DITO Telecom is a new telecommunication player in the country which began its commercial operations last March 8, 2021. It is dubbed as the third major telecommunications provider in the Philippines, challenging PLDT and Globe Telecom.
DITO is a strong contender with faster Internet speed up to 507 Mbps for 5G and 85 Mbps for 4G based on the technical audit conducted by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) last February 2021.
People are excited to switch vendors. In fact, we are now seeing resellers of DITO sim cards in Bulacan. Each DITO sim card is sold at P50 to P75 plus P200 initial load. It comes with 25GB of High-Speed Data, valid for 30 days. You also get unlimited text & free 300 minutes of calls to other mobile networks. As a bonus, you also get unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls & texts.
“Subscribers from Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao can avail of DITO’s 25-GB High Speed Data for P199 promo, which is valid for 30-days,” DITO said.
“Aside from fast and reliable data services, they can also enjoy unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and texts plus unlimited texts and 300 minutes of voice calls to other mobile networks. Features such as call waiting, call forwarding and video over LTE are also now available for DITO subscribers,” it added.
However, not all areas in the province are covered. According to their website, only 9 cities and municipalities in Bulacan have DITO Telecom cellular networks. Read through this article to find out if your location is covered.
4G DITO Telecom Network Coverage in Bulacan
- City of Malolos
- City of Meycauayan
- City of San Jose Del Monte
They are still expanding and putting up cell sites all over the province. Hopefully, in the next few months, they can cover the areas of Calumpit, Pulilan, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Norzagaray, Santa Maria, Pandi, Angat, Bustos, Balagtas, and Obando. Bulakenyos are looking forward to seeing DITO in these areas soon.
DITO Telecom Supported Phone Models
According to their official Facebook page, “DITO continues to work with mobile phone brands to test and validate their phones’ compatibility with our network. We are constantly testing various phone models so that we can add them to our growing list. While some phones are not yet on the official list of DITO-compatible phones, they may still work, but we can’t promise that you will get a seamless and quality DITO experience.”
Considering that Apple and Samsung maintain top position in the smartphone industry as the most preferred brands globally, we are unsure why Apple’s iPhone and most of the Samsung mobile phone models are not included in the list. Although here in the Philippines, the top 5 smartphone vendors of 2020 are Realme, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, and Samsung.
Who is DITO Telecom?
DITO Telecommunity Corporation (DITO), formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. or Mislatel, is a telecommunications company in the Philippines engaged in multimedia and information technology. It is a consortium of Davao businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corporation and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Corporation, and Chinese state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation, a parent company of China Telecom.
The company spent over P150 billion for the initial rollout of its infrastructure and other operating expenses as part of its commitment to invest P250 billion over a five-year period to achieve 55 Mbps of internet speed, covering 84 percent of the population.
On February 23, 2021, Dito and PLDT signed an interconnection deal to enable subscribers from the two companies to communicate in their respective networks. DITO and Globe Telecom also signed an interconnection deal on February 24, 2021.