Saturday, August 19, 2017

Migrating from PLDT Home DSL to Fibr

One of the most important things I need to have at home is a good and strong Internet connection.

I work from home and I need to be connected in the fastest way possible. Add to that, we have more than 20 devices currently connected to our Wi-Fi.

That's why we migrated from PLDT Home DSL which was 5Mbps to PLDT Home Fibr which is now giving us a solid 50Mbps.

It's the best "residential" Internet connection I could get at the moment.

The difference is night and day.

I could stream, download and do a video call all together -- in multiple devices! No lagging and buffering.

Steps to Migrate

Here's how we migrated from DSL to Fibr.  These steps will only apply to existing PLDT Home DSL subscribers.

  • I called their hotline 172. 
  • It's a standard customer service hotline. You just have to be really patient as the line gets pretty busy. 
  • Once you get to talk to a customer service representative, you just tell them you want to migrate from DSL to Fibr. 
  • Choose your plan. We chose Plan 2899 which should be 50MBps and no cap. 
  • This plan comes with a free modem and free installation. 
  • They would then get via phone all the necessary personal information for verification. 
  • Once that's done, all you have to do is wait.
  • It took about 2 weeks for them to install the new line and modem. 
  • It took another week for the Fiber connection to get activated. 

I must admit it was a bit of a hassle and pain to wait and get our Fiber line activated. But, in the end it's absolutely worth it.

Hooray for fast Internet.

Here's a screenshot of my current speedtest.

Carlo Borja is the Head of Online Marketing for Time Doctor, a time tracking software for remote teams. He is a full-time telecommuter, a digital nomad and a coffee junkie.

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