The PLDT FIBR Thread

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  1. guwapito

    guwapito Well-Known Member

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    i dont think so, but congratulations you now have options to look and move to other providers just in case
     
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    The don’t. They usually offer telpad or iphone handset which can get annoying. Don't fall for their trap! Just keep your line as is. If you do feel that your legacy plan is not up to par with the current offerings, you may opt to downgrade/upgrade but they might lock you up again.
     
  3. King

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    I dont mind the lock in. I only experience bad service 1 day out of 18 months. I saturate my bandwidth whether it be file sharing, browsing, streaming, etc.

    What I am looking for is cheaper internet access. :) 50Mbps for under 1,500?
     
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    PLDT and loyalty don't go together :p. I'm a long-time subscriber and am still getting crap service. I'm only keeping them due to lack of an alternative option. Will likely disconnect once my contract ends in September haha...
     
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    Soon. I'm already getting 100 for 2899, it might be a glitch or they're up to something. Been a few weeks now. I'll also happily lock myself up again at 1899 if they change it to 50mbps.
     
  6. King

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    1st 6-12 month of contract they will give you unlimited 100Mbps at P2,899.

    Speaking of price of plans I remember paying this for unlimited wired internet.

    From 1996-2001 unlimited 0.0144-0.056Mbps dial-up was ₱3,000 plus ₱599 for landline.

    From 2001-2012 unlimited 0.256-3Mbps ADSL was ₱2,500.

    From 20012-2015 unlimited 8-100Mbps Fibr was ₱5,800.

    From 2015-today unlimited 100-50Mbps Fibr was ₱2,899.

    From today-2021 I was hoping unlimited 50Mbps Fibr could be had for under ₱1,500. :)

    NCR minimum wage has gone up from ₱165 in 1996 to ₱491 in 2018.

    ₱/Mbps has gone down from a high of ₱208,333/Mbps in 1996 to ₱57.98/Mbps in 2018.
     
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    I've been with them for over a year already. Minimal downtime but slowdowns do occur. Since PLDT is still on top of the home broadband game, it wouldn't be them who'll be the first to offer 50mbps at 1,500. Either Globe or Converge will be the first to shake things up since they're the one catching up to PLDT's capacity. Though I hate to go back to CGNAT so I'll happily pay what I'm paying right now for the privilege of public dynamic IP.
     
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    Globe & Converge are offering unlimited 50Mbps for ₱2,499 vs PLDT's ₱2,899
     
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    I am really lucky up to now. I am on Plan 1899, 20mbps. I tested the current speed tonight. Changed servers from New York to Rio, Buenos Aires, London, Tokyo, Sydney, South Africa, even Iceland and the download speed is always way above 20mbps except for some uploads but I'm still satisfied. I hope it will stay this way forever.:whistle: fingers crossed :)
     
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    Not alone :) noticed this when we had line issue few weeks back then requested bridge mode. safe to say 7days+ still min speed is 38MBPS for plan 1899
     
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    At the cost of being inside private IP (CGNAT)
     
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    We have been a PLDT DSL subscriber since 2007 with the plan 3000 pesos (with a landline fee of 650) at its current offering for 15mps as back then it was 3mbps. We are getting speeds of 15mbps. I tried upgrading our DSL subscription to the FIBR line but it's not yet available in our area. I hope the coverage improves in the future, we want to have speeds of 50mbps; sigh, a family can only dream.
     
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    still stable
     
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    When I was in Osaka, I had to pay my Smart Phone bills online. To my surprise when I was navigating the Smart site, everything was loading so fast. Faster than when I'm back in the Philippines. Is this really because of how PLDT does their routing?
     
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    Yep, kinda.

    1. Globe and PLDT/Smart hosts their websites offshore instead of locally. This was before local peering by Globe and PLDT were established. The rationale is that instead of customers trying to access Globe's website on Globe's local server from PLDT DSL (which is a routing nightmare) they'll just access some neutral server in Japan or HKG to avoid significant slowdown. PLDT refused to peer because they had ~70% of the market that time. Now Globe's got almost half of the market.

    2. It might just be because you are closer/have a direct line to the website host of SMART from OSAKA.

    3. Globe's website also takes a bit of time to load even on Globe's LTE/DSL.
     
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    I've got PLDT's Fibr Plan 2899 which give 50 mbps. Globe has a 100 mbps fiber plan for the same amount. Planning to switch to Globe if our area is in their coverage. PLDT may be soon losing another customer.
     
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    are you guys able to contact their technical support recently?
     
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    From what I heard there have a been mass layoff involving their contact centers. That’s why for the past week calling the hotline 171 would involve a lot of patience (2 hrs wait time). I even heard that the hotline is sometimes closed.
     
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