Comparing Internet Service Providers And Plans In The Philippines: Which Gives The Most Bang For Your Buck In 2020?

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Are you currently in the market for the best internet provider, but still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Can’t blame you, really. It’s 2020, and yet the internet speed in the Philipppines currently leaves a lot to be desired. According to the latest metrics by Speedtest by Ookla, the country ranks at 96th place with an average mobile internet connection of 12.09 Megabits per second (Mbps) and 83rd in fixed broadband rankings globally at 21.00 Mbps.

Our internet speed comes up short when put side-by-side with the likes of Singapore (174.94 Mbps), Hong Kong (141.05 Mbps), and South Korea (110.10 Mbps).

Home Internet Plans In The Philippines

Currently, there are four internet providers in the country. Unless the government opens the market to new players, the only internet plans available are the ones from PLDT, Globe, Sky, and Converge ICT.

In this post, we take a closer look at the different plans provided by these four providers. If you think you’re due for an upgrade or deserving of better connection, we’ve listed them all for you to decide which one is the best internet service provider this 2020. That also depends in the area you work or live in, of course.

PLDT home internet plans as of June 2020

PLDT Home Fibr unlimited plans

Ideal for: People who have heavy bandwidth usage such as media streaming and gaming

Plan type

Speed

Cost per month

Plan 1299

Up to 10 Mbps

₱1,299

Plan 1699

Up to 20 Mbps

₱1,699

Plan 2899

Up to 30 Mbps

₱2,899

Plan 3499

Up to 100 Mbps

₱3,499

PLDT Home Wifi postpaid plans

Ideal for: Budget-savvy families who want a low-cost yet ample monthly internet allowance

Plan type

Cost

Speed

Data allowance

Plan 1099

₱1,099

Depending on signal strength

100 GB per month

Once you fully consume your monthly bandwidth allowance, you can use the following add-ons to extend your connection:

  • 1 GB: ₱49
  • 4 GB: ₱149
  • 10 GB: ₱249

Globe home internet plans 2020

Globe at Home Go Unli plans

Ideal for: Customers who want seamless internet connection at home without worrying about bandwidth consumption

Plan Cost Speed Additional costs
Globe at Home Go Unli 1699 ₱1,699 10 Mbps No initial cashout
Globe at Home Go Unli 1899 ₱1,899 25 Mbps No initial cashout
Globe at Home Go Unli 2499 ₱2,499 50 Mbps No initial cashout
Globe at Home Go Unli 2899 ₱2,899 100 Mbps No initial cashout

Globe Xtreme Postpaid plans

Ideal for: Budget-conscious households who want the best internet connection they can get for low to medium data consumption

Plan type Cost Data allowance Additional costs
Globe Xtreme Postpaid plan 999 ₱999 140 GB per month ₱2,000 security deposit and ₱300 delivery fee
Globe Xtreme Postpaid plan 1499 ₱1,499 200 GB per month ₱2,000 security deposit and ₱300 delivery fee

SKY Cable internet plans

Sky Fiber Unli Broadband plans

Plan type Cost Internet speed Additional costs
SKY Fiber 5 Mbps plan ₱999 5 Mbps ₱999 installation fee
SKY Fiber 25 Mbps plan ₱1,499 25 Mbps ₱999 installation fee
SKY Fiber 50 Mbps plan ₱1,999 50 Mbps ₱999 installation fee
SKY Fiber 75 Mbps plan ₱2,499 75 Mbps ₱999 installation fee
SKY Fiber 100 Mbps plan ₱2,899 100 Mbps ₱999 installation fee
SKY Fiber 150 Mbps plan ₱3,499 150 Mbps ₱999 installation fee

SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + All-in Box postpaid plans

Ideal for: Families who still enjoy quality TV time and want to make the most out of their internet plans

Plan type Cost Internet speed Additional costs
SKY Fiber 25 + All-in Box ₱1,499 25 Mbps ₱1,499 installation fee
SKY Fiber 50 + All-in Box ₱1,999 50 Mbps ₱1,499 installation fee
SKY Fiber 75 + All-in Box ₱2,499 75 Mbps ₱1,499 installation fee
SKY Fiber 100 + All-in Box ₱2,899 100 Mbps ₱1,499 installation fee
SKY Fiber 150 + All-in Box ₱3,499 150 Mbps ₱1,499 installation fee

Getting the Sky Fiber with All-in Box will give you access to all of SKY Cable’s basic cable packages, iWant, and ABS-CBN TV Plus.

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SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + Home Wifi postpaid plans

Ideal for: Families living in large houses that experience difficulty setting up a wireless network that can accommodate you wherever. Possibly the best internet plan for mobility

Plan Cost Speed
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + Home Wifi 30 Mbps plan ₱1,799 30 Mbps
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + Home Wifi 60 Mbps plan ₱2,799 60 Mbps
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + Home Wifi 30 Mbps plan ₱3,799 120 Mbps

Note: All plans come with a free wireless router as well as a mesh network set up by SKY’s in-house technicians for maximum wireless internet coverage in your home

SKY Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV postpaid plans

Ideal for: High-speed internet bundled with HD cable TV plans for maximum bang for your buck

Plan type Cost Plan inclusions Additional costs
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans 5 Mbps ₱999 5 Mbps + 4 HD and 32 SD channels ₱1,999 installation fee
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans 15 Mbps ₱1,599 15 Mbps + 12 HD and 41 SD channels ₱1,999 installation fee
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans 30 Mbps ₱1,999 30 Mbps + 12 HD and 41 SD channels ₱1,999 installation fee
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans 60 Mbps ₱2,999 60 Mbps + 17 HD and 54 SD channels ₱1,999 installation fee
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans 120 Mbps ₱3,999 120 Mbps + 17 HD and 54 SD channels ₱1,999 installation fee
SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans  200 Mbps ₱5,499 200 Mbps + 24 HD and 106 SD channels Free installation

Converge internet plans as of June 2020

Converge Fiber X plans

Ideal for: Heavy broadband users who want a cheap fiber-optic internet connection at home

Plan Cost Speed
Fiber X 1500 ₱1,500 25 Mbps
Fiber X 2500 ₱2,500 75 Mbps
Fiber X 3500 ₱3,500 150 Mbps

Note: All plans come with an installation fee of ₱2,500 and a lock-in period of 24 months

Converge Fiber Xtreme plans

Ideal for: Online junkies who want the fastest internet connection a residential consumer can get. Arguably the best internet service provider if you have the monthly budget to spare.

Plan Cost Speed
Fiber Xtreme 4500 ₱4,500 300 Mbps
Fiber Xtreme 7000 ₱7,000 500 Mbps

Note: Converge already waived the installation fee for all Fiber Xtreme plans but they require the customer to enter a lock-in period of 24 months

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The verdict: Which one is the best internet service provider this 2020?

With the most popular plans listed, it’s time to pick the winner based on your needs. *But that also depends on your location, so best to ask around your neighborhood about their experience.)

If you’re in the market to change your current internet connection for residential or commercial purposes, we have some suggestions for you.

Fastest internet

If you don’t care about the price and just want the fastest plan, go for Converge Fiber Xtreme 7000.

Pros:

  • You can get a connection speed of up to 500 Mbps, which is insanely fast.

Cons:

  • It will cost you ₱7,000 every month, which can be too expensive for your avergae household.
  • It’s a 24-month contract so you just can’t switch providers if you feel like you’re paying too much.

Most value for money

If you want the fastest plan on a budget, get the PLDT Home Fibr plan 1699.

Pros:

  • For a connection plan below ₱2,000, you can get speeds of up to 20 Mbps
  • You can pay for the modem and installation fee in an installment basis.

Cons:

  • The connection is only reliable when there are only a few people conencted to your network.

Most affordable internet plan

If you’re on a budget and want decent speed just to get the work done, go for SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV plan 5 Mbps.

Pros:

  • This is the best plan you can get under ₱1,000 per month.
  • It already comes with 36 cable channels for your TV.

Cons:

  • 5 Mbps for a family plan might be too slow, especially for media-heavy families that rely too much on streaming music and video on-demand.

Best budget bundle

If you want the best budget bundle plan, go for Converge Fiber X plan 1500.

Pros:

  • 25 Mbps is ample for your average household.
  • Compared to other starter postpaid plans, Converge already offers an unbeatable price for this plan.

Cons:

  • It comes with a hefty ₱2,500 installation fee.
  • Availability of a fiber-optic internet in your neighborhood can be difficult since Converge’s coverage isn’t as massive as the big two players.

If you want the best bundle plan without skimping, go for SKY Fiber Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans  200 Mbps.

Pros:

  • A high-speed internet connection and 130 cable channels (with 24 HD channels)? What’s not to love?
  • SKY waived the initial cashout for this top-tier plan

Cons:

  • The only con we can think of is that you need an HDTV to fully enjoy SKY’s premium HD channels.

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