Smart unveils bucket offers for LTE service-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
THE fastest 4G technology is now available in bite-sized chunks as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) unveils the country’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) packages.
“Select Smart Postpaid subscribers can now enjoy speeds of up to 42Mbps on their LTE-enabled devices for as low as P50 a day,” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto.
“All it takes is a simple text message and you can experience what it’s like to Live Faster and Live More on the Philippines’s only super-charged network,” Manaloto said.
Available until March 31, 2013, unlidata, regular and consumable Smart Postpaid subscribers can avail of one-day, seven-day, and 30-day LTE packages for P50, P299, and P995 respectively.
To purchase a package, simply send the appropriate key word to 2200 (e.g. LTE 50 send to 2200).
Once enrolled, LTE-enabled devices that are compatible with Smart’s LTE network will automatically connect to the service wherever it is available.
To date, Smart LTE is present in over 770 establishments including malls, restaurants, and public areas across 10 cities in Metro Manila and in select areas in Boracay, Cebu, and Davao.
In the absence of an LTE signal, the device will automatically connect to Smart’s 4G High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network.
“Together with parent company PLDT, Smart boasts of the country’s most extensive fiber optic network which makes possible high-speed and resilient data connections.
“With more than 54,000kms of fiber optic cables nationwide, Smart has 4 times more fiber power compared to the competition,” the company said.
“Fiber is key to delivering the true LTE experience,” Manaloto said “With fiber, we are able to ensure fast and efficient transmission of data from our core network to your handset,” he said. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 28, 2013.