Internet in the Philippines is lagging behind the rest of the world, ranking 98th in terms of affordability next to 117 countries in a study, and classified as “comparatively mediocre.” Hybrid work and digital everything is here to stay in the new normal and Filipinos will have to pay the price.
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According to the 2022 edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index conducted by cybersecurity platform SurfShark, Filipinos have to work around 11 hours and five minutes on average to afford fixed broadband service for average internet quality.
Internet quality refers to speed, stability, and growth, where the Philippines placed 45th and promises connectivity that is only around the same as the global average.
Ayala-led Globe said its data is among the most affordable in Southeast Asia at P6 per GB. "Globe has been providing Filipinos across social classes with connectivity options that are responsive to their needs without breaking the wallet,"
Things aren’t changing overnight, so how do you make the most of your money now?
Here’s how much data P100 can buy in the Philippines:
Mobile users can subscribe to GOPLUS99 with 8 GB of mobile internet data, 8 GB of content and unlimited texts to all networks at P99 for 7 days.
If you want just wi-fi, you can pay P50 for 3 days of unlimited fiber connectivity. P100 will get you 6 days of fiber connectivity.
Smart’s new Power All offer provides 8 GB for all sites and apps, unlimited TikTok, and unlimited texts to all networks at P99 for 7 days.
The network also offers 6 GB of shareable data across platforms and sites at P99 for 7 days.
DITO’s Level-Up 99 promo is priced at P99 for 30 days and offers 8 GB of data, with bonus 1 GB. All DITO plans include unli-DITO to DITO calls and 300 minutes of calls to all mobile networks.