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The importance of a fast, cheap, and reliable internet connection couldn’t be underscored enough, especially in this new normal. Almost everyone’s working and studying from home, and one can’t afford to have a spotty connection. Otherwise, productivity and work quality will suffer.

The biggest players in the market have enticing internet plans, but you can’t deny that most of them have limited serviceable areas. If you’re looking for an alternative, Converge is your way to go. Perhaps you’ve heard of its reliable service from some of your friends, which may be why you’re looking things up and reading this article now. Well, if you’re considering using Converge’s services, you’ll definitely find the information here useful.

Keep reading to find the right Converge internet plan and get started with your application.  

Who is Converge?

Founded in 2007 by Dennis Anthony H. Uy (not to be confused with Dennis Uy of DITO Telecommunity), Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. offers pure end-to-end fiber internet connection.

The company only uses optical fiber wires to deliver its internet services. This technology boasts a higher bandwidth, which means higher internet speeds and the absence of data congestion. Unlike DSL connections, the fiber tech facilitates symmetry in connectivity, which allows you to download and upload files at the same time without losing bandwidth.[1]

While still relatively new to the game, Converge has established a strong foothold in the industry with its high-profile partnerships. The company has links with some of the leading telecommunications brands from all over the world, such as Singtel, Verizon, NTT Communications, and Facebook, among others.

Read more: Internet in the Philippines: Why is It Slow and Expensive?

What are Converge’s Coverage Areas?

Converge’s main service areas are primarily in Luzon, which includes the NCR, CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and some parts of Bicol and Ilocos regions. Nevertheless, the company announced in 2019 that it would be bringing fixed broadband to Visayas and Mindanao by 2021.[2]

If you want to check your area’s serviceability, just visit gofiber.ph[3], click Apply Now, and fill out the forms.

What are Converge’s Internet Plans?

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Converge’s internet plans come in three tiers, with each catering to a specific group of users. Here’s the outline of the different plans to help you make the right decision. Note that Converge’s internet plans have no data cap, so there’s no need to worry about downloading, streaming, and sharing non-stop!

Tier 1: Converge Fiber X

The plans under this tier are designed for home and family use. There are three Fiber X categories to choose from: Fiber X, Fiber X Time of Day, and Fiber Xtreme.

Fiber X

Plans under this category have a speed range of 35 Mbps to 200 Mbps. On top of this Converge plan’s price, there’s an installation fee of PHP 1,500. The lock-in period, on the other hand, is 24 months.

Converge Fiber X PlanPriceSpeed
Fiber X 1500PHP 1,50035 Mbps
Fiber X 2500PHP 2,500100 Mbps
Fiber X 3500PHP 3,500200 Mbps

Fiber X Time of Day

The Fiber X Time of Day is a unique plan as it allows you to choose higher speeds when you need it. You can personalize the Converge internet speed depending on the time when you’re most active online. 

Plans under this category also let you save as much as PHP 600 with twice the speed. There’s an installation fee of PHP 2,500, too. However, for Day Plan 4899 and Night Plan 4899, the said fee will be waived.

Converge Fiber Time of Day PlanPriceDaytime SpeedNighttime Speed
Day Plan 1899PHP 1,89970 Mbps35 Mbps
Day Plan 2899PHP 2,899200 Mbps100 Mbps
Day Plan 3899PHP 3,899400 Mbps200 Mbps
Day Plan 4899PHP 4,899800 Mbps400 Mbps
Night Plan 1899PHP 1,89935 Mbps70 Mbps
Night Plan 2899PHP 2,899100 Mbps200 Mbps
Night Plan 3899PHP 3,899200 Mbps400 Mbps
Night Plan 4899PHP 4,899400 Mbps800 Mbps

Note: Daytime is from 7:00 a.m. to 6:59 p.m. Nighttime, on the other hand, is from 7:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m.

Read more: How to Check Your Broadband Performance with Internet Speed Tests

Fiber Xtreme

If you’re living in a large house that requires a more robust internet plan and a far-reaching internet connection, the Fiber Xtreme plans can take on such a task. The installation fee will be waived. Plans under this category also have a lock-in period of 24 months.  

Converge Fiber Xtreme PlanPriceSpeed
Fiber Xtreme 4500PHP 4,500400 Mbps
Fiber Xtreme 7000PHP 7,000800 Mbps

Tier 2: Converge flexiBIZ

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The services under this tier are designed for small businesses. There are two categories to choose from, depending on your business’ productivity and operational requirements.

flexiBIZ Daytime

Plans under this category will give you the speed boost that you need during the day. Each plan comes with an installation fee of PHP 5,000 and a lock-in period of 24 months.

flexiBIZ Daytime PlanPricePeak Time Speed (7:00 a.m. to 6:59 p.m.)Non-Peak Time Speed (7:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m.)
flexIBIZ DAY 50PHP 2,000Up to 50 MbpsUp to 25 Mbps
flexIBIZ DAY 80PHP 4,000Up to 80 MbpsUp to 40 Mbps
flexIBIZ DAY 120PHP 6,000Up to 120 MbpsUp to 60 Mbps
flexIBIZ DAY 150PHP 8,000Up to 150 MbpsUp to 75 Mbps
flexIBIZ DAY 200PHP 12,000Up to 200 MbpsUp to 100 Mbps
flexIBIZ DAY 300PHP 15,000Up to 300 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps

flexiBIZ Peak

If your business is operating nonstop, plans under this category will let you maximize pure internet speed throughout the day. Just like the flexiBIZ Daytime plans, flexiBIZ Peak plans come with an installation fee of PHP 5,000 and a lock-in period of 24 months.

flexiBIZ Peak PlanPricePeak to Peak Speed
flexIBIZ Peak 50PHP 3,000Up to 50 Mbps
flexIBIZ Peak 80PHP 6,000Up to 80 Mbps
flexIBIZ Peak 120PHP 8,000Up to 120 Mbps
flexIBIZ Peak 150PHP 11,000Up to 150 Mbps
flexIBIZ Peak 200PHP 15,000Up to 200 Mbps
flexIBIZ Peak 300PHP 18,000Up to 300 Mbps

Tier 3: Converge Enterprise

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Converge calls the internet plans under this tier “premier.” The plans are designed to address the connectivity needs of large companies and help them maintain their established networks with their suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders. Services include direct internet access, colocation, international private line, and multi-protocol label switching. 

The prices of these corporate plans[4] are not featured on the website. To know these details, just contact Converge’s telesales department at 02-8667-0848.

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

How to Apply for a Converge Internet Plan?

Converge makes the acquisition of its services much easier by offering four application channels.

Via Application Portal

  1. Visit Converge’s application portal.[5]
  2. Select the kind of service that you need.
  3. Input your personal information and contact details.
  4. Specify your location to determine if it’s covered by the company.

Via Phone

Initiate the application process by calling Converge via the following contact details.

  • Telesales hotline: 02-8667-0848
  • Click2Call: https://www.convergeict.com/contact-us

Via Email

You can also start your application by emailing your request to telesales@convergeict.com.

Via Facebook

Message Converge’s official Facebook page[6] for in-house sales.

What are the Converge Application Requirements?

Here are the documentary requirements for the application.

Requirements for Filipino Applicants:

  • Valid ID (can be government-issued ID or company ID)
  • Proof of residence, such as proof billing
  • Proof of income, such as payslips

Requirements for Foreign Applicants

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of income
  • Duly notarized lease of contract stating the applicant’s name
  • Any one of the following:
    • Valid Visa
    • Alien Certificate Registration
    • Work Permit
    • Written confirmation from employer that the applicant has estimated work tenure of at least 12 months
    • Official Tenancy Agreement from the applicant’s employer (with office address)

Converge ICT FAQs

Got questions about your application? This section may have the answers that you’re looking for:

1. How will I know the status of my application?

Checking the status of your application for a Converge internet plan is just easy. Just go to the Application Status Portal,[7] enter your reference number previously sent to you or the email address that you wrote on your application form. Then click Check Status.

2. What are the fees that I need to cover for the installation?

If you avail of a Converge internet plan, you’ll be required to pay for the plan itself plus the security deposit and the installation charges. You can choose from two payment modes: Upfront Payment or Add to Bill Payment.

Say you avail of the Fiber X 1500 plan. The breakdown of fees based on the two payment modes will be the following:

Upfront Payment

The security deposit and the installation fees will be charged right away upon your subscription to the service.

Example:

  • Plan: Fiber X 1500
  • Security Deposit: PHP 1,500
  • Installation Charges: PHP 2,500
  • Total Fees: PHP 4,000

Add to Bill Payment

If you choose this payment mode, you’ll only be paying the security deposit right away upon your subscription to the service. The rest of the fees will be divided and added to the monthly payments.

Example:

  • Plan: Fiber X 1500
  • Security Deposit: PHP 1,500
  • Partial Installation Fee: PHP 125 (first payment in installation will be included in the first total cash-out)
  • Total Payment: PHP 1,625
  • Add to bill charges: PHP 2,875/23 months = PHP 125

3. Where should I settle my Converge bill?

converge internet plan -bills payment

You can settle your Converge bill via the following payment methods: 

Automatic Bills Payment

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • JBC
  • American Express

Online Bill Payment

  • Metrobank
  • BDO
  • BPI
  • Landbank

Over the Counter

  • Metrobank
  • AUB
  • RCBC
  • BDO
  • China Bank Savings
  • UnionBank

Payment Outlets

  • 7-Eleven
  • Cebuana Lhuillier
  • Bayad Center

4. How can I contact Converge?

If you have any concerns and questions regarding your Converge internet plan or your Converge application, you can reach the company via the following:

  • Telesales hotline: 02-8667-0848
  • Email: customercare@convergeict.com 

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a reliable alternative internet service provider, Converge ICT is worth checking out. Other than providing fiber-to-fiber internet connection, Converge also offers affordable rates.

Before you start your application, study each Converge internet plan and its pros and cons to help you pick the one that suits your needs!

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