SMART Bro Rocket now has more HSPA+ sites
I got a tweet yesterday from Gio of SMART saying that they updated the list of HSPA+ covered areas. I almost jumped in joy when I saw that my condo was included in the list! I immediately whipped out the SMART Bro Rocket Plug-it that was in my drawer, bought e-load at the nearest Mini-Stop, and did several speed tests. I was blown away with the results! Check out the screenshots below. Note that the following tests were taken at around 11PM near Club Filipino in San Juan City.
The first test didn’t live up to the 12Mbps claim but it was already better than my home DSL which was is a steady 2Mbps connection. The speed on the SMART Bro Rocket Plug-it was consistently within the 3Mbps-4Mbps range.
I did another test past midnight and that’s when the “magic” happened. The speed almost doubled as I crossed the 6Mbps mark!
Past 1AM I did another speedtest and the speed increased even more. This time I was at a steady 7Mbps – 7.5Mbps! The highest recorded speed that I have is 7.58Mbps. Amazing!
I’ll do more tests today and tomorrow. During the weekend I’ll get speedtests during the afternoon and peak hours so we can get a better idea if the SMART Bro Rocket is consistent. Again please note that the speed test results were taken in an HSPA+ covered area and not the usual WCDMA or HSDPA.