Published: September 28, 2020 | Updated: October 15, 2020 | Posted by: Moneymax | Personal Finance
When choosing an internet service provider, PLDT is usually the top choice of Filipinos due to their nationwide coverage and affordable plans. However, with so many providers in the market, it is important to know how to find the best internet service deal. Let’s review the available PLDT plans and how they differ.
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PLDT Direct Subscriber Line (DSL) is an internet service that uses telephone lines to connect to the web. DSL plans use copper technology and have a download speed of up to 20MB per second. It is best suited for anyone who uses the internet for basic activities such as surfing the web, sending or receiving emails and images, and downloading e-books.
|PLDT DSL Plan||Speed||Monthly Price||Internet Cap||Other Features|
|DSL Unlimited Plan 999||1 Mbps||PHP 999||Unlimited||12 months unlimited access to iFlix|
|DSL FamPlan 1299||3 Mbps||PHP 1,299||Unlimited||*Comes with landine *Purchase blockbuster movies from ClickPlay|
|DSL Speedster Plan 1299||10 Mbps||PHP 1,299||Data capped at 100GB||*Landine *Purchase blockbuster movies from ClickPlay|
|DSL Unlimited Plan 1699||5 Mbps||PHP 1,699||Unlimited||Comes with landline|
|DSL Speed Plan 1699||15 Mbps||PHP 1,699||Data capped at 150GB||*Comes with landline *Purchase blockbuster movies from ClickPlay|
|DSL Unlimited Plan 2899||20 Mbps||PHP 2,899||Unlimited||*Comes with landline *12 months unlimited access to iFlix|
PLDT Fibr is PLDT’s most powerful broadband internet ideal for households. This PLDT internet plan has Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology, allowing everyone in the household to have the same download and upload speed up to 1GB per second.
|PLDT Fibr Plan||Speed||Monthly Price||Internet Cap||Other Features|
|Unli Fibr Plan 1299||10 Mbps||PHP 1,299||Unlimited||Comes with landline|
|Unli Fibr Plan 1699||25 Mbps||PHP 1,699||Unlimited||Comes with landline|
|Unli Fibr Plan 2399||50 Mbps||PHP 2,399||Unlimited||Comes with landline|
|Unli Fibr Plan 2999||100 Mbps||PHP 2,999||Unlimited||Comes with landline|
When applying for a PLDT Fibr Plan, all you need is a copy of one government-issued ID to be attached on your online application. Once you have submitted the PLDT Fibr application requirements, a representative from PLDT will contact you to verify your application. The Fibr installation process will begin after the verification.
PLDT Fibr Plus combines the benefits of Fibr broadband, mesh technology, and live TV in one device. It’s a combination of Cignal Live TV, with eight HD channels and 55 standard-definition channels. You will also get three TP-Link WiFi Mesh systems with PLDT Fibr Plus.
This PLDT plan aims to provide a seamless experience for any household. The mesh system minimizes connection dead spots while giving users access to Parental Controls, Guest Wi-Fi configuration, and Wi-Fi monitoring via a mobile app.
|PLDT Fibr Plus Plan||Speed||Monthly Price|
|Fibr Plus Plan 2499||50 Mbps||PHP 2,499|
|Fibr Plus Plan 3099||100 Mbps||PHP 3,099|
|Fibr Plus Plan 4099||150 Mbps||PHP 4,099|
|Fibr Plus Plan 6099||3000 Mbps||PHP 6,099|
Take note that all PLDT Fibr plans come with three mesh systems as well as Cignal Live TV with three HD channels and 55 standard-definition channels.
PLDT Home WiFi is a prepaid internet connection service ideal if you only use the internet occasionally. With this PLDT plan, you don’t have to pay for a monthly internet bill because you have a prepaid device. It is also easy to use–simply plug the Wi-Fi device, turn it on, and you’re connected to the internet!
There are two PLDT Home WiFi options you can choose from:
|Features and More||PLDT Home WiFi CAT 4||PLDT Home WiFi CAT 6|
|Price||PHP 999||PHP 1,995|
|Technology||LTE||LTE advanced technology, faster than LTE|
|Network Type||3G and 4G||4G|
|Wi-Fi Band||2.4GHz Single-band WiFi||2.4GHz and 5.0GHz dual-band W-iFi|
Both Fiber and DSL PLDT plans provide a strong and reliable internet connection. However, the best option for you and your family still depends on your needs.
Here are the differences between the two PLDT plans:
|Features and More||PLDT Fibr||PLDT DSL|
|Ideal for?||Multiple users, mobile gaming, HD streaming||Basic activities, surfing the web, basic and light downloads|
|Connection||Fiber optic connection||Direct Subscriber Line connection (through cables and phone)|
|Data cap||None||Depends on the plan|
|Comes with a landline?||Yes||Yes|
|Download and upload speed||Up to 1GB per second||Up to 20MB per second|
|Price||PHP 999 to PHP 2899 per month||PHP 1299 to PHP 2999 per month|
Both DSL and Fibr connections are available nationwide. However, if you want to check if your area is covered by either of the two, visit your nearest PLDT branch or call their customer service at (02) 8888-8171.
If you’re an existing PLDT DSL subscriber, you can easily migrate to a Fibr plan by following these steps:
If you’re considering any of these three PLDT plans, simply follow these steps to apply for a service:
If you’re planning to get a PLDT Home WiFi, you don’t have to apply. Simply visit the PLDT Home WiFi website, and click “BUY NOW”. Pay your order and wait for a rider to deliver your device.
Here are other fees you may pay with a PLDT DSL, Fibr, or Fibr Plus plan:
The DSL, Fibr, and Fibr Plus PLDT plans typically have a lock-in period of two years. However, you can pre-terminate your contract anytime you want but with a corresponding fee. The fee is three times the amount of your monthly PLDT bill.
For example, if you have an Unli Fibr Plan 1299, your termination fee is PHP 3,897. However, if you want to terminate your contract after the lock-in period, you won’t need to pay the termination fee.
When choosing a PLDT plan, consider your budget and daily internet usage. If you’re a heavy internet user that regularly downloads content and streams video simultaneously, PLDT Unli Fibr plans are your best bet. If you only browse the web occasionally, perhaps a prepaid PLDT Home WiFi will suit you best.
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