I have had a mostly superb broadband experience on Smile’s 4G LTE network in the last two weeks. A major hiccup kicked in yesterday though: I woke up to meet the following message on my MiFi:
No 4G LTE SIM card found.
I am inclined to believe that the problem is with the SIM card, though it could also turn out to be the MiFi. I restarted the MiFi a couple of times, and even removed and re-inserted the SIM card. Nada. The situation has been forwarded to Smile customer support. Anyway, I have been without my beloved Smile broadband internet since then. In the meantime, I am borrowing Mrs. Mo’s Visafone EVDO connection which gives me painful speeds in the range of 0.85Mbps.
A very painful unscheduled downgrade, if you ask me. Here is hoping that Smile customer care acts speedily.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.