SInce December up to now January I'm experiencing a very slow and intermittent connection. Every time I surf to a website like Google it takes a long time to load and mostly it goes to the point that the browser will Timeout. I've done a couple of speed tests and even speedtest.net timeout and when it will start the test it shows that I'm getting 3.5 to 4.4 Mbps and I'm in a 1599 (5mbps plan) which is fair for me.
I called your hotline (02)730-1000 a couple of times, and sent already 2 technicians (different dates) and still no solution with my problem.
Here's my question(s).
Would still I need to sign a contract and locked me up for 24 months if I'm going to upgrade for higher plans in Tattoo Platinum like 10mbps (3499) or 20mbps(3750)? I've been with globe since late 2009 and never moved to other ISP, I've just had my plan upgraded to 5mbps from 2mbps since before the month of June, I was called by a personnel thru the phone and said that I have a free 3 months of 5mbps blah blah blah and after 3 months I need to pay the monthly fees.
What type of lines/cable will Globe use if I'm going for an upgrade to 10mbps or 20mbps? Are Fibre Optic lines currently used by Globe? Or would they use the usual ADSL? Location: Davao City.
The shown WAN IP address is different than the Public IP that the website detected, usually before the month that slow downs of my connection starts, the router's WAN IP address matches the detected Public IP of a certain website like when you search in Google "What's My IP". The router gives me an IP range of 10.xxx.xxx.xxx mostly It should give me an IP with the prefixes of 112.xxx.xxx.xxx or 120.xxx.xxx.xxx or 180.xxx.xxx.xxx or 222.xxx.xxx.xxx and both WAN IP Address and Public IP Address should match, that's my observation. It seems a little strange for me.
The last technician told me that the intermittent connection was caused by merging the systems of Globe Telecom and Bayantel. How true is that? I've read in a news online that Ayala Corporation pays the debts of Bayantel and buys it shares.
I know it's kind of dumb to ask this but I need a clarification. Are all of your hotlines free of charge with my landline bundle plan 1599? Will it not cost me extra NDD charges. Cos' I called your hotline a couple of times now and I'm quite afraid of bill shock. And can someone give me the most updated and accurate NDD and IDD rates of Globe landlines.
And if someone can answer all of my question I'm so very thanking you.
P.S. I am so desperate to get the Tattoo Platinum Plans to get higher speeds and to avoid intermittent connection. My son was currently enrolled in an Online Distance Learning school. Most of his major subjects/activities were done online. Good thing we emailed the school and they considered our situation and they wouldn't penalize us recurring fees if school year won't be finished with in 10 months. My son should be finished before June the enrollment for basic school. Upgrading to higher plans is my last chance to get browsing even better because I'm expecting that higher plans isn't as congested as 1599 5mbps. Since Fibre plan with your competitor (you know who it is) isn't available in our subdivision.