Bayan Broadband offers EVDO at Php699

Bayan Broadband offers EVDO at Php699




Bayan Broadband is now offering a new wireless internet plan on their CMDA network that starts at a low price of Php699 per month.

The service comes with a USB dongle similar to Globe Tattoo, Smart Plug-It and SWB only that it’s not on 3G but EVDO.


 

The broadband service plan includes:

Plan 256: Php699/month @ 256Kbps
Plan 512: Php999/month @ 512Kbps

You need to buy the USB dongle too at Php999 and be locked into the service for 24 months. The service is also limited to several cities in Metro Manila – QC, Makati, Manila, Las Pinas, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Taguig, Marikina, San Juan, Antipolo and Cainta.

Bayan Broadband promises True Speed so when they say you have 512Kbps, you actually get that speed (as long as the signal is 4 bars).



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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50 Responses

  1. bugoy says:

    parang talo ata

  2. Bob Reyes says:

    I hope they will have prepaid plans soon.

  3. petken says:

    atleast meron silang true speed na 512Kbps kapag 4 bars at nde misleading para sa mga customers…

    I have a Sun Broadband sabi na up to 2Mbps pero most of the time eh nsa 200Kbps lng ang speed na nakukuha ko both sa manila at sa muntinlupa… Minsan sa una mabilis pero after mga ilang minutes macacap na sa 200Kbps… pag tumawag nmn ako sa Sun Broadband same script lng ang sinasabi mga factors etc nakafull pa signal nian 200Kbps at yan daw ung tolerable na speed sbi ng CSR nila 200Kbps… Smart Bro/3G very reliable minimum 384Kbps-1Mbps depende sa signal at area… Sa Globe nmn nde ko p ntry…

  4. cris says:

    512 kbps is low.

  5. yuga says:

    @bugoy & cris – I think this is Bayan’s answer to complaints by people that even if others are saying they offer up to 2Mbps, they don’t achieve those speeds.

    Bayan’s proposition is that even if they only offer 512Kbps, it’s the actual speed and not “up to”.

    Of course, that still remains to be seen and tested.

  6. MannyV says:

    What’s their upload speed? If they can deliver 512Kbps upload, that will help encourage more Pinoys to host webinars.

  7. @petken

    200kilobytes downloading speed? Please be informed that the published speeds are in bits. Therefore 2megabits is equal to 256 Kilobytes per second(8 bits is equal to 1, byte therefore 2048bits/8bits = 256 bytes)

    Peace ^_^

  8. edmar espi says:

    ano ba yung EVDO? Yuga what can you say about EVDO…good or bad…

  9. Edgesurfer says:

    Let’s hope Bayan gets to be true as they promised. And yes, sana may pre-paid. Nasa testing-the-waters pa sila kaya siguro naka-lock-in ng 2 years to build a base customer. I’m currently using Sun, pwede na rin but when downloading, SmartBro mas mabilis here in Las Pinas.

    @Virtualstefan13 – Please re-read the posted replies, nowhere in the post said Kilobytes – it’s all Kbps. And it is rightly so, they spelled it with a small “b” which indicates that it is in bits. When you capitalize it, it means Bytes. FYI.

    Thanks and regards to all. Enjoy your broadband!

  10. poche says:

    at 2 years lock in. talo kayo dyan.
    before that nakapagimprove na malamang mga network at hindi na 2mbps speed nila lampas pa.
    second nakita nio ba yun disclaimer nila na at 4 bars? that means signal dependent lang din yan katulad ng other networks.

  11. petken says:

    @Virtualstefan13 It’s literally 200Kilobits per second… Download speed is 20-25Kilobytes per second… Kaya nga sabi ko mas realiable ang Smart dahil 384Kbps-1Mbps ang nakukuha kong speed so I was referring to Bits at nde bytes… Nakakita knb ng 1Megabyte/s na download speed sa Smart?

    ***Peace =)

  12. whaâ„¢ says:

    sana merun na yan dito sa nueva ecija. conjested na kasi ang ibang network sa broadband services. ang bagal na.

  13. Vic says:

    @edmar espi: EVDO is a telecomms standard for high speed wireless broadband Internet that runs on CDMA. CMDA being the technology used by Bayan for its Bayan Wireless Landline service.

  14. loadex says:

    pwede na din, kung true speed naman pala. Kesa naman sa mga “up to” speed ng ibang network. Sayang lang at limited ang area.

  15. Edgar says:

    ..”4 bars” in the not-so-fine print. As always it all depends on location. As in other Phil. telcos?

  16. @edgesurfer, petken

    Ah see… sorry my Bad. hehe. Just wanna clarify as most average user tend to misunderstood this one.

    ^_^.

  17. Leo says:

    at least eh depende lng s no. of bars ng signal ang speed nila, eh yun globe at smart, kahit malakas ang cgnal, wla p dn, hindi maabot yun cnasabi nila na up to speed. pero sana nga totoo to, at sna mgkaron ng prepaid,

  18. buknoy says:

    question is, can you get 4 bars?

  19. lmr says:

    nakuh…. problematic ang smartbro… mas jurassic ang sun….. ang problema kawawa ang subscriber kc hindi tayo protected lalao na pag naka plan ka kailangan mo magtiis na bayaran ang lock-in period na 24 months kahit sablay ang services nila …. mas da best ang QTEL… take note na ang manpower nila ay galing ng smart at pldt lang naman…..nasa management directive yan kung mandadaya sila…. anyway kaya nagagawa yan ng mga higanteng network provider kasi walang proteksyon ang consumer act….. di katulad sa middle east pag nagcomplaint ka…. mabilis pa sa sikat ng araw ang solusyon…

  20. mousephotato says:

    they just want to get a market share but wireless is wireless…

    locked in 24 mos??? no way… tapos bibili ng dongle pa? bad offer parati si bayantel.

  21. Jon says:

    Good pricing, but I guess it won’t sell well, especially to those people who have been victimized by other wireless ISPs. To see is to believe I guess.

  22. Mao says:

    hopefully the users can maximize the speed of 512kbps unlike those other networks. I still prefer Sun Broadband here in our area for the postpaid wireless broadband, compared to Globe Tattoo and Smart Bro.

  23. 1timnatupa says:

    does this mean na kapag may 4 bars ka at hindi ka nakahit ng 512 eh pwede ka magdemanda for false advertising?!

    interesting.

  24. poche says:

    pag congested ang linya kahit pa bayantel pa yan or evdo technology babagsak pa din ang speed. yan naman ang problema ng globe at smart e congested yun ibang area nila kaya bagsak speed pero pag asa province ka ok naman kahit peak. sa case naman ng sun nililimit talaga nila un speed mo kasi mababa ang bandwidth capacity ng network ng sun/digitel.

  25. 66magz says:

    gamit ko digitel dl 0.41 Mb/s, up load 0.15 Mb/s base sa speedtest.net

    ok na, ba yun? or mabagal pa rin?

  26. Maktom says:

    For the mean time sa smart muna ako, up to 2mbps nation wide coverge pa.

    @lmr

    Ano plan mo sa QTEL? wireless ba?

    dati ako sa Etisalat.

  27. Eason says:

    I believe that Bayan’s service and marketing is always truthful, but at 999 for 512kbps? I think its a bit expensive, if it were around 700 then its alright.

    The other 3 saying “up to 2 mbps” blah! lies especially SMART in their commercial it was even going up to 3.87mbps, it means that their units that were in the commercials are UNCAPPED!

    But overall I think bayan has a shot in this, if they have prepaid

  28. lmr says:

    Guys…. the point there is …. it is responsibilities of network provider to ensure that they need to provide the services on what they promise to the consumer… they should eb anticipated the congestion possibilities…. we deserved the services on what they promised because we PAID themmmm….

  29. moomeng says:

    Tested ko na yan 512kbps talaga saka stable ung connection d2 sa marikina mag 2 yrs ko na ginagamit kc meron clang trial for bayantel employees pinakuha ko ung kuya ko maganda naman result d nga lang sulit for massive dowloading. pero ok naman sa uploading kc d kinakain ung speed mo kahit mag browse ka habang nag uupload.

  30. yuga says:

    I was told the upload and download speeds are the same for both plans.

  31. charles says:

    what’s cmda? never heard of that one. i know evdo its like a 3g counter part of cdma tech

    what cmda stands for? who made the standard?

  32. Mark says:

    Just went to Bayan Tel. at SM San Lazaro. The guy told me that he can go to our house to test the speed of this broadband. So it means, before they actually accept you as a subscriber, they will first test it and try it if it really works. (Maybe to assure that you will really get the MINIMUM 512Kbps speed).

    Pointing out the MINIMUM 512Kbps speed, they said that you can also get faster speed greater than 512 Kbps. So 512 is your starting connection. (I hope this is true).

    I am currently suscribed to Pldt myDSL 1299 bundled for almost 3 years.. I am getting decent 500-700 Kbps speed. But lately, I am experiencing crappy connection from them.. so I am looking for an affordable and worth ISP now.

    SUN and Bayan are my choices. Though I am still hesitant to buy Sun.. but I read a lot of good feedbacks from them rather than Smart and Globe. :)

  33. JohnLloy says:

    katatawag ko lang sa kanila and they offer a demo kailangan lang i schedule para makita kung ok ang signal :)

  34. brownie says:

    pldt also has a plug-in internet.. tulad ng sa bayabtel.. pero kelangan naka-bundle with landline plus.. i forgot the speed..

  35. Beeps says:

    Very promising, Hope I could a demo in my place. Ive been using SUN, SMARTBRO/Weroam & GLOBE USB Modems and still all of them are headaches.

  36. Kyle says:

    unfair.. dapat 12months lang ang lock in period nila

  37. sally says:

    to MARK ,,
    wag mo na i try lumipat sa SUN,,, NAKU baka gusto mo sumakit ulo mo,,, in fact i tried it all.. smart,globe(grrrrrrrrrr) and sun(grrrrrrrrr ulit)
    four bars lahat yan sa interface nila (notice the usb is only with the same maker)

    kaya im giving a shot with this bayantel and the so called EVDO think this is a different network i suppose,,,
    they said that they will pay me a visit this sunday just to establish 4 bars!!! then shall i pay the service

    pag di pa din ok LETS WAIT FOR THE LAUNCHING NG QTEL dito sa pinas 4g!!! daw ah i repeat 4g sponsor ito ng SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION the newest kid in town ,,,,,have a good day everyone

  38. simplynice93 says:

    nakagamit na ko ng smartbro and sun. talagang mabagal sila. sana ok pa itong bayantel kasi konti pa ang traffic nila

  39. CHYNNA says:

    mas okay itong bayantel mas mura pa! 512kb

  40. john cruz says:

    i am a new subscriber of bayan broadband 512.

    bottom-line, i am not satisfied with the service.

    i have been using bayantel’s wireless service around 3 days now and most of the time, i dont have a decent service.

    yes, its true that a technician will visit your place to check the signal. in my case (marikina,sss village), i got a signal strength of 4-5 bars. software and device was installed not more than 10 minutes so that is the only time i have to observe the signal strength. applied for the service and got my first service after 2 days.

    what i didnt know was that signal strength varies throught the day, but most of the time during the day there is no signal. i got only a decent signal 3-5 during 2am-5am. that is where i got the 512kbps truespeed they advertised.

    still observing and i hope the service improves coz i am stuck with it for 24months.

    comments – you can reach me at [email protected]

    1. What is bayanBROADBAND?
    bayanBROADBAND is an unlimited broadband subscription perfect for home use with TRUESPEED.

    2. What does TRUESPEED mean?
    bayanBROADBAND guarantees TRUESPEED. This means that you will experience 100% of your subscribed speed all the time provided you have at least four bars of signal.

    3. How can I avail of bayanBROADBAND?
    Simply submit a valid ID, proof of billing together with a filled-out service application form to any BayanCenters or accredited bayanBROADBAND agents within Metro Manila. You may also opt to subscribe through online application.

    4. How much do I pay for the bayanBROADBAND unit?
    You will be charged with a one-time fee of P999 for the bayanBROADBAND unit upon application.

    5. Is the bayanBROADBAND unit compatible with all operating systems?
    Currently, bayanBROADBAND unit is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard (10.5).

    6. How long is the holding period for bayanBROADBAND plans?
    The holding period for bayanBROADBAND is 24 months.

    7. What will be my penalty if I terminate my bayanBROADBAND subscription prior to the end of the 24-month holding period?
    You will be charged with P3,000 on top of your remaining account balance.

  41. Nakakaasar Abe, wala samin nyan di available, not advisable daw, atleast honest si Bayantel agent, pero nireklamo ko ang DSL, kasi sa kabilang bahay Bayantel DSL e, pero parang dial up LOL, papakabit ko sana bagong line. Nasa dalas ba ng paggamit yun? LOL magiging favorite kang daanan ng okay na speed. Gusto ko ng the best DSL mygulay. LOL

  42. Ian says:

    subscriber ako ng bayantel for 3 months now. and so far reliable naman ang service nila dito sa Mandaluyong. laging 500kbps or more ang speed ko. may times lng na bumaba sya pero mga hanggang 300kbps pero di palagi.

    Sun kasi ako dati pina-disconnect ko na lang kasi sobrang bagal, 0-10kbps.

    Ang concern ko lng sa bayantel is nung pumunta ako sa may balintawak, wala ako makuhang signal. e covered naman dapat nila ang q.c.

    Pero aside from that, ok naman ang bayantel.

  43. Francis says:

    I have tried this service for almost a year. Really consistent at either 0.25 or 0.5 MBPS depending on your subsrcibed speed. Have recommended this to my friends and family – really consistent where bayantel has signal based, this is based on our experience. Really unlimited at advertised speeds even when downloading as I test the speed often.

    Just don’t forget to pay on time, when you are disconnected, they charge a 300 Php fee and it takes time to be connected again.

    Hoping smart and globe would have the same service so you can get internet anywhere, coverage kasi ng bayantel limited and only in MM.

  44. theTwo says:

    Meron bang nakasubok na nito recently sa may Mindanao Ave-Novaliches area?

  45. Maganda ang reception ng USB Modems ng Huawei at ZTE pag nasa laptop. Pero pag nasa dektop, mbagal at mahina ang signal.

    http://therichmondtimes.wordpress.com/

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