Smart offers new BB packages

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


SMART Communications Inc. unveiled a new set of BlackBerry Lite Bundles for users of the device.

Smart said in a press statement that it is the first mobile operator in the Philippines – a predominantly prepaid market – to offer BlackBerry solutions on a prepaid and flat-rate basis, which it called BlackBerry Unlimited Data Plan, in 2010.

“Through the lowest-ever rates of our BlackBerry Lite Bundles, we are enabling Smart subscribers to get the most value out of their money, and to customize and choose the BlackBerry data plan which best suits their lifestyle, preference, and budget,” said Danilo Mojica, head of Smart’s Wireless Consumer Division.

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From now until Jan. 31, 2011, the BlackBerry Lite Social Bundle, which offers ‘unli’ access to social networking apps such as Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and other instant messaging services of BlackBerry, is now available at P35/day, P100/week, or P299/month.

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The BlackBerry Lite Email Bundle, which offers unli access to push email and instant messaging via BlackBerry applications, including BBM, is also available at the same rates.

Both Lite Bundles are open to all Smart subscribers using a BlackBerry handset, prepaid or postpaid.

“We are excited to put the BlackBerry experience and a wide range of mobile Internet services -- from business to entertainment -- within reach of more individuals, beyond the corporate market, at the least cost. This strengthens our ‘Internet for All’ advocacy of bringing the benefits of the Internet to more people,” added Mojica.

Smart subscribers using any BlackBerry smartphone can avail themselves of any of the BlackBerry data plans mentioned above. They just need to text BB HELP to 2207 to get subscription instructions for free.

Subscription fees will be charged on top of a postpaid subscriber’s monthly service fee, while for prepaid subscribers, the service fee will be deducted direct from subscriber’s load. Prepaid subscribers will need to maintain a minimum of P1 in their account balance while subscribed to the service. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 20, 2010.

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