Friday, March 02, 2007

Globe Visibility Speed Tracking

Location : Near Shangri La Plaza Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philipipines

Decide for yourself if this internet subscription is worth the cost

Impression: Globe Visibility is very slow compared to wired, always on internet subscription. Upload is very very slow. Browsing is marginally/slightly faster to dial-up.
But note the price. Globe Visibility is 2000.oo flat which is way more expensive compared to cable/dsl. If you don't need extreme mobility please do yourself a favor, get wired connection.
Note: Listed below are top speed, nominal/average speed is way below dial-up speeds.

[Update (04March07)] After pooking around with how E220 modem works, I was able to achieve reasonable speeds. I think with this new speed Globe Visibility is good enough for home and for mobile users. I will create another blog entry describing how I managed to get decent speeds from Visibility.

See the table tracking here. I have another table with more columns here .

Udpates:
As of 06August2007 I can only connect to Edge network :(.
23Nov2008 - Seems like Globe has issues with DNS. Accessing random websites return something indicative of DNS issues. I have called Globe and asked them to contact me if they have more information from their tech group but to no avail. Seems like they just don't really care about their customers but the bill is coming on time though. And for the past 3 or 4 weeks we can only connect reliably through EDGE.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

can i assume your plan if your still not pleased with your visibility? emc_cefre@yahoo.com

AreWeGoodEnough said...

Not sure if I can. A percentage of the subscription is being paid by my company. Are you willing to pay for the initial subscription cost? I can't give a receipt though.

Anonymous said...

Could you connect via VPN?

Anonymous said...

Nag avail ng company ko ng globe visibility gamit yung Huawei E220 HSDPA USB tanung ko po y di me makakonek sa company VPN namin help naman sa may mga same experience dyan.... nagtanung na din me sa globe pero wala pakinabang customer service nila... TENKS francis.delgado01@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

nag avail ng company ko ng globe visibility gamit yung Huawei E220 HSDPA USB tanung ko po y di me makakonek sa company VPN namin help naman sa may mga same experience dyan.... nagtanung na din me sa globe pero wala pakinabang customer service nila... TENKS

Techno Scavenger said...

VPN configuration is vpn client specific. Mine was easy to configure. All I need to know was the machine I need to contact (this is should be world reachable, meaning you should be able to ping from say your computer while you are connected in Globe Visibility). You should be able to get the server machine name/IP from your IT. (I perfere to use IP).

If you can share the name of your vpn client then I _might_ be able to help.

And of course, don't forget that when you connect be sure to include your domain name, example:

mydomain\mycompany_network_username

Hope to help.

Note: I used to connect to the company VPN directly but this means all the traffic will go through your office network. Not good when you are browsing some sensitive information that you don't want your office to know (they can always peek at your data). So I have moved my vpn client over to a VMware virtual machine. This means I can connect to my office network while simultaneously browsing internet safely without the watchful eye of your office system administrator.