3 years ago(circa 2013), I experienced a free speed upgrade for my existing PLDT DSL subscription. I wrote about it on this blog post. It seems PLDT decided to upgrade their existing plans this year and I confirmed it on my existing Plan 3000 subscription. From 8Mbps its now 13Mbps on speedtest.net
So, I checked my friends, co-worker’s and neighbor’s connection and verified the following speed upgrades for other plans as well.
- Bundled with Phone
- Plan 990: From 1Mbps to 2Mbps
- Plan 1300(Copper & Fibr): From 2Mbps to 3Mbps
- DSL Only
- Plan 1000: From 3Mbps to 5Mbps (confirmed)
- Plan 2000: From 5Mbps to 8Mbps (confirmed)
- Plan 3000: From 8Mbps to 13Mbps (confirmed)
- Plan 1000: From 3Mbps to 10Mbps
- Plan 2000: From 5Mbps to 20Mbps
- Plan 2900: From 20Mbps to 50Mbps (if you subscribe before Mar 2016, you get 100Mbps for 6 months)
The speed to price ratio is still higher compared to most of our neighboring countries. But im a glass half full kind of guy, so this a positive change moving forward.
Note that last year, I got around 9-10Mbps on the first few months of the upgrade, then settled to 8Mbps and stayed there. Thus the speed increases above may/may not change.
Did you get your speed upgrade already? Please post in the comments if you do!