All Articles With Category : Broadband

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Philippines 3rd Telco: Will PT&T Provide a Homemade Solution?

The tedious process to add a third telco provider in the Philippines has made another step. Recently, the creation of an inter-agency committee to oversee the entry of a third major telco was ordered by President Duterte. The committee shall provide support and oversight to the involved governmental institutions. Maybe this will help speed up […]

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GigaX: Are the New Smart Postpaid Plans Worth the Hype?

Smart has recently released a new set of postpaid plans, collectively known as GigaX. These mobile data plans feature “double data, an additional 10GB dedicated to video streaming, and a free LTE-capable handset,” according to the telecom giant’s press release. These things sound exciting, but do the new Smart postpaid plans actually live up to […]

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Love NBA? Here's Where You Can Watch This Year's Games Uninterrupted

Basketball has always been part of our culture. We watch street court games, participate in inter-barangay tournaments, and even buy merchandise of our favorite players. Here in the Philippines, ball is life, indeed. And now that the 72nd season of the NBA is getting more intense, fans are more glued to their seats, anticipating the […]

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Weighing the Financial Pros and Cons of Freelancing

Thinking about leaving your nine-to-five job to start a freelancing career? Is it really worth quitting your stable job? Before you take the plunge, carefully weigh the pros and cons of freelancing. You’re making an important, life-changing decision, so you’d better know what you’ll get yourself into. Know the benefits and drawbacks of your career shift, […]

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Complete Guide to Converge Broadband Plans

Affordable and reliable internet connection is yet to come in the Philippines. In the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report, the Philippines remains as one of the countries with slowest internet connection speeds in the Asia Pacific. On a global perspective, the country is 100th on the list with an average speed of only […]

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Complete Guide to PLDT Broadband Plans

PLDT is a pioneer when it comes to broadband services in the Philippines. Established in 1928, they are the largest telecommunications and digital services company in the country, offering not only broadband but landline services as well. When choosing an internet service provider, PLDT is commonly the top choice of Filipinos due to their nationwide […]

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Getting the Most Data With Your Prepaid Promos for P500

Living on a budget, you always have to consider your options, even when you book a prepaid promo for your cell phone. You need to compare to find out what is best for your needs and at an affordable price. Focusing on a budget of PHP 500, we’ll show you what you will get by […]

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The Current State of LTE in the Philippines

You’ve probably heard or read about LTE. In early 2016, major telecommunication companies such as Smart and Globe ramped up their advertisements to encourage their customers to switch to this progressive technology. Ads were posted almost everywhere, offering LTE-ready sim cards to postpaid and prepaid subscribers. Despite having poor LTE signals in the country (the […]

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The Best Promos to Boost Your Home Broadband

  For anyone who can’t live a day without internet, having a good home broadband plan isn’t enough. There will be times you go over your data cap, which could either lead to a painfully slow connection or worse, no internet at all, depending on your service provider. Or you have fast internet speed at home, […]

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LTE Broadband in the Philippines: What are Your Options?

How does LTE in the Philippines fare nowadays? It lags behind most countries worldwide in terms of availability (63.73%) and speed (9.49 Mbps), based on OpenSignal’s State of LTE report released in February 2018. Ironically, the Philippines has had this wireless broadband technology for over half a decade now (starting in 2012, according to OpenSignal.) […]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Globe Broadband Plan

Hate it or love it, Globe remains as one of the Filipinos’ top-of-mind broadband service providers. The telecom giant’s home broadband business enjoys steady sales growth, currently serving 1.3 million subscribers in the Philippines. Globe At Home postpaid broadband plans are not exactly the cheapest and fastest, but Globe provides customers with flexibility in customizing […]

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14 Spots in Metro Manila With Free-Wifi

Good internet connection is now a necessity and not merely a need. It’s where we work, talk with our family and friends, and read the latest news. However, sometimes, we still find ourselves with no load and mobile data, making it harder for us to stay online. If this is your worry because, really, #InternetIsLife, […]

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How to Check Your Broadband Performance with Internet Speed Tests

How’s your internet speed at home? Does your broadband service feel like it’s slower than the speed you signed up for? A good portion of your monthly budget goes to your internet service, so make sure it’s measuring up to what you’re paying for. Check your internet speed regularly. This will allow you to fix […]

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9 Apps That Can Help You Save Mobile Data

Do you know that 87% of the Philippine population are mobile users? Mobile dominates not only the way we communicate but also the way we work. Businesses big and small strive with the help of mobile, allowing them to earn and engage with diverse markets. With mobile comes connectivity. Filipinos on the go subscribe to […]

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LTE Broadband — A Viable Alternative to Line Broadband?

While social media remains the center-part of our online activities, we also continue to do more online, whether its shopping or watching videos. As we spend more and more time online with different activities we also adapt our ways of going online to these new habits. For many activities, mobile internet on your cellphone won’t be enough. You will […]

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Finding the Best Unlimited Broadband Plan: 8 Things to Watch Out For

Think you aren’t getting your money’s worth with a consumable broadband service? Switching to an unlimited broadband plan could be a better choice for you. Browse, stream, download, and play as much as you’d like without worrying about exceeding your data usage and being charged with ridiculously high fees. Internet service providers that offer unlimited […]

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Who Will Challenge PLDT and Globe in the Telco Market?

“The President has instructed the DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) and National Telecommunications Commission to ensure that the 3rd telecom provider will be up and about by the first quarter of 2018.” These words uttered by presidential spokesman Harry Roque on December 19 may have flown past you in the time before Christmas. However, […]

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Documents to Secure When Applying for a Postpaid Plan

Getting a postpaid plan is a smart move, especially if you regularly make calls and subscribe to mobile data promos. Applying for one, however, isn’t that easy as you need to compare your options and secure the required documents. Make the application process easier by being prepared beforehand. Here are the documents you need to […]

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Broadband in the Philippines: What Can You Get for Your Gigabyte?

    Filipinos are social media savvy. Every day, we access our social media accounts to check updates, share a status, and message our loved ones.  We do these so regularly that Hootsuite’s 2018 Global Digital Report hailed us as the world’s social media capital, spending an average time of 3 hours and 57 minutes […]

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Affordable Mobile Data Plans for the Working Pinoy

Finding the best mobile data deal to keep you online can be a struggle: Needing to top-up every now and then can be a hassle and your promo might run out just as you need it the most. Sorting through all available plans on the providers’ websites, on the other hand, can be time-consuming and is […]

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