Manny V. Pangilinan announcement : Free Internet access to prepaid subscribers #SmartFREEInternet

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How to avail of free internet access

If you’re among the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, & Sun Prepaid users, Text FREE to 9999 for . You must register every day with an available airtime balance of at least one peso or subscribed to any load bucket or promo. An SMS confirmation will be sent upon successful registration.

For more information, visit http://www.smart.com.ph

 

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In the rare occasion that Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) tweets, it had to be a cliffhanger. What could that ” very important announcement this Friday” mean? Most people thought “politics” but MVP quickly replied on twitter to Luchi Cruz ” Luchi, I can only tell you what it’s not about – it’s not about politics.” When he finally arrived, he said it “is not about politics or marriage. Not about sports either. It would be about business”.

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Then the announcement:

free internet with smart mobile

Starting today until November 30, mobile services will be free to Smart talk & text, Sun Cellular and Smart Prepaid. This will benefit 60 million prepaid subscribers. Pangilinan added that “it’s all about people. People using these network resources to improve their lives, and build this country. Internet access is a powerful stimulant to growth, and to improving the lives of people.” In simple terms, it means that their prepaid subscribers can browse, and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all for free . They can also visit their favorite websites like Google, and Wikipedia , use navigation tools llke Waze, and Google Maps , book a cab or a limo service via Easy Taxi or Uber or use traffic information such as MMDA and Interaksyon. They can send and receive emails , read their favorite blogs, update their own blogs, listen songs via Smart Spnnr music serve. One can also shop online through Zalora, Lazada, and even book travel through sites like Skyscanner and Expedia, all without data charges.

Each active subscriber gets 30 MB a day. Once the 30 MB is consumed, the subscriber faces a paywall and a choice to add more data or ignore the notice. To make it available to everyone, data charges will apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads.

free internet service for smart prepaid

According to Manny V. Pangilinan, internet access to non users like farmers will can get access to information. For students , they can use wikipedia and emails . The 30 MB daily free internet is more than enough for the average subscriber. It is free but not unlimited and the promo is initially set for two months.

This special offer is in line with Smart’s advocacy “internet for all”. It complements the affordable mobile internet packages such as PowerApp and PisoNet Service which provides 10 minutes of mobile internet access for one peso.

 

With #SmartFreeInternet, what can one access for free?

According to the website , subscribers using their mobile phones can access their favorite Internet sites or apps for free, including:

      Browse through or post photos and status updates on their social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
      Read news and entertainment sites (Rappler, CNN, and the like)
      Stream music through the likes of Spinnr
      Shop online (Zalora, Lazada, eBay, Amazon, etc.)
      Search for information (Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, etc.)
      Send and receive emails (Gmail, Yahoo! Mail)
      Visit their favorite blogs and update their own
      Use navigation apps like Waze

What sites/apps are EXCLUDED from the free internet promo?

The FREE INTERNET special offer EXCLUDES the following:

      Download, stream and watch videos (Youtube, Vimeo)
      Use VOIP apps (FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Skype, Viber, Tango)
      Use messaging apps (Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Viber)
      Peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and apps like Bittorrent

What can you do with 30MB?

On the average, a subscriber with 30MB can enjoy ALL of the following services:

      20 social media posts with photo
      50 web pages loads
      20 plain emails
      15 minutes of music streaming

How to avail of free internet access

If you’re among the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, & Sun Prepaid users, Text FREE to 9999 for . You must register every day with an available airtime balance of at least one peso or subscribed to any load bucket or promo. An SMS confirmation will be sent upon successful registration.

For more information, visit http://www.smart.com.ph

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