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PLDT offers faster DSL and fiber plans for the holiday season

Exclusive promos before the year ends

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Just when the Philippine finally got their third major player, the country’s largest service provider PLDT is offering a limited-time holiday promo for new applicants and existing landline subscribers.

Until December 31, both the Home Fibr and Home DSL plans are getting the speed boost they need to entice users, starting from the cheapest available Plan 1299 with an advertised speed of up to 5Mbps.

Here are the upgraded Home Fibr plans posted on PLDT’s website:

  • Home Fibr Plan 12993Mbps 5Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 16995Mbps 15Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 189920Mbps 25Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 2899 — 50Mbps

If fiber connection is not available in the area, PLDT is also offering the following Home DSL plans:

  • Home DSL Plan 12993Mbps 5Mbps
  • Home DSL Plan 16995Mbps 15Mbps
  • Home DSL Plan 2899 — 20Mbps

Among the listed plans, Plan 1899 offers the best upgrade value for fiber with faster speeds of up to 25Mbps, while Plan 1699 for DSL is now boosted to 15Mbps which is three times faster than before.

All of the plans come with a landline and unlimited internet bandwidth. Also, installation and activation fees are waived plus there’s no cash-out.

Keep in mind that terms and conditions apply including a 24-month lock-in period for Home DSL plans and a longer 36-month lock-in period for Home Fibr plans.

Applications can be processed online through the PLDT Home website. Interested applicants can also visit PLDT Home booths, sales and service centers, hotline, and Smart/Sun stores.

Source: PLDT Home

SEE ALSO: PLDT, Smart activate Philippines’ first 5G towers

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Essential Phone gets cheaper and comes with a bunch of accessories

One of the best Cyber Monday deals around!

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The Essential PH-1 or more commonly known as the Essential Phone has been around for quite some time and despite the challenges its maker faced, the phone was able to live up to its promise. Since its launch, the device went from premium to nearly a budget-priced phone. The latest deal for the phone is now up as part of the post-Thanksgiving celebration.

Available on Cyber Monday in the US, the Essential Phone is now priced at just US$ 329 and it gets better because the company is throwing in a few extra accessories: the 360 Camera with a protective case and their own Earphones|HD. If you want to get more accessories from Essential’s online store, they are also offering a 10 percent discount for the whole week.

Even though the phone is priced similar to most midrange devices populating the market, the Essential Phone is last year’s flagship-grade device that has a powerful processor, edge-to-edge display, and superb build quality. On top of that, it even comes with the latest Android 9 Pie software already with regular security updates that other manufacturers can’t deliver right away.

If you’re unsure about the Essential Phone, you could check out our hands-on with it back when it was still a premium-priced phone:

We also took the phone around as a daily driver in our full review here.

Source: Essential

SEE ALSO: Essential on getting Android Pie out on first day: ‘It’s the right thing to do’

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Spotify re-introduces PhP 9 three-month Premium subscription offer

For first-time paid users

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Still using free Spotify? Now is the best time to jump to the Premium side because Spotify is bringing back its limited-time holiday offer. If you’re a former Premium user, Spotify also wants to welcome you back.

Until the end of year, free Spotify users can avail of the Premium subscription for just PhP 9. The promo subscription will last three months, so you’ll be able to enjoy it even after the holidays.

Spotify Premium offers on-demand access to millions of songs and thousands of playlists available for high-quality streaming. Additionally, paying users can also listen to podcasts and the best part is everything is ad-free.

As mentioned earlier, Spotify also has a pretty good offer for existing users. If you canceled your Premium account before October 16, you may avail three months of Premium subscription for the price of one or just PhP 129.

Eligible users can grab the holiday offer through spotify.com/premium.

SEE ALSO: Spotify introduces its app for Apple Watch

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Plan for Black Friday early with these amazing deals

It’s time to ready your shopping list and wallet

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We’re midway through November already, inching towards Thanksgiving and one of the most awaited dates for shopping — Black Friday. To help you get yourself and your wallet ready, we scoured through the internet to find some of the best tech deals that’ll be popping up next week. Here are some offers that you might want to take advantage of on November 23rd.

17.3-inch ASUS TUF gaming laptop (US$ 999)

This ASUS Gaming Laptop will be going down by US$ 400, so if you’ve been wanting a gaming laptop, this might be the time to cop one. And if you have a more limited budget, you could also check out the HP Pavilion CX0056WM Gaming Laptop for  under US$ 600 with over US$ 100 worth of extra gaming software at Walmart.

HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub for MacBooks (US$ 69.99)

This would make a perfect gift for that person you know who lives the #donglelife. Check out the deal at Best Buy.

Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider‑Man Bundle (US$ 199) and Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle (US$ 299)

The best console deals come out this time of year, and next week, both the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 bundle and the Minecraft Creators Xbox One S bundle will be up for grabs!

Nintendo Switch Super Mario Kart Deluxe Bundle (US$ 299)

Another console being featured this Black Friday is the Nintendo Switch. Why not get the Switch with an amazing party game for your holiday gatherings? You can check the deal out at Best Buy or Walmart.

Pac-Man or Galaga Retro Arcade Machine (US$ 249)

For retro gamers or those who want to reminisce about the arcade days, this would definitely be a great item to pick up. Check it out at Walmart.

Amazon Echo Dot (Gen 3) (US$ 25) and Google Home Mini (US$ 25)

Get in the smart home/speaker game with the Amazon Echo Dot at half the price! You can also go with the Google Home Mini, if Alexa’s not your jam.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (128GB) with keyboard (US$ 599)

Why not get a powerful and portable device? The Surface Pro 6 will be US$ 360 cheaper on Friday, and it might be a good time to pick it up. The deal will be available at Best Buy.

65-inch 4K Smart Roku TV (US$ 398) and 40-inch Hisense 1080p TV (US$ 99)

This Walmart deal is probably one of the best TV deals we’ve ever seen. But if 65 inches is too big or you have a more limited budget, there’s also a 40-inch option that’s an incredible deal, as well.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones (US$ 99)

It might be a great chance to pick up a pair of wireless buds from one of the best audio companies out there for under US$ 100. If that’s still a bit too steep though, the Skullcandy Method Wireless Earbuds will also be available at Best Buy for US$ 25, and they’re good quality too.

Anki’s Cozmo (US$ 139.99) and Vector (US$ 199.99) Robots

Anki has been making their rounds on the internet with these two adorable little robots. They would make for a great gift for children and adults alike, and will be marked down at Best Buy this Thanksgiving weekend.

There you have it! Just a few sneaky bits we found ahead of all the ads. We’re sure there’ll be loads more amazing stuff to check out, but this is a good place to start. We hope you enjoy your holidays, and be careful if you’re planning to face the Black Friday mobs. Happy Thanksgiving!

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