25 April 2012

Subic Bay is now a Wi-Fi zone

PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has added Subic Bay Freeport to its list of Wi-Fi Zones, enabling subscribers to connect to the Internet when they visit popular destinations.

The phone giant, in a statement, said it will provide free Wi-Fi service until May 5 at the free port zone areas such as the Zoobic Safari, Subic Yacht Club Hotel, Pier One, Royal Subic, Times Square Cinema and the Meat Plus/Freeport Exchange.

“We are glad to bring the Wi-Fi zone to Subic Bay visitors so that they will be able to share in real time photos or videos of their vacation this summer to their families and friends here and abroad,” said PLDT Home Wired Data Head Gary Dujali.

Other areas covered by the Wi-Fi zone are Subic’s Remy Field, Eastern Gasoline Station, Petron Gasoline Station, PLDT Subictel, and the area along the Subic Bayfront boardwalk.

“The Wi-Fi zone complements myDSL service at home, allowing customers to stay connected even outside their home,” Dujali said.

After May 5, myDSL subscribers may continue to experience the same strong connection outside the home, in Subic and other Wi-Fi zones in key cities nationwide by just adding P150 to their monthly subscription. Meanwhile, Subictel and other PLDT landline subscribers will just add P300 to their monthly subscription to get the unique Wi-Fi pin which allows access to Wi-Fi zones nationwide.

During the Holy Week break, PLDT also provided free Wi-Fi zone access to travelers in gasoline stations along North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx). The telecommunications company’s Wi-Fi zones also powered establishments and landmarks in nearby towns and cities like Tagaytay and Laguna.

The Internet access is a valuable tool for travelers as they chronicle their trip and post live photos and updates as they happen via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. It also connects them to news and travel sites that give them the latest traffic information.

Currently, PLDT has over 3,500 Wi-Fi zones in key cities nationwide, including Metro Manila, Cebu, Baguio, and Davao, and more coming soon.(Lenie Lectura, Business Mirror)