Sun Broadband introduces first ever broadband group plans in the country
After its success in introducing Mobile Phone Group Plans, Sun Cellular is now embarking in yet another innovative offer, this time by offering group subscriptions for its broadband services.
The Philippines’ fastest growing broadband provider Sun Broadband Wireless (SBW), introduces the country’s first-ever broadband internet with pooled hours for sharing through its new Group Plan Service 999 and 699.
Those seeking for a shared internet connection may now avail of the Sun Broadband Group Plan 999 with three lines and 200 combined internet hours, or the Group Plan 699 with two broadband lines and 130 pooled internet hours.
And following the concept of Sun’s earlier 2G-based group plans, these multiple broadband lines are billed under a single account.
“With this new offering, we challenge the usual concept of internet sharing and push further the convenience of broadband connectivity for multi-gadget usage. Now, users of shared internet can go online at their most convenient time and place,” says Ricky Pena, Senior Vice President of Sun Cellular for Broadband, Postpaid, New Business and Marketing Services.
Pena explains the SBW Group Plan 999 is designed for families with older or college-aged children who may have their own laptops. “This will be very convenient for parents, as they would only have to remember to pay one bill for the broadband internet services being used by their children,” he says.
As for the Group Plan 699, Pena explains, this is more suited for tech-savvy people who have multiple gadgets. “They would no longer need to remove their broadband SIM and transfer it from one gadget to another, because with this plan, they could use multiple SIMs simultaneously, under one bill,” Pena enthuses.
To augment its cost-efficiency benefit, Sun Broadband has also designed its Group Plan service to follow the Anti-Bill Shock charging system. Beyond the standard inclusions, users can still access the internet for a minimal surfing rate of P20 per hour. Once the total bill reaches P3,000 for the Group Plan 999 and P2,000 for the Group Plan 699, charging stops and then the usage profile becomes unlimited.
As yet another offering pioneered by Sun, Pena shares “We always strive to be flexible in our offerings and be keen on aligning our services to suit the changing needs and lifestyles of our customers. This goes true across all of Sun’s offerings, from 2G and now to the data services of Sun Broadband.”
In view of its network expansion project this year, Sun has recently announced service enhancements rendered primarily in around 40 provinces of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In a separate press statement, Sun’s Chief Operating Officer Charles Lim has spoken about the large-scale optimization of the network’s cell sites to cover more areas and strengthen support for its growing line of data and 3G services.
Sun Broadband is powered by Sun Cellular, a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Group.