Smart’s Php2 per MB charging moved to January 2018

Smart announced that its planned “enhancement” of their Php2 per MB has been moved to January 2018 instead of the original target of November 28 (see original story here).

We are enhancing our pay-per-use data billing model of Php 5 for every 15 minutes of data consumed to Php 2 for every 1MB consumed. With this enhancement, we will be able to better serve you and your data needs. Please read below to know the new benefits, features, and change in postpaid experience — Effective November 28, 2017

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The change of the effectivity rate was made after customers complained of the new pricing. Smart added that the extension of the effectivity will allow customers to better understand their data usage.

The implementation of the P2/MB regular data rate has been moved to JANUARY 2018 to give our customers enough time to understand and maximize their data usage options. As of today, our default rate for data is still P5 per 15 minutes. Thank you!

Once the Php2 per MB becomes effective, your mobile data will be automatically deactivated unless you subscribe to a mobile data promo or activate the new Php2 per MB pricing. You can learn more about it here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

3 Responses

  1. fireice2 says:

    at P2 per MB that will be P512 for 1GB of data. WTF!?

  2. james says:

    let china telecom be the third internet data player in the Philippines..kahit anong pricing payan..bulok naman data cable nila wala paring mangyayari..hanggat walang investment sa malaking under water data cable kulilat parin internet natin kahit mapa globe o smart pa yan,,pinamahal lang para kokonte lang ang subscriber at feeling natin lalakas ang net pero pag marami ng subscribers dun na tao magkaka problema sa kahinaan

  3. WilliamC says:

    Overpricing. If you forgot to enable load protect or have GIGA or Surf max plans. Ang 300 prepaid load mo will be gone in an hour. 1MB is will load one graphics heavy web page!

    Hope they will defer it indefinitely, not until the first of 2018.

    Newbies to cellphones, yes, they exist… Will have their load be consumed before they learn their lesson…

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