The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Website was hacked as a means to send a message to internet service providers for the quality, or lack thereof, of their products and services.
The best “unlimited” data plans in the market for your phone and their limits:
- Non-stop Surf 699 a month from Sun Cellular. It’s available both to prepaid and postpaid users, and is valid for 30 days.
Limits: 1.5 GB monthly limit for streaming and downloading.
- To avail: text NONSTO P699 to 247 LTE Unlisurf 995 from Smart. For Smart subscribers, unlimited surfing is available to subscribers with an LTE sim card.
Limits: nothing official, but users report difficulties after using more than 1.5 GB a day.
- To avail: text LTE 995 to 2200 GoSAKTO Offer 999 from Globe. Globe’s GoSAKTO offer allows you to enjoy unlimited browsing for the whole month for Php 999.
Limits: 1.5 GB daily cap and 3 GB monthly cap, whichever is reached first; internet will slow down to 2G speed after these limits.
To avail: dial *143# then choose GoSakto from the choices to customize your plan “Unlimited” Data
Limit your surfing to light internet activities (e.g. emails, chats, social media, and browsing)
Avoid downloading and streaming
Be aware of your provider’s monthly cap
Download an app which tracks your data usage
Turn off your mobile data when you are not using it
The 3 Best “Unlimited” Data Plans in the Philippines appeared/source at MoneyMax
Below is a guide from Broadband Genie outlining a list of activities you can do online and an estimate of their corresponding bandwidth (mbps):
- 1 hour of instant messaging = 0.25-1MB
- 1 hour of web browsing = 1.5-25MB
- Download 100 emails = 1-10MB
- 1 hour Skype call = 180MB
- 1 hour Skype video call = 219MB
- Download 1 photo = 0.05-2MB
- Download 1 MP3 = 3-8MB
- Download 1 film trailer (720p) = 50-100MB
- 1 software download = 5-800MB
- Download 1 film = 700MB-1.5GB
- Streaming 1 hour of video (standard definition) = 100-250MB
- Streaming 1 hour of video (high definition) = 1-2GB
- Streaming 1 hour of audio = 60-200MB