Sky Cable might be taking it slowly, but at least they are taking the right path. Finally, the company’s mobile internet product, the SkyMobi now offers 4G LTE. And to fully utilize it, they are also updating their postpaid plans.
The service was announced in 2015, and it took them about two years to offer LTE. It is a postpaid mobile internet service housed inside a pocket wifi device. The product also gives access to Sky on Demand, the company’s own video streaming service.
The SkyMobi Plan will be available in three different flavors:
The new ZTE portable routers provide speeds of up to 42Mbps, a huge bump up from the maximum 12Mbps of the previous pocket WiFi used. Also, if your data runs out before the month ends, you can purchase an extra 100MB for Php30, or 1.5GB for Php199.
It is nice to see that the service is giving free access to most used apps like Facebook and Messenger. However, the free access is capped at only 800MB per day. Once the free allocation is exhausted, the counter will restart at 12:01 AM of the following day.
Moreover, you have to also keep in mind that the Sky on Demand access will still depend on your Sky Cable subscription. SkyMobi can only provide the data allocation required for you to fetch the videos.
Also, it also imposes a 24-months lock-in period. Hence, you want to make sure if you really need a pocket WiFi in your daily life.
But if a portable router is unnecessary, or you own a better one, SkyMobi also has a SIM-only postpaid plan.
Sky didn’t mention if Facebook, Messenger, and WeChat would be free so we’ll assume that they aren’t.
The new SkyMobi plans are now available at Sky Cable stores and other accredited retailers nationwide.