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Isabela, Ilocos, Quirino, Tarlac and Boracay, Aklan.

Globe is also offering a surfing deal called MAXSURF which basically gives subscribers bulk megabytes of surfing. You only use up the kilobytes needed to load each webpage regardless of how long you stay on a page. Hmmm, actually sounds like they are bringing back the option of charging by KB rather than by TIME.

Visit www.tattoo.globe.com.ph for more information on the Globe Tattoo LTE broadband devices.

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