Unlimited cellular data, unlimited cellular & landline calls & unlimited SMS

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  1. King

    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Is 1,500/month (SIM-only) or 2,000/month (with smartphone + amortization) a fair price for
    • unlimited cellular data
    • unlimited domestic cellular & landline calls
    • unlimited SMS
    The only thing that is not unlimited is IDD, international SMS, roaming calls/SMS/data.
     
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    Yes, this is reasonable as long as the data bandwidth should be at least 8-10Mbps with less than 100ms latency.
     
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    ^I pay nearly 6K a month for All Unlimited Access (plus amortization over a family package) from one specific telco that is synonymous with “sphere”. I actually don’t believe everything is that unlimited because oftentimes cellular data sucks, is depressingly slow and spotty, and there’s always something extra to pay off in the bills.
     
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    oj88 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I didn't realize you can still get a SIM with unli-data for that amount of money. Is this a mobile plan or a residential one?

    Globe still abide by their fair-use clause, which is.... fair, I guess. However, as to the spotty connections, I think I've got this down to a science. This is only true in densely-populated areas. RF is a finite resource and the only way it can handle more subscribers is to add more channels and/or cell sites. But doing so willy nilly will also add interference. In other words, 4G has reached its limit and it's time for 5G to take over.
     
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    Smart has its Limitless Infinity plans, starting at P3500. Though Smart doesn't use the word unlimited, they say "non-stop surf". So I guess that means it's only unlimited for browsing/surfing, but maybe not for other things (ex. mobile hotpsot)
     
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    That's pretty much what I also knew.... until the OP mentioned P1,500 per month for unli-data.
     
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    wonder what telco/plan is this
     
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    Is this a plan under smart corporate?
     
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    It's a smart corporate account. I have that plan P1500 for unlimited internet. But when I got it last year the other inclusions are unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Smart/TNT/Sun, 200 call minutes to other networks including landline.

    When I checked their website today, that same plan now includes unlimited calls to all networks including landline.
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    How is the service level?

    We are renewing a dozen dozen accounts for the first company.

    Infinity subscribers: As you are probably a business owner the above mentioned plans may make more business and end-user sense to you. You can expense it out to BIR.

    I renewed last November with Globe Business Plan 1799 with bundled iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB at 1800/month for 24 months.
    Inclusions are the following for 3,599/month

    * 15GB cellular data
    * 1GB Facebook
    * Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
    * 100 mins of calls to all other networks like Smart/Sun/TnT/PLDT/etc
    * 12 months of Duo local landline calls
    * Unlimited domestic SMS

    For February the counter part postpaid from Smart Enterprise is Plan 2000 with bundled iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB at 1900/month for 24 months.
    Inclusions are the following for 3,900/month

    * Unlimited cellular data
    * Unlimited calls to all domestic cellular or landline calls
    * Unlimited domestic SMS

    Is it worth a 301 peso difference?

    I hate to give the devil his due but the strong arm tactics of this admin is forcing competition among the telcos.

    I hope by 2022 the price of the plans reduces further.
     
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    @King

    I use it mainly for its unlimited data, and I am very satisfied with the plan. I am averaging 120GB of data as per the data counter on my phone and there is no capping: browsing, downloads, streaming.

    I have not experienced any issues yet (currently on my 8th month on this subscription, SIM only plan).
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    What's your download/upload speed in your area?

    For some installs I am looking to get an LTE router then hookup a landline handset so the office can make calls. Nevermind if it cannot get SMS.
     
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    Is there really a "Unlimited Data Plan" nowadays? I mean, unlimited as in no data cap?
     
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    For now, I am just using the smart bro pocket wifi together with my smart enterprise sim. I usually get around 10-15Mbps download, 15-20Mbps upload.

    Still thinking of giving up using the pocket wifi when I get a new phone. I also thought of buying the Huawei e5885 pocket wifi.
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I am thinking of getting this

    https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/smart-home/b525/specs/

    [​IMG]
     
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    The smart enterprise plans with the non stop surf inclusion are still unlimited, same feedback I read from another forum.
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Which forum?
     
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    If I am not mistaken, that modem is also highly recommended. I am just not too familiar nor had experience using that. I just read about it from another forum.
     
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    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I wonder if the SIM will allow for 5G.
     
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    I'm using smart enterprise plan 2000, only using it for data. I can confirm it's unli. It's connected using my old globe home huawei modem which was unlocked. Here's a speedtest
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