Finally, I said goodbye to Smart Broadband. Smart had been serving my online life for 12 years. It had been my Blogging partner and it served me reasonably well. I had the Plan 999, rounding off, 1000 pesos per month. It was a Canopy type wherein a cable must be connected to the PC in order to run and manage its connectivity. Connection is shareable traditionally with the use of a router. I had the Buffalo.
It is funny when I recalled how this canopy had traveled to many places. I had this installed originally in our house in Manukan. Then when I studied college, I relocated it to my boarding house in Dipolog for a reason I needed the Internet connection for researching purposes. I was spoiled. I was the only student at that time that has my own exclusive Internet in my boarding room for my Toshiba laptop. Yes, I had my nose up in the air. My bad!
A year after, I had a conflict with the owner so I moved out and rented a one-bedroom apartment. Another year after, I got married and moved to a townhouse in Orchid Villas. Two years after, my husband left for work and never heard from him. Living alone, depressed and paranoid, I decided to live in a smaller place. Finally, a college drop-out and a failed wife, I returned home, taking the SmartBro canopy with me, of course.
Fast forward, I went to work abroad (Kuwait) and came home after 4 years. The canopy had long been taken down as it no longer worked. I as well saw no record of my online Smart account. Probably, I got disconnected or totally terminated. I was informed that SmartBro Canopy is now the new HOME Bro Wireless under PLDT, still a Smart product. I could have it reconnected but three days ago, I finally put it to rest. It is time for a change!