For a business owner like Shinley Inocencio, her needs are simple: To be able to stay connected to her family and her customers, more so now amid quarantine restrictions.
"Everything happens online, so I have to be connected at all times," said 39-year-old Inocencio, a Smart subscriber for the past 19 years and owner of Fountain Prime Water Station in Odiongan, Romblon. "Many of our customers send their orders via Messenger, so they need to be able to reach me whenever they have to."
Shinley is now one of the over 5 million users of the GigaLife App, which now works for Smart, TNT, Smart Signature, Infinity and PLDT Home WiFi customers. It is a one-stop app that lets users load up, register to promos, monitor usage and pay bills, enabling them to maximize the country's fastest LTE and 5G networks simply and conveniently. With GigaPay, GigaLife App users can also link their PayMaya wallet, credit and debit cards as payment source for all in-app transactions, allowing subscribers to transact without leaving the app.
To help more Filipinos get started on the GigaLife, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently launched its new 5G-ready Smart Prepaid and TNT SIMs.
With GigaHello, Smart's digital red-carpet welcome for new subscribers, users can get up to 9 GB free data plus calls and texts to all networks after following simple steps. To get the GigaHello freebies, subscribers simply must activate their new Smart Prepaid 5G-ready SIM, top up with P100 worth of load or offer, and download and register on the GigaLife App.
These new SIMs are available at the Smart Online Store, the Smart Flagship Store on Lazada, and at accredited retailers nationwide.
Enabling customers to maximize the GigaLife, Smart also unveiled "Build Your Own Giga", which allows Smart Prepaid and TNT customers to customize their data packs according to promo duration, preferred GIGA pack inclusions depending on passion points (Video, Stories, Games, Study, Work, or Music), and amount of data for all sites and apps and other add-ons.
Other promos exclusively available on the GigaLife App include the Double GIGA and Unli GIGA offers, as well as the All Data (pure data for all sites) and Magic Data (no expiration) packs. Smart's Double Data offer is also open to Prepaid Home WiFi customers, providing twice the open access data allocation on Famload and GIGA offers to cover all online activities for school, work, business, or entertainment.
GigaFest: One year of 'GigaLife'
Marking the first anniversary of 'GigaLife' this September, Smart has kicked off GigaFest, a month-long celebration filled with surprises, exclusive treats, and world-class entertainment for loyal and new subscribers.
Part of this is the launch of GigaPlay, a new streaming app that gives users free access to content curated for Filipinos' passion for sports and entertainment. The app is open to Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, TNT, and Smart Bro subscribers, who only have to connect to their mobile data to watch the content they want.
These include exclusive concerts like the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival (Sept 18-19), the fifth season of KCON:TACT (Sept 18-26), and sporting events like the ongoing 46th season of the PBA Philippine Cup, the forthcoming NBA Season via NBA TV Live, the next seasons of the UAAP games and the PVL.
With the month-long GigaFest, customers will also get the chance to get GigaDay freebies on Sept 19, including free 1.9 GB for prepaid subscribers and 9.1GB for postpaid subscribers.
The GigaLife and GigaPlay apps are available for download for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Enabling all these offers is Smart's fastest LTE and 5G networks, as cited by third-party analytics firm Ookla. To date, Smart's 5G network is also the widest in the country with more than 4,000 sites nationwide, enabling more Filipinos to experience faster speeds using their Smart 5G-certified handsets.