Not everyone is blessed with a stable internet connection. And it’s such a drawback especially if you rely on your wifi to catch up on online classes, get in touch with family and friends, and stay updated with the latest news. Luckily, one netizen recently shared her experience on scoring prepaid wifi during the enhanced community quarantine.
According to Alyanna Maliwanag, applying for prepaid WiFi is easy because you don’t have to sign up for an account. But one tip she has is to make sure that the mobile data reception in your area is good. This is backed by many posts on social media groups where many claim the best brand to choose is whichever has the best signal specific to your area. For Alyanna, she chose to go with a Globe At Home package.
To be able to do your own research, we suggest you try and join a Facebook group of your homeowner's association, condominium admin page, or your village chat group. It always helps to get the opinion of neighbors who have gotten packages before you.
Then, you just need to go to the website and place your order. Setting it up isn’t complicated because there are no cable installations required. However, you should find a good spot for it to get a good signal. For payment terms, Alyanna shares she prefers to pay via cash on delivery since given the circumstances, there is no assurance as to when the order will be processed.
Patience is required because it took around three weeks before a Globe representative got in touch with Alyanna for her Globe At Home package. Over the phone, a Globe rep double-checked her order details. She says, “I-checheck daw nila sa distributor na sakop [sa area namin] kung may stock at makakadeliver.” (Alyanna and her family are based in Cavite.)
The next day, Globe confirmed they would be able to deliver within five working days. But to Alyanna’s surprise, the prepaid WiFi arrived the following day.
Owning a prepaid WiFi seems like a good temporary internet fix during these trying times. “Yung unit pwede mo rin ibenta after tsaka portable siya so if need namin magtravel locally madadala namin siya. Good deal na din for us yun,” Alyanna shares. They can also track their data consumption using the Globe At Home app.
Looking to apply for your own prepaid wifi package? Here are some plans you can choose from:
Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi
HomeSURF15 (valid for 1 day, 1GB data)
HomeSURF199* (valid for 7 days, 30GB data, 1GB of YouTube daily)
HomeSURF599 (valid for 15 days, 40GB data, 1GB of YouTube daily)
HomeSURF999 (valid for 30 days, 70GB data, 1GB of YouTube daily)
HomeSURF1499 (valid for 30 days, 100GB data, 1GB of YouTube daily)
*promo comes with 23GB open access data and 7GB of YouTube, available for a limited time only
HomeWATCH199 (valid for 7 days, 6GB data, 4GB of videos daily)
HomeWATCH599 (valid for 15 days, 15GB data, 4GB of videos daily)
HomeWATCH999 (valid for 30 days, 20GB data, 4GB of videos daily)
HomeWATCH1499 (valid for 30 days, 80GB data, 4GB of videos daily)
HomeWATCH plans offer free YouTube, Netflix, iWant, iflix, HOOQ, TikTok, and NBA.
PLDT Home WiFi (Powered by Smart LTE)
FamLoad15 (valid for 1 day and can be an add-on to higher FamLoad plans, 1GB data)
FamLoad50 (valid for 3 days, 3GB data)
FamLoad199 (valid for 7 days, 24GB data)
FamLoad599 (valid for 15 days, 80GB data)
FamLoad999 (valid for 30days, 130GB data*)
FamLoad1499 (valid for 30days, 200GB data*)
*additional GB available for a limited time only
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