Filipino Freelance Web Designer / Graphics Artists Since 2001

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So, I got this new ZTE Android Tablet from Smart and it comes with a Free SmartBro Sim loaded with 150 Hours of Free Internet use. If I am not mistaken, it uses 3G to connect to the internet. Unfortunately, the location of my home has very weak 3G signals. I tried accessing the internet using the tablet but I couldn't get any connection at all.

My ZTE Android Tablet From Smart
(My ZTE Android Tablet From Smart)

I checked the tablet's internet settings and it seems to be working because I can see the signal bars fluctuating up and down. My Free SmartBro Sim was also working because it could receive both calls and text messages. The only thing that was not working was the internet connection.

Now, I still have my Free SmartBro Sim inserted in the tablet. I didn't bother removing it because I can still use it to receive both calls and text messages but I can't make calls or send text messages from it because it no longer has any load. I could probably load some money in it but I am already loading another mobile phone. Loading two mobile devices is not practical and can be expensive.

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By the way, speaking of loading and sims. I don't think we have a sim like O2 Simplicity here in the Philippines. Correct me if I am wrong but I think cellphone providers here offer separate sims for pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. If we have a sim like O2 Simplicity then switching from pre-paid to post-paid would be as simple as pressing a button.

Anyway, as far as my 150 Free Internet Hours is concern, it eventually expired after a few days and I was not able to use it at all. If  only my home had better 3G reception then I could have probably enjoyed those 150 Hours of Free Internet connection. I was really looking forward to downloading some Android Games back then.

I still use my ZTE Android Tablet everyday and I'm happy to say that I can now access the internet without any problems at all. No, I am not connecting using my Free SmartBro Sim. I am connecting to the internet through Wi-Fi. I bought a Wi-Fi router and connected it to my regular internet connection. So now, all Wi-Fi ready devices at home can connect to the internet quickly and easily.

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