PLDT intros myBro Plan499 at 512Kbps, capped at 3GB

PLDT has introduced a more affordable plan under their myBro fixed wireless internet services. A new PLDT myBro Plan 499 plan offers up to 512Kbps of WiMax service with a monthly bandwidth cap of only 3GB.

In June 2012, PLDT/Smart re-branded its fixed wireless residential internet service from SmartBro to myBro (originally Smart WiFi). The SmartBro brand now only covers mobile wireless services (Plug-It, Pocket WiFi, Rocket, Rocket WiFi).

During that time, they introduced two plans — a myBro Plan 799 with up to 512Kbps unlimited internet at Php799/month and a myBro Plan 999 with up to 1Mbps unlimited internet at Php999/month.

It looks like they have dropped the unlimited myBro Plan 799 and replaced it with a more affordable myBro Plan 499. The new myBro Plan 499 will still have speeds of up to 512Kbps but will be capped at 3GB. Once you reached the cap, you will be redirected to the myBro portal where you can buy more bandwidth.

The service plans comes with a WiMax Pocket Modem for single-user access only and you will be charged an additional Php100 a month for its amortization.

According to the myBro website, a 3GB cap will give you approximately 10,000 minutes visiting Facebook. That’s 166.7 hours or just a little under 7 straight days before you ran out of bandwidth.

32 Comments on this Post

  1. mas masaya maging cloner walang binabayaran hahaha

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    • abuzalzal

      Isa ka siguro sa mga freeloaders na laging tumatambay sa mall para maka higop ng libreng wi-fi. ….meron akong kilala linilibot ang mga wifi spots sa QC para hindi mahalata ng mga sekyu. Hahaha

    • ^ idiot user siya ng smart bro na 7mbps ng walang binabayarang bill

    • shatteras

      maghanapbuhay ka kase kevin hehehe. magbanat ka ng buto, para may pang internet ka. wag ka na mag internet kung wala kang pangbayad. batugan. hahaha. baka nakaw pa yang gamit mo, kase wala kang pambili. hampas lupa.

    • Paano po to 1000 a month po ba babayaran ?

  2. BirdOfHermes

    Nakakaubos pa naman ako nang 6GB Every day sa bandwidth sa Tablet ko lang Worth of HD Youtube Videos.(Using 1.5 MBPS Skycable, Usually getting 1.41-1.49 and sometimes above actual max speed)

    BTW, I am not a couch potato @ 175lbs 15% Bodyfat so no, di pa ako todo babad niyan.

    Sobra naman baba nang mga cap dito sa De Repablik of Da Pilipins… dapat na bandwidth natin nasa 32-256GB para maging very usable

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    • BirdMoMaliit

      Ano ba kuya? Magmayabang ba ng body figure. pwe!

    • Likebirdsbigorsmall

      Dito ka maginternet sa amin libre… Basta pogi. – jokela

    • tama ang baba nga ng presyo !
      512kbs. Lang ! e
      For Sure . hndi pa nga aabot ng 512kbs yan e .
      nag Promo pa kayo !
      wala naman silbi !

  3. abuzalzal

    Yiiiikes! Wala talagang kakwenta kwenta kahit mura pa yan…3 GB isang araw ko lang yan….my goodness kelan kaya matirigil tong kuntsabahan ng Smart at Globe?? Sa ibang bansa pamura ng pamura ang bandwidth at data …dito sa Pinas ganun pa rin?

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  4. This is great for non-heavy users like lolos and lolas, mom and dads who just wants to facetime or skype with their loved ones from time to time.

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    • abuzalzal

      Skype? Facetime? Lol. Matakaw sa data ang mga yan brad. …3 gigs baka isang kurap lang yan ubos kaagad. ….the best way to conserve 3 gigs is to use a data efficient browser like Opera Mini. …walang video call. …Viber pwede na rin siguro

    • I know matakaw sila, sabi ko naman from time to time hindi yung 10 oras kada araw. Hindi naman lovers ang usapan. About 23.3 hours of Skype usage din yan (at recommended quality) and 54.61 hours kung lowest quality video call 128kbps (pero manageable). Better pa kung VOIP call lang.

      https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1417/how-much-bandwidth-does-skype-need

      3GB = 3145728KB/(300kbps/8)/60sec/60min = 23.3hrs.

  5. vince
    Twitter: Vincent

    malamang the 3 gig includes upload and download. My average is usually 40gig ul and 40 gig dl a month

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  6. This would be *shrugs* okay if the lock-in period was six months or less; otherwise, even old people would find the cap to be severely crippling. A half day’s YouTube browsing alone can consume more than 3 gigabytes.

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  7. Tebats

    Putang inang smart yan.

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  8. 2013 na po tayo ngayon dapat wala na yang mga 512kbps speed.. kahit mag facebook ka yan bagal na yan.

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  9. 20 GB nga bitin na bitin na talaga nung nasa ibang bansa pa ako, 512 kbps din, sa Libya masgarapal doon, tsk… pero ganun din dito, atleast doon di napuputol ang signal dito pa wala wala pa… Intindihin nalang ang Telcos natin kuno, may pinagdadaanan daw,

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  10. Kitakits

    Perfect plan to pra mamaximize ang kita ng smart. Perfect plan din to sa mga bobo d marunong mag math sa paggamit ng internet.

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  11. Paul Patrick

    Could anyone please teach me how to connect mybro499 to a router? I keep on configuring it, nothing happens.

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  12. Miles Garcia

    Smartbro: new Maximum Volume alocation? WHUUUWHAAATTT!this is completely a Scam dba? Maximum volume alocation policy tpos ang Bills to pay is 999/month! Kamusta nmn un? nung nag aaply they ddint say khit single hint s policy nila mariin nilang sinasabing unlimited services for 999/month for 1mbps! SCAMERS balik nyo pera namin!

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  13. chacha

    SCAM ng Smart yan :)
    3Gig for a month? parang pinahabng load lng ito sa isang araw ah.

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  14. Bobby G.

    My speed is .15mbps because of capping. Mybro is a big SCAMMER. I just fooled once not now. I didn’t pay my bills. C’mon sue me and I’m willing to face your stupid collecting agency. They’re just keep threatening, FINAL NOTICED! LOL!

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  15. hunter

    pede ba 2 sa gaming tulad sa mga online game special force LOL at iba pang game

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  16. ask ko po gamit ko ung myBRO wreless in color black po…ask k omahina ang signal gamt ko po ay tablet

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  17. hunter, pwede yan kase ginagamit ko sa call of duty. yun nga lang kadalasan kung for low ping lang yung server, ma-kick ka sa game. pero natitiyaga naman hehehe…

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  18. two weeks and 2 days na akong walang internet connection. frustrated! apektado na ang trabaho ko. gusto ko ipadisconnect para paconnect nalang sana ako sa globe, pero ayaw nila.magbayad daw muna ako ng termination fee. tsk tsk….Usually, nawawala ang connection ko ng 2-5 minutes lang kaya ako na nagtotrouble shoot.kesa tatawag pa ako sa hotline, aabutin lang ng 10-15 minutes bago may makausap akong agent. Nong November 25, 30 minutes ko ng tinotrouble shoot, hindi pa rin naaayos so i decided to call the hotline. wala daw akong signal so ineschedule ako for the field visit. November 26, 2-5:30 daw darating ung technician.naghintay ako gang 6,walang dumating so tumawag ako ulit sa hotline nila.sabi, tawag daw ako after an hour kasi may system enhancement daw sa kanila kaya hindi nila macheck ung account ko. so after two hours, tumawag ako…sabi,may inaayos daw sa base station nila kaya hindi tumuloy ung technician kasi andun daw sa base station, may inaayos. kinuha ung number ko dahil may magtetext daw sakin withinn 24 hours. ok, naghintay ako ng 24 hours, wala pa ring dumating.wala ding text. laging ganun…umabot ng 16 days, puro follow up…kuha ng number ko…hintay daw ako sa text ng technician….pumunta ako sa smartstore, wala ding nagawa…tinanong ko yong supervisor na nakausap ko sa smartstore kung ano ang gagawin nya kung sya ang nasa kalagayan ko.na hindi nakakapagtrabaho ng maayos dahil sa walang maayos na serbisyo ng network nila.give another chance daw….haist….

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  19. ano mangyayari kung dalawang smart bro canopy ang gamit pero the same serial number and account number? both nakalogin..?

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  20. Brandiz

    Bakit po Ang Slow ng Internet sakin :3 Pag Loloading ng Link Slow din Siguro 2Mins Bago ma Open yung Link :3 How To Solve this Help Me Please?

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  21. lordwil

    gaano katagal ang limit kung lagi ka naglalaro ng online game..? i’m using smartbro canopy mas kilala ngaun mybro….

    Minsan OK ang net…pero dumadating ang time na sobrang bagal ng net…kaya tuloy malog sa online game…

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  22. lordwil

    sana may mag invest d2 sa pinas na foreigner na new provider ng internet isa sa mga provider sa ibang bansa na mura lng ang bills pero 10Mbps ang minimum speed ng net…ito ang alam ko sa ibang country ay 10Mbps ang minimum nila….

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  23. lordwil

    nakakainis talaga ang Fair Usage Policy ng SMART..

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