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Smart Communications Inc., the wireless subsidiary of PLDT offers the country’s best download speeds. That is according to a recent report by mobile network benchmarking firm P3 communications GmbH. The crowdsource-based study, which included 121 million samples from 104,000 users gathered from from Oct to Dec of 2018, stated that Smart managed to achieve the highest user download speed score with 98 points against the nearest competitor’s 68 points. “This latest award is further proof that our continuous network upgrades across the country are paying off, and that our customers are feeling the benefits whenever they use mobile data to connect with their families, to access online services like banking and e-commerce, or to stream videos on their phones. This year, we are further investing in our networks to build on that competitive edge.”  – Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT-Smart senior vice president for Network Planning and Engineering Award-winning network The…

PLDT and Smart, according to Ookla, are the fastest fixed and mobile networks in 2018. The latest report from Ookla, the leader in Internet testing and analysis, which spans Q3 – Q4 of 2018 reveals that Smart achieved a Speed Score of 15.57Mbps with average download speeds of 17.86Mbps and average upload speeds of 8.61Mbps. This is based on 2,186,540 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines. While PLDT achieved a Speed Score of 18.57 with top download speeds of 52.28 Mbps and top upload speeds of 55.95 Mbps. This is based on 27,221,777 customer-initiated Speedtest nationwide for the same period. The Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both download speed and upload speed. Tests used to calculate the mobile Speed Score exclusively come from ‘modern devices’, which are devices that are capable of connecting to the market’s fastest, generally available technology. While…

Following the launch of Samsung’s newest flagships in San Francisco, Smart Communications Inc., has announced its postpaid offerings for the entire Galaxy S10 lineup. All plans include 15GB of data allocation – 10GB for streaming and 5GB for surfing websites and online apps, unlimited texts to all networks, and 60 minutes of calls to all networks under a 24-month contract. Be one of the first to experience the capabilities of Samsung’s newest flagships by pre-ordering at Smart Stores nationwide, and on Smart’s official pre-order page from February 22 to March 3. Those with approved pre-orders may get to take home as much as PhP28,000 worth of freebies from Samsung. For more information on the Galaxy S10 lineup, click here.

Smart wants to take everyone on a feels trip this Valentine’s season with ‘FindHer,’ its first ever online series which premieres in YouTube starting February 9, Saturday. Produced in collaboration with Epicmedia and Bent & Buzz, the seven-part rom-com focuses on three individuals who have to deal with the complexities of love, in an age of smartphones and dating apps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGZNdCr1LXA Last week, Smart already dropped a teaser for the series, which has captured the attention of netizens over the many dilemmas of modern-day dating. The first five episodes will be available for viewing on February 9, with the final three episodes to follow on February 14, heart’s day. Critically-acclaimed director and writers Spearheaded by critically-acclaimed director Victor Villanueva, with award-winning writer Carl Chavez and best-selling author Rod Marmol on the team, the story reflects the realities of modern dating and relationships. The series stars actors Barbara Ruaro (Lia), who…

In celebration of its 25th year anniversary, Smart Communications Inc. has recently announced its biggest raffle promo to date. The Amazing 25 Raffle Promo is its way of giving back to its customers for their unwavering support to the brand. The Smart Amazing 25 Raffle Promo runs until February 25, 2019, and gives lucky subscribers a chance to win awesome prizes, such as 25GB of data allocation, PhP2,500 worth of MVP Rewards points, brand new smartphones, and a grand prize of PhP25 million in cash! It’s open to Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers, as well as TnT, and Sun subscribers. Register now to start earning raffle entries To join the promo, subscribers mus first complete a one-time registration – Dial *121#, select AMAZING 25 from the menu, and then follow the steps to complete registration. Once done, subscribers can now earn and accumulate raffle entries for a shot at winning amazing…

Smart Wifi has recently signed a partnership with Google, with an aim of bringing free, fast, and reliable Internet connectivity to more Filipinos. Powered by Smart Wifi’s nationwide infrastructure, the partnership aims to give more citizens access to connectivity, as the number of its Wifi hubs throughout the country increases. “All our efforts are driven primarily by our mission to provide universal access to information.” – David Shapiro, Google Next Billion Users Chief Business Officer To date, over 63% of Filipinos are said to have access to the Internet, and the partnership aims to see growth in these numbers for the Philippines to become a global player. As one of the most active social media users in the world, access to free Wi-Fi in the Philippines is deemed critical to the overall climate of the global economy. A study by the World Bank even indicates that GDP growth may be…

Smart has recently launched a new addition to its GigaSurf promo that unlocks a world of total entertainment. With the new Video Everyday promo, subscribers now get 1 hour worth of free video streaming on top websites such as YouTube, iflix, NBA League Pass, iWant, and Cignal Play. Now available to Smart, Sun, and TnT prepaid subscribers, Video Everyday Promo is now bundled with all GigaSurf packages, and is valid as long as your subscription is active. To register, dial *121# and choose GigaSurf. You may also use the mySmart app. Enjoy tons of video content at your fingertips Looking for the latest dance craze? or simply searching for a step by step guide on how to finish a task? Video Every Day lets you take your pick from millions of videos on YouTube – from music videos, dance tutorials and DIY projects, as well as news, vlogs, documentaries, product…

In celebration of its 25th year anniversary, Smart Communications Inc. has recently announced its biggest raffle promo to date. The Amazing 25 Raffle Promo is its way of giving back to its customers for their unwavering support to the brand. The Smart Amazing 25 Raffle Promo runs until February 25, 2019, and gives lucky subscribers a chance to win awesome prizes, such as free data allocation, MVP Rewards points, brand new smartphones, and a grand prize of PhP25 million in cash! It’s open to Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers, as well as TnT, and Sun subscribers. Register now to start earning raffle entries To join the promo, subscribers mus first complete a one-time registration – Dial *121#, select AMAZING 25 from the menu, and then follow the steps to complete registration. Once done, subscribers can now earn and accumulate raffle entries for a shot at winning amazing prizes. Prepaid subscribers can…

PLDT and its mobile arm Smart Communications Inc. is inviting their customers, current and new to their first ever, and biggest holiday blow-out sale, Holideals! Holideals consist of unbeatable offers and huge discounts that are perfect for your Christmas wish list – whether it’s a present for your loved ones, or a well-deserved treat for yourself to celebrate the holidays. PLDT Home Offers Those who will sign up for a new PLDT Home Unli Fibr Plan can save up to PhP3,600 on Unli Fibr and enjoy waived activation and installation fees, and zero cash out plus free speedboost. Current PLDT Home customers who will sign up to a new add-on service such as a Telpad, FamCam, or TVolution Roku will also enjoy an additional one month of service, free. PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is now priced at PhP1,795 from PhP1,995. It also comes with a free 6-month subscription to iFlix to…

In this age of an on-the-go lifestyle, watching videos on mobile devices has been the trend. As such, it’s important for carriers to provide its customers with the best viewing experience, through fast and reliable networks. Recently, OpenSignal, an independent mobile analytics company, released a new report (which now includes Asian carriers) that details the mobile video experience in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines. In its per-operator study, Smart garnered a score of 42.2, beating its closest competitor’s score of 29.2. The score is even higher than the Philippines’ overall rating of 34.98.  Proof that the Telco is providing its customers the better mobile video experience in the country. The score is also comparable with US Telcos – AT&T at 40.88, and Sprint at 41.1. According to OpenSignal’s latest mobile networks update in August, Smart leads nationwide download speeds at 13.09Mbps vs competitor’s 7.34Mbps, as well…

Smart Communications Inc. has partnered with OPPO with a goal of giving more of its customers access to its high-speed LTE network. Under the said partnership, Smart will be offering the OPPO A71k (OPPO A71 2018) phone kit bundle to Smart, TnT and Sun users at a special price. This would encourage more of its customers to upgrade to an LTE-capable device. The OPPO A71k will be available for PhP5,988, discounted from its original price of PhP6,990, while supplies last. The phone comes with an LTE upgrade SIM for existing Smart, TnT, and Sun subscribers. Those who are upgrading to an LTE SIM for the first time will also get 1GB of open-access data allocation valid for 3 days upon a successful upgrade. Specifications

Now, it’s easier to get a hold of the world’s first panoramic-designed smartphone, as Smart now offers the OPPO Find X under its data-packed GigaX Plans for PhP2,799 per month! Under this plan, OPPO’s flagship comes with 15GB of data allocation – 10GB for video streaming, and 5GB for surfing and apps. It also comes with unlimited texts to all networks, and 60 minutes worth of calls to all networks under a 24-month contract. As an exclusive treat, customers who will avail of this offer will also receive PhP5,000 worth of freebies which include an OPPO Premium Case, a charging game grip with dual fans, a pair of sweat-proof Bluetooth headphones, and a 10,000mAh Rockspace power bank. You can avail of this offer along with the freebies at Smart Online Store, and select Smart Stores. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oKk7lSLxJQ The OPPO Find X features a compelling design, with its 93.8% screen-to-body ratio along…

Vivo has recently forged a partnership with Smart Communications Inc. for an exciting new offer, an unlimited data plan bundle for its X21 smartphone, supporting the brand’s aim of expanding its reach to the corporate market. The partnership was made official yesterday, August 16, in Makati City. Present during the event was Vivo executive Ms. Annie Lim, Vice President for PR Strategy and Partnerships. PLDT Enterprise on the other hand, was represented by Smart AVP and Head for Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Chet Alviz. Smart will bundle the X21 with Data on the Go Plan 2000, which includes unlimited calls to Smart and non-stop surf. This allows corporate clients to enjoy the X21’s features such as its in-display fingerprint scanner, the 6.28″ Super AMOLED and its capable Snapdragon 660 processor, giving professionals the performance they need to go through with their everyday tasks. Smart is Vivo’s exclusive partner for this offer, which…

If you’re itching to get your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 9, you’ll be pleased to know that Smart will be offering it on its data-packed GigaX plans! aimed at empowering customers who lead a digital lifestyle. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available at PhP2,799 per month, inclusive of 15GB worth of data allocation, composed of 10GB for video streaming and 5GB for surfing websites and enjoying online apps. It also comes with unlimited texts to all networks, and 60 minutes worth of calls to all networks, all under a 24-month contract. Pre-order yours from Smart Stores nationwide or the Smart Online Store from August 11 to 19, and enjoy up to PhP18,000 worth of freebies. Get a FREE Gear Fit 2 Pro, Gear IconX wireless earbuds, and a 1-year Nanofixit screen protection with the 512GB variant, or a FREE Gear Fit 2 Pro plus Nanofixit screen protection if…

Smart, in a partnership with Huawei, is giving its customers a chance to win a photo printer with every purchase of a Huawei smartphone at the Smart Online Store (store.smart.com.ph). Smart Online Store customers who sign up for a Huawei smartphone bundled with an All-in Plan or a GigaX Plan until August 15, 2018, will automatically earn raffle entries. The higher the plan, the more raffles entries will be earned. Huawei handsets available on the Smart Online Store and valid for the raffle are the following: Nova 2i Nova 2 Lite Y6 Mate 10 Mate 10 Pro P20 Lite P20 P20 Pro Easy and secure online shopping To make a purchase at the Smart Online Store, simply go to store.smart.com.ph, select your preferred smartphone and Smart postpaid plan from the menu and fill in the necessary information before checking out. Once your application is approved, you will receive a link for payment…

Being the main presenters Celine Dion Live 2018 in Manila happening on July 19 and 20, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena,  PLDT Home and Smart are giving away free tickets to the event! here’s how you can join. For PLDT Home customers, you can get a chance to see the world-renowned singer belt out her hits like “My Heart Will Go On”, “Because You Loved Me”, and “The Power of Love” just by upgrading to any Best Buy Bundle plan until July 15. Smart customers can also get a shot at free tickets through the following methods: Smart Prepaid customers can earn raffle entries with by purchasing Smart Prepaid LTE SIM or Smart Prepaid load cards (PhP100, PhP300, and PhP500) at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall and SM Fairview from July 13 to 15, 2018. Smart Postpaid customers on the other hand,…

In its goal of offering more payment methods for its customers, the Smart Online store now accepts payments made via PayPal! Whether it’s for a postpaid plan, or prepaid load, you can now enjoy a safer and more convenient online shopping experience. Smart Online Store gives you the convenience of purchasing Smart products and services anytime anywhere, through your smartphone, desktop, or tablet. You can sign up for the latest devices that are bundled with a Smart postpaid plan that suits your needs, renew or upgrade your existing plan, load up your prepaid account, or even buy phone accessories and add-ons. There are also exclusive offers, deals and discounts that you can avail! PayPal makes your online shopping much more secure with 24/7 transaction monitoring and anti-fraud technologies. It’s also quick and hassle-free, as once you’re logged-in, you don’t have to enter all your credit card details every time you…

NBA, PLDT, and Smart Communications have recently announced a multi-year partnership that would bring select offerings of NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service to more than 62 million subscribers in the Philippines, providing fans with access to live and on-demand NBA games online and through mobile devices. The NBA League Pass offerings include Day Pass which costs PhP50.00, and allows users to watch live games for 24-hours. The new offerings can be accessed online and using both iOS and Android devices. PLDT Home users will also be able to add selected NBA League Pass offerings into their monthly broadband subscription, while Smart Prepaid and Postpaid users can avail of the Day Pass just by texting NBA50 to 9999. In addition, PLDT broadband and Smart mobile subscribers will have access to other content including NBA highlights, game recaps and daily top plays on the official websites of…