Globe may seemingly have the upper hand when it comes to LTE postpaid plans, since theyâ€™re offering two unlimited plans as opposed to SMART who only has one and capped it at 10GB. But SMART may have the last laugh as theyâ€™ve announced theyâ€™ll be using, not one, not two, but three LTE bands to provide blazing data on the go for their subscribers.
SMARTâ€™s LTE network will run on Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz) and Band 5 (850MHz).
What does this mean for us consumers?
For one, better coverage, and the other, more gadget goodies, including but certainly not limited to the hot ticket of the month, the iPhone 5.
Whatâ€™s Globe got over on their side of the LTE fence?
Though Globe hasn’t openly stated it yet, based from what we hear, Globeâ€™s LTE network run on Band 3 (1800MHz). Meaning, they’re LTE coverage may not be as good as SMART’s and they’ll support less devices on it.
But we must caution you on making quick conclusions based on this bit of news. Three LTE bands vs one â€“ it seems obvious who the winner here is, but as history has proven time and time again, size doesnâ€™t always guarantee you of a victory. Itâ€™s a clear advantage, but it certainly isn’t a guarantee.
Hopefully, we can already get started with our SMART vs GLOBE LTE showdown so we can find outÂ who between the two really has the better LTE network. But for now, first blood goes to SMART thanks to their multi-band LTE network.
Read SMART’s full press release here.
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