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#1 chipmaker

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:06 PM

Hi,

I'm looking at upgrading my internet connection at home from dialup to any of the broadband services available in the market. So far, I've narrowed my choice down to two: mydestiny's cable broadband and PLDT's myDSL.

Please let me know what you think of the two services: which is better, how's the customer service, how reliable is the connection, etc. Your feedback is appreciated.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:24 PM

If you're considering cable internet, you have to determine whether there are many cable subscribers in your area. Pag marami, you are better off with DSL. The allocated Cable Internet bandwidth is shared among subscribers. The more subscribers, the slower your internet connection. When I got mine installed, Destiny made the assurance that I will get double the speed of dial up. I am getting much more than that because there are only a few subscribers in our area.

If DSL, the consideration is the distance of your place from their Station (I do not know the technical term). The nearer your place, the faster your internet connection. Unless you are given a dedicated line. I hope this helps.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 07:28 PM

Go for Destiny broadband. tried their service and quite satisfied. :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:04 AM

in general, is cable is always absolutely faster than DSL. i've been getting a consistent 6,000+kbps connection. DSL is about 1/4 slower,and i think it requires you to login with a user name/password, it's not a true "always on" connection like that of cable.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:21 AM

great inputs guys. lalo na ngayon, destiny has a 500 peso promo. 500 pesos yung first two months for unlimited connection. after nun it's regular rate at 1688. not bad pa rin considering that 6000+kbps (equivalent ba to sa 6mbps?)! :boo: wow!! i'm not sure though if there are a lot of destiny dsl subscribers in my area.

how about pldt's dsl-wireless? i was looking into smart's wireless dsl in another thread and most of the posts are rants. considering that smart and pldt are sister companies, baka pareho lang ang maging experience ko!

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:57 PM

if 1000kb = 1mb, you would suppose so. but that doesn't mean you'll be downloading mp3 files in less than a second. realistically, the fastest you'd be able to download off any website would only be about 700kbps. the normal rate is around 300kbps, while the slowest would be around 100kbps. remember, you can only download as fast as the computer you're leeching from can upload!

here's my speed test from www.nyc.speakeasy.net .i even managed to exceed my ISP's advertised download speed! :D

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

If you're considering cable internet, you have to determine whether there are many cable subscribers in your area.  Pag marami, you are better off with DSL.  The allocated Cable Internet bandwidth is shared among subscribers.  The more subscribers, the slower your internet connection. When I got mine installed, Destiny made the assurance that I will get double the speed of dial up.  I am getting much more than that because there are only a few subscribers in our area.

If DSL, the consideration is the distance of your place from their Station (I do not know the technical term).  The nearer your place, the faster your internet connection.  Unless you are given a dedicated line. I hope this helps.

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Both statements are correct, though cable broadband is more expensive than DSL. I've been using cable broadband since the mid 90's and I never had any big problem except when the original co. was taken over by another co.

You're better off with cable broadband because most likely there are less cable broadband user in your area because it is more expensive.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:40 AM

If I had the resources... I'd definitely go for cable... thing is... I hardly use my pc at home and most of the time I only use it on weekends... or if I have insomnia attacks :lol:

But with my schedule I got DSL... since I hardly have time surfing & browsing at home... which I can definitely do here at work where we have a T1 line...

So it all goes down to what you can pay... and how frequently you're gonna use it...


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Posted 05 December 2005 - 02:31 AM

nice thread, nag-iisip din kasi ako kumuha ng broadband connection para dito sa bahay.

medyo mahal yata ang cable, lalo na ngayon may promo yung PLDT na 999 lang monthly. di na rin masama, lalo na kung para sa bahay lang di ba?

Edited by dodong_79, 05 December 2005 - 02:32 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:28 PM

nice responses...

any users of pldt's dsl wireless (not smart's wireless dsl) around? would like to know your thoughts...

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:20 AM

I believe the equipment will be provided by meridian telekoms for pldt wireless the same one with smart wifi, as confirmed by the tech support who serviced my account

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:40 PM

Good day! I am a Bayantel DSL subscriber (896 kbps) here in Novaliches, QC and will be moving to Pasig by next month (Bgy. Kapitolyo). I am really satisfied with my current provider as I have not experienced downtime since 3 months ago. The connection is solid and the speed is very stable. I would like to ask those with broadband connections in the Pasig / Kapitolyo area to give feedback regarding their broadband service. I really do not want to part with BayantelDSL, but it is inevitable. I have heard a lot of rants about PLDT DSL as well as the other providers there, but what is important is what the people in that area experience first hand. My currend UL bandwith is around 640 kbps (around 80Kbps upload speed max).

I would definitely love to have service which is comparable to the one that I have right now. Your insights and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. TIA! Smile

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:36 PM

I don't recommend pldt. A friend who lives in ortigas ext pasig experienced a downtime of 2 days just 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:51 PM

Thanks for the quick reply countrystyle! Man that's really bad. We really have to be online everyday because of my wife's work. :(

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:16 PM

Spanky77... check-out PLDT myDSL & Smart Wi-fi if it's available where you'll transfer... the experiences of people that have it varies & you'll never be completely sure if you'll have a positive or a negative one until you experience it for yourself... :):):)

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:49 PM

Buti pa dito sa Cagayan de Oro Parasat Cable 21 is lower their rates for cable. P 999 lang.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:16 AM

Buti pa dito sa Cagayan de Oro Parasat Cable 21 is lower their rates for cable. P 999 lang.

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ano po yung speed ng cable internet sa cagayan? same lang po ba lahat ng speeds ng cable internet in general o iba-iba rin like dsl? depende ba sa plan? :lol:

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 08:20 AM

isang plan lang. mas mataas pa sa smart ang speed. actually may isang plan mas mataas bundled with cable tv.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:47 AM

Hi there,

Right now using My destinys plan of 888 for 60 hrs

just did a linetest


GlobeQuest Bandwidth Meter
Your current bandwidth reading is:

2410.75360 kbps

which means you can download at 301.34000 KB/sec.


:mtc:

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:10 PM

Hi there,

Right now using My destinys plan of 888 for 60 hrs

just did a linetest
GlobeQuest Bandwidth Meter
Your current bandwidth reading is:

2410.75360 kbps

which means you can download at 301.34000 KB/sec.
:mtc:

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wOW Bro,

how much did you pay for your monthly subscription?




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