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NTC to Do Regular Speed Tests to Verify Claims of Smart and Globe

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Apart from both Smart and Globe formally announcing that they’re ditching Unlimited data plans in favor of volume based data buckets during the Senate Hearing on slow PH Internet, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) also shared that they will be doing regular speed tests using their own tools to verify the speed claims of both telcos.

The results of the speed tests will be published in the website of the NTC. Customers can then use the data published on the tests to complain to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for False Advertising. If found guilty, the telcos can be penalised anywhere from Php500-Php300,000. On top of that the NTC will also charge telcos Php200 per day for the violation.

Seriously NTC? Php200? To quote your beloved President:

“Eh di wow.” -President Noynoy Aquino

Unless that Php200 is PER subscriber. Now that’s a delicious penalty, haha! Imagine if there were 10,000,000 complaints and all of them were legit and the time period was just one week. That’s a Php20,000,000,000 penalty. WOOOHOOOOOOOO!

Watch the full news report that was shown on TV5 earlier today.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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7 Comments

  1. This is Bullshit.. P500.00 – 300,000.. napakaliit na halaga para sa ninanakaw ng mga TELCOs sa mga SUBSCRIBERS nila….eto pa.. ” On top of that the NTC will also charge telcos Php200 per day for the violation.”. WTF was that? seriously? tinutulungan ba talaga tau ng Gobyerno? or kinukunsinti lng ung mga hinayupak ng Telcos na yan.. May masabing lang na penalty eh.. Imbes na bigyan ng disicplinary action ang mga telcos, prang mas nalugi pa ung mga consumers sa ginawa nilang bagong policy at panigurado pag lumamig na yung issue about data speed, balik sa dati yan, mabagal, at ung NTC mawawala na ng parang bula.. hay naku, gobyerno talaga, hndi makapalag sa mga malalaking company sa Pilipinas, o, baka naman nagkaroon ng lagayan,, hndi nman malabong mangyari dahil alam nman ng tao kung panu ang kalakaran sa gobyerno. Ung MAYAYAMAN, ANGGAGALING LUMAMANG..Dyos Ko…Lahat gagawin mapunan lng ung kasakiman sa pera kaht manloko at manlamang kahit sa sariling kababayan..Gobyerno natin ang KINOKONTROL ng mga korporasyon, not the other way around.. Bullshit tlga.. Alam ng TELCOs ang trend ngaun at may bagong silang hakbang para makakamkam na naman ng pera sa CONSUMERS… fuck

  2. Its the law. The NTC is only allowed by law to charge 200 per day. NTC and the “beloved president” have nothing to do with it.

    1. THE SURE KISS OF DEATH FOR PRESIDENTIABLE MAR ROXAS IS:
      TELCOS + NTC = SURE LOST FOR MAR ROXAS…
      TO THE FILIPINO MILLIONS WHO ARE VICTIMS TO THIS NTC & TELCOS CONNIVANCE, ITS PAY BACK TIME.
      LETS VOTE ANYONE BUT MAR ROXAS FOR PRESIDENT !!!
      ITS SO SCARY THAT NTC & THE TELCOS WILL AGAIN CONNIVE FOR MAKING MAR ROXAS WIN IN 2016.
      AFTER WHICH, WHAT COMES NEXT?
      MORE NTC VICTIMS?
      MORE VICTIMS FOR THE TELCOS?
      NO MORE… WE WANT CHANGE !!!

      EVERYONE… LET ALL OUR VOICES BE HEARD NOW !!!

      IT IS IN OUR CLOSE & SOLID UNITY THAT THEY (NTC & TELCOS) WILL ALL LISTEN & CHANGE THEIR EVIL WAYS & FINALLY RESPECT THE FILIPINO CONSUMERS !!!

      INDIVIDUALLY BINABASTOS NILA TAYO, PERO KAPAG TAYONG LAHAT AY NAGKAISA TAPOS ANG PROBLEMA, GETS NYO?

      REMEMBER THE GREAT NINOY & THE EDSA PEOPLE POWER?

      LETS ALL CONVERGE AT THE “INTERNET EDSA”… THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS WITH US ALL !!!

  3. I AM WILLING TO PAY BIG FOR GOOD INTERNET SERVICE RATHER THAN BE FORCED TO SPEND ON GARBAGE LIKE WHAT SUN CELLULAR IS PROVIDING ME… THEY HAVE ALL THE NERVE TO NAG ME ON DELAYED PAYMENTS @ NOT MIND MY COMPLAINTS ON POOR SIGNAL… ANG KAKAPAL NYO… GAGO!!!

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