Smart and PLDT are silently re-aligning their broadband services. The fixed wireless service which is the original brand for SmartBro (previously Smart WiFi) is now under a new label called PLDT myBro.
That means SmartBro will now only have the mobile wireless services (Plug-It, Pocket WiFi, Rocket, Rocket WiFi, etc.).
This puts myBro right along the PLDT’s DSL services (PLDT myDSL) line-up, thus the naming convention.
Based on the release we’ve seen and the TV commercial, PLDT is positioning myBro to students.
There are two plans — MyBro 799 with unlimited internet at 512Kbps for Php799/month and MyBro 999 which is unlimited at speeds of up to 1Mbps.
However, the messaging that I am reading is that if you’re already on PLDT myDSL (e.g. Plan 990 or Plan 999), there’s no difference between the two so there’s no need to switch. myDSL is fixed wired and myBro is fixed wireless so performance, uptime and latency will be different between these two services. If you’re into PC gaming (which is a lot of the students are in their target market), you’d want to get the myDSL plan rather than the myBro plan.