Metro Manila · Internet Service Providers
Internet access if easy to find in the Megacity and they come in different forms. You've got your 24/7 Internet shops and open Wi-Fi in local coffee shops and some fast food chains and you also have options to get your personal Internet plan at home. We've gathered information about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Megacity to guide you on which plan you should get.
There's the traditional way of connecting to the Internet and that's getting a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem connected into your home. Getting services from major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) usually has a lock-in period of 12 months.
4th Generation Internet more popularly known as 4G is also available in the country but sadly, this did not take off due to service complaints. Should you need Internet connection while you are outside, there are several mobile Internet plans you can subscribe to from major Internet providers the likes of Smart, Sun and Globe.
Internet sticks were the rave years ago but they were gradually replaced by mobile Internet plans.
Below you find more information about the major Internet service providers and the packages they offer. The quality varies and can depend on your location in the Megacity. If possible, ask your neighbors about their providers and experience to find out about the best solution for your area. The website opensignal.com also shows you on a map the signal strength of 2G, 3G and 4G Internet for the providers Globe, Smart and Sun.
SkyCable offers pure Internet connection as well as cable and Internet bundles.
PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company) offers a wide range of Internet services including traditional Internet access via their myDSL products as well as prepaid and post-paid plans.
Globe offers traditional internet services including a free WI-FI router and landline (post-paid) as well as the Internet stick (prepaid) and several service bundles for all types of Internet users.