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PLDT now offers 10Mbps DSL plan for Php4,000




In a TV commercial aired last Saturday, PLDT introduced a new DSL plan which offers up to 10Mbps for just Php4,000. That makes it the top broadband offering under the myDSL service line-up (PLDT MyDSL Plan 4000).

Prior to this, they have a Plan Xcel 3000 at 5Mbps. The Plan Xtreme 4000 doubles that speed up to 10Mbps. The plan is not yet up on their website but a release sent to us this evening shows the new one.

Take note though that this is for residential line and it’s not really a guaranteed speed. My 2Mbps Plan 1995 only gives me somewhere around 1Mbps so I’m thinking a Plan 10Mbps should deliver 5Mbps on a regular peak hours.

Anybody willing to shell out Php4,000 a month for 10Mbps?



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83 Responses

  1. Lorenz says:

    Double the speed for just an additional P1,000?! Sounds too good to be true…

  2. maybe its just another marketing strategy to get more signups. Why don’t you go for skybroadband 12mpbs?

  3. Jake says:

    @Lorenz
    ayan na nga oh. may proof na!

  4. Steve Jobs says:

    Ayaw ko… up to 10Mbps.. okay na ako sa 7Mbps ko sa Globe

  5. Andre says:

    wait another year and it will be doubled

    PLDT upgrade me already!

  6. Steve Jobs says:

    May tatlong *** sa Xtreme. Baka 10Mbps lang in 30mins per day. The rest 1Mbps na.

  7. Robert says:

    At least it’s “unlimited”. Anyway, bakit madaming asterisks? LOL Dami namang conditions, if ever.

  8. PLDCsucks says:

    Pfffft. Pldt should stop rolling out new plans and concentrate on making their lines more stable and reliable. A lot of people complain about frequent disconnections and erratic speeds. They should focus on that first.
    Look at PLDT’s fanpage on facebook, it’s filled with complaints. Why? Because of bad service. PLDT has no forum on their dsl site, so some dude made an unofficial PLDT page and people started going there to complain. How about PLDT’s official fanpage? You can’t post on the wall. You can only guess why.

    What’s the use of your uber 10mbps if you can’t use it when it’s raining. You call PLDT and they tell you they don’t know what’s wrong and they’ll be sending a tech out. Tech comes when it’s not raining so they say there’s no problem. It rains again and you have no internet again and the cycle continues.

    Seriously PLDT. What’s up with you?

  9. zeratul88 says:

    80% reliability? I doubt it.

  10. eason says:

    I was a PLDT DSL subscriber before but we changed to globe DSL for the good.

    For one thing that 4k plan will have to need a POSTPAID LANDLINE, so that is another 790 pesos on top of it.

    WIth globe its just 2k a months for 3mbps but its still fast for surfing even my brothers are in torrent, online gaming and my mom on skype.

  11. Renel says:

    Hindi po ito available sa lahat ng area. Dito sa Cebu wala pa :(

  12. Yun ang mahirap e. You cannot opt to have the DSL alone. Kelangan may landline pa rin and that landline’s bill is on top of your DSL subscription bill.

    I’ll just wait for Globe to upgrade their plans as well.

    • Renel says:

      Mas mura ang DSL ng Globe at hindi na kailangan ng landline

      Sa PLDT kahit hindi mo kailangan ng landline wala kang magagawa, kaya additional 700+ sa bill

      Currently 6mbps ang connection namin sa Globe…hintay ko nalang cguro na mag upgrade ang globe

  13. John Alvero says:

    10Mbps over copper wire? It’s doable if PLDT has high quality copper wiring. Higher speeds need higher quality wiring. Otherwise if you bump-up the speed, frequent disconnections follow. That is why existing PLDT customers who are subscribed to say 3mbps, overtime, copper wiring will degrade and you keep having frequent disconnections. Here comes a PLDT guy trying to fix your connection and the fix? Let you your modem manually negotiate at lower speed. So i doubt PLDT will be able to deliver that speed.

  14. chinitoguy says:

    I’m not interested…. Im already switching to Sky. We are going to try subscribing to Sky’s Bundle offers – Sky Voice, Sky Broadband and Sky Cable.

  15. I have the 3mb Excel in an old building in Pasay. In reality it gives me around 1MBps but it’s better than getting 500kbps on the lower plans.

  16. jayb says:

    globelines broadband is better. Pag sinabi mong 3mbps, talagang 3mbps ang connection mo even during peak hours. .

  17. bogart says:

    Skybroadband is fast, but only for casual internet users. It does not support online gaming. In addition, torrent download is radically slowed down.

  18. vance says:

    @abe wow 1 mbps lang ave ng connection niyo po? maybe its time to change ISP.

    The problem with our internet connection here in manila is that is not consistent on all areas. There are some areas that a certain ISP works great and there some areas that they don’t.

    I’m fortunate to be located where bayantel works great except for daily disconnections, I do get what I paid for.

    I won’t shed out 4K for a PLDT dsl! The worse part about this ISP is their after sales service! It takes them 2 weeks or so to just respond to your problem and fix their lines.

  19. vince says:

    I have PLDT plan 999 NGN in pampanga. Fortunately, I can get 1-1.3 mbps. Swerte lang sa location

  20. darkpalosx says:

    ayan na start ng scheme ng pldt smart sucell ni mvp para masolo ang market.kaya globe pa rin ako para may competition!

  21. darkpalosx says:

    ayan na start ng scheme ng pldt smart suncell ni mvp para masolo ang market.kaya globe pa rin ako para may competition!

  22. John says:

    yup, swertihan lang din sa location yan, plan 999 kami, but we can get up to 1.8mbps

  23. keyboard says:

    I subscribe to the 999 plan but for the past several months swerte ako to hit 5MBPs (20 days a month). What I don’t like about PLDT is their broadband capping, 40GB (1++GB per day) in a month balik na sa dialup ang speed ng Internet nila. Nakakainis kailangan mo pang tumawag sa call center nila para mareset sa dati kahit nagturn over na kalendaryo sa bagong month.

  24. Florence says:

    Dito din sa cavite hindi pa lahat ng area abot ng pldt. Like itong area namen sa dasmariñas, cavite. Yung area na lang ata namen ang hindi abot. kainis lang. I’m happy with globe though. Haha

  25. shakey says:

    Sana dumating yung araw na wala ng “up to” sa offers nila.

  26. Marco says:

    Is that really fast?

  27. mattscradle says:

    Ang susuwerte nyo naman sa globe. Dito sa area namin mabagal ang net ng globe.

  28. Well, let’s give them chance to show their offer. It’s not wise to judge without letting them perform it.

  29. Technokyle says:

    Sana mag upgrade din ang Bayan DSL ^^ for a low price!

  30. erik says:

    when will this service be available?

  31. Kenth says:

    Again, as advertised, it is just the maximum speed (up to) achievable assuming all conditions are perfect. :) For the lucky few, they will reach this speed, but I doubt it for the majority.

    Where is the fine print? Most probably it will state ““Minimum GPRS speed of 12-48kbps, where broadband service is available””. Or something similar that is applicable to their DSL links, maybe 384kbps minimum?

  32. jayman says:

    honestly our internet service here is overpriced and slow…i dont know why our local telcos cant offer those packages from our neighbors…i lived in thailand for some months and we had a 12mbps connection for only 750 baht (roughly 900pesos)…and considering that pldt is held almost major by ntt then why cant they offer the same pricing scheme in japan (my sister has a 15mbps connection for 1500 yen monthly)…considering that we have one of the best broadband and telco facilities in the world…pera pera talaga maryosep

  33. daniel says:

    wow! kami plan 3000 lng sa PLDT. 5.3 mbps sya tuwing gabi.. pagka umaga 4.2mbps like ngaung tinatype ko to. sobrang bilis na nga ng 4mbps eh haha di uso loading sa youtube. pero dagdag ka 1k for 10mbps? sulit ha! contented talaga ako sa PLDT d2 sa amin.

  34. Kyle says:

    We’ve been Plan 1995 on PLDT for nearly a decade now. They’ve delivered near (around 70-90%) their speed for most of the time and it’s been years since we’ve called anyone from PLDT for assistance. Then again, it could have something to do with the nearby PLDT office which is relatively large.

  35. Rey says:

    Ang gamit ko ay 1mps BayanDSL satisfied talaga ako sa speed kasi I swear ang minimum speed na na-e-experience ko ay 800kbps. Tapos my burst speed na 1.2mbps. 2 weeks ko na siyang gamit. Ang location ko pala ay sa Sto. Domingo. Share lang. :D

  36. Miklos says:

    I have a 3Mbit Globe DSL that gives me 8-8.5Mbit downstream everyday since it was installed over 6 months ago – and my downstream caps out around 700Kbit.

    Pretty good for a 3000/500 at 1995 peso.

  37. Jenny Reyes says:

    3mbps pldt dsl speed since 2007!

  38. Glenn Vincent says:

    Any feedback about skybroadband? Meron kasing 15 days free trial. Maganda kaya?

    • Jing says:

      skybroadband is not that good in terms of speed as compared to globe. I’m trying out their 1mbps plan 999 free trial right now and i also just had globe 1mbps bundled with landline which has a fairly fast connection downside is globe has intermittent connection in our area (manggahan, pasig–ondoy stricken). i hope pldt is available here..

  39. 2lits says:

    Sana lahat ng Bayan Tel Gloobe PLDT mag baba na sila ng price………..

  40. jhepoyski says:

    dapat i upgrade na din nila ang plan 1mbps. hehehe

  41. Max says:

    It’s not available sa lahat ng area. Like dito sa binondo area wala pa daw so I think nde lahat ng manila area meron inuna nila yun mga rich cities na magaapply agad.

  42. Sana sa mga subscription na ganyan may mga free 30-day trial period, bago ka pumirma ng contract. Para naman ma-experience muna ng mga subscribers kung gaaano talaga kabilis ang up to 10Mbps na yan.

  43. russlee says:

    anyone experiencing the same problem when downloading using utorrent internet goes down every 5 mins or so? when router restart internet is back but if utorrent still on internet goes down again after 5 mins… im on 5mbps pldt

  44. BoRiS says:

    Yes!!!!!!! Maka upgrade na nga ulit! Sulit yan pag malapit ka sa pldt main server sa area niyo.. Samin consistent 5mbps buong araw.. Bihirang bumabagsak under 4mbps.. So kung maka upgrade kmi nang 10mbps, cguradong consistent dn yan! :)

  45. w3icehands says:

    4K for a 10mbps is too much … assuming you don’t get 10mbps which is always true btw…you only get half of what you pay for…tsk tsk

  46. christina says:

    hi guys,

    anyone interested to apply. im a registered pldt agent and we cater to all parts of the philippines. Please text me at 09219677165 for more information. We just need a xerox of your valid id for your application. Thanks-Tina

  47. rr says:

    sos weak pa rin yang 10mbps na yan ang mahal pa! dito sa iceland 50mbps tapos ang monthly usage allowance 140 GB tapos free 10GB pa kung na ubos mo na.. ang price? around 3000 piso!

  48. hehhe says:

    atleast, kami masayang kasama ang pamilya namin dito sa pinas..

    ikaw? masaya kb sa ibang bansa? ipinagpalit mo nb ang bilis ng net sa pamilya mo d2?

    • rr says:

      oi andito na pamilya namin matagal na wala kasing kwenta jan sa pinas maliit ung sahod.. uuwi nman kami paminsan minsan jan hehehe.

  49. Talim says:

    The torrent issue is not the ISP’s fault, your modem or router has become overloaded due to you opening too many connections at once. Configure your utorrent settings so it doesn’t connect to so many peers at the same time and this won’t be as big of a problem.

  50. Ray says:

    I Did… So far it’s been stable and I am maxing out my connection. :) http://raymundtiu.com/?p=493

  51. jhin says:

    it is fake manloloko ang dsl lalo na sa mga walang alam sa networking or sa computer!!! nag pa upgrade kami ng plan 4000 = 10mbps , after 1 month, check ko yung control panel ng modem nila 7mbps lang nakalagay….anu to lokohan??? hahayzzz…..mga scammer..!!!

  52. theSandies says:

    i got the plan 1995 (3mbps) before they said that it’s only 2mbps… you have to insist what’s on their ad so you get the exact speed. now i’m getting well off 3mbps….

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1707942573.png

  53. snake says:

    badtrip! ang mahal naman nyan tsaka hindi naman laging 10mbps yung speed nyan e! naka 3mbps ako minsan 1mbps lang ung nkukuha ko. ano un kalokohan? nagbabayad kami ng tapat tpos ganun yung gnagawa nila.. P*t*ng inang yan! samantalang sa japan yung speed nila 64 mbps!! Monopolya kasi nng PLDT ang Ph e!

  54. TriadWarfare says:

    Just an FYI, when you say mbps, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s equal to MB/s. mbps means megabits per second and MB/s means megabytes per second. 8 bits = 1 byte. If you do the math 10mbps = 1.25 MB/s.

    I hope this makes everything clear. I hope PLDT would rate their products using real world metrics such as the Byte and not the bit. A lot of ISPs did upsell the bit more than the byte since they can convince to sell their services better to unknowing customers who don’t know the difference between the bit and the byte. I hope there would be a law that would abolish this misinformation.

    • Neil says:

      I agree.I did a speedtest and it is .621MB/s that is for subscribing the 5Mbps.

      Tip: When you go to speedtest, do not immediately start on the speed test. Create a free account. In the settings, change the megabit to megabytes.

      Then do the spreedtest. Then repeat it using megabit.

      I notice speedtest default is on megabit. So you need to change it to megabyte after sign up.

      I am hoping PLDT will make this clear to the public. That they are selling megabit, not MEGAbtyes.

      Just placing Mbps is misleading as people might think it is MBps.

      Hope this helps.

  55. Kevin says:

    Can anyone please confirm if 10Mbps is really 10Mbps when subscribing to this plan? 9-10Mbps would be acceptable for me.

  56. K. M. says:

    Well.. let me put it in easy words. PLDT simply sucks. I have the XCEL 3000 Plan with “up to” 5 mbps.
    In the contract it is stated that this plan will provide anything between 60% (3 mbps) and 5 mbps.

    FACT is that my Smart stick is faster. I usually get anything around 0,35 – 2,25 mbps. If I make a speedtest every minute, I get 10 totally different results within 10 minutes.
    This is misrepresentation of contract. If you pay for a San Mig litro, they give you a small Pilsen instead but they charge the litro that is betrayal and a stafa case friends. Maybe PLDT customers should unite and file such a case. We all pay for a service that they don´t provide.
    I have been abroad and in Germany for example you get 25 mbps flatrate for less than 1.200 php and it works 24/7 under all weather conditions.
    Shame on PLDT for such a service but way overpriced.

    • Sherman says:

      PARA SA LAHAT PO NG HINDI NAKAKA ALAM. ang MBPS ng net at ang MBPS ng download ay hindi po pareho.. ang MBPS ng net ay MEGABITS PER SECODND at ang sa download po ay MEGABYTES PER SECOND… SMART STICK and GLOBE STICK really is fast.. but is it fast in the web searching?? totally NOT.. merun po akong SMART STICK at GLOBE STICK at totoo po na kahit 1MBPS lang ang nakalagay sa contract ng NET STICKS. umaabot ito ng 2MBPS thru download dahil sa isang dahilan.. dahil sa malakas na signal pero sobrang bagal mag net.. ang DSL ay nagkakaron ng line traffic connection, at nangyayari to kung maraming DSL connection sa area niyo.. kaya for those telling na PLDT SUCKS, well do some research, baka yang burat niyo ang isuck niyo pag nalaman niyo ang kasagutan sa sinasabi niyo

  57. Kevin says:

    @Sherman

    For you to be able to differentiate megabytes vs. megabits per second, bytes is denoted by a capital B and bits is small b. MBps=Megabytes per second and Mbps=Megabits per second. Don’t second “MBPS ng net” and “Mbps ng download”, lol. I lol’d when I read your explanation.

    • Sherman says:

      nag eexplain lang po.. kasi ung mga nabasa kong comments. ang alam nga nila na MBps na sabi mo eh mega bytes hindi mega bits. pasensiya po kuya.. tumutulong lang naman ako.

    • Kevin says:

      Yes, and I’m just explaining things to you also because you explained it the wrong way.

      And I think you’re confused too. This is what you said “ang alam nga nila na MBps na sabi mo eh mega bytes hindi mega bits.”

      Please read my comment again, MBps is INDEED MEGABYTES PER SECOND. If you want to go more techinical, 1 byte=8 bits but usually for Internet speeds you divide the rated Mbps by 10 (not by 8 for practicality’s sake) to get MBps.

  58. Bernard says:

    Sana nga mabilis na. Palaging taas baba ang speed e depende sa oras. kainis.

  59. Dru says:

    Is it true that these prices (999 for 1mbps and 1995 for 3mbps) are actually just the internet price, and that PLDT forces you to buy a “package”…for example, my friend says that he has PLDT at 786 (lower than the 1mbps) and his cost per month is 1,300…he said it’s higher because they force you to buy the package with the phone line. So for example, the price of 999 above for 1mbps actually will cost much more than that because they make you buy a “base package’ which includes a phone line and some other nonsense. Is there any validity to this or did he just get screwed over?

  60. vhet says:

    para sakin ang PLDT manloloko ng consumers alam nyo kasi base on my experience 2 pldt dsl connection ko isang 1.5 at 3mbps pero pareho lagi na didisconnect tumawag na ako ng service pinalitan ng modem tapos ok habang andun sila pero pag alis ng technical nila wala na balik sa problema. palagay nyo ano experience nyo!

  61. Fleeb says:

    And to think we used to pay 2k for a 56Mbps dial up connection that 4k for a 10Mbps one is “expensive”.

  62. Boy Dapa says:

    I have PLDT and Globe DSL (both at up to 3 mbps). Parehong maayos sa area ko (Batangas City). And nag-a-average ako ng 2.5 mbps kahit peak hours.

    Kung hindi ko lang kailangan talaga ng back-up/redundancy, mate-tempt akong kumuha nyang 10 mbps connection.

  63. lerx says:

    yup …, mabilis naman talaga ang pldt… justdo some twist… pero ang prob ngayun… ang bagal ng process magpakabit.. ^_^

  64. hellscyth_e says:

    I wish google comes to philippines and offers it fibre up to 1Gbps for only $70. I’ll surely get it whatever happens -_-

  65. kevin says:

    @hellscyth_e

    Sorry but you’re dreaming. That will stay a “wish” forever :)

  66. Andrei says:

    e ano na? fix to? hahaha

  67. Marlboro says:

    ASA PA KAYO SA PINAS? MAG NAKAW NA LNG KAYU NG WIMAX CONNECTIONS NANG BOTH NETWORKS..
    NA IGANTI NYO NA YUNG MGA KAPWA PINOY NYO!
    MONOPOLY NA KASI NANGYAYARI SA PINAS KAYA HAWAK NA NILA LAHAT NG PRESYO DITO! LOL!

  68. PLDTUSER says:

    magalit kayo pag may problema sa connection nyo, wag nyong tigilan hanggat di naayos.. ganyan ako before! pero ngayon dalawang shop ko 10mbps na ang gamit, yung isa pumapalo ng 9.45/ yung isa naman 11.85, sikreto MAGALIT kayo ng MAGALIT hanggat di nyo nkukuha yung serbisyong binayaran nyo!

  69. 123123 says:

    Pero kahit na years behind pa rin ang Pilipinas sa in terms of speed and price ng internet. hay.

  70. f0xG3 says:

    Good thing you guys have PLDT and their seemingly attractive DSL Plans. If PLDT comes on our area, I will immediately take the Fibr Plans.

    Here in Binan, we’re stuck at a local telco (as you all know, there is no PLDT or Globe Wired on the area due to Monopoly) that offers P2750 for 2MBps… (yay high price T_T)

    The only consolation I got despite the high price is that the connection is literally 256KB/sec or 2Mbps all the time. But I’ve been using it for a Month now… I’m still quite scared though.

  71. madworld says:

    but data capping still exist right? thats why they put recommended use, if you exceed then your connection will slow down.
    not for gamers…

  72. CS-LUL says:

    i was a subscriber way back when it was 384Kbps. i remember those pricing, and i guess i’ll stick with their lower tiered plans and not go with the higher end/tiered plans.

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