First Look: PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE-A Cat6 Modem


Nowadays, having a reliable internet connection is a must since most us are working or studying at home. Stable, fast WiFi is needed for video conferencing, downloading files, browsing the Web, watching videos online, and more. PLDT Home’s newest offering, the Cat6 modem, gives you 2x faster prepaid internet connectivity without having to worry about monthly bills.

Powered by Smart LTE, the Cat6 modem supports up to 4G LTE-A Category 6 connection. It offers 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz dual-band WiFi.

Plug and play

Out of the box, the modem comes with free 10GB of data, which is valid for seven days upon activation. In its box, the device comes with a pair of external antenna, a LAN cable, a user guide, and power adapter. Moreover, its SIM card already comes pre-installed, sealed with a sticker.

The Cat6 modem’s body is notably bigger than previous PLDT Home prepaid WiFi modems. At the back, it has two LAN ports, an AC port for power, a reset button, and the antenna connectors.

Starting up the modem is pretty easy. You just have to screw in the antenna and plug the unit in. When the LED lights light up, you’re good to go.

Based on our tests, the WiFi can clock up to 12Mbps, which is adequate for streaming, social media use, and even gaming. Speeds may depend on location. Up to five devices can connect to the prepaid device.

You can load up the modem through PLDT, Smart, and Sun stores, sari-sari stores, and convenience stores like how you do a regular prepaid SIM. In addition, you can add load online through PayMaya, GrabPay, and the myPLDT Smart app. You can also register your device with the following FamLoad packages:

  • FamLoad 199 – 24GB data for 7 days
  • FamLoad 599 – 80GB data for 15 days
  • FamLoad 999 – 130GB data for 30 days
  • FamLoad 1499 – 200GB data for 30 days

The myPLDT Smart app will show you your current balance as well as the remaining data allocation.

The PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid LTE Cat6 Modem is available for P1,995 in greater Metro Manila areas and online through the PLDT Home website in August.

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