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April 30, 2014

PLDT launches Home Bro Ultera BASIC, MAX & PRO

Yesterday marks the launch of the PLDT Home Bro Ultera which currently consists of three wireless broadband plans powered by TD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex Long Term Evolution) connection designed for home use.

Here are the three PLDT Home Bro Ultera plans, its respective bandwidth allocations, as well as its monthly amortization.

PLDT Home Ultera price

If you pay close attention to the picture above, you’ll notice that there’s an “xxGB recommended usage for optimum speed” on each of the plans under the new Home Bro Ultera. This is actually a subtle reminder about the monthly cap on PLDT’s new wireless LTE broadband services which, if you go beyond it, may result to a 30% decrease on your internet speed.

Another thing to note here is the one-time initial cash-out (possibly for the router) that you’d have to pay on top of monthly service fee and activation fee. Home Bro Ultera BASIC subscribers will have to shell out extra Php999, while Home Bro Ultera MAX and Home Bro Ultera PRO users will have to pay Php1,599 and Php1,999 respectively to get the service.

PLDT Ultera upgrade plans

Finally, PLDT will be providing discount to existing Canopy and WiMax subscribers who wish to upgrade to the Home Bro Ultera. Instead of paying the usual MSF, upgraders will only have to pay Php1,299 if they switch to the Home Bro Ultra MAX and Php1,699 for the Home Bro Ultera PRO.

For more information about the new PLDT Home Bro Ultera plans, just head on over to this link which will route you to the Ultera’s page.

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51 Responses to “PLDT launches Home Bro Ultera BASIC, MAX & PRO”

  1. Nalilito says:

    Tumawag ako dun sa *1888, sabi per day daw yung cap na xxGB inulit ulit ko pa… ano ba totoo dito alam na malabo yun langya naman sila kahit tauhan nila di yata ni orient

    • Jun says:

      Yang 10GB per month yan idi-divide yan per day which around 333Kbps per day.

      Ang galing ng Logic ng PLDT Ultera, halatang di gumagamit ng Internet nag decide ng Capping nila, di ko alam bakit naka pasa ito sa NTC, mukhang nasapalan na naman sila ng pera.

      Plan 999 with 10GB per month? Sira ba ulo ng PLDT?

      I asked CS nila i-didivide daw per day yan which a total of 333,333MB per day Downloaded Data.
      Ha! ha! ha! 400MB nga less than an hour ubos na yan. It means 3Mbps Speed mo less than an hour mo lang magagamit ng tuloy tuloy and pag nag exceed sa capping your speed will drop to 900Kbps lol 900Kbps yan speed ng Smartbro 7-8yrs ago.

      Sa laki ng demand ng Data ngayon sa internet yang 10GB saglit lang yan ubos na.
      Kalokohan talaga ng PLDT daming inu-utong subscribers.

  2. Vhortex says:

    Magingat sa pag avail, noong nag sign up ako sa main office nila for the 10mbps plan upgrade account. Tinawagan ng customer rep ang Smart at PLDT heads and techical groups kung me outdoor LTE at indoor LTE, both groups answered that they have at least a few hundreds of available units.

    2 days after, pumunta ung installer sa bahay at me dalang LTE indoor, wala daw silang stocks ng outdoor LTE at walang plan kung kelan magpurchase ulit ang PLDT.

    Noticed problems:
    1. Kung yung LTE ng cellphone nyo na LTE enabled ay full bar, ung indoor na LTE ay 1 bar pero

    2. if you switch it down ay magiging hspa+ sya na full bar at speeds not less than 5mbps.

    3. This will leave you with one option, request for the outdoor LTE device for unknown period of time.

    4. They changed their website (PLDT) and removed all wordings and images pointing to an outdoor LTE device.

  3. richard says:

    received txt from unknown number informing me that ultera not yet available in my area, has anyone received similar info? searching for more info on area availability of ultera returned 0 results….hmmmmm

  4. Ito yung pinaka GONG GONG na serbisyong pinoy!

    DSL – SObrang Bagal
    3g/HSPA- 2% mabilis sa DSL
    4g/Ultera – LOL parang DSL pa din..

    Lam nyo? Dapat siguro magsampa nallng tayo lahat nang kaso noh? nakakabwesit tong PLDT nato.. ginagago tayo..

    Kasi nga wala akong choice dito, yung globe gonggong din serbisyo napilitan akong mag PLDT.. LOL

    una, DSL.. putang ina napakhina..nawawala yung line.. LOL tapus pinaputol ko xa ha more than 3 years ko xa pinagbigyan.. pinaputol ko.. pababayarin ako ng 500 PhP for disconnection.. haha Putang ina!

    Tas, ayun, nag pa connect ako nang Ultera.. putang ina..1 week ang bilis ha.. after 1 week..umpisa nang mga capping.. 30% ba kamo??? hello.. 200 Meters ako from the cellsite.. and i only get wtf less than 1mbps sa 3mbps na LTE????? sabihin niyo nga.. asan justice nito??/ nakakaputa talaga!!

    Now, tinawagan ko yung mga gonggong nga customer rep… lam mo, nakakaputa yung mga CR nila..parang lang alam? di ko na sasabihin, im sure you all know what i mean here…kulang nalang sapakin mo sila.. minsan gusto mo kausapin ang manager/supervisor, putang ina sasabihan kang busy sila..walang available! tapus gustu mong mag direct call sa Technical team.. LOL hindi ka nila ireredirect..nagpapakatalino ang mga BOBO!

    Advice ko… DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO PLDT ULTERA/DSL -MERON CAPPING.. 10GB PER MONTH, 333mb per day!!!… much better you buy your own modem din i unli mo nalng xa nang buung buwan… papa disconnect ko tong ULterra in 5 days..

    • vhortex says:

      In fairness to PLDT, sinabi naman nila na there is a capping and it can be implemented or not depende sa lugar mo. Capping are daily on some areas and on some are monthly.. Pero capping is clearly in plain text before you signup. For 3mbps, it will cap if you reach 10GB of usage if monthly or divide that in 30 if daily ka. The capped speed for 3mbps is 0.9mbps sometimes it is 0.7-0.8 mbps due to line noise.

      You can’t blame them if hindi mo binasa ang prints because this time, the prints is not in a tiny small letters that is designed to trick people.

  5. don says:

    Sa Signgapore, 1GB ang speed ng internet connection, bakit sa Pilipinas di maibigay sa atin ang ganitong speed. Di worth ang bayad ng subscriber.
    NTC umaksyon naman kayo.

  6. don says:

    naopen na dati ang topic regarding internet connection issue sa Pilipinas ngaunit naliluntan na naman, ibalik dapat at mapag-usapan uli, daming nalulukong subscribers ang mga telcos.

  7. drake says:

    Worst experience ever!!!!!!!… very very very bad connection. Worst customer service.

  8. not worth it says:

    POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE; USELESS SERVICE; connection keeps dropping as in evry hour.
    not worth the money
    never nagamit ng matino.

  9. gracey says:

    dont dare to call their hotline. u wont get any help at all

    service sucks big time!

  10. Callmeginji says:

    Siyette! Grabe wala pa nga kaming 5days gumamit ng ultera 3mpbs dahil in.upgrade namin yung wimax… Ang saya2 ko pa dahil ang bilis kinabukasan biglang humina! Siyette, pwede mo ng pagsabayin yung pagong at ang connection….nakakabadtrip!

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