Make the most out of your PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi

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PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is a breeze to install. As a plug and play device for your home, the prepaid WiFi solution of PLDT Home may just be the right kind of gadget for families who are wanting to have a decent connection at home.

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Unlike other PLDT Home products, this one’s a little special as it doesn’t ride PLDT’s DSL or fiber internet connection. Instead, the device uses Smart’s infrastructure to ride on its superior LTE connection. Recently, Smart LTE was certified by Ookla as the country’s fastest mobile network.

If you haven’t gotten your PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, you can check out units available at PLDT Stores and retailers nationwide. Each product you get comes with free 10GB data for a one-time payment of PhP1,995.

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For those who already got a device with them, here are 5 tips to make sure you get the best experience:

  • Remove that red indicator by moving your device near the window. As this device uses, LTE, think of it like how your smartphone uses the mobile internet connection of Smart. Also, keep it away from household items and fixture that can cause interference like metal objects, appliances like microwave oven, LED lights and concrete walls and dividers.
  • It’s best to use it indoors! The device is optimized for home or indoor usage. It uses LTE 700MHz band, a frequency that easily penetrates houses and buildings.
  • Change the default password. Internet leechers are everywhere. We highly suggest that you change the default password of your home prepaid wifi as soon as you received it.
  • Set a budget for top-ups. There will be weeks when you’ll need more data allocation. Be sure to set a monthly budget for possible top-ups that you may do within a month. Be sure to check our guide when you do your budgeting.
  • Home Boost 15 add-on is your best friend! 1GB for 1 day for only PhP15 is your “pinakasulit” add-on. You can subscribe to any prepaid plan you want, and just in case you’d need more, it only takes PhP15 to add 1GB more data allocation. 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.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

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3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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