BayanDSL review for Quezon City

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Bayan DSL is the internet service of Bayan Communications

Our family has been a subscriber of Bayan Telecommunications (or simply BayanTel) shortly after we moved from Manila to Quezon City back in 1997.  That’s not necessarily out of loyalty. It’s more because BayanTel is the only telephone company operating in our barangay.

Their service has been affordable and effective. Except for occasional hiccups, the only problem that we have is that BayanTel’s service is affected by power interruptions. So during typhoons for example, if there’s a brownout for a day or two, we also can’t use the phone. That recently happened when typhoon “Mario” affected Metro Manila last September.

We began using their internet service (famously known in commercials as Bayan DSL) last June 2012. I availed of their Plan 999, which offers 1 Mbps since that’s the cheapest offering. LOL

Prior to Bayan DSL, I used prepaid Globe Tattoo, and I can tell you it never failed to make my blood boil every time I use it because it sucks big time.

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Bayan DSL is the internet service of Bayan Communications

I am aware of the so-called horror stories from Bayan DSL users. Just take a look at the comments posted on their Facebook pages (click here and also here) to know what I am talking out.

In a scale of one to five with five being the highest, I’ll give it a score of 3.5. The internet speed isn’t really stunning (“you get what you pay for,” others might say).

Oftentimes, especially at night, internet connection becomes choppy. It is particularly frustrating to me when I cannot update my own website because of that. But at least, I have never experienced not having internet connection for days.

Just yesterday, I decided to have our plan upgraded to 3 Mbps because of Bayan DSL’s existing promo where I will only have to pay P200 more per month.

Can I recommend BayanDSL to others? If you are living in this area, then why not? Just don’t expect too much. Anyway, all internet service providers are swamped by complains from dissatisfied users.

PS: Queries can be referred to Bayan DSL’s 24/7 hotline 411-2000 or 412-1212.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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