According to Smart Head for Product Development for Internet Services Mitch Padua, the new and improved SmartNet now includes free use of Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! OMG.
“The new SmartNet is a game-changer—not only can Smart subscribers access Facebook and Twitter feeds for free, but they can now also enjoy Yahoo!’s amazing free web services,” Padua said.
The new version of SmartNet is also available for feature phone users on WAP and Mobile Web. Just open your mobile browser and go to www.smartnet.ph
Similar to its previous iterations, SmartNet offers users free access to Facebook and Twitter via the app’s built-in Social Feeds menu. Even with only a minimum maintaining balance of P1, users will be able to check, post, and share status updates.
The SmartNet suite also includes free access to Headlines, Smart’s homegrown news aggregator which combines the latest stories from the most popular blogs and websites.
The updated version will also be made available soon on iOS and Windows 7 devices.
“SmartNet enables users to maximize their phones’ capabilities as they experience using mobile Internet on the Philippines’ first and only super-charged mobile network—all without fear of racking up unexpected data charges or ‘bill shock,” Padua said.
Padua refers to SmartNet’s built-in “Safe Browse” feature which can be activated by clicking on the “Internet” button on the SmartNet widget.
With “Internet Off” enabled, Smart susbcribers can make use of the safe browsing capabilities of Smartnet which will permit Internet-capable smart phones to access SmartNet and other whitelisted sites of Smart for free.
“Live More and Live Worry-free only from Smart,” Padua ended.
Smart, together with parent company PLDT, has more than 54,000kms of fiber optic cables nationwide connecting essential infrastructure such as cellsites and base stations to its core network. Smart has over four times more “Fiber Power” than any of its competitors enabling the company to deliver light speed connectivity where and when subscribers need it most.