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Smart Bro launches ‘no lock-in’ LTE postpaid plans




Smart Bro recently launched the country’s first LTE postpaid plans with no lock-in period – LTE Plan 999 and LTE Plan 599.

The LTE Plan 999 comes with 3GB of data allocation every month, while LTE Plan 599 has 1.5GB per month. Both are available through a SIM-only subscription.

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Interested subscribers can get the new LTE plan offers in two ways:


• No lock-in subscription but with a one-time fee of Php3,500 for an LTE Plug-It or Php4,500 for an LTE Pocket WiFi device.

• 24-month lock-in period that comes with either a free LTE Plug-It or an LTE Pocket WiFi device for a Php1,500 one-time fee upon sign-up.

“Smart Bro is making it easier and more affordable than ever for subscribers to experience the ultrafast LTE speeds from the leader in mobile. Whether they use a laptop, a tablet, or other mobile devices, users now have the widest options to choose how they want to experience the best mobile broadband experience from the country’s largest broadband network.” – Michele Curran, Data and International Services Head at Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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53 Responses

  1. IWTD says:

    No Lockins are Good…

    Globe should take note

    • anongaba says:

      It’s plain common sense that you have but the equipment from Smart that’s why it’s no lock-in. Get a sim only from Globe also it’s no lock-in also.

  2. g2 says:

    Waa 3gb a month

  3. jhunax says:

    what comes after reaching the 3gb of data allocation?

    • eljun says:

      I think once nareach mo na ang 3Gb or 1.5Gb na cap, disabled na ang LTE/4G subscription mo, pero makakapagsurf ka pa rin using 3G.
      I am not sure about this.

    • agogoy says:

      I wasted a lot of sim card because of this data cap. The 3GB cap is just a warning. Once you are too abusive of downloading and reach 5G and beyond, expect at some point that your mobile data will be cut off by NTC. Which means you’ll cannot connect anymore to mobile data also indicated on the notification bar that no ‘4G’ or ‘H’ or ‘2G’ sign appears so you will be forced to buy a new SIM to connect to mobile data again. I asked smart wireless center how to enable my mobile data but they said it will be escalated to NTC who will decide to reactivate your data and they just suggested me to change SIM card. For non postpaid/prepaid sim, try to limit your usage from 5-10GB and to postpaid plans you can enjoy up to 20 to 30GB.

    • Deveerei says:

      I don’t know. I have been using SMART LTE. It’s prepaid. 999 per month. I usually download 10GB-20GB per day, but I still get LTE.

  4. kontrabida says:

    3gb and 1.5gb isang araw lang ubos yan. Nganga ka sa buong month.

  5. Mayang says:

    3GB??? Monthly allocation? Grabe, sobrang baba nun.. Within a day kayang ubusin ng heavy user yun. Kahit average user ata makakain yun within a week.

  6. Tin says:

    Movie download palang kulang na yan. Tsk tsk.

  7. Mark says:

    Nah. 3GB won’t do. Ok yung no-lock, pero this won’t do. Haha. And yes, sa movies ubos agad yan.

  8. MochaChino says:

    Mga OPIPS

    LTEs are not supposed to be used for heavy downloading… Mag wired internet ka for that

    • poche says:

      oo nga mag wired internet kasi kau sa labas lol.

    • Aedee says:

      gamit ko yung LTE prepaid ko for downloading, tapos yung wired for browsing wala kasing 25mbps na plan na wired eh :)

    • Kul says:

      1-1.5 week/s lang sakin yang 3GB ng puro youtube(all HQ), facebook, Play Store at lang.

    • istingki says:

      LOL! aanhin mo ang mataas na bandwith ng LTE? pang chat? isip isip din paminsan minsan

    • istingki says:

      LOL! aanhin mo ang mataas na bandwidth ng LTE? pang chat? isip isip din paminsan minsan

    • Ben says:

      Wut? LTE is not for heavy downloads? Anung klaseng pag-iisip meron ka?

    • MochaChino says:

      Ehh mga gungong kayo…
      Kung sa USA nga ang LTE kahit mabilis ay capped din…
      pag na reach nyo din ang limit lower speed or pay per extra GB downloaded…

      check nyo lang sa TOS ng US carriers…

      Natrack nga nila yung mga ATT users na nagtotorrent at binigyan sila ng court summons..

    • istingki says:

      hahaha! tanga ka nga talaga! torrent lang ba ang downloading na alam mo? ang hinuhuli sa ibang bansa yung nag download via torrent ng mga copyrighted materials, bakit nila huhulihin kung wala namang copyright yung dinownload. Isa pa meron unlimited internet sa US. Basa basa ka muna kase

  9. meh says:

    3GB for the month? they cant be serious wtf

  10. Lon says:

    update palang ng apps ubos na yan. hayop kagahaman sa pera ng mga telco dito. pag labas ng ip6 mag rerenew ako at mag dedelinquent makaganti man lang.

  11. nah says:

    ha?? 1.5 at 3GB per month?? nag LTE kapa ndi mo rin naman masusulit…hahaha…may masabi lang na LTE eh…hahahahaha…

  12. 3GB says:

    3GB??? Browsing and watching video sa FB ubos maghapon yan..

  13. Rockz says:

    Simple lang po after maubos ung alloted BW U can reg for LTE data sachet which is billed on top of ur msf

    • Krypton says:

      @Rockz, simple lang tanga ka din po.. nagbayad ka ng 999 para sa 3GB tas magbabayad ka na naman ng 999 para sa 3GB ulit? simpleng tanga lang? Lolz!

    • Ben says:

      hahah kaya namimihasa mga telco dahil sa mga taong gaya nyan! T*!

  14. ceegii63 says:

    these were meant for Mobile Internet On the go not your TorrentDownloading-Porn All Day Everyday Internet sa bahay, for that get DSL para walang reklamo sa CAP kasi WALANG CAP

    • noLINEPLDT says:

      gustuhin ko man mag wired internet wala naman available ang linya ang PLDT sa amin, ubos daw at this day and age, backward pa din ang telco sa pinas haaaaaiiissstttsss

    • Krypton says:

      Isa pang shonga to. anong gagawin mo sa LTE pang browse? pang fb? pang chat? ikaw yata ang alam lang i-download eh pron eh. how about downloading apps and games? yun pa lang cap ka na agad. isip isip din kapag may time.

  15. istingki says:

    tanga ka din eh no. internet on the go meaning pwede dalhin san ka man pumunta hindi ibig sabihin limited bandwith. Kaya nga naimbento ang LTE para ma meet and demand ng tao sa mas malaking bandwith tapos anong gusto mo ipang chat or check email lang?

    • istingki says:

      hahaha! at&t at verizon lang ba alam mo? basa basa ka tungkol sa Sprint boy! post kasi ng post di muna mag research

  16. wha™ says:

    sayang, kakukuha ko lang ng plan 499 via globe 24mos locked up eitn ipad mini retina

  17. abuzalzal says:

    That cap

    what bunch of scumbags

    Pag wala talagang kaalam alam ang bibiktimahin nila siguradong kakagat sila dito

    • istingki says:

      haha isa na si mochachino sa biktima. at feel na feel pa ang pagtatanggol sa cap kesyo sa ibang bansa naka cap daw LTE wahaha

  18. none says:

    What cap are you guys talking about, if you get the actual plan or prepaid… wala namang cap. Smart is currently offering it as unlimited LTE speeds.. I can even download as high as 27GB / day

  19. Dicube says:

    this is simple parang ka lang kumain ng ice candy @999 pag naubos bili ka uli
    Pero dun sa mga tao nag rereklamu dahil LTE daw yung gadget nila pero wala na halos makain para lang may maipag-yabang this plan is hindi para sayo and the gadget is hindi akma para sayo. Your like a man na bumili ng Lamborghini na hindi naman ma-afford ang gasolina at maintenance. Grroooaah

    • Krypton says:

      O eh di ikaw na ang mayaman. Ang mayaman na uto uto naman. Hahaha! Mahirap talaga mabili ang utak. Hanggang yaman lang ang kayang ipagyabang, wala naman mga utak. pweh!

  20. Dicube says:

    Guys remember sa eroplano merun business class at economy. Siguro alam muna kung saan tayo lulugar. Pero may right tayong pumili kung anu ang gusto natin pero wag na tayung mag reklamu kung masakit sa bulsa ang pinili mu its your choice not the telco’s kaya nga merun lower plan you can choose and pick what you want base on your lifestyle and BUDGET. im not from SMART i’m from EARTH.

    • Geli says:

      You’re one of the reasons why these money-grubbing telcos think this is okay. They boast about being in line with international standards yet their services are just sub-par. Caps aren’t even about improving services, they’re just put in place so that telcos could make more insane amounts of money. :(

  21. Mr A says:

    I would bite the Php600. 1.5GB is fine for me. I just have to make sure that my apps will prompt me first before updating.

    I am currently using 60HR/month 3G via SUN and I never reach below 10 hrs before the reset.

  22. jimboy says:

    Yung mga pinagtatanggol ang capping jan dahil sa US daw mismo may ganyan, kumpara mo naman ang purchasing power ng isang American at isang Pinoy. At isa pa pakibasa rin ung ave internet speed ng Pinas compared sa Asian peers, we are lagging behind like crazy.

    Hirap din kasi satin, masyado tayong meek.

    Pero whatever the case, people are saying na hindi naman implemented DAW ung capping na yan.

    • jon says:

      sabi nga eh ” you get what you paid for” so better subscribe for a plan with a higher fee to have a better package.. malaki talaga difference ng speed nila satin pero compare niyo rin sana yung price nung internet nila kung magkano before kayo magreklamo..

  23. carl says:

    Gusto nyo ng unlimited mag prepaid nalang kayo, kaso baka naman kakainin ang load mo. . . Hehehe. . .

  24. noy says:

    bili ka lte wifi or plug-it bili ka lte sim prepaid, load 999 unli lte or 3g for 30days kahit 50gb madodownload mo hahah

  25. cherry says:

    What? 3GB? Tanga na mg aavail nyan… Wla png isang araw ubos n yan eh, kya tau inaabuso ng mga network providers kagat lng kayo ng kagat sa ganyan. Its not money wise, my opinion. Kung milyonaryo ka okay yan, but for ordinary persons like us its not acceptable.

  26. Mir says:

    that is why I am staying at H+ network at globe since somewhat I am not affected by the FUP. I can even use a whole 20GB a day :)

  27. John says:

    Mir says:
    April 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm
    that is why I am staying at H+ network at globe since somewhat I am not affected by the FUP. I can even use a whole 20GB a day :)

    OFF COURSE NOT! GLOBE CAPS YOU when you exceed 2GB a day, I should know Im using globe. But switching soon.

  28. isoy says:

    im subscribed to this plan (LTE 999) for almost year. It has been the best decision ive made. I consume an average of 5GB a day and ive never ever experienced being capped or throttled. Speed is good. Sometimes i reach 10mbps (i only use 3G signal coz we have spotty LTE), downtimes maybe avg 0.5-1mbps. Bill remains a constant Php 999.

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