Your opinion on the recent smart / pldt wifi internet promos?
You guys are getting fucked so hard by telecom companies it's scary, ISPs always fantasized about having a pricing system similar to cable companies and we're having it in the time of COVID,
What I'm talking about is that they've now segregated data plans into multiple categories like
Giga Video 299 Validity: 30 days or 1 month Promo Details: 4GB data + 1GB/day of Video Every Day for YouTube, iflix, iWant, NBA, Cignal Play
Giga Study 299 Validity: 30 days Promo Details: 4GB data + 1GB/day for Google Classroom, Meet, G Suite, Google Search, YouTube, MS Teams, Office 365, and more
Giga Work 299 Validity: 30 days Promo Details: 4GB data + 1GB/day for Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Grab, GrabPay, G Suite, Cisco WebEx, Lalamove, PayMaya, Lazada and Shopee
Giga Music 299 Validity: 30 days or 1 month Promo Details: 4GB data + 1GB/day for music including Spotify and Apple Music
Giga Games 299 Validity: 30 days or 1 month Promo Details: 4GB data + 1GB/day for games including Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and FB Gaming / Mobile Legends, Call of Duty Mobile, Hearthstone, and FB Gaming
I even optimized the list above for the most cost effective amount just to have a proper functioning internet (which in this case doesn't even include netflix,reddit,imgur wikipedia or more importantly ZOOM) and it totals for around
~1500 per month for 20GB per month of open access and 1gb for day for other stuff na mauubos lang din in less than an hour!
What the flying fuck?! I'd rather have every chinese telecom companies in this country than continue getting fucked by these oligarchs
Poor people who can't afford wired internet are getting fucked harder by the system just to have a proper internet, and it's just sad
Pero wala kang pakielam kasi naka dsl ka naman or maybe naka corporate sim ka, Globe is doing the same fucking shit but tolerable at the very least
For less than 1500 a month I'm enjoying this
300 Mbit/s for a month. No cap on data use.
It is not in their profitable interest to provide a better service
submitted by Kontaminado
PLDT wifi reconnected although not paid
So this happened... my mother noticed that there were blinking lights on our modem. I thought it looked suspicious. We connected our devices to the WiFi and much to our surprise and joy, we were able to access the internet. Here I am now posting on Reddit while a file's downloading.
Here's the thing: WiFi should not be working. Our PLDT bill is unpaid (2 months) and no one would pay it for us. I told everyone in the house not to call PLDT hotline to inquire about the matter. Just be quiet about it.
Any possible explanation?
Update: My download speed also doubled. Inb4 it's 300-350kb/s. Now it's 550-600kb/s. o_0
submitted by 3919dude