Network upgrades to boost Sun LTE in Cebu
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Network upgrades to boost Sun LTE in Cebu

Good news to all Sun subscribers in Cebu! You can look forward to improved mobile connectivity as PLDT expands Long Term Evolution (LTE) support for its Sun brand across the Visayas’ foremost urban hub.

To date, more than 80% of cell sites across Cebu now have LTE. In addition to network upgrades in Metro Cebu, LTE is also available in the rest of Cebu province, including key tourism areas like Oslob, Moalboal, Daanbantayan, Medellin, Toledo City, Bogo City and Carmen, allowing tourists and residents alike to share photos and videos of their experiences using Sun LTE.

Expanded LTE capacity is also available in areas in Cebu City, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Minglanilla and Talisay, while the service has also been rolled out in Badian, Balamban, Barili, Catmon, Madridejos, Sibonga, and Tabuelan.

“Strong connectivity will enable our customers in Cebu to better share to the world their passion for Cebuano food, culture and history, as well as showcase the best of Cebuano hospitality and tourism,” said Smart vice president for Prepaid Marketing Carlo Endaya. “Sun’s newly upgraded network all over Cebu allows its customers to instantly share their stories, as they go about their day,” he added.

Up to 50Mbps speed

These network upgrades are part of PLDT’s thrust to provide world-class internet service to Filipinos in Cebu and in other parts of the country.

Internal tests showed speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 50Mbps have been reached using a Sun LTE SIM and an LTE smartphone in key areas around Cebu.

How to Level Up to Sun LTE in Cebu

To best take advantage of the newly upgraded LTE networks in Cebu, Sun subscribers are encouraged to upgrade their current 3G SIM to an LTE SIM.

Also, it is highly recommended to avail Sun’s new data promos, such as the Sulit Surf Plus 20, which offers 300 MB of open access data with unlimited tri-net calls and unlimited all-net texts valid for 2 days, and Sulit Surf Plus 249, which includes 2GB of open access data with unlimited tri-net calls, 60 minutes free calls to other networks and unlimited all-net texts valid for 30 days.

Discounted Sun LTE phones will also be available soon.

As of end-June, Smart has equipped over 3,900 base stations across the country with LTE, not only to expand LTE coverage but also to lay the ground for LTE-A, which can provide even greater capacity and speeds to users with LTE-compatible smartphones. This puts the total count of LTE base stations at over 12,600.

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