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Mylene - Parents, teachers benefit from Smart's Back-to-School Gadget Sale 2For 35-year old Mylene Dela Peña, a mother of three students, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new challenge, as her children shift to distance learning.

Her sari-sari store, where she sells Smart e-load, earns just enough to augment the income of her husband and help in household expenses. Smart’s Back-to-School allowed her to buy a smartphone at a discounted rate, lessening the burden to their finances.

“We were able to get our money’s worth and more,” she said.

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Working with different device partner stores and distributors all over the country, Smart is able to offer discounted rates on smartphones, laptops, and tablets bundled with a Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wi-Fi and other freebies during the sale.

Jay Quirante - Parents, teachers benefit from Smart's Back-to-School Gadget Sale 1This was also the case for Jay Quirante, a senior high school teacher in Quezon City, who was also one of those who were able to take advantage of the deals during the sale.

To date, Smart LTE service is available in 93% of the country’s cities and municipalities and serves 95% of the population. The stepped-up rollout of LTE is part of PLDT and Smart’s sustained investments in the nationwide network rollout.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.