Globe Tattoo 4G wifi is the upgraded version of Globe’s 3G pocket wifi. It’s HSPA+ or High Speed Packet Access. If you’ll look up HSPA, you’ll discover that it can support data transmission up to 21 mbps. But that’s for other countries like United States. In the Philippines, it’s around 12 mbps. In layman’s term, it’s the fastest WiFi out in the market. Is it? In this review, I will share you some pro’s and con’s of using Globe Tattoo 4G Pocket WiFi.
I got mine from the mall at P1,495.00. It’s also offered in Globe’s online shop. The unit comes with a USB connector, Tattoo sim, and instruction booklets. They also have the free Facebook promo good for the first six months. I’ve been using my Globe pocket wifi for 4 months now, and so far I am a satisfied user. I connect both my phone and laptop to the pocket wifi at the same time and the connection is still fast. It can connect up to 10 devices. For someone who need to upload and download files like me, Globe Tattoo’s coverage is just enough. Besides, I can YouTube and Facebook videos continuosly most of the time. There are times when it buffers but it rarely happens. I always reload mine with SUPERSURF250. That’s good for one week. Just keep a maintaining balance of at least P5.00 to avail the service.
Of course, there are times when I encounter Google chrome’s dinosaur too. There are times when the Internet acts up and I end up playing the offline game to lessen my frustration. But that’s understandable. It happens, even if you’re connected using LAN connection and not just WiFi. Globe will send you a reminder, telling you that your network activity has been too high so they have to reduce your browsing speed. That’s part of their fair use policy to maintain quality service to all users. Expect internet congestion or many people connecting to the Internet at the same time during the peak hours. It becomes slow by 7-10 pm especially on weekends, probably because there are many users during that time.
At times when you experience very slow Internet connection more often than usual, take considerations of some other factors before blaming your network. Is your web browser updated? What’s the condition of your PC/laptop? Where do you place the Wifi? Did you set up a password for your Wifi? As always, a new WiFi unit only has the password provided by a manufacturer. Modify it, as well as the SSID name. This is to make sure that nobody gets access to your WiFi. Hackers will find it more convenient to get through your network if you’re still using the default SSID and password. There are websites and applications that they use for free to get access to your info, so come up with a difficult password as much as possible.