PLDT vs Globe vs Converge ICT: Fiber internet plans available

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SO you finally realized that you can get fast home internet connection in the Philippines, thanks to fiber, which can transfer a huge amount of data seamlessly and deliver speeds over longer distances without being susceptible to electromagnetic interference.

(Update, June 26, 2017: Our story about our experience with Globe Telecom, PLDT, and Converge ICT is finally up! Read this article: Globe vs PLDT vs Converge ICT: Our experience so far.)

SEE ALSO: Being a first adopter doesn’t always suck: Our case with Smart and Globe

What are your choices out there? Is your area fiber-ready? You may want to check if up-to-1Gbps internet connection is available in your place. And are the plans within your budget?

Here, we present a listing of the offers of PLDT, Globe Telecom, and Converge ICT, so you can see which one suits your needs. We’ll save the comparison of each provider’s actual connection performance and service for next time. (We’re currently subscribed to two. And oh, believe us, there’s a huge difference. The third didn’t reply to us after months of following up with it.)

The cheapest package that PLDT offers is Fibr Plan 1699, which the telco introduced two months after unveiling Plan 1899. The most expensive is a gigabyte plan, but you need to contact PLDT to know more about the monthly fee and other details.

  • Plan 1699 (around $34) — Speeds of up to 5Mbps; unlimited; modem and installation fee: P3,600 ($73) or P119 ($2.40) per month for 36 months; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Plan 1699 — Speeds of up to 15Mbps; 150GB per month volume allowance; modem and installation fee: P3,600 or P119 per month for 36 months; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Plan 1899 ($38) — Speeds of up to 20Mbps; unlimited; modem and installation fee: P3,600 or P119 per month for 36 months; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Plan 1899 — Speeds of up to 50Mbps; 300GB per month volume allowance; modem and installation fee: P3,600 or P119 per month for 36 months; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Plan 2899 ($58) — Speeds of up to 50Mbps; unlimited; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Plan 3499 ($70) — Speeds of up to 50Mbps; unlimited; comes with Cignal Budget Plan; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix
  • Fibr Giga Plan (for the monthly fee, swing by this page) — Speeds of up to 1Gbps; 12 months unlimited access to iFlix

The plans go from 1899 all the way to 9499. Take note: You’ll get more freebies from Globe, including an NBA League Pass and access to streaming services Netflix and HOOQ.

  • Plan 1899 — Speeds of up to 50Mbps; 300GB per month data allocation; installation fee: P1,000 ($20) payable in 3 months; free Wi-Fi router; 6 months access to Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA; free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and TM
  • Plan 2499 ($50) — Speeds of up to 100Mbps; 1TB per month data allocation; installation fee: P1,000 ($20) payable in 3 months; free Wi-Fi router; 6 months access to Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA; free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and TM
  • Plan 4499 ($91) — Speeds of up to 200Mbps; 1.5TB per month data allocation; installation fee: P1,000 ($20) payable in 3 months; free Wi-Fi router; 6 months access to Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA; free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and TM
  • Plan 6999 ($141) — Speeds of up to 500Mbps; 3TB per month data allocation; installation fee: P1,000 ($20) payable in 3 months; free Wi-Fi router; 6 months access to Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA; free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and TM
  • Plan 9499 ($191) — Speeds of up to 1Gbps; 6TB per month data allocation; installation fee: P1,000 ($20) payable in 3 months; free Wi-Fi router; 6 months access to Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA; free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and TM

Converge’s plans have been updated a few days ago, with the introduction of its two most expensive offers and its cheapest package getting a 5Mbps speed bump. Don’t expect any freebies from the company, though.

  • Plan 1500 ($30) — Speeds of up to 25Mbps; unlimited; installation fee: P2,500 ($50)
  • Plan 2500 — Speeds of up to 50Mbps; unlimited; installation fee: P2,500
  • Plan 3500 ($71) — Speeds of up to 100Mbps; unlimited; installation fee: P2,500
  • Plan 4500 ($91) — Speeds of up to 300Mbps; unlimited; installation fee: P2,500
  • Plan 7000 ($141) — Speeds of up to 500Mbps; unlimited; installation fee: P2,500

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  • tri max

    Pnka ok ang converge wlng problema at precise yung speed na bnbyrn mo,na trt kona ang pldt sobra everytime may problem sa connection at mnsn sbrng bagal kpg tnwgn mo yung nmbr nla pra i complain yung problem dnmn mgwn ng praan kc nga puro irereport lng nila pro wlng nngyyri converge ang pnk the best

  • Empty Maldita

    i just want to ask if there’s a landline inclusion ?? coz pldt and globe is with free landline

    • No landline for Converge packages as far as we know.

  • Converge Review

    read here and think again https://www.facebook.com/convergereview/

  • Faye Ferrer

    Thanks for the comparison. I would be interested to see your actual usage review, it is really hard to dive into any of the three since they have at least three years lock-in contract.

  • Artanis

    Good luck Smart and Globe, Converge ICT is much appreciated.

    • achaykiller

      now if only converge answers the damn calls lol

      • Alora Uy Guerrero

        You’re actually right! Check out our story, “Globe vs PLDT vs Converge ICT: Our experience so far,” at http://www.revu.com.ph/2017/06/globe-pldt-converge-ict-internet/

        • Michael

          3 days with converge ict in las pinas all i cam say modem is crap. Less down time is not true. Service technical support you will have to wait an hlur to get an answer avoid this ill go to icts office to get a full refund

      • Di ata kayang i-accommodate yung influx ng interested customers nila.

    • Alora Uy Guerrero

      What achaykiller said is true. Check out our update: http://www.revu.com.ph/2017/06/globe-pldt-converge-ict-internet/