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Smart Android Smartphone Kit: Great New Year Deal for Php888


Smart Prepaid partners with MyPhone to come up with a great New Year deal for everyone. For just a one-time fee of Php888, new subscribers can get a new MyPhone My28 Android phone; data allowance of up to 100MB per month for one whole year; free Facebook, Instagram and Viber for seven days; and a Php30 monthly load rebate for a year for a minimum accumulated load top-up of Php100 per month. Isn’t that a good deal?

For the record, the MyPhone My28 smartphone that Smart Prepaid bundled on this kit is valued at Php2,299 (price based on Lazada). That alone saved you Php1,411! You could even get 2 phones under this promo and you still have a change.

The phone has a 4-inch display that runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. See the rest of the specifications of the free phone below:

  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Spreadtrum SC7731 Chipset
  • 512MB RAM / 8GB storage (+microSD up to 32GB)
  • 5MP main camera w/ flash
  • 2MP Front Camera w/ flash
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, 2G
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

While the phone is an entry level to the Android list of smartphones, the deal is still pretty good. Plus, the Smart Prepaid SIM that comes with each kit is pre-loaded with apps like iflix and Spinnr.

Watch the TVC for this promo below:

Want to get one? Visit any Smart Stores near you now.

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PLDT Home and SMART partners with Fox International Channel to bring Digital Entertainmant Everywhere

Indulge in even more entertainment anytime, anywhere with exciting videos-on-demand (VOD), live shows and catch-up television from Fox International Channels.

PLDT Home Smart Fox Entertainment EverywhereThe country’s biggest multimedia networks, PLDT Home and SMART teams up with global entertainment company and Asia-Pacific leading broadcaster FOX to offer an extensive menu of top-line content and entertainment viewing options. This comes fresh after their recent groundbreaking partnership with SouthEast Asia’s leading Internet TV service provider, iFLIX, which offers their subscribers the biggest library of movies and TV shows.

“This content partnership with Fox makes world-class entertainment easily accessible to all our subscribers wherever they are — whether at home or on the go. We are delighted to deliver this range of educational, sports, lifestyle and movie content from Fox that will suit the entertainment wants and needs of our customers, whenever, wherever they want.” PLDT and Smart EVP and Consumer Business Group Head Ariel P. Fermin said.

Entertainment Everywhere with FOX International Channel

PLDT Home and Smart subscribers will be given access to popular VOD content from Fox along with the top-up service which allows them to view nine live Fox channels including three channels for Fox Sports, National Geographic, Nat Geo People, Nat Geo Wild, Fox News, Channel M and Star Chinese Channel.

Viewers can also easily unwind with blockbuster like Guardians of Galaxy and How to Train your Dragon 2 via catch-up TV. The catch-up TV and live offers will also be headlined by the widely popular international sports events such as Wimbledon that Filipinos can view now anytime, anywhere.

PLDT Home DSL Fox Channel

PLDT Home subscribers can enjoy Fox VOD and the top-up service for an additional Php99/month, while these are free for Fibr subscribers and PLDT Home customers who upgraded to a TVolution or Telpad plan. Triple play customers will also be granted free access to Fox VOD and catch-up TV with channels like Fox Play, Fox Movies and Fox Sports.

Smart Fox ChannelMeanwhile Smart subscribers can enjoy free entertainment on the go with Fox as part of the Smart Life Entertainment Everywhere bundle that starts from as low as Php50 for three days, or as an add-on option of Php99/month charged to their prepaid loads or postpaid accounts.

FOX International Channels EVP for Content and Communication for Asia Pacific & Middle East and Managing Director of Hongkong & SouthEast Asia, Joon Lee said “With their nationwide reach and advanced multimedia platforms, PLDT Home and Smart are the ideal content partners for us. We look forward to bringing our multi-facet entertainment offerings to millions of Filipino homes in partnership with these industry leaders.”

“Our partnership with Fox definitely levels up our content offerings as it gives you more than just access to your favorite shows, but You are also given the power to keep up with every moment of the most thrilling sports events through live-viewing, and enjoy the most popular blockbusters at your convenience through catch-up TV . These options are there to cater to your lifestyle, adding even more value to the concept of entertainment everywhere.”

To get started with Fox and avail of its complementary trial on your PLDT Home or Smart subscription, log on to pldthome.com or smart.com.ph.

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Smart hosts biggest Clash of Clans tournament in PH

Smart's Philippine Clash 2015
Smart’s Philippine Clash 2015

Smart, the country’s largest mobile service provider, will be hosting the biggest Clash of Clans tournament in the Philippines to date. With P2 million at stake, the tournament, dubbed as Philippine Clash 2015, is expected to gather all the best players of the said mobile game.

Clash of Clans is such a huge game in the Philippines for which Smart believes it’s high time to gather every single player for a friendly competition. If you want to play more addicting games like this, you can try sites like circus be.

“It is just about time we put together the country’s biggest COC tournament and provide a venue for players and fans alike to showcase their skills in the spirit of friendly competition,” said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart’s Innovation and Product Development Group.

Smart teamed up with Philippine eSports Organization, Inquirer eSports, SM Cyberzone, and the Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground to make this possible. The network also invited representatives from COC’s developer, Supercell, and YouTube personalities Chief Pat and Galadon.

The competition is open to Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers as well as Smart Bro users. The tournament will start with its elimination legs to be held in key cities around the country: Lipa City in Batangas, Davao, Cebu, Metro Manila and Baguio City. The final clash will be in October.

As of this writing, full mechanics of the competition as well as other details of the event are yet to be unveiled. Smart’s page for Philippine Clash 2015 also has limited information as of this moment. We’ll update you as soon as we have received further details of this exciting tournament.

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Smart brings Wikipedia Zero to PH


Leading mobile operator, Smart Communications, launched Wikipedia Zero to bring free knowledge access to Filipinos.

Similar to other previous initiatives that brings free access to sites and apps such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Waze, this new service offered by the network in partnership with Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, won’t be billed against your plan or prepaid credits when accessed. The service will also be available on Smart’s sister companies Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.

“We have always looked for and promoted ways to use technology and mobile communications to drive learning and consequently, development. Wikipedia Zero is relevant in a country where access to both computer terminals and Internet connectivity is still relatively low, but where almost everyone owns a cellphone. We are excited to bring Wikipedia Zero to the country and help create a way to make learning more accessible to millions of Filipinos,” said Ramon R. Isberto, head of Public Affairs at Smart.

Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia, will now be available to Smart, Talk ‘N text and Sun Cellular’s 68.9 million total subscribers starting September 5 until February 5, 2015. Under Wikipedia Zero, subscribers have to access the site via m.wikipedia.org, zero.wikipedia.org or via their official apps available in iOS and Android devices.

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Smart, Sun partner with Waze for easy driving

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Smart Communications and Sun Cellular, two of the Philippines’s largest telecommunications providers, partner with Waze, the social GPS navigation app, to bring awareness to drivers of the value of using the application when driving. Any time that a driver takes their eyes off of the road and/or their hands off of the wheel, it can cause a serious accident so just make sure that you’re still following distracted driving laws.

The strategic partnership include Smart subsidiary Voyager Innovations to help commercialize the Waze app to the largest and growing number of the Smart and Sun Cellular’s subscribers. The promotion of Waze usage will start with the pre-installation of the app to all applicable smartphones offered by the two networks both in postpaid and prepaid.

Waze uses GPS navigation technology similar to other navigation apps but what makes it social is that users can easily report traffic and road conditions which the app collates to provide accurate reports to other users. Through its partnership with the MVP-led mobile telcos, Waze users can depend with the network’s reliable data connection.

Waze Philippines map will also show logos of the brands Smart and Sun Cellular.

Are you a Waze user? Download the app now and experience how helpful the app is when commuting or driving specially in the congested roads of Metro Manila.


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Smart launches first prepaid LTE SIM in the Philippines


Filipinos are now craving for mobile high speed Internet. While the country is currently enjoying a growing number of Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites, not all are capable of using it as local carriers initially offered the service to postpaid users. But, that is about to change as Smart just rolled out the new Smart LTE Prepaid available across the archipelago.

From now on, consumers won’t have to be tied up in a two-year (or more) contracts with the local telcos as the Smart LTE prepaid is now good to go. Globe, Smart’s direct competitor, will surely follow soon.

Filipinos who are using LTE-capable smartphones such as iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia V and Z, Nokia Lumia 920, Huawei Ascend D1 LTE and ZTE T82 will now be able to connect to the awesome speed of Smart’s LTE.

Existing Smart prepaid subscribers may be able to retain the same number by requesting to have their SIMs upgraded at any Smart Stores. Now, that’s good news to Smart’s loyal users!

To enjoy Smart LTE prepaid, you will first need to register to the service. Smart is offering LTE in three denominations:   1-day, 7-day and 30-day subscriptions. To register, just follow the syntax below:

PhP50 = 1 day unlimited LTE: Send LTE 50 to 2200
PhP299 = 7 days unlimited LTE: Send LTE 299 to 2200
PhP995 = 30 days unlimited LTE: Send LTE 995 to 2200

Smart LTE Prepaid is priced PhP40 for the micro-SIM pre-loaded with  P35 worth of All-network texts and PhP100 for the nano-SIM variant with P50 load.

There’s also a BRO LTE Prepaid SIM available but this variant is only good for data – no SMS and voice capability.

You may also check Smart’s LTE coverage to make sure if your area is covered and maximize your subscription.

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Smart now accepts Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders online with a promo

About a week after the rival network, Globe Telecom, up its pre-registration site for Samsung Galaxy S4, Smart finally came up with their version just today, April 27.

Smart’s pre-order website did not mention anything about the price of the unit in prepaid nor the postpaid plans where it will be available. However, tech blog Yugatech revealed that Samsung Galaxy S4 will be offered under Smart’s UnliData Plan 2000 for 30 months.

There’s good news for the early applicants as Smart will slash PhP500 off from their UnliData Plan 2000. Those who will be approved from April 27 to May 2 can avail of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free under UnliData 1500 for 30 months.

Should you wish to avail this promo or reserve your units, just go directly to Smart’s Pre-Order Page.

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Fiesta ng Surfresa: Get Free P25 Smart SMS Load in Cebuana Lhuillier

As part of Surf’s 25th anniversary promo, the company tapped Cebuana Lhuillier to provide free P25 Smart prepaid load to customers who participate on their promotion.

To join, customers need to present any combinations of the following Surf sachets in any of over 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier branches nationwide:

  • 12 sachets of Surf 5-in-1 Powders 
  • 6 sachets of other Surf Powders 

Also, customers need to fill out a sheet with the following information:

  • Name 
  • Address 
  • Mobile Number 
  • Number of sachets presented 
  • Total SMS redeemed 
  • Signature of the client 

After presenting the needed requirements, customers just need to wait for the free Smart SMS load. Promo will run from February 17 – March 18, 2013 but redemption of free SMS will be until May 17, 2013.

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Smart Infinity launches Prosperity SIM for Filipino-Chinese Community

Just in time for the Chinese New Year happening this weekend, Smart Infinity launches a SIM that is best suited for the Filipino-Chinese community – the Smart Infinity Prosperity SIM.

Launched today at the Makati Shangri-La, the Smart Infinity Prosperity SIM works similar to the other Infinity plans. More features of the SIM will be updated on this post as marketing materials become available publicly.

The Smart Infinity Prosperity SIM will be soon rolled out to the market.

Standard Smart Infinity plan starts at Aspire Plan 3500 and entitles subscribers of a dependable Infinity Management Officer when you need assistance anytime, a dedicated hotline for support concerns, backup SIM, concierge service, a vanity number, and birthday treat among others. 

Photo Credit: 4SQPhilippines 

This post was first published at KabayanTech.

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