We recently moved to a new place and we could not bring the fast PLDT Home FIBR internet with us. Since it might take a while to process the transfer, I decided to get a temporary solution for the lack of internet in the new place. Good thing Globe had an option for this.
If you thought Globe stopped doing anything, you’re dead wrong!
Globe recently came out with a Prepaid Home WiFi kit. They claim that it has 50% stronger WiFi than any pocket WiFi device that Globe sells today. I’m here to show you what they’re offering up close!
This is the Globe Prepaid Home WiFi!
Now let’s start the Globe Prepaid Home WiFi unboxing!
It didn’t have a lot inside though. It looks like a typical pocket WiFi unboxing experience (albeit the power adapter and LAN cable). Just remember that this device should be plugged at all times.
I really didn’t expect this device to be as small as it is! They went for the white color like the Tattoo Mobile WiFi. Unlike the pocket WiFi, I think it’s a better look for something that has a permanent spot at home.
Like most devices using the cellular network, the quality and speed of the internet connection depends on where you live. If your phone gets an LTE connection from Globe, then this device utilizes its fullest potential. Despite the claim, I really had my doubts whether the internet speeds are worth it.
Quick Speed Test
I did a quick speed test using my iPhone 7 and color me impressed:
The speed impressed me. Despite the fact that this can change depending on how many people use the network, I can say that the speeds are good enough for my blogging needs and some video streaming. Maybe not in HD though since that can kill your data cap.
Speaking of data, a Globe Prepaid SIM is in the device. This means that when you run out of load, you can easily purchase load from the same places you buy your Globe Prepaid load for your phone!
Thanks to its new postpaid plan, Globe updated their GoSURF plans:
- GoSURF 299 – 1.5GB data for 30 days
- (NEW!) GoSURF 599 – 4GB data for 30 days
- (MORE DATA!) GoSURF 999 – 8GB data for 30 days
I have to ask Globe if you can replace the SIM card inside the device. In case you want to swap it for a postpaid SIM, it can be done if you are allowed to replace the prepaid SIM.
There you have it! That was the Globe Prepaid Home WiFi unboxing! Like what you see? Have any questions I can answer for the review? Let me know in the comments section below!