According to reports, the new Internet service packages to be rolled out on May 1 will see rates slashed by as much as 66 per cent.
These new rates will see customers receiving Internet service for a day for $100, down from the usual rate of $300 per day. In addition, the company’s seven-day prepaid package will also be reduced to $600 from $1, 250, while the 30-day package will now cost $2, 500 down from the regular $3, 500.
However, there will be no charges to LIME’s postpaid mobile Internet rates. But mobile users opting from the casual user plan will get 2GB instead of 1GB for $2, 000, while those using the regular user plan will get 4GB instead of 3GB for $3, 000.
Reports also indicate that under the new plan, a one-day service will have a data package of 500 MB, down from 1GB; while the seven-day service will have a data package of 2GB down from 3GB, while the 30-day service will remain at 3GB.
“By lowering the cost of prepaid mobile Internet, LIME is making it even easier for a wider cross section of persons to access the Internet as customers can use readily available devices such as mobile phones to surf the Web and send e-mail, among other things,” the company said in a Press release.