thanks. that's sad to know...
thank you for the in-dept information bro. yes, i heard i can connect to Smart LTE thru their postpaid plan using my E988. Kinda confusing why there is so called Band 1, thought 2100mhz is enough.. I prefer the Smart due to Globe signal here in my place sucks big time. might as well buy a separate pocket LTE wifi, and keep this fast and amazing LG G PRO
*** UPDATE - i have tested three units of high end android phones (Samsung S4, LG G PRO, & Samsung Note 3) using postpaid LTE SIM in an unlimited Smart LTE Plan inside one location, versus a dedicated LTE Pocket Wifi; Result is, all the three high-end handsets have far lower speeds of the LTE compared to the LTE Pocket Wifi had delivered. Seems the LTE pocket wifi device has the dedicated hardware for more power and reach compared to a LTE built-in capability of a phone.
I now can conclude that its better to use a 'dedicated' LTE pocket wifi device than the built-in LTE of a smartphone handset if you want better LTE speed throughput.