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TV & Internet in Manila


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Channels

There are three free major channels in Manila:

A complete list of programs for each channel can be found on their website.

Cable TV

Cable TV is a subscription service with different plans available. Prices range from PHP 500 per month for basic plans to PHP 2000 per month for premium plans.

There are three providers of cable television:

Installation is usually arranged with the provider upon subscribing. A request for service is placed, a technician will come to your home, and installation should be completed within a week. If there is equipment in place, it may just take changing the name on the contract and setting up payments.

Satellite TV

Satellite TV is a subscription service with different plans available. Prices range from PHP 250 per month for basic plans to PHP 1600 per month for premium plans.

There are three providers of satellite television:

Installation is usually arranged with the provider upon subscribing. A request for service is placed, a technician will come to your home, and installation should be completed within a week.

Internet

Internet service is widely available in Manila and is usually bundled with a phone line. Different types of connections are available: DSL, Fiber optic, etc. Most broadband deals have a download speed of at least 1 Mbps. Rates and pricing schemes vary from one provider to another, but usually start at PHP 1000 per month.

Providers

Installation

The provider will contact you to inform you of the approval of your application. You can then make an appointment for installation over the phone. They will send a technician to perform installation.

Basic installation includes:

  • Installation of modem or router
  • Installation and configuration of phone line
  • Configuration of internet connection

Information necessary for installation may include:

  • Valid ID (passport, driver's license, company ID, etc.) for proof of identification
  • Proof of billing (electric bill, water bill, credit card bill, etc.) to validate the billing address declared by the subscriber
  • Financial documents (income tax return, bank documents, etc.) to establish proof of income

Internet Café

Internet cafes can be found throughout Manila. Costs start from PHP 15 per hour. Printing, scanning and other services are usually an additional fee. Some cafes cater more to a gaming community or webcam services. Cafes may also be a target for thieves and pickpockets so take care of your belongings.

Netopia

A list of branches can be found here.

Mineski Infinity

A list of branches can be found here.

WiFi

Multiple malls, restaurants, cafes and shops throughout Manila have wifi hotspots. Look for the "wi-fi" symbol for access. Some establishments provide free access but it is expected for you to buy something from the establishment to use the wifi.

Update 9/06/2016



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