Let’s face it: some of us are still not enjoying 3G internet from their mobile phones; or prefer to use a faster WiFi connection when you’re in your favorite establishments; or even for those of us who have devices (tablets / laptops) that aren’t blessed with 3G but have WiFi. PLDT has a solution for you – its called the PLDT WiFi Zone. They have started to deploy, and offer, high speed WiFi internet access in commercial establishments, malls, hospitals, business offices, and other establishments for you to enjoy – and they’re introducing the service to existing PLDT subscribers for free until January 15, 2012 – all you need to do is register on their website.
If you’ve been around the Metro recently, you’ve probably noticed the PLDT WiFi Zone signs by now. If you did, then you’ve discovered one of the 2,000+ (and rapidly increasing) WiFi Zones. Existing establishments include Max’s Restaurant, Yellow Cab Pizza, Army Navy, Burger King, and Figaro to name a few. But it doesn’t stop there – the entirety of Eastwood City, Greenhills Shopping Center and Araneta Center are all now PLDT WiFi Zone equipped. All zones are also backed by a high-speed 100MB dedicated connection – this means that you’ll be able to enjoy WiFi access at these locations without connection hassles or speed problems!
Current subscribers of PLDT (DSL or landlines) can avail of the free WiFi zones by registering at their website www.pldtwifizone.com. The service will be free until January 15, 2012. If you decide to continue using it, PLDT landline subscribers will be charged PHP 300 per month – while PLDT DSL subscribers will be charged a smaller PHP 150 per month. For a fast, dedicated WiFi connection at your favorite establishments and malls, it might just be a bargain. Feel free to test it first though!
PLDT WiFi Zone is promoted by the PLDT Raid Team – which includes popular stars like Rhian Ramos, Isabel Oli, Sarah Lahbati, Rocco Nacino, Daiana Meneses, and Anton Del Rosario. For more pictures of the event and the WiFi Zone Raid Team, check out our gallery below.
P.S.: Thanks to @selinbitan and @yoottower2001 for helping me identify some celebs! =)
P.P.S.: Thanks to our commenter @zoelski for pointing out our bad year typo!