DITO subscribers nearing one-million

Published June 11, 2021, 5:13 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

DITO Telecommunity Corporation, the country’s third major player in the telecommunications industry, Friday, (June 11) announced they are approaching the one-millionth subscriber mark a few weeks after their Metro Manila entry.

To commemorate the 123 years of Philippine independence tomorrow, DITO is now available in 123 areas nationwide and targets to be present in 146 areas by the end of June.
“When we introduced DITO last May 17 in NCR and in other locations, we were just at the half-million subscriber mark, and in just three weeks, we find ourselves about to hit a million subscribers,” says DITO Telecommunity Corporation Chief Administrative Officer , Atty. Adel Tamano in this afternoon’s virtual press briefing.
Retired Major General Rodolfo Santiago, DITO Telecommunity Corporation Chief Technology Officer announced that the telco is now available in 23 new areas:
Dagupan City and Manaoag in Pangasinan
Magalang in Pampanga
Pandi in Bulacan
La Paz Tarlac
Calauan and Victoria Laguna
Taysan and Balete in Batangas
Bacolod City and Pulupandan Negros Occidental
Moalboal, Bogo, San Remigio, Sogod, Alcantara, Santander, Ginatilan in Cebu
Kidapawan City and Makilala in North Cotabato
Santa Cruz and Bansalan in Davao del Sur
And Malybalay City in Bukidnon
On the issue of connectivity in currently covered areas, “We ask our subscribers to please not expect 100% coverage yet,” according to the Chief Technology Officer.
Isolated areas in the covered cities and municipalities may experience intermittent service as the telco ramps up the optimization of its network, he explained.
DITO is in more than 37-percent population coverage now and is fast approaching its second year population coverage commitments of 51-percent.
As for areas not covered by DITO, “We do ask for the public’s understanding. There may be instances where consumers may already detect DITO especially in areas wherein we have not formally announced the availability of service, let me reiterate that in these unserved areas, there are some components that we are readying to ensure the customer experience is excellent.”
As part of the Independence Day celebration, DITO Introduced exclusive “Freedom Offers” for Filipinos from June 12 to 18, 2021.
Available exclusively in the official DITO Telecommunity Store on Shopee and Lazada, the DITO UNLI 499 promo offers unlimited data for 30 days for P499.
Upon purchasing the DITO sim card with the UNLI 499 promo, one can have 2GB of high-speed data that refreshes daily and up to 5Mbps speed upon consumption of the 2GB.
This promo also includes unlimited DITO to DITO calls, 300 minutes of calls to all mobile networks, and unlimited SMS to all networks.
New and existing DITO users can also subscribe to the DITO 99 offer with 10GB of data for 30 days for P 99, unlimited DITO to DITO calls, 300 minutes of calls to all mobile networks, and unlimited SMS to all networks.
After purchasing their SIMs and loading via DITO Experience Stores, partner stores and retailers, subscribers can use the DITO App to avail of the DITO 99 promo.