Globe Fiber Plan

Discussion in 'Globe Telecom' started by CMWRay, Sep 30, 2018.

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Is it worth Subscribing to Globe Fiber Plan

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  3. Mixed Experience. Sometimes with issues. Sometimes good.

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  1. rdy0329

    rdy0329 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Is he on pure fiber? Globe on paper only provides half the upload speeds of your subscribed plans (correct me if this isn’t the case anymore). If he’s on 50mbps plan, then getting 18-25 seems to be right.

    VDSL can’t do fiber-level uploads as well.
     
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    Yes, Globe's default plans are asymmetric; I was told upload speeds are around 40% only of download speeds: for my former 50mbps plan, I get 50 download-20upload speeds.
     
  3. marvinp

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    Globe fiber now has symmetric download/upload speed. I pay 2499 for 50mbps download but I get 80-90mbps download and 50mbps upload.
     
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    Yup. That’s true. Just had my plan upgraded from vdsl to fiber. This is the speed I got after the upgrade. By the way, this is Plan 2499. (y)

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    thanks. was very annoyed with slow upload speeds during my DSL days (here in SG), hence upgraded to Fiber
     
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    Yes it is normal for Globe to have asymmetric speeds. As for the speedtest, that's a glitch on Globe's part. A week after it normalized.

    Right now I get 70D/50U on Globe.

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    My PLDT Fibr is symmetric though at 100D/100U.

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    Globe doesn't have symmetric speeds their DL is always more than the UL.
     
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    I think you can request for symmetric speeds, but as an add-on cost, and only up to their 100mbps plans. Beyond 100mbps, they only offer asymmetric speeds, unless I think it's a dedicated (leased?) line, which is a lot more expensive.
     
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    Some accounts, especially those on fiber, are already symmetric. My sister's account has 30/30 speeds.
     
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    Just signed up for Globe Fiber.

    For the free phone, I understand it comes with free unlimited calls to Globe and TNT mobile.

    How much does it call if I call SMART?
    And is it free to call PLCT landline?
    (sorry if this has been answered earlier)
     
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    TNT is a network owned by PLDT. I think you mean TM.

    It probably also has free calls to TM.
     
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    Hmm. . . My upload speed is generally a third of my download speed. DL averages a little over 90mbs, upload a bit under 30. But I'm not complaining since I'm paying for a 50mbs plan.
     
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    sorry, didn't realize my post had so many typos.

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    Just signed up for Globe Fiber.

    For the free phone, I understand it comes with free unlimited calls to Globe and TM mobile.

    How much does it call if I call SMART?
    And is it free to call PLDT landline?
    (sorry if this has been answered earlier)
     
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    It's free for the initial lock in period (24 months). After your lock in period you'll be charged P99 a month for unlimited Globe and TM phone calls. You can try to contact customer service asking to be locked in again for another period but it depends. Last year I asked Globe to remove the monthly charge of P99 even if it means another 24 months, but they said they don't do that anymore for current subscribers beyond their contract. Customer service said if I don't want the Unli Globe calls add-on they can do that, but it means every call coming in or out will be charged.

    It's free to call PLDT numbers but there are times it doesn't work. I don't know why. I don't call Smart numbers using the landline phone because it's expensive.
     
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    You can call any landline number on any network as long as it belongs to the same area code as yours.
     
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    What brand of modem/router does globe use? Is there a way to shut off the WiFi signal from it?
     

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