One significant detail to set the 2012 Sinulog celebrations apart is the introduction of PLDT WiFi Zones all across public thoroughfares and establishments nearest the event to maximize the Sinulog experience.
In partnership with Cebu City Government through the Office of the Mayor, Councilors Bob Cabarrubias and Mike Ralota, PLDT WiFi Zones have been set up in time for Sinulog but will be a service made available to Cebuanos year round starting January 12. The PLDT WiFi Zones may be accessed in Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Gorordo to Fuente Osmeña Circle, Osmeña Boulevard, Portions of N. Bacalso Avenue and P. del Rosario, the Cebu City Sports Center, Cebu City Hall, Provincial Capitol, Magellan’s Cross and Plaza Indepencia and many other establishments.
The service will be free for the duration of the festival. Consumers just need to look for the PLDT WiFi Zone booths strategically located along the festival route to get their free WiFi zone PINs.
“PLDT has always considered Cebu as one of its priority cities. With the unveiling of its latest technology, the PLDT WiFi Zone, the Sinulog Festival, every Cebuano’s proudest moment, can now be shared throughout the world as it takes place,” according to PLDT Head of Cebu Operations Bong Lintag.
PLDT Vice President for Data Acquisitions Retail Business Group, Gary Dujali, believes that powering Cebu up for its biggest festival will prove to be a great development for everyone involved. “This new service we are proud to finally launch in Cebu is an extension of our subscribers’ internet connection at home. They can take advantage of ultra fast and reliable WiFi service not just at home but everywhere in the city.” Residents of Metro Manila can attest to experiencing WiFi like no other from more than 2000 establishments upgraded to the WiFi Zone just from last year.
PLDT Retail Business Group Head, Dan Ibarra, continues by saying that “With PLDT WiFi Zone, PLDT subscribers can experience the strong connection they get at home and they never have to miss out on their broadband experience.” It means that for the first time in Sinulog history, people can share what they’re going through online and in real time as PLDT WiFi Zone is right where all the festivities are centered! Posting photos in real-time of the most colorful costumes, the most captivating Cebuana beauties, or even your best dance moves won’t have to wait until after the festival is over.
PLDT WiFi Zone is the same unlimited myDSL connection you take with you outside the home and is made even more convenient by utilizing just one username and password when you connect to it. Experience PLDT WiFi Zone now for as low as P150 a month for PLDT myDSL subscribers, and P300 for PLDT landline subscribers. PLDT subscribers can register at www.pldtwifizone.com to try the service out for free until January 15 in the midst of the Sinulog merriment and to be privy to areas in Cebu that are set to be upgraded to the WiFi Zone in the near future.