Posted February 6, 2007on:
I’ve been a dial-up user for several years even long after the DSL became the big thing for internet users. When the PLDT WeRoam was introduced, I was excited to give it a try thinking that it would soon be the long-overdue upgrade to our old PLDT Vibe.
For some weeks, I got to toy with the WeRoam on a non-Mac laptop (as far as I know, it cannot be used by iBook owners due to the absence of the PCMCIA slot). The speed was disappointingly slow, in fact, only slightly faster than the dial-up… at least from where we were located.
Just recently we inquired about Globe’s Visibility, hoping they’d have something for Mac-users. They do have for the new generation Intel-Macs but none for the older iBooks. However, when they introduced the USB Huawei modem, I knew there was hope. The absence of the PCMCIA slot is not anymore a deterrent.
With help from our SysAd, Globe’s IT specialist and some updated software packages downloaded from Globe’s site, I’m a happy camper now blogging at home using our new Visibility subscription.
So far, so good.
*Note: Pics above were taken at Waterfront Hotel during the recent Sinulog fiesta. It was where we hauled ourselves while waiting for the traffic to subside.