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Plug-It, Uzzap & SmartBro: by the Numbers




According to a recent disclosure by PLDT, Smart’s wireless services are still growing pretty strong. Leading the pack is the fixed-wireless service Smart Bro, closing it to half a million subscribers since it first launched 3 years ago.

By end of June 2008, Smart Bro subscribers has reached about 408,000 in number. PLDT revenues from Smart Bro reached Php1.9 Billion for the first half of 2008. However, if you divide that amount by the 408k subscribers, it’s just Php776 per month per subscriber (or Php317 Million per month) although MSF right now is pegged at Php999. The discrepancy may be attributed to disconnection perhaps?

With Smart Bro Pug-It, the wireless mobile 3G service, published numbers reveal just 32,000 subscribers since they launched 3 months ago. Not a lot really but considering this is on top of the fixed wireless and the regular 3G usage from 3G/HSDPA phones, it’s still 50% more than a month ago.

Lastly, the new all-in-one IM service Smart Uzzap has reportedly attracted over 45,000 members. It’s still on an extended free trial period but once the fixed charges kicks in, we’ll see how many of those 45k will stay on with the service. Smart Uzzap charges a minimum of Php25 for a whole day service.

Disclosure: Smart is an advertiser on this blog and several other blogs I author.



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

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8 Responses

  1. Gem says:

    Smart always come up with new “gimmicks”! Consumers like to have more choices that can fit to their broadband needs. I think that is why!

  2. Kristo says:

    Sun Cellular charges for 20 pesos a day 5 peso savings

  3. Julie says:

    i cannot connect to YM…it says cannot find server…why?

  4. My fellow on Facebook shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed that I came to your blog.

  5. Communicator says:

    News Flash Plug it Now 995

    The Smart BRO USB modem is a small, palm-sized device that you can carry with you wherever you go. And anytime you need to surf, just plug it into the USB port of your PC, and you’ll get connected in a flash. Total initial payment is P995 with FREE 5 Hours of internet surfing. Broadband Internet use is P10 for every 30 minutes.

    Smart Bro Prepaid kit NOW costs P995 which already includes a USB modem and a SIM card. It already has a P100 preloaded broadband load which can be used up to 5 hours of high-speed broadband internet use.
    http://smartbroplugit.wordpress.com/

    Also read my review of SMART BRO plug it and share it along with antenna and manual comments.

  6. Nokia 2730 says:

    i have my 2730 and it says that it is still not yet capable of using uzzp Y?

  7. newbies says:

    smartbro new year resolution, see link below

    http://www.tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=207301

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