DITO has finally made its way to NCR after previously expanding into 54 key cities in Central and South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. With the DITO NCR Launch, the 3rd major telco now covers an additional 17 cities.

Users looking for better deals on data will have something to look forward to, particularly DITO’s introductory 25GB for Php199 promo. Not only do you get a large bucket of data, but you also get unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and texts, as well as unlimited texts and 300 call minutes to other networks. This compelling promo will be available from May 17 to June 30 and will have a validity period of 30 days.

Aside from the promo offering, DITO hasn’t announced their regular offers yet, so we’ll need to stay tuned. However, they do promise comparable if not better offerings versus the competition. They’re also using this period to listen to their consumers and ultimately determine what offers they will make available after June 30.

DITO’s VoLTE network offers a number of advantages, including high definition voice call quality​, conservative battery consumption, as well as simultaneous data and voice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support older 2G and 3G connectivity, or even non-VoLTE handsets. This will ultimately limit how many users will be able to take advantage of DITO as it will force them to buy compatible handsets if they don’t already own one. To help us out, the telco has provided a list of compatible handsets from brands like Samsung, Huawei, Realme, Xiaomi, as well as local budget brands Cherry Mobile and MyPhone!

As someone who lives in the coverage area, I’m already quite eager to try it out myself. Thankfully, most phones these days support dual SIMs so it should be easy to try DITO out without having to commit. If you’re as excited as I am, you can get your DITO SIM through any of their 3,000+ stores nationwide. Of course, it’s certainly safer to get it online through their website instead, as well as Lazada and Shopee.

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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