It appears to be a PLDT-branded version of Smart WiFi with different plans and rates. The service is offered as an alternative to wired, phone line DSL. The branding continues the trend that in the Philippines, “DSL” means “broadband.”
Any feedback on the service?
Initial info that I got appears below. This will be launched tomorrow Oct 15 nationwide
The New PLDT DSL-W (wireless) –
An external antenna mounted on your roof, wall , or water tank will be installed
One Thousand Pesos Install fee ““ pay at business center
Is this the same as Meridian or Smart Wifi?
Yes and No.
PLDT DSL-W uses the same facilities but different because it has 3 kinds of Plans/Bandwidth speed. And the bill is included in your PLDT phone bill (unlike Meridian and Smart Wifi)
PLDT DSL-W clients can avail of ID DSL which enables IDD users to call abroad for as low as 0.08 US cents per minute Smart wifi can not
3 initial Residential DSL-W Plans (1 year lock-in period)
Plan 999 256kbps 999 pesos
Plan1995 512kbps 1995pesos
Plan3000 1mbps 3000pesos
256kbps for 988php
128kbps for 788php
Coming soon but only in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao wireless 3mbps
Who can Avail ? ——————————
POST PAID phone owners without DSL facilities in their area
Those without phones
Those with pre-paid phone lines TELESULIT
Those who do not have post paid line MUST PAY IN ADVANCE (pre-paid service)
You must Pay 1k for install fee PLUS the amount of your plan before your DSL-W will be installed
Those with POST PAID line will be charged installation fee together with their phone bill
Area Of Coverage ? —————————
Metro Manila, Metro Davao, Metro Cebu
Other Provincial areas especially in Major provinces service is also available Speed of up to 1mbps is available in the provinces.
Smart WIFI php 788 for 128kbps
PLDT DSL-W 999 for 256kbps
How is it connected to your computer? ————————
Via LAN Port also