While PLDT Home is quickly expanding the reach of its Fibr connections nationwide, the company launched a rather interesting product that Filipinos may start buying today -- PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi!
One thing that makes this a unique PLDT Home product is its use of Smart’s LTE infrastructure. This includes the wall-penetrating 700MHz band, which is specially designed for home LTE connectivity.
Prepaid Plans you can subscribe to!
The device comes with a free 10GB allocation that is valid for 7 days. You can subscribe to its Home Boost 50, which gives 1.3GB for 3 days; and top it up with Home Boost P15 for an additional 1GB for 1 day. For better value of money, provided that you’re not consuming too much data, we recommend subscribing to Home Boost PhP599 that gives you 15GB for 30 days. Should you need more data allocation in the future, you can just simply subscribe to Home Boost 15 accordingly.
Here is the full list of prepaid plans:
- Home Boost P15 -- 1GB/1 day (add on to other Home Boost load)
- Home Boost P50 -- 1.3GB/3 days (1GB + 300 mb for YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo)
- Home Boost P100 -- 3GB/1 day
- Home Boost 349 -- 10GB/10 days
- Home Boost 599 -- 15GB/30 days
It’s easy to buy one!
The new PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is now available at all PLDT Stores and retailers nationwide! It comes with free 10GB that is valid for 7 days too boot for only PhP1995. If in case you find its price quite steep, you can easily buy it at initial low cash-out of PhP495, followed by six weekly payments of Php370. Payments may be done through any Smart Padala, Bayad Center, ECPay, and 7-Eleven outlets.
Again, why use Smart’s LTE connectivity?
Now, why is PLDT using Smart’s LTE connectivity? For starters, PLDT and Smart are sister companies. Such a setup is easier for the home broadband company to use its sister company’s infrastructure. Doing so will allow PLDT to reach more subscribers who want faster-than-DSL connectivity in an area where PLDT Home Fibr is not yet available.
And why not? Smart’s LTE network is heralded as the fastest mobile internet in the Philippines according to Ookla, the global leader in Internet testing and analysis. We tested some of the locations where high-speed internet, which you can watch below.