Davao?s Kadayawan feast gets free Wi-Fi

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Kadayawan, also known as the ?King of Festivals,? is an annual Davao event held on the 3rd week of August. Coming from the word ?madayaw,? which means good, Kadayawan is a celebration of thanksgiving for the year?s blessings. ?We hope to showcase the colorful Kadayawan festival to the world by providing spectators free premium WiFi access that will enable them to share their photos or videos of the festival to their families and friends here and abroad,? said PLDT Davao customer service zone head Benjamin Gaite. The free WiFi service allowed the public to connect to the Internet as they walked along the parade route, covering the following streets: San Pedro, Bonifacio, C.M. Recto, R. Magsaysay, Roxas, and Pelayo. A valuable tool for festival guests, the free Internet access allowed them to chronicle the event and post live photos and updates as they happened via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. ?We are happy to be part of this celebration by providing the city with our premium Wifi service. WiFi Zone complements the myDSL service at home, allowing customers to stay connected even outside their home,? said PLDT vice president and head for broadband Gary Dujali. During the festivities, PLDT myDSL subscribers in Davao registered at wifizone.pldthome.com for their free username and password, and free trial PIN in the PLDT booths. Non-subscribers used the PIN provided by PLDT. Part of the aggressive nationwide roll-out of WiFi Zone, the free trial WiFi Zone PINs were distributed during the festivities at the PLDT booths located in the following areas: People?s Park near Apo View Hotel, Quezon and Rizal Park, Bonifacio cor. Pelayo Sts., and C.M. Recto cor. Roxas Ave. near Marco Polo Hotel. Currently, PLDT has over 3,500 WiFi Zones in the country?s major metropolitan areas, from NCR, to Cebu, to Baguio, and Davao. Service coverage will soon extend to other regions and eventually, the whole country. Also during the Kadayawan, PLDT also held a Great Payday Sale for its myDSL plans that offered savings from free installation, free WiFi modems, free WiFi Zone trial. The Great Payday Sale was an aggressive offer that allowed families in Davao to get connected with speeds from 768Kbps to 1Mbps when they upgrade from Plan 990 to Plan 1299 and comes with a free modem. The Internet sale was available at PLDT Home booths in the following areas in Davao: Bonifacio and Ilustre Sts.; Chowking, San Pedro; Panabo Public Market; Lachmi; Trade Center, Tagum; Gaisano Mall; Victoria Plaza Mall; and Dwinar Comp. Center City Triangle. ]]>

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