It hasn't been easy for Globelines to gain market share in the Philippine DSL scene over the past few months. We can probably attribute this to PLDT's dominance in the mainstream market being in the market years ahead Globelines. For the past year, Globelines has had better bandwidth per peso rates than PLDT MyDSL with the following rates: 768kbps at 995php/month (256kbps more than PLDT's old Plan 999), 1mbps for 1495php/month (about a thousand php cheaper than PLDT's old 1.2mbps plan), and 2mbps for 1995php/month (about a thousand php cheaper than PLDT's old 2.2mbps plan). Globelines was a clear choice for areas who had Globelines, PLDT was slower, and PLDT's customer support had a bad reputation. PLDT, however, seemed to respond to Globelines last month. PLDT heated the competition with new rates: 1mbps at 999php/month (256kbps more than Globelines Plan 995), and 2mbps at 1995php/month (the same as Globelines Plan 1995). They directly competed with Globelines' rates. PLDT offered more in the low-end, and at the same time was the only provider to offer a residential 5mbps plan (which was priced at 3000php/month). PLDT took back the 1st place trophy in the bandwidth per peso area until mid-august when Globelines heated up the competition even more with PLDT with another upgrade to Globelines' services: They offered a whopping 1.5mbps at 995php/month (512kbps more than PLDT's Plan 999), and 3mbps for 1995php/month (1mbps more than PLDT's Plan 1995). On top of that, they also offered 1mbps WITH FREE LANDLINE at 1295php/month (compared to PLDT's 1mbps(999php) + landline(685php), which is equal to 1684php). They still do not have a 5mbps plan, however. The competition is just starting to heat up, and let's hope it just keeps getting hotter. Hopefully, more companies will get into the competition so that bandwidth here will be cheaper. The more competition, the better for us consumers. Hopefully, the competition will also make ISPs more conscious with how they treat their customers... better customer support, anyone? When do you think will 5mbps be as cheap as 1995php/month here in the Philippines? Hopefully, soon.