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.