Wi-Tribe: Wi’ve got 4G WiMax via Liberty

by Ka Edong on January 28, 2010

Looks like Liberty is in town. Saw this at the Petron station in Buendia cor. Makati Ave. They call it Wi-Tribe (Pronounced “wye tribe”). And they call it a 4G (4th generation) broadband technology.

Wi-Tribe is in Town: WiMax wireless broadband via Liberty
Wi-Tribe is in Town: WiMax wireless broadband via Liberty
Wi-Tribe WiMax Modem - nomadic (fixed mobile)

Wi-Tribe WiMax Modem - nomadic (fixed mobile)

Some quick bullets:

  • I remember my friends at Intel being part of the WiMax testing back in circa 2005/2006 . Glad to know it’s now reaching the masses … slowly but surely.
  • I hear they’re offering trial accounts in selected areas
  • I hear (again) that they’re giving a guarantee of internet speeds of 2Mbps at P999 . That’s fast and cheap.
  • The modem is rather big. It’s nomadic — meaning it can be transferred from one place to another, but it will not work *while* it’s being moved.

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More info when we have them.

Update Jan 31:

Here’s a clipping from: http://www.wi-tribe.ph/facts-about-4g/

Facts about 4G
wi-tribe uses 4G because it is the future of broadband technology the entire world is moving towards.

4G (Fourth Generation) is the class of technologies that delivers hi-speed broadband and multimedia services and applications.

In contrast, 3G is voice technology that is being used for some internet applications like small screen applications and casual surfing.

Facts about 4G in a broadband application:

4G is broadband that delivers true wired speeds without wires.
4G is faster because it has more bandwidth.
4G is completely portable so you can enjoy it in your office, so you can bring it to your favorite coffee-shop,  or your hang out.
4G is 3 times faster than 3G technology.
4G is the preferred broadband technology that will give you the richer,  pleasurable internet experience you truly deserve.

Contact

Office Address:
Technology Center
2298 Chino Roces Ave. Extn.
Makati City, Philippines

Email us @ customercare@wi-tribe.ph

Call us @ 31 – tribe (31 – 87423)

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  • http://magos-biologis.blogspot.com/ vince

    Wi-tribe remove the reduced lock in period from their official website. It used to say “24 month lock in or pay an extra P 5,000 for a 12-month lock in period and P 2,500 for a 6-month lock-in period”. Now its gone.

    The unofficial website was taken down. Why?

    see my blog for details

    http://magos-biologis.blogspot.com/2010/02/is-wi-tribe-covering-up-something.html

  • VH1

    For free demo, please call 7888373 or text 09291711777…Experience the power of 4G..

  • Dan

    How is it that Wi-Tribe defender pop like mushrooms out there? anyway!!, im one of the subscriber that not satisfied to their service, we paid them to use what we expect 1 mbps and unlimited use of internet, thats what all user want High Speed Connection, and what did Wi-Tribe did!?, wait their GOOD Service, for how long???.. thats why so many user commented very negative, do you all think people waste their time just for nothing?? of course not, there’s a reason for that, and that is Very SLOW like Dial-up Connection and thats Wi-Tribe.

    • smarter

      Heyst! you are really waisting your time for less knowledge of your broadband, it has the features that subscriber to be had, tha fact that 4G is a wireless technology that has network data rates scalable….hahahaha negative to those subscriber like you, bilis gamit pero hina isip,,,,,.take the risk of managing your bandwidth…smile

  • Dan

    And here ive just notice that they offering right now!!!! for 2MBPS/Php 999 a Php 1 difference to 1MBPS/Php 998, bunch of hoax and liars.

  • animemusique

    that is why we consumers should stand and fight for our right that new technologies or offerings like this wi-tribe should be money-back-guaranteed. we should never patronize this kind of anomalous offering that tie us down in a lock-in period in their product. if they stand by their own product, we consumers should be given the chance to validate their claims at no cost. otherwise, we don’t patronize. what do you think? Let us unite once and for all or suffer the consequence of being duped again. Remember the smartBro, Tattoo and Sun modems? They should’ve not advertised that the internet speed was fast. All of them are really not. Advertisers should be penalized for these claims. Let us continue this thread for them to hear us – after all it’s our money against their so-called technology.

    • jz

      regardless of what you say,just read and understand their ads,it is said that “burstable speed up to 2mbps & not fix speed,understand the difference between the two words.

  • http://llaurenze.blogspot.com renan

    forums are good sites for scouring comments on a particular product. wi-tribe should hold their own side of the deal and give the speeds their ads are saying. I was curious with their ads and good thing that i read the negative comments of users. And for me, the lock in period is full of crap.
    .-= renan´s last blog ..Day two of Ilocandia Tour (Pagudpud) =-.

  • Jason

    Many thanks to the people who published their comments about Wi-tribe. Actually, I’m planning to subscribe today but since i read those – feedbacks from other subscribers, i think i’ll have to find the reliable internet provider. thank you guys.

  • Mike

    They are only good at the time of demo… but after that you’ll be left with slower speed than dial-up!!!! Amazing service!!!! And yet it is said to be 4G…. If you need headache and problems get their services… And that is 100% sure and true!!!!

  • Thomas
  • http://www.edwinsoriano.com ka edong

    My own WiTribe testing:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/842456723.png

    Location: Bel-Air, Makati

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wi-Tribe-Complaints/120077124670370 Cypher

    There’s more Wi-Tribe Complaints here!

    Share and Join this FACEBOOK PAGE with your friends, so they can be made aware before signing up with Wi-Tribe!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wi-Tribe-Complaints/120077124670370

  • http://www.lcdscreencleaner.net Trinity James

    Wimax offer more bandwidth and more services than traditional microwave communications. -.”

  • KT

    Thank u guys for the feedback. I was just thinking of joining the tribe. Thank goodness that I came up to this page & read your negative comments.

    Anyway, can you suggest of a better internet provider? Smart, Glode, PLDT, or Sky Cable?

    Thanks!

  • http://www.gastrointestinalproblems.org Kimberly Bell

    Wimax would be the solution to the ever congested bandwidth of 3G’::

  • http://www.pinoygambing.com Brianna Lee

    Wimax is so great, lots of bandwidth and new services too.’-

  • http://josephcruz.asia joseph

    I DNT RECOMMEND THIS.

  • joseph

    MY WIMAX IS DOWN FOR A MONTH ALREADY. THE SIGNAL LIGHTS ARE BLINKING AND RUNNING. YET, THEY SAY THAT SIGNALS ARE REACHING ME BUT I DON’T THINK SO CAUSE I STILL CANT ACCESSS THE WEB. AND WHEN I CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE, THEY SAID THEY WILL SEND A TECHNICIAN WITHIN 2 WEEKS. THE HELL. THAT MEANS, WI TRIBE JUST FUCKED UP 1 MONTH AND 2WEEKS OF MY LIFE WAITING FOR THEIR STUPID TECHNICIAN.

    IT IS FUCKING SLOW. I WISH I COULD SWITCH TO ANOTHER NETWORK BUT I GOTTA PAY THE REMAINING BALANCE FOR 2YEARS CONTRACT AND THE TERMINATION FEE SOMTHING.

    I AM SO PISSED OFF. FUCK THE TRIBE.

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  • faye

    why is my new 4g wi-tribe so slow……………..

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