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Offline meylou

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2014, 07:19:17 AM »
This is one of those things that I dread when we move to the Philippines.  We get so spoiled here in the US that we tend to take a lot of things for granted, one of which is the speed of the internet.  I know I will be frustrated, for sure!  This is the price we pay for wanting to live in the Philippines, i suppose.  ::)  ::)
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2014, 08:49:34 AM »
We ancients who remember the days of 6KBPS download speed don't complain. I am quite satisfied with the rate of download. I downloaded movies in 5 mins in Europe - more like an hour or two here - but Generally it's even fast enough for porn here!! :o

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2014, 11:56:11 AM »
Do not worry help is on the way !

In todays paper there is an article that states that there is going to be a blue ribbon senate hearing to find out why the internet speed is so slow here in the Philippines.

So as soon as the finish the pork barrel scam, the rice smuggling scam, the MRT bribery scam, the Merelco Power rate scam and the investigation as to why the Manila Airport enjoys the title as the worst airport in the world they will tackle the internet problem.

I'm sure the internet speed problem will be solved and it should increase to at least the same speed a dial up modem in the near future

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2014, 01:16:50 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows about how many expats actually are disappointed with the internet here.  25%? 50% or 75%?  Does anyone have any idea?
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2014, 01:26:12 PM »
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Reinhold Niebuhr

In the Philippines the change must come from within. We can advise or assist - but we have no right to insist.

I have adopted a new motto lately: "Go with the flow." I told the GF to remind me of this every time I get impatient with the way things are here.

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2014, 01:44:02 PM »
I only know of one expat who has said he is totally happy with his internet and he lives in IT Park in Cebu City and has a fast Globe connection. I am pretty sure that the condo he is in has fiber optics. I also have one friend who lives in Talamban and says they are happy with theirs but since he is a very easy going guy, I suspect it does not take that much to make him happy in the way of internet connection.

I had tried Smart Bro a few years back when they first came out and it was good for a few months but the next year it was so slow I gave up on it. I had PLDT since I believe it was 2007 and can only say I was happy with it during one of our yearly stays, that was part of last year and even then it went out on occasion. So far I am happy with my Smart LTE device but it too seems to have slowed down some since I started using it a month ago but it is still better than PLDT was for me all the years we had it. Next year when we get back to Cebu for our usual stay, then we will see if the Smart LTE device is still as good and if not then I am not sure what I will have to try  :-\

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2014, 02:11:44 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows about how many expats actually are disappointed with the internet here.  25%? 50% or 75%?  Does anyone have any idea?
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
Just sitting here in front of my desktop and reading the posts on here today, I wonder why mostly everyone is complaining about their internet speed!
I haven't had any problems with my PLDT internet connection or speed ever since I upgraded to the 3 Mbps Plan last year, which BTW is performing at 5 Mbps most of the time and I seldom ever experienced any interruptions even with PLDT's so called scheduled maintenance! 
I would just assume it's all about where one lives! We live in a gated subdivision in the suburbs of Sta Rosa, Laguna next to a few call centers and now with a few 3/4G LTE wifi signals. 
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2014, 06:27:03 PM »
It sounds like where you live and where I live are the only two places in the Philippines where the internet is good Art.  In my case, it is better than I ever had before.  Well, maybe we aren't the only ones.  There are more than likely other places here that have good internet also but they just are not saying anything.  The middle class Canadians and groups of middle class Europeans have just recently passed up middle class U.S. in earning power.  The Philippines maybe will not have to do much of anything to pass them up with the internet.  Maybe will just have to wait for internet to decline there like most everything else.

Reason for edit:  Modified to what is in red.  The original phrase which I had there I just saw on TV and apparently is being coined by someone with who's views are much further than mine to one direction and of whom I feel that person is a quack.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 10:27:09 AM by BudM »
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2014, 07:25:45 PM »
Here we go. Problem solved. Your high speed is on the way.

PLDT spends $44.8 M to offer high-speed wireless broadband

http://tiny.cc/y9itex

« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 08:33:24 PM by Gray Wolf »

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2014, 10:03:23 PM »
And ranks 158th out of 190 countries. Now if only we could actually get what is promised in speeds here then I would not have been so unhappy with PLDT.


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MANILA, Philippines Despite being regarded as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has the slowest internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region and is ranked 158th out of 190 countries worldwide.
More on this news article at http://technology.inquirer.net/35596/ph-has-slowest-internet-in-southeast-asiaHmmm  I have PLDT and I almost always get faster downloads than I pay for.  I pay for 3 and get 5 usually.  It is the upload that truly stinks for me... only .7 to .8 at best...

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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2014, 10:37:43 PM »
Just sitting here in front of my desktop and reading the posts on here today, I wonder why mostly everyone is complaining about their internet speed!
I haven't had any problems with my PLDT internet connection or speed ever since I upgraded to the 3 Mbps Plan last year, which BTW is performing at 5 Mbps most of the time and I seldom ever experienced any interruptions even with PLDT's so called scheduled maintenance! 
I would just assume it's all about where one lives! We live in a gated subdivision in the suburbs of Sta Rosa, Laguna next to a few call centers and now with a few 3/4G LTE wifi signals.

Art, the reason mostly everyone is complaining about their internet speed is because they are not sitting in front of your desk !!

I suppose the answer is for everyone to relocate and become your neighbours  :)
Except Lee of course because by his own admission whichever supplier he signs up to immediately slows down.
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2014, 03:32:42 AM »
Art, the reason mostly everyone is complaining about their internet speed is because they are not sitting in front of your desk !!

I suppose the answer is for everyone to relocate and become your neighbours  :)
Except Lee of course because by his own admission whichever supplier he signs up to immediately slows down.

I would vote for that, you all should move into Art's place and take over his house, so you too can get reliable internet. Okay maybe better you all just buy or rent a home in Arts neighborhood, I will just stick it out down here with my LTE which so far I am very happy with and I am sure it would get even better if more people left this area for Art's area.  ;)

Now with all kidding aside, the answer IMO is to be close to wherever there are call centers. If I had it to do again and could afford it, then I would want to be in IT Park, but since monthly condo fees are around triple what we pay and we would have to give up over 50 sq meters of space to find a place in my price range, I guess we will have to live with my internet problems if my LTE for some reason should slow down too much. So far the speed is more than adequate for our use.
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2014, 08:28:36 AM »
Just sitting here in front of my desktop and reading the posts on here today, I wonder why mostly everyone is complaining about their internet speed!
I haven't had any problems with my PLDT internet connection or speed ever since I upgraded to the 3 Mbps Plan last year, which BTW is performing at 5 Mbps most of the time and I seldom ever experienced any interruptions even with PLDT's so called scheduled maintenance! 
I would just assume it's all about where one lives! We live in a gated subdivision in the suburbs of Sta Rosa, Laguna next to a few call centers and now with a few 3/4G LTE wifi signals. 

Art, consider yourself fortunate because you have a good internet speed where you are and you don't have to sit in front of your computer huffing and puffing with frustration.  You lucky, you. :)

So yes, it's about location, location, location.

Hopefully, when all the scams - as Tom pointed - have been solved, the powers that be that are in-charge will have sorted out why the Phils. is behind well, in just about everything. :-(
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Re: PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2016, 08:31:24 AM »
And ranks 158th out of 190 countries. Now if only we could actually get what is promised in speeds here then I would not have been so unhappy with PLDT.


 As of today in 2016 it still sucks ! I have Globe and it has been rank the worse in Ph. for years !