Smart has reduced the pricing of its Alway On volume data plans with separate packages for mobile broadband and prepaid.
Always On for mobile broadband (Modems and tablets)
Always on for prepaid sims (smartphones and tablets)
One example of the lower rates is the 1 GB data plan which used to cost Php750. It is now is down to Php499. My wife and I are both on unlimited data plans which are used only for our phones. We don't use our phones as modems for laptops. With this kind of use we stay under 1 GB every month and we make no effort to limit our use. Always On 499 looks like a really good deal.
Unfortunately, there appears to be no more Always On Plans for postpaid subscribers.
Globe offers similar plans.
Globe PowerSurf for postpaid also allows the user to choose between data volume or time based used.