Smart Communications finally uncovers the announcement teased by its owner Manny V. Pangilinan on Twitter last Wednesday September 24; “Smart’s 30MB FREE Internet.”
In an announcement today Friday September 26, MVP and Smart Communications launches the FREE Internet promo to all SMART, Talk and Text and Sun Cellular mobile PRE-PAID subscribers which will run until November 30, 2014.
In a statement, MVP said the initiative is part of Smart Communications’ agenda of providing the much larger number of Filipinos opportunity to try out and experience the joys and benefits of the Internet.
“We are launching this initiative to provide a much larger number of Filipinos the opportunity to try out and experience the Internet, enjoy its benefits and, as we at Smart like to say, live more,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan
He added, “This special offer is specifically designed to assist our prepaid subscribers who make up the bulk of our population. Many of them already have the mobile devices capable of accessing the internet but have yet to use them to go online. In this way, Smart can effectively promote digital inclusion and spread the benefits of the Internet in the fastest and most effective way possible.”
Subscribers can now access the internet across all sites from their internet capable phones or smartphones running on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems.
Meanwhile, Smart’s Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea said the promo is part of Smart’s advocacy of “Internet for All”.
“It complements the affordable mobile Internet packages that Smart has been introducing over the past year. Among the latest of such innovations are PowerApp and the PisoNet service which provides 10 minutes of mobile internet access for one peso,” he explained.
To avail of this free mobile internet promo, Smart, Talk N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers will have to register each day, by simply sending “FREE” to “9999” (Registration is free). Subscribers must have an available airtime balance of at least one peso, or is subscribed to any load bucket or promo. An SMS confirmation will be sent to your number to confirm successful registration. Once registered, subscribers can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day. However, data charges will apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, videos, VOIP and messaging.