Use PISO NET or Rent in a Computer Shop?

By: Sherwin in Technology

Is it more Convenient to Use PISO NET than to Rent in a Computer Shop?

The advent of PISONET is a little bit overwhelming. I can see PISONET almost everywhere I go. It is a good investment for business minded person as I believe that setting up this kind of business is still much cheaper that availing a small food cart. You will not have the burden of checking the food supplies for your food cart daily, you also do not have to worry about any labor costs since automation is one of the main features of PISONET.


PisoNet has been around as early as 2010 and has made a lot of buzz ever since it started. Piso Net is generally described as a combination of PC rental like those PC’c in an internet café, and Arcade rental as well like the gaming arcades which can be found inside the malls. Clients can avail the services by inserting coins to the machine. I will not be engaging with the specifications of the PC to be used in PISONET or the requirements that you need before you can setup this kind of business because there are already a lot of information that can be found on the internet or at the PISONET franchise providers.

One well known PISONET provider is PLDT, which calls it “Cyberya”. In case this caught your interest, just search for that word.

PISONET RATE Computation

The rate is usually 4minutes/ Php 1.00 so if we will use PISONET for an hour:

(Php 1.00/ 4min.) X (60min./ 1hr. ) = Php 15.00 / 1 hr
which is just about the same as renting a PC in a computer shop for an hour.

( There is an exemption though, since there are computer shops which offer a promo of Php 25.00/ 2hrs or Php 30.00/ 3hrs … PISONET will find themselves eating dust if they will be compared to these more convenient computer shops. )

If ever you come across a computer shop which offers 2hrs(120minutes) or per 3hrs(180minutes) rate, then the value of your Php 1.00 will be:
( Php 30.00/ 180min) = Php 1.00/ 6minutes. Imagine that!
( Php 25.00/ 120min ) = Php 1.00/ 4.8minutes or 4 minutes and 48 seconds.

An additional 2 minutes or 48 seconds means a lot for those who are saving money. PISONET owners can catch up to this affordable promo by tweaking their machine and adjusting the timer. If you patronize computer shops’ promos more than PISONET, then its owners might be forced to tweak their timers and adjust it to Php 1.00/ 6minutes too!

The advantage of PISONETS against computer shop rental is its flexibility. You can surf the internet or play games in just a minute or two or as long as the customer desires. Unlike in computer shop rentals, there is usually a flat rate of 30minutes, which amounts to Php 10.00. You still have to pay Php 10.00 even if you stop or you just used less than 30 minutes of your rental time.

Both of them have their corresponding advantages and disadvantages, just choose wisely.




Good Day mates! I’m Sherwin, I am an Electrical Engineering student at Rizal Technological University. I love writing articles and editorials second only to reading interesting conspiracy theories. Feel free to contact me, if you find my opinions and articles a little bit offensive or unoriginal. Follow or add me @

Posted by on 01 Jan 2014

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