TL;DR: DITO Telecommunity, the country’s third telecommunications player, answers questions consumers want to know.
After a successful launch last March in Visayas and Mindanao, DITO Telecommunity became the third telco player in the Philippines, drawing attention for their speed and reliability. Last April, the telco made waves again, expanding coverage and availability to 21 more cities, including key areas in Luzon.
The anticipation is rapidly increasing for the country’s third telco, as Filipinos eagerly await what DITO has to offer. Currently, subscribers can try DITO’s 25GB High-Speed Data. For Php 199, users get 25GB data, unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and texts, 300 minutes to other mobile networks, and features such as call waiting, call forwarding, and video over LTE.
DITO’s next move is to launch in the NCR. But as we wait for nationwide coverage, here are five things you should know about the new network’s products and services:
1. Next-gen technology explained
We often hear the phrase “next-generation technology” but what does it really mean for everyday internet users? The use of next-generation technology in telecommunications can be summarized in two words: Breakthrough connectivity.
Next-gen technology paves the way for clearer, faster, and optimized connections which drive performance that goes beyond mobile devices. At DITO, users are assured that they are subscribing to innovative and reliable data services which are built on world-class digital infrastructures and technology.
2. What is VoLTE?
Short for Voice over LTE; VoLTE is one of the next-generation mobile technologies available to DITO users. Simply put, VoLTE means that a telco provider lets users make voice calls using the faster and more efficient LTE network instead of the usual 2G and 3G networks. Through VoLTE, users can enjoy better quality on their phone calls thanks to its ability to use more bandwidth.
3. What does interconnectivity mean?
As mandated by Republic Act 7925, interconnection among telco providers is required to provide universal accessibility to Filipinos and to ensure fair and healthy competition. For DITO subscribers, this means that they can also make voice calls and send text messages to other mobile networks.
4. Which phones are DITO-ready?
As DITO ushers in a new era in telecommunications with next-generation technology, it is important to pair your DITO SIM with a DITO-compatible mobile phone to ensure that you get to experience the best that this next-gen technology has to offer. And you don’t have to worry about price! There is a wide variety of phones that will fit any budget, from low-end to mid-range up to high-end that are all DITO-ready! Check out the full list here for more information.
In case your current phone is not yet on the list, you can check back again on this site since DITO is continuously testing different phone brands and models to enable more users to access the high-speed, reliable data that DITO offers.
You may notice that some phones which are not yet on the official list can still get to access the DITO network, but this is only due to the ongoing qualifying and testing. It is still advisable to wait for your specific phone model to be included in the list of compatible phones to ensure a seamless and quality user experience.
5. Which areas are DITO-covered?
DITO coverage Is commercially available in key cities in Visayas, Mindanao, Central Luzon, and South Luzon. You can check out DITO’s Official Facebook Page here for an updated list of covered areas.
Keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements in the coming days as DITO will unveil more locations and new products. For more information, you may visit www.dito.ph.