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.