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Recommended sim card for a 14 day stay

 
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Recommended sim card for a 14 day stay Reply with quote

Hi friends - I'm gonna hang out in Manila, Boracay, And Puerto Galera for 2 weeks and I want some info on sim cards.

I don't plan on making calls but like the convenience of internet on my phone.

Can you recommend a phone company for my 2 week stay? And give me an idea of prices.

I'll be at the Mall of Asia and-or Aylya mall in Makati for the fist few days.

Thanks
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Trina Marlow



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know my reply is a little late but for the others who might be asking the same question, let me give it a shot. The 2 largest network provider in the Philippines is Globe Telecom and Smart Communications. You can have a toss between the two. Although other networks (SUN, RED and ABS-CBN) might work well just the same.
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PattyFlipper



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had SIM cards for Globe, Smart and Sun to use with my USB modem and not one of them worked in Puerto Galera. Couldn't get a connection at all. Additionally, it was extremely difficult to find a decent wifi connection anywhere in the White Beach area of PG, including the hotels. Sabang was a little better. Even in Manila, Smart and Sun were almost unusable, with only Globe providing a very spotty and intermittent service.

Your best bet would be to try to stay in hotels with dependable wifi or use the big chain coffee shops or expat owned bars.
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I liked Puerto Galera the wifi was terrible. In my hotel and in most restaurants it didn't work.
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