Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bring Ya To The Brink

Raft3r has gone prepaid.

Ever since my laptop’s WiFi driver conked out on me months ago, I have resorted to prepaid internet connection.

Man, does it suck - BIG TIME.

Let me give you a concrete example.

I was online for 14 hours straight just to download the new OS 4 for my iPhone 3GS.

After 14 grueling hours, I was not even able to complete the download. Internet connection was too slow that iTunes kept shutting down.

For the entire duration of the download, I came close to closing the deal and only for the internet connection to die down at 90% completion.

For 14 hours, all I could do was wait and the end result wasn’t even to my liking.

Damn you, Smart Bro.

45 comments:

Judayski said...

see, it's always location, location, location. baka naman mas maigi ang globe tattoo sa malibay. o ang sun.

i'm partial to smart bro...kasi i'm three blocks away from a base station. *rubs it in your face*
love you :)

Hipchick said...

yes it's indeed a matter of location. but still i don't recommend those prepaid ones --- all of them are the same!!!!

my recommendation though... buy a new laptop or try fixing the one that you have (perhaps reloading the operating system might help)... hehehe!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Hay. Makalipat na nga sanyo. Hehe

hipchick, Gawin mo uli! Hehe

WAIT said...

at talagang umabot pa ng 14 hours ah? hehe

Jerick said...

change to wi-tribe kuya den. that's what i use.

Raft3r said...

wait, 14 grueling hours. Yes.

jerick, Hmmm... Sun kaya? Hehe

the scud said...

smart bro is not the problem, laptop IS the problem. hehe.

of course, i'm kidding raft3r. di ko na nga ginagamit na back-up isp ang smart bro prepaid. walang kwenta.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Nyahaha. Ang problema ay pera. Wala akong pambili ng bagong laptop. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

muntik ko na sugurin ang service center ng smartbro kahapon because down and net four days running dito until kahapon. for someone working online, it made my blood boil. pero okay na, bati na kami ulit.

ayan bili kasi ng iphone wala tuloy pambili ng laptop. haha

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Nabasa ko nga yun rants mo at ng mga kapatid mo sa FB, eh. Nyahaha

gillboard said...

prepaid?!! kala ko pa naman sosyal ka!!

hahaha

biro lang, lam ko mayaman ka talaga.

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Nyahaha. Not offended. Di naman talaga ako mayaman, eh. Hehe

Wendy said...

Di yata talaga recommended na pangdownload ang mga prepaid na yan. Mauubusan ka ng dugo. I used Smartbro for a very short time. It's useless even for browsing the internet even if I'm here in Manila. Wtf, di ba? To think na nasa capital ako ng Pinas. I'm now using Sun, but only for browsing too. It's faster but I wouldn't recommend that you use it for downloading. Napuputol.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Noted. Noted. Hehe. Kanya-kanyang horror stories na about Smart. Nyahaha

JR said...

smart bro din ako. mabagal talaga sila.

Raft3r said...

jr, Nyahaha. Ako pa naman nagsabi sayo dating ok ang Smart. Hehe

GLIP said...

malapit nang manganak si Judy Ann. Si Charice under fire. Si Vic lonely out of love. Taureans sila and they're all having intense days lately.

Raft3r said...

GLIP, Baka ako lang ang good vibes sa kanila. Hehe

Rene said...

Ako din ayoko sa Smart!

Raft3r said...

Rene, Apir!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

naku poh, naka-move on na ako dyan.

dyan nga lumaki ang balakang ko eh. hahaha

pero ayon sa pix mo, mas malala ka naman pala sa akin.

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Buto't balat na ako. Nyahaha

JR said...

Ang bagal nya talaga.

Raft3r said...

jr, Prepaid ka din ba? Hehe

Nueve said...

Kung globe kaya?

Raft3r said...

nueve, Naku. Malupit din yon. Panigurado. Hehe

WAIT said...

mag DSL na kase : D

Raft3r said...

wait, May DLS din kami. Pero syempre sa kwarto ko wala. Hehe

alvin said...

i-reformat mo na yan

Raft3r said...

alvin, Gustuhin ko man ay ayoko. I don't back up at ayaw kong mawala yun iTunes account ko sa US. Pasaway, diba? Hehe

pete said...

Pasaway ka talaga, oo.

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Mana sayo? Hehe

Ethan said...

btw, i read your blog
=)

Raft3r said...

ethan, You read and you commented. Good boy! Hehe

elysplanet said...

ohh! that's sad.

nice blog. i am new here! More power!

Raft3r said...

elysplanet, Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

prinsesamusang said...

nagrant ba ko sa fb? LOL kung may dapat magrant against smartbro, yung boss ko yun!

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Apektabo ba ang work? Hehe

Anonymous said...

pareho pala tayo. prepaid din ako at bumagal na talaga ang smartbro.

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Sayang ang load diba? Hay.

Andy B. said...

Pag pasensyahan na natin yang unSMART Bro na yan. Magulat ka pag mabilis ang koneksyon, hahah

eden said...

sister ko noon ganyan din ang ginamit and they had the same prob. not sure what they are using right now.

Raft3r said...

andy, Tama ka. Hehe

eden, Ang lupit talaga nila. Sayang load. Hehe

len said...

Our Internet connection also has the pace of a turtle, running at 0.49kbps when we're paying for a 512kbps speed connection.

So I called up our ISP last weekend and threatened to discontinue their service. They'll be sending a technician raw. Haaayyy.

Raft3r said...

len, Ganyan talaga mga service providers natin. Hindi aaksyon hanggang hindi tinatakot. Hehe