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FHM Asks: What Can You Do With PLDT's New Ultera Connection?

Geeks, say hello to PLDT's new Home Bro Ultera service, a home LTE connection that (hopefully) will help you forget our country's Internet speed woes!  
by Neps Firmalan | May 1, 2014
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Haven't you heard? Our country's Internet connection sucks as hard as a big, rampaging black hole! But at least our service providers are trying. Case in point: PLDT's new Home Bro Ultera connection. It's so freakin' fast, it will make your 1Mbps connection feel like a kakarag-karag car on the freeway!

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So, what is Home Bro Ultera exactly? It's PLDT's new home LTE connection (U-LTE-RA, get it?). Yes, it uses LTE, the same wireless technology that enables your smartphones and tablets to surf at speeds of up to 50Mbps and even beyond!

With PLDT Home Bro Ultera, you can enjoy speeds of up to 10Mbps. Now you know why we're so eggzoited for this service!

And what can you do with a 10Mbps connection? Check this out:

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PLDT, you had us at "20 minutes for an HD movie."

If you want to go slower (and cheaper) however, you could go for a package with a slower speed. Here are the three PLDT Home Bro Ultera plans:

  • Ultera Basic: Up to 3Mbps for P999 a month
  • Ultera Max: Up to 5Mbps for P1,599 a month
  • Ultera Pro: Up to 10Mbps for P1,999 a month

But before you say, “F*ck yeah, I’m gonna subscribe the sh*t out of it!” be reminded of something first: data caps. For non-geeks, a data cap is essentially a limit on how much data you receive via your Internet connection. Bad news for those who DL loads of multimedia files and play LOLCat videos 24/7! We hate to break it to you but, unfortunately, Home Bro Ultera has data caps. See 'em sad numbers below:

  • Ultera Basic: 10GB a month
  • Ultera Max: 15GB a month
  • Ultera Pro: 30GB a month

Now, the million-dollar question: What happens when you exceed the limit, mapuputulan ka ba? Nope! We’re told that the speed will instead drop to 30-percent of the original service speed. For example, if you sign up for Home Bro Ultera Pro and go beyond its 30GB monthly data cap, you’re left with connection that can go no faster than 3Mbps for the remainder of the month. Still not bad.

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Still want to enjoy the fast speeds of PLDT Home Bro Ultera? Then know this: The service is now up and running here in Metro Manila! For folks in rural areas, it's currently being rolled out in Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Batangas, and Laguna, among others. Surf's up, geeks!

To know more about PLDT Home Bro Ultera, click here!

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