Slow Internet Experience – Why PLDT DSL?

Aww!! I hate to admit, but slow internet speed irritates me. I could at least stream a single video on Youtube, but the problem in the DSL hinders. I can’t understand why it’s so sudden to have a internet speed problem.

I’m currently subscribed to PLDT DSL Plan 999 with up to 1 mbps speed. For the first year, it was really wonderful. The speed was very promising. I can say that it’s enough for my luxuries in the internet. It holds true that the speed is fast. There’s a constant experience to that, and even my friends say so too. I started my DSL at PLDT last 2009 summer, and until March 2011, the speed was constant with good speed.

After the semester, the bad news came. When April started, the speed begins to slow. It’s like it was cut to half. I wasn’t able to play HoN properly that first week of April. I can’t do anything, but complain to myself. I just assumed that there was a problem, maybe connected to other calamities like in Japan. I got that in mind to relieve myself.

Recently, the case worsen. I was just getting about 30 kbps in downloading. I tried the, and got the result of 0.3 mbps for the down speed. What the heck! I can’t stream well, like watching a stopdance. Who wouldn’t get irritated by this?

That’s when I come to think, “Oh, it’s summer vacation! About thousand or millions are added to those using the internet right now. That should be the reason of the sudden reduction of speed of our DSL”. Would you agree? I was thinking of switching to Sky Broadband, but I think I should wait first and see if the problem will ease after some time. What do you think? Is Sky Broadband really that great over PLDT myDSL?


  1. Benedict April 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

    i was paying P 1,400 and im getting 2.5 mbps on speedtest

  2. excloudstrife6 - Site Author April 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

    P1400? is there a plan with P1400 in pldt mydsl?

    wow.. where’s your location? actually.. today., i’m getting 1 mbps all of a sudden., i don’t know what happened.. 🙂

  3. Semidoppel April 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t use PLDT MyDSL, I use sun usb modem only, the one which is loadable. If you know how to tweak your modem and reconfigure it the way I did, you will notice that you need an internet plan at all. It’s unlimited is really unlimited unlike globe (Try To Google Sun Broadband Wireless vs Globe supersurf)), you will see the huge difference. Tweak your pc as well as your usb modem, If you are interested just tell me I’ll give you the links, baka kc magmukhang spam dito. HAHA

  4. stuachcothin April 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I also experiencing the HECK SUPER EXTREME SLOW connection on PLDT Internet @ Home Plan 990…

    since my connection is installed it’s almost 1 month ago until now the difference is the same.

    Lagi nga ako tumatawag sa hotline nila, kaso wala pa rin, ang sabi: “pina process po”…. haist

  5. excloudstrife6 - Site Author April 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

    🙁 that’s why hindi na ko tumatawag..just waiting for the connection to get better… but sometimes luck is not on my side.. 🙁

  6. HikarinoKibuo April 22, 2011 at 10:07 am

    That’s the same with me!!! I don’t get it! we really need the internet for a lot of stuff and the heck! we are paying for it too! >.< what's wrong with PLDT?

    and our problem started on January this year and still having connection problems until now huhuhu T_T

  7. Digital Dreamspace May 4, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Same thing I have been experiencing since the start of April 2011, I get 0.25 – 0.3 mbps during daytime. Everything goes back to normal when the clock strikes 12:00 AM midnight, 1.5 mbps like it was before. But the fun is shortlived, right after 10AM. Damn PLDT!

  8. coyDaemoN May 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    pak sheet! nwawala nga minsan connection ko eh, tpos pg bumalik na, SUPER DUPER BAGAL nmn! dePutchA! open k lng google lagg pa!

  9. Paul May 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    same here. I thought sa akin lang nangyayari.

  10. dahilig007 May 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Same where.. My “PLDC”
    I mean PLDT is acting up >_<"

    DC ng DC.. pag bumalik na sa connection ang bagal 😐

  11. pldc May 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    our pldc gets disconnected every F*cking week!!!

    if i could only find a better ISP..

  12. excloudstrife6 - Site Author May 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Hmm… you can try Sky Broadband..They say it’s pretty good and fast.. 🙂

  13. Sadako May 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    What’s wrong with PLDT?!? Kahit Facebook napakabagal mag-load.

  14. rommel May 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    same here 0.30 mbps download and upload speed. just had this installed a week ago. d*mn!

  15. excloudstrife6 - Site Author May 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

    see? haha! now i think they are right about PLDC… 🙂

  16. ramonn May 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    pag nag download kayo at 123kbps lang nag register sa pc nyo, yun lang yon. Download kayo ng net limiter, install tapos gamitin nyo yung speedtest, malaki ang difference about 877kbps.Plan 999 yun ng PLDT.

  17. The Snail May 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Very Slow! Even a 30 second video on Youtube. PLDT Ano ba ?

  18. Miguel May 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    nothing compares to the consistency of DSL. It’s a direct connection from the CMTS which is connected with the server’s node. You talk about broadband? Tae-han lang yan ng ibon yang antena mo baka puputok na yan. If you really like extreme connection, try Sky Cable not their broadband.

  19. JP July 27, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Feeling ko mga pare sa distance nyo yan away from the office. D2 aq sa mandaluyong located then isang traysikel lang ung pldt boni from here. I’m having the 1299 bundle plan at wala namang problema. 🙂

  20. Jr - Site Author July 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

    aww ganun? samin ung PLDT madalas talaga madisconnect.. i don;t know why.. 🙁

  21. yiow August 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

    mga pare. ask ko lng kung ung sa sinasabi niong 0.30mbps eh un ba ung plan 999 + landline bill(700)???

    nagpakabit kasi ako and ganyan din nakukuha kong speed. pinapaaus ko na lng lagi sa tech ng pldt. sa nanay ko pinapatawagan ung mga un para mahiya naman sila.

    kung magrereply kau sa yahoo email ko na lng pls kasi hindi ko naman lagi maviview tong article na to


  22. Jr - Site Author August 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    yeah.. Plan 999 plus telephone bill… 🙂

  23. hayPLDT September 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm


  24. Ja October 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    me too, im on 999…
    i only get .35 mbps = 350kbps :[
    not half of what we paid for.

    any idea to improve my speed connection?
    tweaks? or TCP optimizer settings?

  25. dill October 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    have the same problem here! I have the 999 plan. for the first few months, it was amazing (coming from a previous use of dial up myself) but after a few more months, it boiled down to 0.24mbpd download speed. HOW THE HECK WAS THAT POSSIBLE?

    I’m so pissed right now.

    Obviously, the fact that my connection was okay at the beginning means that this is not an area problem because if it is, then my connection should have always been slow to begin with.

  26. Justin December 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    kakainis ang pag baba ng speed dapat kung ano ang binayad mo dapat ganun din ang speed na matatanngap natin…kasi unfair sa part sa mga taong nagbabayad on due. ako swerte ko lang kong 300+ kbps ang speed ko madalas 70+ kbps lang…inoferan na nga ako na mag upgrade daw sa 1299+ php na plan nila. nag dadalawang isip ako kung kunin ito or hindi…baka d ko ma meet ang expected speed kasi medyo malayo ang amin sa office ng PLDT.wala pa naman akong trabaho pero meron akong plans sa SKY CABLE broadband… i just want to ask sa mga taong naka try ng Sky cable worth ba ang binabayad sa speed? meron bang problems or blazing fast ang connection?

  27. jessica Umali February 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    oo nga ganun din d2 sakin… I call PLDT all the time na mawalan ng conection as n Supper kolet ko na nga eh…kilala na ata ako ng PLDT pad tumatawag sa customer service hahahaha…I hope I cud get proper service for what I have payed for

  28. leelyri March 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    aishh..i am experiencing the same dilemma regarding slow internet connection…PLDT is also slow in responding to caller’s complaints…maybe its a scheme to avail an upgrade…aahh so annoying!

  29. Dime May 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Pota naman kasi tong PLDT! TANG INA mga month of April, PURO DC LARO KO! KAURAT MUCH, sa RGC grabe -10 palage sa dc kahit panalo na sa laro tas ma ddc lng pla bumaba pa tuloy points q, NABOBO PA, kahit sa HoN Ganun din tang ina tlga, No Response to server. Dafuq! Summer pa naman tas ganito lng mangyayari. tsssss

  30. DMO May 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    seriously, April 30 ang bilis ng internet connection ko. Pagdating ng May 1, all hell broke loose. My net speed literally slowed down up to 4x -___- PLDT ayusin niyo buhay niyo

  31. tristan May 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    anu ba yan nakakainis talaga.!ako nga plan 1200+tele

    noong isang araw ang bilis ng net ko tapos kahapon di ako nakapag laro . tapos ngaun SHIT nakakabwisit talaga! bumagal pa ng lampas sa kalahati ung net speed amf. ni hindi na nga ako makapag laro sa garena e . ung ping sobrang taas 2000+ AMF na PLDC 2 ! may marerekomenda ba kau na bagong internet dian ?


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