Communications

Sky Cable "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/sky-cable/31433-1-eng-GB/Sky-Cable_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Sky Cable

SkyCable offers television subscriptions. These can also be bundled with Internet services.

Sim Cards "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/sim-cards2/31140-1-eng-GB/Sim-Cards_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Sim Cards

SUN offers post-Paid as well as prepaid plans. The post-paid plans include regular plans as well as plans that include mobile phones. 

Global Destiny "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/global-destiny/31439-1-eng-GB/Global-Destiny_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Global Destiny

Global Destiny offers a subscription for 550 Pesos a month which includes more than 91 channels. Setup and cable is free. It was bought by SkyCable Corporation.

Sim Cards "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/sim-cards3/31122-1-eng-GB/Sim-Cards_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Sim Cards

SMART belongs to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and provides the mobile services. SMART offers standard prepaid services as well as five customizable post-paid plans, unlimited plans and an iPhone plan. Most plans can be supplemented with extra services, such as international call time. The best way is to tell the vendor what exactly you are planning to do and how to use your mobile services. They will help you figure out what plan bundled with which services is the best for your mobile phone behaviour.

Mobile Phones "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/mobile-phones/37198-1-eng-GB/Mobile-Phones_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Mobile Phones

There are several providers for prepaid and post-paid mobile phone plans available in the Megacity and it only makes sense to take some time to compare plans and options. But if you want to get SIM cards from all the providers, you can do so as well because it is not uncommon for Megacitizens to have two or three SIM cards from different telecoms. SUN-Smart-Globe is a likely combination. 

Bayantel "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/bayantel/31801-1-eng-GB/Bayantel_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Bayantel

Being one of the biggest companies that offer traditional landline services, Bayantel has been a household name in the country. Bayantel or Bayan, however, was recently bought by Globe.

LAN Cables "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/lan-cables/37210-1-eng-GB/LAN-Cables_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 LAN Cables

Internet access if easy to find in the Megacity and they come in different forms. You've got your 24/7 Internet shops and open Wi-Fi in local coffee shops and some fast food chains and you also have options to get your personal Internet plan at home. We've gathered information about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Megacity to guide you on which plan you should get. 

PLDT Modem "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/pldt-modem/31146-1-eng-GB/PLDT-Modem_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 PLDT Modem

PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company) offers a wide range of Internet services including traditional Internet access via their myDSL products as well as prepaid and post-paid plans.

Sim Cards "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/sim-cards/31128-1-eng-GB/Sim-Cards_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Sim Cards

GLOBE, one of the biggest telecom companies in the Philippines, offers prepaid as well as post-paid services. You can subscribe to GLOBE's prepaid services by having enough load on your phone. You can also text specific messages to a service number and it will automatically activate certain services such as unlimited texting, unlimited calls, and Internet access for 24 hours. GLOBE offers also a huge variety of plans and combinations for post-paid customers as well and this also includes a family plan. 

Globe Tattoo "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/globe-tattoo/31427-1-eng-GB/Globe-Tattoo_zoom_image.jpg" 1600 1200 Globe Tattoo

Globe offers traditional internet services including a free WI-FI router and landline (post-paid) as well as the Internet stick (prepaid) and several service bundles for all types of Internet users.

Wifi in Cafes "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/wifi-in-cafes/463229-1-eng-GB/Wifi-in-Cafes_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Wifi in Cafes

There is an abundance of free Wi-Fi spots in Metro Manila especially in the business, shopping and entertainment districts. Take a look at this article here so you know where to find them. We also added tips on online safety while using public Internet access. 

gadgets "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/gadgets/356279-1-eng-GB/gadgets_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 gadgets

Looking for a new computer customized for your usage, for the newest tablet or just for a longer LAN cable? Below we present you a selection of reliable and not too expensive computer stores where you get all the accessories and gadgets you wish for.

Gadgets "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/gadgets/40078-1-eng-GB/Gadgets_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Gadgets

Manila is a gadget-hungry Megacity. Megacitizens are always hunting for the latest smartphones and the hottest trends in gadgetry. Unfortunately, it is a myth that premium gadgets are much cheaper in Manila than in the United States or Europe. Truth is: they are slightly cheaper but you won't get the latest models as soon as they are available in the US.

DSC09304 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/dsc09304/1155936-1-eng-GB/DSC09304_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 DSC09304

You lost your phone and/or wallet or somebody stole your valuables? Megacitizens.com tells you what to do next, and what preventive measures you can take to save yourself from as much trouble as possible.

Brownout "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/brownout/99758-1-eng-GB/Brownout_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Brownout

With an increasing number of storms and other calamities, coupled with fragile infrastructure, chances are high that you experience at least one or two brownouts per year in the Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about power outages and how to be prepared.

Office "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/office2/1924647-1-eng-GB/Office_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Office

Your company is sending you to the Philippines as an expatriate? You want to enjoy the tropical weather as a call center agent for a year? You found your long-term dream job in Manila? Whatever brought you to the Megacity as a foreigner, here are seven tips on working in the Philippines that will make your start easier.

MMDA Twitter "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/mmda-twitter/31572-1-eng-GB/MMDA-Twitter_zoom_image.jpg" 1280 647 MMDA Twitter

If you are looking for even more up-to-date information unmediated by the media outlets mentioned in the other articles, you can go directly to the websites of the most important government departments and/ or follow their Twitter accounts.

TNT "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/tnt/35863-1-eng-GB/TNT_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 TNT

Most major international couriers offer their services in the Philippines. While the services of international carriers are not commonly used for domestic transport of mails and parcels, they are the carriers of choice for many international companies and organizations as well as for Megacitizens sending goods and postcards to their loved ones.

LBC Package "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/lbc-package/37204-1-eng-GB/LBC-Package_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 LBC Package

Do you need to send your grandparents a postcard from Manila? Do you have to send an important document abroad? Find out more about logistics solutions in the Megacity.

Seoul "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/traveling-and-transportation/seoul/2081905-1-eng-GB/Seoul_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1091 Seoul

South Korea's capital is a bustling Megacity of 10 million people, with a metropolitan area of more than 25 million. However, crowdedness, noise and traffic are not as bad as in many other cities, thanks to an excellent transport infrastructure and a high number of recreational areas and quiet temples. Korea and the Philippines have strong ties, with many Koreans coming to the Philippines to study English, work, or enjoy the beaches. 90,000 Koreans live in the Philippines, and 45,000 Filipinos live in South Korea, and there are many flight connections between Seoul and Manila.

Tagalog Textbook "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/tagalog-textbook5/247472-1-eng-GB/Tagalog-Textbook_zoom_image.jpg" 1024 546 Tagalog Textbook

August is "Buwan ng Wika", the National Language Month. Megacitizens.com gives you some hard facts about the Filipino language, information on where to learn it, and a list of essential of and phrases to survive in the Megacity.

Megacity Bangkok "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/megacity-bangkok/1349409-1-eng-GB/Megacity-Bangkok_zoom_image.jpg" 1920 1080 Megacity Bangkok

A lot of Megacitizens travel from Manila to Bangkok and back. Bangkok is well-known and well-established as a prime tourist destination in Southeast Asia and as a hub to Thailand's beautiful beaches.The city itself is host to several national and regional headquarters of international organizations and companies. The nightlife, shopping malls and close proximity to Pattaya complete the list of reasons that might make you want to leave Manila for Bangkok.

Hong Kong "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/traveling-and-transportation/hong-kong/851211-2-eng-GB/Hong-Kong_zoom_image.jpg" 1855 941 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the top weekend get-away destinations for a lot of Megacitizens in the Philippines. This city of eight million people is a mere two-hour flight away and its efficient public transportation system leaves everyone in awe. 

Mobile Phones "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/mobile-phones2/36625-1-eng-GB/Mobile-Phones_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Mobile Phones

Electronic communication is a very important aspect of every-day life, even more so in a Megacity where friends and colleagues might live in different cities. Here is everything you need to know about communication in the Megacity, from landlines and cell phones to tablets and online shopping.

Old Television with Radio "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/old-television-with-radio/37192-1-eng-GB/Old-Television-with-Radio_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Old Television with Radio

Actually, there is not much competition in the television service provider sector. SkyCable and Global Destiny both belong to the same umbrella company. They offer you different plans for television and serve you with more than 85 different channels - all you need!

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