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Old 27th May 2015, 12:23 AM
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And I thought that lazy workers doing just enough to get by or just enough to get a paycheck was a thing of the past but it seems to be wide spread here in the Philippines. Every now and then you will come across skilled workers that really seem to care what they are doing. This was the case when I ordered my Fiber Optics from PLDT. They told me it could take as long as two weeks to get the service connected because of the high demand but it turned out the installation crew arrived the very next day and did an awesome job.

It was May the 1st, (Friday), and I told them I really wanted to see the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on the 3rd, (Sunday), and the installation crew was at my door bright and early on the 2nd, (Saturday). Not only did they get me all set up, they also did an awesome job rerouting all the cables and wires and fiber optics so they were mostly hidden and kept my living room looking nice and neat!

They installed three services; hooked up my wireless router internet, landline telephone with caller ID and Fiber Optics cable TV connections in less than 30 minutes and then they cleaned up after themselves before leaving.

We now have very fast and reliable internet and nearly 200 cable TV channels streaming to all of our devices: A Sony Bravia 70" big screen home theater TV system with Bose Surround Sound, a Lenovo home office computer, both mine and my wife's laptop computers, and both mine and my wife's Samsung mobile devices...all six devices are connected through the wireless router with full internet and TV channel functions.

And the best part...because the Fiber Optic lines are buried in the ground...PLDT internet services should not be affected by typhoons, high winds or other natural disasters and stormy conditions!

I did not know it at the time of purchasing the TV but the service technicians showed me how I can get the internet on my TV as well! So it does not matter who is watching TV or who is using the computer...there is always another option available. I love it!!!!! Couldn't be happier...
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You left out the good part. What was your start up costs and your monthly charges?

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THANKS CC! Nice to get some positive news! Those are the kind of guys I tip WELL and get their personal phone number. Here in Thailand with internet very rare issues, I don't even call the company - I call my "buddy" and he comes that day - after hours - and I pay him $10-15 U.S. equivalent and it's fixed fast and correctly. Seems like that's the way to go there too.

I'm also curious about the installation costs .... although for me that's a minor factor, as is the monthly cost. Fast, reliable internet is absolutely mandatory for my business ventures.

Now it would be nice if they would do what you'd see in America -- a map of where fiber optics is currently available and where it will be in the future - with the expected dates. It doesn't sound like that will be forthcoming there!

THANKS again guys for the great input!
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SORRY for the late reply...too much going on these last few weeks. PLDT was offering FREE installation right before the Manny Pacquiao fight...I guess they were using him as a tool to try to increase business. Anyway, I got free installation and set up and they only charged me a pro-rated partial month for the last few days of the previous billing cycle and then a full month for the current billing cycle. My TOTAL bill was 3,780.00php for the FIBER OPTIC Landline, TV and Internet package. Next months bill should only be the advertised 3,299.00 for the Triple Play Bundle.

That's about $75.00 US Dollars...can't get that kind f service in the US for that price.

I don't know what the current pricing is for their Fiber Optic Bundle or if they are still offering FREE Installation and Set-Up.
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THANKS CC! Nice to get some positive news! Those are the kind of guys I tip WELL and get their personal phone number. Here in Thailand with internet very rare issues, I don't even call the company - I call my "buddy" and he comes that day - after hours - and I pay him $10-15 U.S. equivalent and it's fixed fast and correctly. Seems like that's the way to go there too.

I'm also curious about the installation costs .... although for me that's a minor factor, as is the monthly cost. Fast, reliable internet is absolutely mandatory for my business ventures.

Now it would be nice if they would do what you'd see in America -- a map of where fiber optics is currently available and where it will be in the future - with the expected dates. It doesn't sound like that will be forthcoming there!

THANKS again guys for the great input!


DoctorJack...you got that right! I try to do that every time I run across someone who seems to actually care about their work ethics and I ask them for their mobile telephone number and keep it handy for future reference. This practice has been a life saver here since my arrival. Every time I need to have some work done, I refer to my "List"...and if I don't have someone qualified for the type of work I need done, usually someone on my list knows someone who does that type of work. People with good morals and ethics seem to know each other, (Birds of a Feather Flock Together).
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SORRY for the late reply...too much going on these last few weeks. PLDT was offering FREE installation right before the Manny Pacquiao fight...I guess they were using him as a tool to try to increase business. Anyway, I got free installation and set up and they only charged me a pro-rated partial month for the last few days of the previous billing cycle and then a full month for the current billing cycle. My TOTAL bill was 3,780.00php for the FIBER OPTIC Landline, TV and Internet package. Next months bill should only be the advertised 3,299.00 for the Triple Play Bundle.

That's about $75.00 US Dollars...can't get that kind f service in the US for that price.

I don't know what the current pricing is for their Fiber Optic Bundle or if they are still offering FREE Installation and Set-Up.
Oh yes u can,i got cable,internet and phone,long distance included for 67.00 month thru time warner.....super fast net.

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Oh yes u can,i got cable,internet and phone,long distance included for 67.00 month thru time warner.....super fast net.
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Anyone had experiences with Sky cable in Bacolod? Trying to decide which ISP/cable TV service to go for.

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