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).
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
Cost per month
Up to 10 Mbps
Up to 20 Mbps
Up to 30 Mbps
Up to 100 Mbps
PLDT Home Wifi postpaid plans
Ideal for: Budget-savvy families who want a low-cost yet ample monthly internet allowance
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
|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.
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
|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|
|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
|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.
|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
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.
If you don’t care about the price and just want the fastest plan, go for Converge Fiber Xtreme 7000.
- You can get a connection speed of up to 500 Mbps, which is insanely fast.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This is the best plan you can get under ₱1,000 per month.
- It already comes with 36 cable channels for your TV.
- 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.
- 25 Mbps is ample for your average household.
- Compared to other starter postpaid plans, Converge already offers an unbeatable price for this plan.
- 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.
- 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
- The only con we can think of is that you need an HDTV to fully enjoy SKY’s premium HD channels.