Last year I applied for Globe Philippines’s Tattoo Home Broadband DSL Plan 1599 with a 5Mbps download speed and around 1Mbps upload speed. It’s not a symmetric as expected but it’s probably one of the best broadband plans out there. Read our Globe Tattoo Home Broadband Plan 1599 (wired or DSL) review to find out why.
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No data cap, unlimited internet broadband plan
For a P1599 a month, the plan comes with a free landline and unlimited calls to Globe/TM. However, the wireless router + model wasn’t free and it cost Php 1k pesos on top of the billing (so there’s an added P333-ish for first 3 mos). So we know that this plan has no frills at all.
The data allowance for my plan is 60GB a month (50GB for 4G LTE broadband wireless plan), which is already enough for browsing and streaming videos for a family of 4-5 members. Of course, this is without heavy movie downloads from torrent websites. Although, an up to 5 HD/720p movie downloads are okay as long as you monitor the data consumption.
Globe Tattoo Home Plan 1599
- 5Mbps download speed
- Free calls within Metro Manila (Globe/TM)
- With wireless modem/router and telephone
- Php 1599 a month fee
- 60GB consumable data for promised speed of 5Mbps
- Unlimited data with 1.4Mbps speed after reaching data cap
Despite the fair user policy or FUP, Globe will only throttle the speed once the limit is reached. I received about 1.4 Mbps download and 0.27 Mpbs upload after reaching the 60GB. Still not bad for paying P1599 a month.
What this also means is that your plan has unlimited data from streaming to download and upload.
You can add some boosters for as low as 1GB/50php and 5GB/200php to keep your original speed. But you need to have a positive credit limit on your Globe account.
Reliable connection and less downtime
At our home in Bacolod, Negros Occidental we’re on PLDT Home DSL Plan at P1299 a month and we’ve been using it for a year. The speed is 2Mbps and it’s unlimited too. But what I didn’t like about PLDT is that disconnection and slowdown are more frequent.
With Globe Plan 1599 here in Metro Manila, I only experienced one downtime since last year. That’s around 99% uptime if we are to put ideal efficiency rate. Promised speed is always at 4.8Mbps – 5Mbps download, which is great if you’re relying in your internet for working at home.
Customer service of Globe is now better than PLDT
What I also noticed after subscribing to Globe is their improved customer service compared to previous years (WiMax era). In fact, they’re now much better than PLDT in providing customer service. Although, PLDT last time addressed my application faster than Globe.
Port availability issue
It’s true that PLDT has more customers than Globe in select areas, but this is bad if you wanted to apply for PLDT. The number one reason is the availability of port. I canceled my PLDT application because our area where I’m renting my apartment doesn’t have a free port for a new line.
Usually, you’ll have to wait for other customers to end their subscription and that’s the time PLDT could install your DSL line. And we don’t know if how many weeks or months it will happen. PLDT could install new facilities, but you will need to wait for more customers to apply in your area. Again there’s no guarantee on that.
The issue is similar to Globe when I applied, but they really insisted and found a way to install a line despite the nearest telephone box is full. They reroute my planned line before installing it. And that’s why I’m really glad. PLDT, on the other hand, didn’t even care at giving me options such as a wireless ULTERA plan.
PLDT DSL vs Globe Tattoo Home Wired/Wireless Plans
PLDT still offers some better plans than Globe like the unlimited data (without speed throttling or slowdown) than the data consumable of Globe. But after discovering about Globe’s unlimited data even if it is a data-capped plan and better customer service, I think I will be choosing Tattoo Home for now.
You can check the Plan comparison SkyCable vs Globe vs PLDT here.