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USB Internet Antenna?

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Hi everybody.

In my place where there is no Globelines cable internet, i heard that Globe Broadband is promoting the use of a USB antenna.

The USB antenna will catch the signal from a Globe cellsite and presto! one can access the internet.

Has anyone knew or heard about this? What is this USB internet antenna called? Is it reliable and efficient :?:

Replies would be much appreciated.  :smiley:

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oww iknw that, my friend use that but smartbro is more ok according to her, smartbro is much faster than that globe usb internet connction but one thng that is great about that is that you can bring it anywhere, so youre connected everytym , in any place.................

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Looks like HSPDA yup it is.. Insert usb then access internet thru cellsite.. Yup you can bring anywhere.. But its too expensive (daw)

thanks for the info @ oemchips. but im not sure if its HSDPA, anyways here's an info incase anyone's not familiar with it.

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA, also known as High-Speed Downlink Protocol Access) is a 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.4 Mbit/s, and can provide each customer with 30 gigabytes of data per month.Further speed increases are planned for the near future. The networks are then to be upgraded to Evolved HSPA, which provides speeds of 42 Mbit downlink in its first release.

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guys, pleae help me, i cnt find ways how to boost up my connection, my rssi value is 17++ jitter 1, ive done cablenuttweaking and uninstall it, my uplink and downlink in my canopy is 500 and 1500( the one thgat should be edited) ive done it, still connectio nis 111-150 kbps... sad please help, ive been here for alopng time hope ul help me,  :cry::uglystupid2:

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i got it! i guess i have to answer my own questions. here's the info i got from http://mobilityph.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html

Globe Visibility - High Speed Mobile Internet

Who would think that you are in a third world country.

Last October I decided to avail of Globe Telecoms HSDPA Visibility Service. Globe Visibility provides you with the ability to access the internet wirelessly from your notebook or mobile phone. HSDPA means High Speed Data Packet Access. I will not pretend to know what that actually means. But simply it means very fast mobile internet access. For a fee of Php2,000 and a monthly service fee of Php2,000 a month, with a twenty-four month lock in period Globe Telecom promises you a mobile 1.4 Mbps connection. The package includes a standard GSM sim card and a PCMCIA Data Card or a USB Modem. Presently, they are only offering the USB Modem as many new laptops no longer have PCMCIA slots. The package also is bundled with unlimited internet access via dial-up and unlimited wifi access via Globequest's WIZ.

While I never have hit 1.4 Mbps, I actually have been able to achieve speeds of 1.334 Mbps. Close enough for me. While I was warned of limited coverage when I availed of the plan, Globe Telecom's service representative were terribly conservative. I was told to expect limited coverage. But from the get go I had no trouble finding a HSDPA signal from most every where I go on a regular basis. I have no problems getting a good connection from my residence in New Manila and Rockwell Center, Macapagal Boulevard and The Fort which are my places of choice for a relaxing weekend.

I have also had no problems getting a HSDPA signal from the Justice Hall's (i.e. where the courts are located) in Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City, Caloocan City and Malabon City where I do most of my work.

The sim supplied with the Globe Visibility package was initially a data only sim. Globe Telecom decided in November 2006 to allow you to use the sim to make voice calls and to send SMS. The rates per minutes and per text are pretty high though. Anyway, that is for another post.

While Php2,000 a month is not cheap, after having been on this service for four months I am very happy to say that I am a very satisfied costumer. I spend a fair amount of my work time in the field, and this service has made my "mobile office" truly mobile.

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to tell you the truth, im not really interested. first of all, 2000 per month is too steep for me since i'm only a student. second, there is that 24 month lock. if i am not satisfied with it, the i don't think id want to stick with it for 2 years. the one year with smartbro is enough.

oh. is the lock in period 24 months? all the while i thought its just 12.

for me. i will observe first if its better. imagine that the HSDPA average speed is 1.4MB/s up to max of 1.8MB/s. that's 4 to 6 times faster than smart bro!

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Hey guys, some info here.. The time that i had field visit here in our house, me and the contractor had some chat and he told me that there are more subscriber switching FROM Globelines TO SmartBro THAN FROM SmartBro to Globelines..

That's what he said. He said that they are also the one who installs globe's internet connection.. But i guess not meridian telekoms though.. Maybe a sub-branch..

:smitten:

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