Smart Communications General Thread

Discussion in 'Smart Communications' started by neilrg, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. oldtimer

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    Smart (and Globe) is getting threatened by the vaporware DITO telecoms. Smart is trying to get as much money from subscribers as possible, until DITO disrupts (hopefully) the market with unlimited data.

    Even the Enterprise Extensions plans ditched the unlimited-data offerings, AFAIK.

    And BTW, it is interesting to see Globe's presentation desperately trying to justify their data caps.
     
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    SMART's 5G rollout in pilot areas mentioned in their PR is a bluff. Been using my S20 Ultra 5G since July 30 until today an yet haven't seen any sight of 5G signal. Even their Megamall store which is a 5G hotspot the 5G is not appearing.
     
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    I got two 999 and one 1500 plan unlimited data plans for my kids. They're still working. I have tested mine in my office Makati Salcedo side and it works pretty fast, but in Muntinlupa, it slows significantly but still not bad enough for me to complain. I just hope they don't change it with what's going on these days.
     
  4. oldtimer

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    Maybe you need to locate the transceiver and stand two to three meters away to get that elusive signal. :)
     
  5. Adarna

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    Sadly, you cannot leverage the SIM-only postpaid plans to get a new smartphone. If you do then unlimited data is gone.
     
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    you need direct line of sight :)



    As for Smart's 5G, do you need to have it registered? or as long as your Smart SIM is on a 5G phone, your phone should get 5G?
     
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    jetan PhilMUG Addict Member

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    i'm inside MEGAMALL store alredy. i called SMART tech support and they told me as long as you sim is LTE already it's 5G capable so they configured my profile.
     
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    watch the video... you must be able to see the 5G antenna

    thanks!
     
  9. jetan

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    it's hidden inside their office. as long as you're within 5 to 10 meters away you should be able to receive it.
     
  10. MharDelaCruz

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    Did you get the '5G' icon? How fast is the download speed?

     
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    Just an update: VoWifi now active on our iOS devices. not sure about VoLTE.
     
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    Both VoWIFI & VoLTE works on my iPhone 11 Pro Max, under Smart Signature (sim-only) plan.
     
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    VOWIFI and VOLTE is available for all postpaid customers.
     
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    Not all, enterprise postpaid aren't on VoLTE / VoWIFI yet.
     
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    I'm able to use VoWifi. Does it also work the other way around when someone calls me when I only have a wifi signal?
     
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    It does even on Airplane Mode.
     
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    [​IMG]


    so after replacing my alleged "LTE/5G simard now im getting 5G signals already.
     
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  20. neilrg

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    I wonder how much data you burned for that test.
     

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