Metro Manila · Landlines
Using a landline connection for communication is not as common as it might be in other Megacities. Due to the widespread use and cheap rates of mobile phone services as well as the struggles of actually getting a landline connection in the past, most people rely solely on mobile phone services for their private communication.
For corporate communication however, having a landline connection is common. The pricing for corporate communication and private landlines are different. For the corporate ones, you should always contact the respective offices to get the best option for your company.
Being one of the biggest companies that offer traditional landline services, Bayantel has been a household name in the country. Bayantel or Bayan, however, was recently bought by Globe.
PLDT is the traditional Philippine telephone and Internet company. Despite this, PLDT is offering some of the most advanced services, bundled to their landline contracts. You can for example get a bundle that includes sending and receiving text messages through their services, bring your landline phone outside the house in your village (PLDT Landline Plus), as well as a tablet computer (telepad) which can be used for Internet browsing, calls and much more. Most companies also rely on PLDT services as their contractor for landline as well as Internet access.
Globe, traditionally a mobile phone service provider, also offers limited landline services. They introduced Globe Home Phone and Super Home Phone which are wireless landline phones. You can carry them around (within a certain area) like a mobile phone but have to sign up for a postpaid contract. These phones can be used for calling and sending/receiving text messages.
Skycable offers a bundle composed of Internet access and landline services called SKYbundles. It includes unlimited local calls within the Megacity, setup of all the equipment and an Internet flat rate.