New Globe DSL and Broadband Plans
Globe has introduced a new DSL/Broadband plan for new subscriber and contract renewals. The main difference of this new plan from the old plan is the data cap. The old plan has a daily caps while the new plan would use of the monthly data caps.
UPDATE: Globe issued Press Statement that existing subscribers will not be affected by the changes introduced in their broadband plans.
The new plan comes with 4 categories:
Starter users can choose between Plan 999, Plan 1099 or Plan 1299. Plan 999 can reach speeds of up to 2Mbps with 10GB monthly data cap, Plan 1099 can reach speeds of up to 1Mbps with 10GB monthly data cap, while Plan 1299 can reach speeds of up to 3Mbps with 15GB monthly data cap.
Avid users can choose between Plans 1599 that comes with speeds of up to 5Mbps with 20GB monthly data cap, and Plan 1999 speeds of up to 7Mbps and 30GB monthly data cap.
Advanced users have options of Plan 2499 with speeds of up to 10Mbps with 50GB monthly data cap, and Plan 2999 with speeds of 15Mbps and 70GB monthly data cap.
On the other hand, Platinum users have Plan 3749(25Mbps, 100GB cap), Plan 4999(50Mbps, 150GB cap), Plan 6999(100Mbps, 350GB cap), and Plan 9999(150Mbps, 500GB cap).
All these new plans come with the following:
- Built-in entertainment pack
- Free landline and unlimited landline calls to any Globe or TM number
- Free WiFi modem
Built-in entertainment pack comes with HOOQ Entertainment(Netflix-like / movie streaming service), NBA League Pass Access, and Spotify Premium Subscription.
Now what will happen if you have reached your monthly data cap?
Your speed will be throttled down to 64Kbps, in short almost useless? Or you may avail of a Volume Boost Add-on to restore you internet speed (for LTE subscriber only).
To check your Internet usage, Globe ”Will start notifying you via SMS and E-Mail once you’ve reached 50%, 80%, and 100% of your data allowance. You’ll be notified with a maximum of thrice a day on your data consumption. “
It seems like data caps either daily or monthly will be prevalent in the coming years especially broadband internet access. What are your thoughts on Globe’s new plan schemes?