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nTrust is first online Smart Money Center

Whether sending remittances to family and relatives in the Philippines, shopping online, or just simply transferring money to friends, Filipinos abroad can now enjoy a faster, more affordable, and more convenient way of sending and receiving funds, via Smart Money.
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Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Smart’s postpaid base grows 24% in 2012 — the highest growth rate in the industry

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) reported growing its postpaid subscriber base by 24% — hitting a 10-year all-time high and outpacing the competition, which reported growing by 19%.
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Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is once again revolutionizing the postpaid services as it introduces 6 new service buckets under its roster of All-In plans.
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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An ‘auto’ mobile future for LTE

Following the announcement of US telco AT&T which said
that it will soon offer built-in LTE connectivity in private vehicles,
Philippine wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) saida
that a similar application of the technology is already possible
locally through the use of the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi device.

According to Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd
Manaloto, ‘auto’ mobile LTE can already be experienced in major cities
and municipalities given Smart LTE’s widespread deployment in the
country.

“The way ‘auto’ mobile LTE works is that LTE-enabled SIMs are
installed in taxis, buses, jeepneys, or trains, thus, making available
wireless services to passengers and even to the vehicle itself,” said
Smart Manaloto. “While we await for the local introduction of this
feature, the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi is the next best thing,” he added.

Manaloto explains that automobile LTE would also be ideal in local
public transport as it could make available next-generation high speed
Internet access to millions of Filipinos.

The MRT alone, which travels along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue
(EDSA), the Philippines’ busiest thoroughfare, has a daily ridership
of around 500,000.

Apart from this, various forms of mass transportation will also be
given the chance to access GPS and location data in real time as well
as gain the ability to transmit data such as when wirelessly
livestreaming CCTV footage.

“Imagine a future of cars with an integrated SIM slot. True mobility,
literally and digitally!—commuters in the Philippines’ busiest cities
could soon begin to Live More even while they’re stuck in rush hour
traffic,” said Manaloto.

“All this could soon become real especially with Smart’s
fast-improving LTE coverage nationwide,” he added.

Smart LTE is currently present in a total of 46 cities and 69
municipalities around the country.

Dubbed the fastest wireless technology in the world today, LTE is
capable of download speeds which are several times faster than
present-day 3G and HSPA+ standards.

Powering Smart LTE is the Philippines’ most extensive Fiber Optic
Cable (FOC) network. With more than 54,000 kilometers of FOCs
installed across the country, Smart, together with parent company
PLDT, has over four times more fiber power compared to its closest
competitors.
“Fiber optic cables use beams of light to communicate from the core
network to our base stations,” said Manaloto. “This gives Smart a
clear ‘fiber optic advantage’ which simply cannot be matched by any
other network,” he added.

Smart LTE is offered on an unlimited basis* in Broadband Plans 1299,
1749, and 3500** with a free USB-dongle or with a Pocket WiFi device
for a one-time fee of P2,000, and on Smart LTE Postpaid Plan 2000 or
1500 with a free Sony Xperia V or ZTE T82 Android smartphone,
respectively.

Smart also offers unlimited* LTE connectivity to iPhone 5 postpaid
plan subscribers.

For more information on Smart’s LTE plans and to view the complete
coverage map, visit www.smart.com/lte or go to a Smart Store nearest
you.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Smart adopts more eco-friendly materials in Marikina

The new store awnings made out of stone paper are presented to Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman (center) by Smart’s manager for environment programs Nova Concepcion (4th from left), merchandising officer Glenna Gonzaga (2nd from left), sales and distribution area manager Rudel Benedict Ponce (leftmost), and community care supervisor Ria Luciano (rightmost).

Smart Communications, Inc., a staunch advocate for the environment, has installed promotional streamers made of stone paper in retail stores in Marikina as it intensifies efforts to shift to eco-friendly merchandising materials.
 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Technology brings Calungsod celebration to the world

Devotee with iPad. Strong connectivity provided by Smart and parent firm PLDT ensured easy posting of pictures on Twitter and Instagram. The 80 or so images of patron saints on carrozas that formed part of the procession and later set up at the shrine were among the most posted images online.

Braving the heat of the afternoon sun, 28-year-old Leslie Anna Cantutay joined the procession from downtown Cebu City to the South Road Properties (SRP), where a thanksgiving Mass was to be said at a new shrine dedicated to the second Filipino saint, Pedro Calungsod.

Along the way and at the site, she took pictures of the celebration, especially the re-enactment of the saint’s voyage to the Marianas Islands through a fluvial procession featuring a galleon-like vessel carrying his image. It was historic day, and she wanted her husband, who works in Japan, to be part of it. So she posted pictures on her Facebook account.
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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Smart gives away free trips to Boracay

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is giving its subscribers a chance to travel to world-famous Boracay island for free – all they have to do is use my.Smart, the online portal that lets them manage all their prepaid, postpaid, and broadband accounts in one go.

Three lucky Smart, Talk ‘N Text, or Smart Broadband subscribers will win roundtrip plane tickets for two to Boracay plus hotel accommodations at Boracay Plaza via the my.Smart Boracay Getaway raffle promo. To join, subscribers should register for free at https://my.smart.com.ph from now until August 25, and do any of the following: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Smart Communications

 

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Smart to launch the Infoboard service for UV community

When the new school year starts in a few weeks, students and other members of the academic community of the University of the Visayas (UV) will have timely access to official school information and announcements. This is made possible through the Infoboard service provided by wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).

UV recently signed up to use Smart’s Infoboard, a web-based communication tool for sending and receiving information within a specified community. It allows the UV administration to use any Internet-enabled computer to promptly reach via SMS as many as 10,000 students or more, to relay important announcements, such as enrollment schedules, and other useful information, such as study tips. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Smart Communications

 

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Smart honored at VMobile’s Victor Awards

Smart Communications, Inc. [Smart], represented by its Key Accounts team, was recognized by VMobile Technologies, Inc. for being a major corporate partner during the Victor Awards held recently at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. VMobile has been promoting and selling Smart’s prepaid products as an accredited business partner since 2008.

In the photo are Smart Key Accounts Head Manuel Martin Perez [back row, third from right], Senior Key Accounts Manager Gladyss Gozar [front row, center], Key Accounts Sales Manager Albert Tan Nery [back row, third from left], and managers from Smart’s Sales and Distribution Group.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Smart Communications

 

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Mobile Internet on the rise in RP, says Smart

Mobile Internet usage in the Philippines is growing rapidly, on the back of attractive smartphone offers bundled with mobile data.

First quarter mobile Internet revenues of leading wireless operator Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), for example, rose 71%, as reported by parent company Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT).

According to Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea, the explosive increase in mobile Internet usage among Smart’s subscribers was driven in the first quarter mainly by a “solid portfolio of postpaid data plans bundled with best-in-class smartphones”.

Smart launched in the first quarter its limited-edition Data Plan 1000, which bundled free calls, SMS, and mobile Internet, with a choice from a slew of ‘power’ smartphones from all the top manufacturers, at discounted and amortized prices. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Smart Communications

 

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