I finally got an internet connection at home. My Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Smartbro. If you ask my internet speed, there you have the result of a speed test I have taken at http://www.speedtest.net.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
With my job as web designer, it was my desire to have a working fast (if not fast, at least not a dial-up modem) internet connection at home. I prayed and asked the Lord that after 2008, “I will have an internet connection at home!” I have declared that. My parents can’t support me with the monthly payments. So who else would pay for it but me. I know my Lord is good and He will provide me to fulfill this desire.
Until I got the courage to apply for an internet connection online! I did that alone without telling my parents. I believe, I can sustain the monthly payments without their big help.
Last December 25, 2008, I submitted an application online through the forms found in the Smartbro website. But I was in little doubt if I would take my application seriously. I thought of maybe this is not the time for me to have it.
School opened again for the year 2009… and I forgot my internet connection application at all. But surprisingly, a SMART agent called me on the 8th of January 2009. That time, I had the choice to deny my application but still I said yes. So, SMART Bro gave me my account number with the direction to pay the 999.00 pesos charge before the schedule of installation will be announced. The next day, I paid the fee and the cashier told me to wait for a call informing about my installation schedule. On January 11, I was on my way going to church when another SMARTbro agent called me. She said that they are going to install my internet tomorrow. I was happy that time. I was pretty excited to have such connection. And on Monday, January 12 at 2pm, two network personnel came into our house bringing the installation materials. I am so blessed. From then on, I can say goodbye to my Nokia 3110c phone modem!
ABOUT SMART BRO
I was researching about Smart Bro on the internet and I found many unpleasant comments against it. I was wondering why because my friend Crystal was far satisfied with Smart Bro. And I decided to choose Smart Bro because our house is very near to a SMART’s tower.
The connection is fine. So far I haven’t experienced being not connected. And the network guy had installed Smart Bro Quick Solutions software in my computer so this helps me in troubleshooting my connection in case my internet will go crazy.
Well, Smart Bro is a good choice for a single PC like I have.