Mobility Philippines reports that Smart has started unblocking ports for its 3G service. I had checked that out and here’s what I found:
* I can now access my site’s cPanel, which means port blocking on HTTP is lifted.
* I can now chat via Internet Relay Chat, which means common IRC ports (starting at port 6666) are now open.
* I can now download via torrents. Port forwarding is now allowed over Smart 3G.
Note that there is nothing spectacular about torrent speeds over Smart 3G (at least on my end).
Now if only Smart implements HSDPA (and that would mean getting an HSDPA phone).