With the long-awaited release of Apple iOS 6.1,
iPhone 5 users can now enjoy the Philippines’ most extensive Long Term
Evolution (LTE) service only from wireless leader Smart
Communications, Inc. (Smart).
“Subscribers of Smart iPhone 5 postpaid plans with unlimited data can
now get download speeds that are up to 20 times faster than the usual
3G connection on their mobile device,” said Smart Executive Vice
President and Wireless Consumer Division Head Emmanuel C. Lorenzana.
“You can enjoy this superior broadband service in a growing number of
LTE zones in Metro Manila and in key cities in different parts of the
country,” Lorenzana added.
Smart iPhone 5 can automatically use Smart LTE for free until April
30, 2013 without the need to subscribe to a separate data package.
To download iOS 6.1 over-the-air, go to the iPhone’s Settings menu and
click on General > Software Update. Hit “Download and Install” and
follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, iOS 6.1 may be
applied via iTunes by connecting the iPhone 5 to a Mac or a PC.
Regarded by telcos and tech pundits worldwide as the fastest fourth
generation (4G) wireless connection, LTE is ideal for downloading
movies in minutes, lag-free gaming, ultra-fast surfing, buffer-free
video streaming, and mission-critical Internet use because of its low
latency and fast download speeds.
Launched in August 2012, Smart LTE is the Philippines’ first
commercially-available LTE service and is currently available in more
than 770 establishments across 10 cities in Metro Manila, and in
select areas in Boracay, Cebu, and Davao.
Smart LTE is backed by the country’s only 100% modernized and
super-charged mobile network which boasts of more than 54,000kms of
fiber optic cabling.
Unlike traditional copper wiring and microwave radios which transmit
data through electric and radio signals, fiber optic cables use pulses
of light beamed through thin wires of glass.
This ‘optical’ technology allows for efficient, high speed
transmission of data from Smart’s core network to thousands of base
stations nationwide, providing for unparalleled speed and stability.
“Together with our parent company PLDT, Smart has more than four times
the number of fiber optic cables than the competition,” said
“More fiber means Smart subscribers enjoy faster and more reliable
call, text, and data services—an experience which simply cannot be
matched on any other service provider,” Lorenzana added
For more information on Smart’s iPhone offers, visit
www.smart.com.ph/iPhone or go to the Smart Store nearest you.