Smart unveils Waze mobile data packages-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
NAVIGATING traffic using your mobile phone is now made more accessible and affordable as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) announced the first special mobile app data plans in the country for Waze, a free fast-growing app in the market with one of the largest global communities of drivers working together to outsmart traffic.
Waze is free to download and use while driving, but standard data rates typically apply by service provider. With the promotion, the Waze mobile app data plans come in packages of as low as P2 for three hours to P99 a month. With the offerings, Smart, Talk N Text and Sun Cellular (Sun) subscribers can enjoy the convenience of finding the best ways with the latest traffic information, report road conditions, interact with other Wazers and share their routes in social media sites.
Waze promotes safe use of the mobile app as the entire navigation experience can be accomplished hands-free and Wazers are not permitted to use the app while driving unless they are a passenger.
For the P2 packege, Wazers just need to text WAZE2 to 211 (for Smart prepaid). Also announced are Waze packages for one day (keyword - WAZE5), seven days (keyword - WAZE30) and one month (keyword - WAZE99). Waze for Smart postpaid, Talk ‘n Text and Sun will be available within the month. Running background applications while using Waze may incur additional charges. You can get more info about the app and the offers by visiting www.smart.com.ph/WAZE.
“With the reliable and strongest converged network of Smart and Sun, Wazers can be be assured of a better motoring experience, saving them time and money on every drive,” said Charles Lim, EVP and head of wireless consumer business for Smart and Sun. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 08, 2013.