I just purchased a ZTE MF62 mi-fi device and decided to see if it works better with Globe, Smart, or Sun prepaid options. So far here are the results using Globe. I'll be testing the others soon.
My set-up is a MacBook with an unlocked ZTE MF62 mi-fi device. The device was in 3G mode and showed 4 bars on the reception icon. I tested both wi-fi mode and USB connection to the Mac.
GLOBE TATTOO Prepaid
I decided to test their Supersurf 50 plan which allows unlimited surfing over a 24 hour period. Overall browsing worked fine, but I couldn't stream YouTube videos without it constantly stopping and spooling. Downloads within Safari reached 45 kB. However, torrents were the problem: down was less than 15kB (5kB DL/10kB UL) for most of the day. I tried various settings including manual IP and forwarding ports, but nothing made much of a difference. Given that the torrent speed improved to more than 30kB after midnight, I assume this function is being severely throttled.
Just wondering if others have had a similar experience or if anyone has any advice on tweaking settings for improved torrent throughput.