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Smart makes LTE phones more affordable

by Smart Communications, Inc. | Apr 01, 2013
[01 April 2013] Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has made it easier for Filipino mobile users to experience the power of Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity as it makes two of its LTE-enabled smartphones more affordable.


ZTE T82

[01 April 2013] Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has made it easier for Filipino mobile users to experience the power of Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity as it makes two of its LTE-enabled smartphones more affordable.

According to Smart Postpaid Business Head Kathy Carag, the Android-powered ZTE T82 and Huawei Ascend D1 smartphones are now available for free or for a one-time cash-out of P4,500, respectively, with a Smart All-In Plan 800.

“This is your chance to enjoy the future of mobile data connectivity firsthand,” said Carag.

“Simply log onto our online store at store.smart.com.ph and in just a few clicks you can pick your desired plan, choose your payment method, and specify where you want your device delivered without having to wait in line,” Carag said.

Huawei Ascend D1

As bonafide Android  smartphones (ver. 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”), the ZTE T82 and Huawei Ascend D1 have  access to over 800,000 mobile applications, videos, books, music tracks, and magazines on the online Google Play store.

Both sport 1.5GHz dual core processors, 8 megapixel cameras with full HD video capture, Dolby Digital sound processing, and capacious internal storage which make them the ideal travel buddy for mobile warriors of any age.

Paired with Smart’s LTE service which is now present in a total of 46 cities and 69 municipalities around the country, ZTE T82 and Huawei Ascend D1 users can instantly experience speeds of up to 42Mbps.

“With Smart’s LTE service, you can get the best online content faster than on any other network,” said Carag. “Simply avail of a data service package and you can surf the web like never before on a mobile device,” she said.

Carag refers to the data service “sachets” which All-in Plan users may avail of by sending the appropriate keyword to 7577 to enjoy unlimited LTE service until June 30, 2013.

Service Name

Keyword

Description

Price

Duration

Send to

Always On 50

ON 50

25MB mobile Internet

P50

30 days

7577

Always On 100

ON 100

75MB mobile Internet

P100

Always On 300

ON 300

300MB mobile Internet

P300

Always On 500

ON 500

1GB mobile Internet

P500

Always On 995

ON 995

2GB mobile Internet

P995

Unlisurf

Surf

Unlimited surfing

P1000

All-In subscribers may also enjoy LTE using the default P10/30 minute charge rate.

Also available for All-In subscribers are Call and Text buckets such as Unlimited Call and Text Combo 999 which comes with unlimited calls and texts to Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers for only P999/month or Trio Talk 300 which comes with 300 call minutes to Smart, Talk ‘N Text, Sun, and PLDT landline numbers.

To see the full list of All-In services, visit www.smart.com.ph/postpaid.

Other LTE-enabled devices available in the online store are the Apple iPhone 5, free on Smart iPhone Plan 2499 with unlimited LTE access until June 30, 2013, the Sony Xperia V which is free at All-In Plan 1200, and the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi device which can be purchased for a one-time fee of P2,000 with an LTE Broadband Plan 1299, 1749, or 3500.

Smart LTE is the Philippines’ first, fastest, and most widely-available LTE service. It is currently available in 46 cities and 69 municipalities and is powered by the country’s only super-charged mobile network.

“Our network has 54,000kms of Fiber Optic Cables which enables us to provide light-speed connectivity nationwide,” said Carag. “Together with parent company, PLDT, Smart has over 4 times more fiber power than any of our competitors,” she ended.

For more information on Smart’s fiber optic network, visit www.smart.com.ph/imaginemore. [END]