Sky Broadband offers 5Mbps at Php999

Sky Broadband is set to launch a new offering for their internet service — a special broadband plan of (up to) 5Mbps at only Php999 a month with a 15GB cap.

Now that looks like a very attractive offer if you’re not really a heavy user and don’t spend a lot of time surfing at home (mostly people checking emails, FB and Twitter with a little bit of YouTube now and then).

Telco insiders are saying that around 80% of broadband users don’t really consume more than 15GB of traffic a month, then this alternative plan is for them.

If 15GB is not enough for you, Sky Broadband also offers another tiered plan — 5Mbps at Php1,999 with 35GB cap.

If you think you use more than this amount of bandwidth, then you can still stick to the un-capped (or unlimited) bandwidth plan at 1Mbps for Php999 a month. People now have more choices which plan fits their usage pattern.

142 Comments on this Post

  1. pwede na hahahhaha nice!

  2. Name: SemS.

    may signal po ba yang di2 sa panabo city?

  3. ok na sana yan, pero based on experience sa lahat ng mga network di naman umaabot ng 1mbps ang signal nila. this is just another trap.

    • mag sun prepaid broadband stick na lang kayo mabilis at tipid pa. ako sun gamit ko sa desktop ko bilis bilis mag surf…

  4. Yeoch. Kung 20gb yan, sold ako. That’s more or less my minimum monthly usage. So what happens when we go overboard the 15gb? Do we pay more or just get slower speeds?

    This is interesting.

  5. That’s a lot better than Wi-tribe’s offer of 2MBPs @ P1999/month with a cap of 12GB!

  6. 15GB is just 1 Steam full game for game, so what happens if I reached the cap? Am I back to 1Mbps?

    If that’s the case, it’s OK..hopefully they get Bulacan coverage soon.

  7. someone

    the 15GB cap is combined upstream and downstream right?

  8. @Myke:

    You will be disconnected automatically, and you will need to “top-up” your account.

    It’s P100 per GB.


    If 20GB — you will be charged P999 for the first 15 GB and P500 for the 5 1GB topup.

  9. Why would you want to take this offer? Just for their theoretical speed? If for some reason someone forgets to log off or your kid downloads a tv or movie and forgets about it then what?

    I say stick to the unlimited so there are no worries.

    If you want a bucket type system maybe just count the downloads as an alternative.

  10. Sounds tempting and it may be practical for users who just check their email, FB, Twitter and a few YouTube videos, the faster speed could easily tempt them to stay online longer and do more things.

  11. Lol! What good is 5mbps for when all you do is tweet, email, facebook, and a little youtube? The market interested in faster internet are ones who do more: they youtube a lot, view internet videos in HD, they download a lot. They torrent. They are into big media. they may be filmmakers, video people, photographers, graphic designers. And that 15gb cap is a little tight.

    • someone

      Look at the statistics. The telco(s) pointed out that “80%” of their subscribers do not consume more than 15Gb of data.

      This plan caters to them, the majority of subscribers.

      It’s only logical that the 20% who consume more bandwidth should have to spend more than what the majority of subscribers are paying for.

    • They should charge P600 or less for these people then. The 80% who aren’t really using and taking full advantage of their internet subscriptions. Instead of giving the tweeters, emailers, facebookers more speed which they don’t really need, give them cheaper fees.

    • @jedd – business-wise, it’s not a good idea.

    • I’m just pointing out that this is a farce deal. This is essentially what they’re telling users: Need a lot of bandwidth? Want to enjoy HD video, download from App stores? You get 1mbps. Just tweeting, email, and Facebook? We’ll give you 5mbps!!!

      It’s not giving users anything of value per their usage patterns contrary to what you say.

  12. it is very expensive. internet and electricity in our country is very expensive

    buti pa sa singapore., mura ang rates at super high speed. taga sa presyo telco’s dito

    • Mahal din ang rates sa Singapore I remember our PUB consumption is around 350 sing dollars sa internet naman 60 sing dollards.Pero kasi kaya sa sweldo unlike sa pinas. Share ko lang Anti Asian/racist Rant

    • Igatech

      I admit that his comment is inaccurate. But it is not Anti-Asian (he’s comparing two Asian countries. It’s more like it’s anti-Phil.)

      More importantly, his comment doesn’t have anything to do with race. Stop being too PC to the point that you see slights where there are none.

  13. BTW… panu ba malaman kung ilang GB per month conumption mo? answer naman oh! hehe

  14. Jeff Jularbal

    Kung ang gamit lang namang ng internet mo ay mag t-tweet,mag p-post ng status sa fb eh di advisable to lalo na kung may pldt landline ka.
    Mag add ka na lang ng for abour +250 eh may net ka na para sa fb twitter etc.


    What a shitty offer!! Sa ibang countries 100mbps less thatn 2k pa! Hayup kayong mga telcos! Ginagago nyo lang ang mga pilipino.

  16. Make it 500 per month and you got yourself a deal.

  17. Certainly not for me who consumes 30-50GB downstream per month.

  18. baket walang inet na below Php600 per month??? compare to other countries parang mahal ng internet sa pinas?!

  19. Skybroadband’s service is more disappointing than the competitors!

    I have a client who got their 12mbps corporate plan with bundled cable tv, but sad to say their download and streaming speed is just same as my 1mpbs at home!

    Funny because we were expecting to watch youtube videos without any lags but the buffer still exist. i think they are capping it, we are downloading files from our ftp server at only 100kpbs, buti pa sa 2MB ng pldt or smart ko sa bahay tlagang mka pag download ka ng 150kbps na consistent.

    So after a year my client just dumped skybroadband then switched to another ISP.

  20. ok sana kahit 5gb lang, basta assured ka sa speed na 5mbps.

    EH nung nagpakabit ako ng 3mbps nila, swerte ka na sa 1.5 mbps. Youtube mo pa nag bbuffer.

    Kalimutan mo na rin mga rapidshare at torret. kasi pag iccomplain mo, sasabihin nila illegal yan at wala sila gagawin.

    Ayun, bumalik ulit ako sa PLDT DSL.

    5mbps?! haha! ayusin niyo muna infrastructure niyo!

  21. parang hawing sa A4TECH yung logo ni yuga.

  22. i am currently a subscriber of their 3Mbps.
    Maabot mo yung subscription speed mo kapag nagtotorrent ka na ng mga files na maraming seeds (100+).
    Pag nagdownload ka rin ng files sa big sites like Google (GMail)mabilis ang DL speed mo.
    Pati sa pag load ng pages mapapansin mo na mabilis ka.
    Instant streaming din ang YouTube at 480p lalo na 360p. Di mo naman need mag 720p kapag maliit lang ang monitor mo at kapag di ka mag full screen at kung kitteh lang naman titignan mo.
    Kaso madalas mag down ang proxies nila lalo na pag bagyo.
    Di pa efficient ang pag reroute ng mga proxy servers nila.
    Last time I checked they have 7 proxies.
    Pag down, most of the time 2 proxies are down :(

  23. … 80% download less than 15GB per month because that’s all they could download…

    I have an unlimited 768 Kbps connection that only works at that speed at around 2 in the morning till about 7 a.m. and I dl about 6-8GB a month. With 5Mbps, 15 GB would be used up in maybe a week.

    Unlimited with a guaranteed consistent, even if lower, connection speed is still better.

    Virgin Media in the U.K. I believe offers 50Mbps connection speeds. Now that is fast!

  24. ayos na sana kaso bakit may 15GB cap, eh di parang wala rin :(

  25. Is it nationwide or in some selected areas only?


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