Tag Archives: Smart Communications Inc. (Smart)

Smart, IdeaSpace bring AngelHack to PH

[From left to right] Smart developer evangelist Paul Pajo, IdeaSpace president Earl Valencia, AngelHack cofounder and CEO Greg Gopman,and AngelHack Philippine ambassadors Erlyn Hinojas and DJ Ramos

Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and business incubator IdeaSpace Foundation have partnered with US-based AngelHack to launch the Philippine leg of the world’s biggest coding marathon to date.
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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Smart supports anew search for “greenest” schools

Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is once more supporting a government initiative that aims to get the academe and the youth more actively involved in environmental issues.
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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Smart partners with Mozilla for Firefox OS smartphones

In line with its goal of putting the Internet in the hands of every Filipino, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has committed to support Web pioneer Mozilla’s efforts to introduce affordable Firefox OS smartphones that run on a flexible and open mobile platform.
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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Smart officials join Condura Run

Executives and employees of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), including three department heads, joined the Condura Skyway Marathon held recently at Filinvest, Alabang.
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Typhoon survivors turn debris into works of art

Photo shows Smart Community Partnerships Head Darwin Flores in front of the Banglos Project installation at the Ayala Museum Plaza

At the Ayala Museum Plaza in Makati City sits a sculpture of 500 fish in a net, the product of a collaboration between Australian designers and Quezon-based sculptors who used to fish for a living.

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Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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PDRF & Smart help build communities via organic farming

Participants shred vegetables to be used in the mixture
of supplementary feeds for organic farm animals.

Organic farming has been identified as a strategy to help in the rehabilitation of the Marikina Watershed.
This is why the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have organized a comprehensive course on integrated natural farming, part of a series of training programs on livelihood conducted since last year for communities within the Marikina Watershed.

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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Smart, DOST boost usage of Infoboard

In photo are, from left, Smart consultant for wireless community solutions Roland Garcia, Glen Deles of the PLDT corporate business group and relationship manager for DOST, Smart department head for community partnerships Darwin Flores, Dr. Carlos Primo David of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Mahar Lagmay of DOST-PAGASA, and Dir. Raymund Liboro of DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has turned over 500 subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for distribution to its key contacts, including local government units, media partners and other stakeholders.

Once these SIM cards are distributed, DOST will then enrol the numbers to the DOST Infoboard service so that these contacts can also receive weather-related warnings, advisories and alerts.

The DOST Infoboard, which is powered by Smart, is a web-based text broadcast facility that helps manage dissemination and gathering of weather- and disaster-related reports within the DOST community.

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Smart unveils a more exciting SmartNet

A new version of SmartNet, the groundbreaking suite of mobile applications developed by wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), is now available on the Google Play online store, bringing in tow free access to Yahoo! Services.

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

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.

To know more about SmartNet  go to or download the app on your device via

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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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