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October 08, 2008

Sky Broadband now up to 12 Mbps

Sky Broadband seems to be tipping the scale for broadband speeds with offerings of up to 6Mbps and 12 Mbps packages for residential accounts. Just got a pamphlet from their roving people asking residents to switch.


Previously the top speeds for residential DSL lines are somewhere between 3 to 5Mbps, but 12 Mbps? Sign me up!

The new packages are as follows:

Plan 6 Mbps
6Mbps downsload
1Mbps upload
Free Installation
Free Modem
Free SkyCable Gold plan
Free SkyVoice Plan 100 (Free calls to US & Canada)
Monthly Service Fee: Php3,999

Plan 12 Mbps
12Mbps download
1Mbps upload
Free Installation
Free Modem
Free SkyCable Gold plan
Free SkyVoice Plan 100 (Free calls to US & Canada)
Monthly Service Fee: Php5,999

They also offer a 15-day free trial but I’m not sure what’s the catch with that one.

I’m already spending Php2k on PLDT myDSL and Php500 for Destiny Cable. Upgrading to 6 Mbps means I have to fork out another Php1,500 per month.

It might sound like a good deal especially for those looking into really fast download speeds but I’m in the fence when it comes to reliability.

Any Sky Cable or Sky Broadband user out there who can share some feedback on service reliability (i.e how many downtimes a year, resolution time, etc.)?

Sky Broadband offers 112Mbps for Php19,999
1,000Mbps Fiber Internet to the home in SG
Sky Broadband offers 200Mbps at Php34,999

323 Responses to “Sky Broadband now up to 12 Mbps”

  1. insider says:

    You want an insider scoop on this? I used to work for one of the above mentioned service providers. The thing is all the owners of the broadband business here in the Philippines do not formally compete. They collectively agree to keep their prices high and at the same price ranges so they can suck the customers dry of every peso. The price drops you see in the ads are orchestrated to appear that they are competing but if you notice they will all price drop eventually to the same range, hence no real “lowest” price. Why compete with price drops when they can have a monopoly.

  2. JoKho says:

    This company is the height of business arrogance. Have called them more than 5x and they never come. 3 hours a day outage with the cisco 2100 modem provided by them giving me a 192.168.100.1 – this is just 1 machine i am connecting to the modem. Account manager and TL are all useless. Do yourselves a favor and stick with PLDT DSL or better yet Bayantel and dont get suckered in – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

  3. Louie says:

    Agree the truth hurts and the government sucks ntc sucks thats why this was not controlled the law for anti monopoloy was not practiced anyway no competition at all. I still remember when sun offerred unlimited text and the result globe and smart trying to sue the company hilarious

  4. vhenz_33 says:

    ahahahaha… all of you fool… what plan do you usually use and what area you are form… does skybroadband are nearly in your place? too far site of sky makes heavy bandwid to catch if you are too far away on the site… NOTE! it is a BROADBAND not like DSL… think what is the diffences of it…. from the meaning of it…

  5. pete says:

    the comments seems to have stopped from March 12, 2012 onwards. Any new updates on Sky Broadband?

    • exceed says:

      I am using the 6mbps right now at davao. skybroadband. well it feels diffrent in a negative way. because of speed test show going to that 6mbps or a bit lower with cnet. pero i dont feel that the speed is that much why im downloading a game from EA and some updates this should take only a few hours. well not. i can see the down speed for the update is only at max 200kbps. its not i hoped it would be. syempre maybe the server outside maybe the problem. im trying all the test. it just dont feel the kick of a 6mbps.

  6. Kevin says:

    @exceed

    Dude, you can speak Tagalog instead. You’re really having a hard time expressing using a foreign language.

    • exceed says:

      @ kevin

      Pasensya na po kung medyo di kanais nais ang pag english ko ha. di ko kasi kelangan mag pa sikat sa english kasi di naman ako nakatapos ng tulad mo. ang mensahe lalo na kung me nagbabasa ng na di marunong sa tagalog ang nagbabasa para maintindihan kahit papano ng bumabasa ng di marunong sa tagalog.

      Alam mo bastos ka. crab mentality yan pards alisin mo sa balat mo yan. Shame on you

    • Kevin says:

      An expected response. God, why can’t you just accept criticisms. Just get over it. Done, yadda.

    • ish says:

      Yup totally agree with exceed!

      @ exceed – well that’s what we called “trolling” and there are lots of them so just get used to them and learn to ignore them!

    • Kevin says:

      This comment was never meant to troll. Filipinos are too sensitive when it comes to criticism. Isn’t just easy to accept it? I merely advised to use Tagalog. This is a Filipino thread that concerns a Filipino cable provider. So what gives?

    • Exceed says:

      @Kevin

      tignan mo nga sinasabi mo. tama ka this was meant for Filipino cable provider. Which means hindi ito english teaching or Critic page.

      You telling me why cant i just accept it and you even included God. Dont worry i accepted it na meron mga taong tulad mo na mayabang e wala naman. naka tungtong lang Sa US akala eh Kano na kawawa ka naman. o baka di kapa naka tungtong sa US.

      “Walk the Walk dont just talk the talk”

  7. exceed says:

    To all the readers sorry for the wrong sentences and diction that may have been confusing for some.

  8. exceed says:

    Kevin,

    You say that you expected that response from me? e bakit mo ginawa kung alam mo mga filipino sensitive.

    Then you mentioned na Filipinos are to sensitive. e ikaw ba di Filipino? O oo nga pala isa ka sa mga Wana be’s hahahaha.

    Can you tell me how much you make? it seems that you are too smart and to perfect for us all.

  9. exceed says:

    Kevin,

    sayang ka alam mo ba un. matalino ka pa naman sa english. kaya lang bobo ka naman sa ethics… whaaaa naintindihan mo ba? isa kang bobo…

    YOU THINK YOUR WHITE? eh bobo ka naman banabee white boy!!!

    if i know wla ka naman accomplishment sa buhay e kasi ganyan ang isip mo kung manglait ka ng tao. eh ubod ka ng bobo. baka panigarilyo mo humihingi ka pa sa nanay mo… hahaha

    puro ka lang hangin sa katawan eh wla naman kawawa ka naman tama nga ung isang nag comment dito troller. Crab mentality. at ubod ng bobo.

    mag paturo ka muna ng good maners and right conduct pag me kausap ka. magaling nga mag english bobo naman

    • Kevin says:

      Who says anything about being white? Fucking loser. Fix your grammar ass. It’s YOU’RE not YOUR, bull. You totally suck, you don’t know anything. You’re a fucking lunatic. You’re like a crying baby that’s ranting because someone criticized your grammar, dammit, pathetic piece of shit.

    • exceed says:

      kita mo bobo ka nga humirit pa ang futa.hahaha

    • Kevin says:

      Really? Laugh all you want, poor bastard. Redeem yourself and get your stuff all together. I pity you, poor soul.

    • Burnik says:

      Putik, ang tanga tanga mo kasi exceed e. Pikon ka kasi kaya kinakawawa ka ni Kevin. Tawa ka lang ng tawa kahit obvious naman na wala kang binatbat sa paghirit.

  10. Burnik says:

    Putik, ang tanga tanga mo kasi exceed e. Pikon ka kasi kaya kinakawawa ka ni Kevin. Tawa ka lang ng tawa kahit obvious naman na wala kang binatbat sa paghirit.

    • Exceed says:

      Burnik,

      tawa na lang meron ako pre. kung basahin mo kung pano nagmula yang insultuhan na yan siguro maintindihan mo. Sa katotohanan talga naman di ako nakatapos ng pagaaral. di tulad ni mister kevin. pero eto sinisigurado ko sa iyo talo man at wla man ako binatbat sa mga salitaan. pero sa totoong buhay Hindi naman ako naiiwan. Nagpapaaral ako ng 4 na anak sa Ateneo. kaya siguro meron naman ako ibubuga. Tanga man ako sa english e at least naman sinusubukan ko para naman maintindihan ng di nakakapag english sa forum na usapan na internet sa sky. pasensya na pards kung medyo defensive na ko kasi kahit kelan di ako pumapayag na aapihin ng ibang tao. lalo pa naranasan ko na ung crab mentality ng kapwa natin pilipino. yan ang karanasan ko kaya ganyan na lang ang inis ko kasi tulad nyan si kevin magaling nga sa english pero wla naman modo. Critic daw sya. di naman lahat ng tao welcome ang mga sariling views at opinion.

      wag kang mag alala pre tangap ko rin na nging tanga ako. at kung ano accusations nyan ni kevin.

      At the end of the day. Masaya ako dahil me sarili akong buhay na di umaasa sa ibang tao kamaganak. o kung kanino man. sarili kong sikap.

      Para naman ke KEVIN. Patunayan mo sa buhay mo ung katalinuhan mo di ung alipustahin mo ung di mo ka level kung baga. Makaka tagpo karin ng katapat

      kung me itlog ka patunayan mo na me binatbat ka sa buhay di yung puro ka lang satsat.

    • Burnik says:

      Naiintindihan naman kita pre. Pero ang sakin lang wag kang masyadong nagpapaapekto. Ang babaw lng ng sinabi ni Kevin. Hindi ko siya kinakampihan o ano man. Sinabi nya lang sa umpisa na puwede ka naman mag Tagalog kung nahihirapan ka mag English. Dun na nagsimula ang lahat dahil sobrang affected mo. Ni hindi nagmayabang si Kevin nang kung ano-ano, wala siyang binanggit na kahit ano tungkol sa buhay niya. E ikaw ang dami mo ng sinabi at kung ano-anong accomplishments mo sa buhay kasama mga anak mo.

      Naniniwala talaga ako na masyado tayong sensitive tayong mga Filipino. Kaya dapat talagang bawasan katulad ng pangyayari dito. Nakakainis din kasing basahin e.

      At walang crab mentality na nangyari dito, FYI lng. Ang crab mentality e nangyayari kapag tumataas ang isang tao tapos hinihila mo pababa. Walang ginawang ganun yung si Kevin.

      Hay nakakastress josco!

    • Exceed says:

      Burnik,

      Nirerespeto ko ang opinion mo pre. Pero ang forum na ito para sa internet SkyBroadband hindi para sa pag pansin kung tama o mali ang gramar at sentences.

    • Burnik says:

      Tama, kaya wag ka nlang mag dagdag pa ng “crab mentality” dahil wala naman ganun.

  11. Pawpat says:

    mga kuya, wag nalang kayo mg away. ngtagalog na si exceed ok na dba? btw everyone has the right to practice English in the way he/she wants. respetohan nlng ho.

    kuya kevin – bka itarget mu ako sa tagalog ko ah? sorry kung mali mali dahil di ako filipino. wag mu nlng ipahiya ang mga tao if d sila mgaling sa isang field. don’t abuse them. he might be practicing his English . Nonesense lng kuya kevin. oo d sia magaling sa grammar, anu problema mu dun as far as you are getting his idea…. i understood what he said but i didnt comment for his grammar atleast he is putting some effort to make himself clear? sana , maaus kyung dalawa , mga filipino pa po kayo. sana lng po. sana, mwala dn ang mga tao na ng aabuse sa weakness ng isang tao. nkakatamad lng mgenglish. btw bka kung anu anu sbihin niu sakin, bago kayo mgcomment , sana naintindihan niu ang point ko.

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    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

  13. Sky Broadband Sucks says:

    Sky broadband’s service in the Philippines sucks big time!

    They offer very high speeds and promise a lot of stuff but they cannot really provide them.

    1) high speed… downloads even in windows gets problems unless you use download accelerators.. I am guessing that because of their constant IP shifting or their probably speed throttling.. some downloads stop before completing. For example a 740mb file would stop at about 100 or 200 mb and it would say completed even though it was not finished. So you would actually need a download accelerator so that even if the download stops it would automatically continue and would not leave you with a corrupted file.

    2) Online games are laggy. Because of their stupid service games are laggy or could not even connect. League of legends cannot connect. What kind of service do you think is that? Games could not connect?

    3) Torrent.. if you are with sky broadband.. even if they say unlimited downloads.. say goodbye to torrent.. even if you are downloading legitimate items like linux OSes.

    4) Customer service sucks as well. Do not expect too much help from them. Tried calling them but it takes a lot of time before they answer and they just tell you to restart the modem and connect directly to computer which does not really help. I was even told to email screenshots of pings and traceroutes… So I sent a lot of screenshots to them but still.. more than 3 weeks and still no answer or resolution to their connection, their speed and their connectivity.

    I would just like to tell all of you guys… If you are planning on torrenting, or playing games… dont be fooled with the high speeds that sky broadband is offering. Because you would just be in Snail Speed Hell. I myself am planning on transferring ISPs.

    • red says:

      Exactly. Well said. Their service is indeed retarded. Our internet from SkyBroadband never fails to have issues. Their internet service is usually intermittent thus downloads from torrent and other file hosting sites are as slow as dial-up connection.

      Imagine the internet full of connection time out, game lags, forever loading websites, and interrupted downloads on an UNLIMITED 1.5 Mbps plan. What more can you expect if subscribing to higher plans when their basic plan is already a crap? The “ONLY GOOD THING” I can give about their service is that the speed really reaches the subscribed speed, sometimes it exceeds. In Plan 1.5 Mbps, usual sustained speed is 1.2-1.4 Mbps while it also bursts to 1.6 Mbps. The maximum speed reaches 2.1 Mbps, but not continuous or sustained speed. All other else, IT IS A JUNK.

      Their customer service seems to be unprofessional compared to PLDT/Smart or Globe. If you have connectivity problems, it’s hard to contact them. They sometimes DON’T BOTHER TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS. Thus, they don’t seem to have coordination with the other staff. They will tell you that a technician will arrive at this date and time but believe me, EITHER THEY WILL NEVER ARRIVE OR WILL ARRIVE LATE. They have no commitment and that’s very disappointing especially when you’re busy and allot time to wait for them but they don’t arrive.

      Just to give quick review, if you’re a person who plays online games or downloads large files, you will definitely suffer if you subscribe to their service.

      To future subscribers of SkyBroadband, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

  14. Doraydtravel says:

    Thanks sa mga input mga Sir! Buti nalang nagsearch muna ako bago mag-avail nitong plan na ito. :)

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