It’s hard to find information about PLDT Landline Plus — a landline over cellular network combo — but I found about Globelines Speak n Surf and Bayantel SPAN. And Digitel MANGO.
Globelines Speak n Surf
For P700 or P800 a month you get a wireless landline and wireless internet connection! Neat!
This service runs on CDMA standard at P750 a month with unlimited calls and TXT messages with the SPAN network. A neat way to launch their mobile service. Nagsimula muna sa landline. Available in Metro Manila and selected provinces. My guess is that ‘other provinces’ would include areas where there is a strong SKY or Bayantel DSL presence. Wireless internet bundle still being planned.
PLDT Landline Plus
No installation needed. Just sign up, and pay P499 (thatâ€™s a cute P500) for monthly dues and less than P200 for the monthly handset installment payments.
Itâ€™s still a cellular phone because it takes advantage of SMART/PLDT cell sites. But the phone wonâ€™t fit inside your pocket since it looks like a regular home phone minus the wires. more here ». No internet bundle as of yet.
I almost missed this one. Mobility Access Network for the Man on the Go (MANGO) is a wireless internet-ready landline.
I just realized this is nothing but wireless loop network (WLL). Bleh, old technology that was dug up because, suddenly, CDMA is in again! And talk about WiMax and 3G that gives this resurrection worthy of a thousand trumpet calls.
I’m beginning to think dual-mode quad-band mobile phones are hot! For example Nokia 6680 has dual mode WCDMA/GSM operation and tri-band GSM coverage on up to five continents (GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 networks). Nokia 6151 is even better as it is a more recent model.
Also of interest: Broadband AIRNET (or OI)