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PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE-A Cat6 Modem Hands-on




PLDT Home will soon launch a new prepaid WiFi modem that supports the LTE-A Cat6, the all-new PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE-A Cat6 Modem powered by Smart LTE. Check out our hands-on below.

Let’s start with the package, it contains the huge modem, a pair of external antennas, power adapter, LAN cable, and a manual. The SIM card is already pre-installed.

The modem is a Green Packet DH-725 manufactured by Green Packet Berhad (“Green Packet”), which is an internationally recognized telecommunications, media, and technology company. It was founded in Silicon Valley, California, in 2000 and subsequently listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2005.

The modem is significantly bigger than the previous prepaid WiFi modem. It has eight LED indicators for power, WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5.0GHz, connection status, SIM card status, and signal strength.

At the back are the antenna connectors, LAN ports, power connector, and reset button.

The SIM card slot is at the top and is sealed by a sticker to let you know that the SIM card is not tampered or replaced when you receive the unit.

There are vents all around to keep the modem cool. The bottom is also elevated for extra ventilation at the bottom.

To get your modem ready for connection, just screw the antennas at the back, then plug to the power outlet. The LEDs will light up, and after a minute or so, it’s ready for connection. If your device supports the WiFi 5.0GHz band, you will see two SSIDs, just connect to either one and enter the default password that you can see at the label at the back of the modem.

From here, you’re already connected to the internet, but we highly suggest changing the modem and WiFi password by accessing the modem’s dashboard using your PC/laptop’s browser.

Compared to the previous Home WiFi LTE Modem, PLDT says that the new Home WiFi LTE-A Modem is faster and offers a more stable data transmission thanks to the high-gain external antenna. It uses Carrier Aggregation and combines frequency channels to power LTE to deliver faster speeds.

We tested the connection here in Bacoor, Cavite, and we’re getting a full signal with download speeds of 10 to 15 Mbps, which is not bad as it can still handle YouTube and Netflix streaming. Sometimes, we also get speeds of over 20Mbps. Upload speeds, on the other hand, are below 10Mbps. Do note that the quality of the connection depends on location, so your experience may be different from mine.

You can load the PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE-A Cat6 Modem using the myPLDT Smart app or PayMaya by purchasing FamLoad packages: FamLoad 199 comes with 24 GB, FamLoad 599 with 80GB, FamLoad 999 with 130GB, and FamLoad 1499 with 200GB. You can also purchase load at PLDT, Smart and Sun Stores nationwide, sari-sari stores, convenience stores, and digital channels like Grab Pay.

The PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE-A Cat6 Modem is priced at PHP 1,995 and comes with a free 10GB of data (valid for seven days) upon activation. It will be available in GMM areas only and can be ordered via the PLDT Home website starting the first week of August.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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50 Responses

  1. Joseph Manalo says:

    san po sa bacoor cavite kayo nagtest?

  2. Siraolo says:

    As much as possible go for Fiber. This is meant for people without that infrastructure in place.

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    Hello, yung modem ba ng PLDT Fibr Cat6 na din and Wifi 6 na din..

    Sino din po pala manufacturer ng modem nila thanks

  4. Nep cruz says:

    Sana you’re able to compare the old and new modem in terms of speed

  5. Kit Dwight Cape says:

    Wala po sa Mindanao? Tsk.

  6. Danilo Jacla says:

    Boss pede na kaya eto mabili sa store khit before first week of August.. Badly po tlga just asking lang po..

  7. ?? says:

    If your area is already wired for fiber internet, sure. But, this modem will serve as a good backup just in case.

  8. IANVARIVS says:

    What’s the voltage/amp reqs po? Checking kung kaya itong patakbuhin ng step-up cables for powerbanks para may backup kami kung walang power. 12v2a kasi ang mga Fibr router kaya di pwede sa step up cable -_-

  9. jp says:

    pwd po ba gamitin sa bgong PLDT prepaid wifi ung 18 dbi antenna na external antenna?

  10. Lour Perez says:

    Magkakaroon po ba sa Tacloban area and SAMAR nitong Cat6 modem?

  11. luzviminda antiporda says:

    HM po Pldt fibr cat 6

  12. Ken says:

    How much is the gain for the external antenna? And can this be replace with another external antenna just like the Skywave parabolic?

  13. Ken says:

    And also, ano-anong Bands ang supported?

  14. Pinoyako says:

    just stick with the PLDT fibr 1299 with 10mbps, no worry in reaching its data allocation.

  15. Roselle says:

    Malakas po ba ang signal ng pldt here at candelaria quezon province????

  16. Chino reyes says:

    Hi Loue,

    The PLDT new LTE router antenna is the same as the old one . Its just 2dbi which is nit a high gain antenna. A high gain antenna is from 10 to 17dbi onni diirectional or yagi. Hope this helps and not let the consumer provide false information.

  17. Melissa Fabria says:

    Magkano po tong modem? San ito pwedeng ma bili?

  18. Frank says:

    Have you tried using a smart sim in this particular modem? If it works, then this is a better choice than the well known Huawei B525-64a modem. Kindly please try using smart prepaid or postpaid sim. Thank you!

  19. Blakbandit says:

    Mapa cat 7 or cat 8 pa yan putang ina pldt prin rin yan wlang pinag bago sa madaling araw lng mejo malakas sa marketing lng matino kamusta nmn actual services nyo? Pakisagot

  20. Chino Reyes says:

    Please look up the MPE Test report conducted for the router on the antenna gain part.

  21. Reno Intong says:

    If there is no load for the sim card it means no access also can be done, am I right? Thank you!

  22. Marie Franz Torred says:

    How about negros po? Mkakabili po bah kmi?

  23. san ba pwede pakabit pldt smart magkano bayad monthly

  24. Janjan Baguio says:

    Avail na po bah yan ngayon?..Pwede omorder

  25. Ritchel colaljo says:

    Saan puide omorder nito?

  26. Clavel Balongkit says:

    Hi I would like to buy your updated pldt modem.

  27. Mary Grace Encinas says:

    Pwede na po magorder nito

  28. Jhey Are says:

    How to order po?

  29. Winston Azue says:

    Planning to buy this one, but may ask, can i change the sim card to my Smart Bro Post paid sim?

  30. jo says:

    Bakit po ayaw nyo ibenta sa individual? Bakit lagi pong hinohoard? Tas bebenta nila grabeh patong presyo? Saan ang katarungan #pldt #tulfo #du30

  31. asus says:

    akala ko po handson? how to buy it from you?

  32. Leonora says:

    How to avail po pldt home WiFi cat 6.from isabela

  33. Cos says:

    Grabe naman palagi walang stock! Horded by reseller! tapos may patong ng 1K hay…

  34. Reggie says:

    Hi po. Nakabili n po ako ng bagong home wifi ng pldt. Nung august 3 sya nadeliver. Problem ko lang intermittent un connection nya. Medyo frustrating po. Hndi ko alam kung ngdodownload b ng firmware. Panu po un mlaman? Hirap kasi mgplace ng complain sa pldt. Tondo area po ako.

  35. chuwi says:

    Bakit wala pang stocks sa market ngayon? When ba ang official release ng product na yan?

  36. Kathy says:

    Bakit sa GMM areas lang available ang product? :(

  37. yeng says:

    availble po ba ang cat6 na pldt wifi modem

  38. Lyn says:

    How to order po ng pldt home wifi prepaid Cat 6

  39. Aristeo says:

    Sir louie diangson panu po kaya aq mkaka order ng ganyang modem?

  40. Daisy Silva says:

    Where do I buy this PLDT Cat 6 …
    I’m here in Muntinlupa City.send me a ASAP

  41. Jean says:

    I want to avail pldt home wifi cat 6 for my student

  42. rico says:

    can i have one? cat6

  43. Feliez loise says:

    Can i order the PLDT home wifi cat6 here?

  44. James says:

    Yung speeds nyo po same lang dito samin sa Valenzuela City. I’m just wondering gaano pa kaya kabilis yang new modem kung dito sa MM natest.

  45. James says:

    Available online check site officialpldtreseller.com

  46. sirkeds says:

    sir pa-update kung available na at san pwede mag purchase… God bless

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