I used to have a Smart plug in for my internet but it was getting increasingly patchy and slower over time. I looked at the options and it seemed that a Globe 5mbps for dsl with a land line for P1599 per month would be fine. So i thought. After minor stuff arounds it was […]
Well here I am to spread words of wisdom and provide a little hope and comfort. Now you are scratching your head and wondering how that can happen considering the topic of this post, filipino internet. But then again you might be thinking, shit, Mike has finally slipped into the murky waters. But allow me […]
I’ve been a Sky Cable customer for a little over a year now, and I must admit, as far as downtime, there isn’t much of it. At least not nearly as much as Cignal Satellite TV. But there is still a major “Flip Factor” going on there, as expected. First of all, DON’T GET THEIR […]
The problem: Your internet is out. This isn’t the first, the third, or the 20th time this has happened….this month alone. You’ve called and called and called. When you finally DO get someone that understands English (somewhat), the only response you get is one of two things: I’ll make a notation on your account (their […]
Even the media can not agree on the situation. “The Philippines has an average speed of 3.5 Mbps” – Source: 2014 Net Index rankings by Internet broadband testing company Ookla http://technology.inquirer.net/35871/govt-blamed-on-phs-slow-internet-speed “The Philippines had an average peak internet connection speed of 32.6 megabits per second (Mbps) in the 4th quarter of 2013” Source: Akamai http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/04/23/14/why-philippine-internet-speeds-are-slow […]
Post by Andrew Harrison.
Sky Cable local offices do not install telephones. But thank god they have a “CUSTOMER SERVICE HOTLINE”. I say “thank god” because customer service in Philippines is as NON-EXISTENT as any god. Ever since the installation of Sky Cable at my home, it has been exactly as I fully expected; UTTER STUPIDITY AND INCOMPETENCE. It […]
To [email protected] Jun 10 at 8:08 PM Dear Valued Cable TV Subscribers, We will be having an emergency maintenance activity in our Cable TV System tomorrow, June 11, 2014, from 10 am to 5pm. You may experience the following issues during this period: (1) Program Pause, (2) No Signal, (3) Insert Smart Card. If you happen […]
Cignal Satellite TV really sucked. The slightest drizzle of rain knocked the signal right out, and so no TV until it stops raining. So when I moved, I decided I would switch to Sky Cable. I’ve never dealt with them before, but knowing it’s run by Filipinos, I fully expected all the typical lame brain […]
Wanted to contribute my entry.
Yes, PLDT, probably the largest communications utility in the country, completely dumb-shits all over themselves again. It’s not at all shocking, being that it’s comprised of typical dumb-fuck Filipino idiots. Honestly, they can’t get through 1 hour without dumb-fucking themselves in the ass. But hey, I need blog content, and you all need a jolly […]
This is a story of how Filipino business practices that are monumentally stupid. I am a Filipino Computer Engineer working for a large, multi-national IT services and products provider. I work on various networking technologies that make large-scale internet and mobile services possible. I am in-charge of research, design, development, and testing for these services […]
Out of curiosity, I’m wondering if anyone reading this has ever had what the first person you talked to at Globe do what they said they would do? I have never experience such a luxury in Philippines. Virtually every time I have a request or upgrade or downgrade or new purchase, what has been initially […]
Link to original article: Click here tl;dr version: (not in order) Ping is not reliable, PLDT sucks, Garena needs to spend more on connectivity, use WinMTR instead of tracert, government needs public IX. Hi all, I’m a foreigner living in Manila that has spent the last 15 years building large scale networks in Europe, with […]
So I bought one of Globe Telecom’s pocket wi-fi devices 3 days ago. But I was told it cannot be activated because they are undergoing “system enhancement”, but will have it activated within 24 hours. Bet you can guess why I’m writing this post. 72 HOURS LATER, IT’S STILL NOT ACTIVATED! I called after 24 […]