Has your PLDT myDSL slowed to a crawl?

For the last couple of weeks, my PLDT DSL connection at home has crawled to a turtle’s pace. I don’t often get this type of problems in the last 4.5 years but this time, it took longer than one would expect.

I know how the infrastructure/network works and I’m usually very patient with these types of issues that’s why it took me several weeks to realize this could be permanent and I’m doomed to settle for dial-up speeds. Just look at my SpeedTest results below:

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

pldt mydsl

Anybody else experiencing the same problems lately? At first, I thought it could be several possible reasons:

  • Too many people connecting to my open wifi? I’ve always had my WiFi open to neighbors so they can use the net once in a while. I tried securing the network so only one PC has access but the slow connection remains.
  • Wiring problems. Sometimes, a faulty wiring or a defective data-voice splitter can cause problems like these but I couldn’t find any.
  • I got downgraded, unknowingly. Maybe the people at the NOC downgraded my 2Mbps Plan 1995 to 384Kbps.
  • Maybe there’s some problem in my area. I called up customer support and they tell me everything’s okay from their end.
  • My node got congested. That’s probable but that usually happens only to cable internet subscribers.
  • PLDT is punishing me for not paying on time. Forgot to pay for 2 months and I got a letter from their legal /collection agent proposing that a legal action might help me remember to pay on time. I already paid in advance so that shouldn’t be a problem.

Then, I ran out of excuses for PLDT. So now, after exhaustively taking into consideration numerous factors, I’ve come to a decision to just jump ship and sign up for a new ISP. I guess it’s time for Globe DSL or take that 6Mbps offer from Sky Broadband.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

148 Responses

  1. Avatar for Reiner Reiner says:

    if u actually touch ur pldt its very so i suggest turning it off if not used thats the cause it has a hard time rendering if its overheating

  2. Avatar for Reiner Reiner says:

    my average ping is 30+ my mbps is is usually3.40+ but my upload mbps is 0.20+ and sometimes it just cuts off

  3. Avatar for Allan Allan says:

    I have the same experience with my internet, Low dsl connection which I a.m subscribe as 10mbs but my actual Speedtest is Only 2mbps.
    I Dont what is happening to PLDT there days. They are pushing the subscribers to upgrade to fiber, which is more higher monthly due.

    I dont like the Service anymore of PLDT.
    I just feel sad and very disappointed.

    Planninh to switch to other ISP

  4. Avatar for Greg Santos Greg Santos says:

    Satisfied PLDT user here. Check nyo rin po baka sobrang dami naka connect sa wifi kaya super bagal.

  5. Avatar for NGSAISHU NGSAISHU says:

    Always be Filipino PLDTMYDSL ATMs and several unscrupulous telecommunications operators?Monthly fee asking price is 20,000 PHP (Contract for HK $ 3500.00) 100-Mbps fiber-optic broadband, eat or drink in the month of the Philippines, a senior staff salary can only spend a broadband, the fact that only in the Philippines, officials and businessmen colluded to entrapthe country can tolerate people occurred in the high-paying high-cost business environment in Hong Kong 100 Mbps fiber-optic broadband just is not enough to be HK $ 78.00 (contract for the Philippine peso, 440.00), compare the Philippines, which is why I hate the Philippines, sothe speed of the need for such a great price. In other countries, they give you the real speed fast internet speed, but an affordable price.

  6. Avatar for dill dill says:

    Funny because my Speedtest revealed that I have slower connection than yours.

    My download speed is only 0.24mbps and I AM ON PLAN 999 PLDT DSL.

    Like you, it was superb for the first few months…then now, it has boiled down to this. My smartbro connect is even faster!

    Anyone knows a solution??

  7. Avatar for aldrin maramot aldrin maramot says:

    so! its true n may 6mbps ang globe? san meron n? d2 b sa antipolo meron n ky? para mk pag apply n?

  8. Avatar for peyzaj peyzaj says:

    Sa akin 1. 5 mbps pero mabagal pa rin… haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy… problema talaga…. innacurae ang nakukuha kong speed..

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