The use of unlimited data plans in the Philippines is quickly growing more popular. According to a report from Internet analytics company comScore, the Philippines has topped all other nations in Southeast Asia in terms of having the fastest-growing Internet audience, as Filipino online users increased by 22% from March 2012 to March 2013. The study also reported that 71% of internet users in the Philippines are between 15 to 34 years old.
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As Internet use in the Philippines further grows, data plan providers Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular try to get more customers interested in their plans.Most of their data plans were dubbed with unlimited in their names prior to the fair usage policy upheld by all the major telecommunications companies in the country in the hopes of delivering faster internet to its users.
Let us compare the unlimited data plans offered by these three service providers:
1. Globe Telecom
Globe offers prepaid users the GoSURF promos. According to Globe, GoSURF offers chatting, downloading, emailing, and internet surfing to its subscribers. For Php7.50 – Php 33.33 a day, smartphone users who are subscribed to Globe, TM or those who are using Tattoo Broadband may surf the net either for 1 day, 5 days or 30 days by texting the following promos to 8080:
- GoSURF15 – 40 MB data and 30 MB musical.ly (Php15 for 2 days)
- GoSURF50 – 1 GB data and 300 MB for app of choice (Php50 for 3 days)
- GoSURF299 – 1.5 GB data and 1 GB for app of choice (Php299 for 30 days)
- GoSURF599 – 4 GB data and 1 GB for app of choice (Php599 for 30 days)
- GoSURF999 – 8 GB data and 1 GB for app of choice (Php999 for 30 days)
You can also dial *143# and choose GoSURF to register to any of the mentioned promos.
For postpaid subscribers, you can avail of the myFi plans which comes with a mobile internet device. The denominations you can avail are:
- MyFi299 – 1.5 GB data allocation
- MyFi599 – 4 GB data allocation
- MyFi999 – 8GB data allocation
Smart has a wide array of data plans that you can avail. All you need to do is text any of the following promos to 9999:
- GIGA50 – GigaSurf 50 promo includes 1GB + 300MB for iflix, YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo, Dailymotion & Dubsmash (Php50/ 3 days)
- GIGA99 – GigaSurf 99 promo includes 1.5GB + 300MB for iflix, YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo, Dailymotion & Dubsmash (Php99/7 days)
- GIGA299 – GigaSurf 299 promo includes 2GB + 1.1GB for iflix, YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo, Dailymotion, & Dubsmash (Php299/30 days)
- GIGA499 – GigaSurf 499 promo includes 3.5GB + 1.1GB for iflix, YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo, Dailymotion, & Dubsmash (Php499/30 days)
- GIGA799 – GigaSurf 799 promo includes 4.5GB + 1.1GB for iflix, YouTube, Vimeo, Spinnr, Dailymotion & Dubsmash (Php799/30 days)
- SURFMAX50 – SurfMax 50 promo includes All-day surfing for 1 day (Php50/1 day)
- SURFMAX299 – SurfMax 299 promo includes All-day surfing for 7 days (Php299/7 days)
- SURFMAX99 – SurfMax 999 promo includes All-day surfing for 30 days (Php999/7 days)
For postpaid subscribers, Smart also offers surfing promos.
- Plan399 – includes 3GB data allocation, and FREE FB Messenger, Viber, and Whatsapp
- Plan999 – 10 GB data allocation and free one app usage
- Plan1,999 – 24 GB data allocation and free one app usage
3. Sun Cellular
Sun Cellular prepaid subscribers may use their smartphones for surfing the internet with their regular load acquired via XpressLoad or Call Card, and they will be charged Php5 for every 15 minutes of use or Php15 for 1 hour of use valid for 1 day. However, Sun Cellular advises users to get Non-Stop Surf Plans so they can maximize their prepaid load for more data allocation.
Get them by texting any of these promos to 247:
- NONSTOP25 – this includes Non-stop surfing, 25MB Open Access, and 300MB Spinnr Access & Streaming (Php25/1 day)
- NONSTOP50 – this includes Non-stop surfing, 100MB Open Access, and 500MB Spinnr Access & Streaming (Php50/3 days)
- NONSTOP100 – this includes Non-stop surfing, 250MB Open Access, and 1000MB Spinnr Access & Streaming (Php100/5 days)
In the same way, Sun Cellular postpaid subscribers may also convert their load to iLoad through using the same process through texting these promos to 247:
- NONSTOP299 – this includes Non-stop surfing and 1000MB Spinnr data (Php299/5 days)
- NONSTOP450 – this includes Non-stop surfing, an extra 1000MB, and 1000MB Spinnr data (Php450/30 days)
- NONSTOP699 – this includes Non-stop surfing, an extra 2500MB, and 1000MB Spinnr data (Php699/5 days)
After reviewing the promos offered by the three mobile Internet connection providers, you now have an idea on which plan unlimited data plan is the best. You may also try switching networks if your network provider is not giving you a plan that meets your needs and your pocket.
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Note: Updated as of May 2, 2017