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How To Choose The Right Broadband Plan?

You can do a lot of things given the right broadband plan. Gone are the days of slow and slopping internet connection that takes minutes to load a single page. With the help of the fast online connection, it is possible to have your own office at home, or even download movies all you want.

However, one of the realities that internet users face is the wrong type of broadband plan. Keep in mind that not all broadband plans were made the same. There are those meant for casual internet users, while there are plans made for heavy internet users who rely on constant connectivity to the World Wide Web for their job or daily activities (hint: online gamers).

Philippines is now placed 46th out of 182 countries in fixed broadband global ranking. The country’s fixed broadband median download speed has increased to 75.62 Mbps.

For mobile internet median speed, the country’s ranking climbed up 4 notches to 84th out of 140 countries monitored by Ookla.

If you’ve ever encountered having the wrong broadband plan, this can give you a bad user experience or you end up paying for something that you really do not need. The right broadband plan is important in order to maximize the the monthly subscription you are paying. But what exactly makes the right broadband plan for you?

Here are some things you may want to know first if you are looking for the most practical broadband plan for your needs.

What type of user are you?

Are you the type who uses the internet to start and end the day? Are you the type who averages have stayed online around 2 hours everyday? Or maybe, you are the heavy internet user who stays online for 8 hours straight because of work?

If you are the type of person who is simply using the internet to send emails and update his or her social media platform, the least expensive broadband plan may already fit your lifestyle. Otherwise, you want to check out the packages meant towards heavy internet users.

Contract length

Telecommunication companies are requiring its subscribers to sign a contract where you can’t just pull out from the company. If you want to disconnect your subscription, you may have to pay an extra fee if it is within the given contract.

If you are not yet sure about the ISP company, then companies with shorter contract for a broadband plan can be a good call.


The price of the broadband connection should always meet your budget. It is common that subscribers want the best bang for their buck.

One of the best ways on how to determine if the broadband plan is practical is by availing of the free trial period offered by some companies.

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From here, you can judge whether or not they are giving you the best connection. Also, it is a good idea that you compare the price range of the different companies.

Speed and stability of the connection

Speed is important whether you are a casual internet user or someone who relies on his or her business online. Aside from the speed, the stability of the connection should also be looked into.

What you want to make sure is to check the internet speed regularly in order to guarantee that you are not being duped to a broadband plan that doesn’t meet your expectations.

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The sloppiest broadband plans typically, comes from companies that are lesser known in the market. It is advisable that you stick with some of the best companies out there. This way, you have the best customer service, and top notch services needed for day to day internet usage.

This article was first published in May 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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