MANILA, Philippines — People visiting the Subic Bay area in Zambales will have another reason to return to the former US military base as Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and subsidiary SubicTel recently announced that they will be providing Wi-Fi services to 125 establishments in the freeport area.
“Subic is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the country and we are happy to provide Wi-Fi service which enables tourists and residents of Subic to connect to the Internet that gives them access to various travel and news sites, as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter where they share photos and videos of their travels with friends and family,” Gary Dujali, head of PLDT Home Wired Data said in a statement.
Among the Subic establishments that signed the Wi-Fi zone partnership agreement with PLDT and SubicTel were Aristocrat Restaurant, All Hands Beach Resort, Bayfront Hotel, Eastern Gasoline Station, Meat Plus Restaurant, Networx Jetsports, Royal Duty Free Shop, Subic Bay Yacht Club, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Zoobic Safari, Pier One Bar and Grill, and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
“The Wi-Fi zone powered by PLDT is a value-added service that offers a premium and a dedicated line with speed of up to 100 mbps to partner-establishments, so they can dedicate this line solely for their customers’ Wi-Fi use,” Ma. Myla Margarita C. Villanueva, PLDT Home Data Acquisition senior manager said.
“We are the only telco who is investing on this offering. We ourselves are putting up the Wi-Fi zone infrastructure not just in Metro Manila but also in key cities like Subic and Clark. We are continuously enhancing this service to ensure that a stable, premium Wi-Fi connection is delivered to our subscribers,” Dennis G. Magbatoc, SubicTel president said.