Update: Here’s how you can check for your Internet speed.
A couple of days back, my PLDT DSL modem suddenly won’t get the DSL light steady, which simply means that my connection is down. I called 171 and got a support ticket for the issue.
The next day, I checked the DSL modem light back up and sure enough, the connection is back. I thought it was probably a maintenance thing in my area. Just like any geek would do after a restored Internet connection, I immediately did a speed test and lo and behold, my download speed was up from 5Mbps to around 6Mbps. Upload speed was from 0.7Mbps to 0.9Mbps!
My neighbor had her 1.5Mbps increased to 2.5Mbps as well!
Anyone experiencing this sudden speed bump? I heard that PLDT will be having a 60 day speed boost for new subscribers, but i’m not a new sub. I just hope this is a permanent speed upgrade.
I’m at Plan 3000, but i’m getting 6Mbps, far from 10Mbps speed boost advertised below. So you can make your own conclusion, but I guess I just have to enjoy the speed boost as long it last!
Updated: July 7, 2013
2 days ago, I got an email from PLDT(see new speed plans below) which confirms the speed upgrade. I should be getting 8Mbps now but it seems im capped to 6Mbps at the moment. I won’t call them yet and wait a few weeks until its formally announced.
Way to go PLDT! Continue to innovate and bring the power of Internet to the masses.
Updated: September 3, 2013
I’m now getting 9.1 to 9.9Mbps from Speedtest.net. After a few quirks from the old modem i’ve been using for ages, they replaced it with a new one and I have stable connections that would hold for several weeks. If you have disconnection issues and have the old Zyxel modem, ask the technician for a modem replacement.