Breaking news: Conglomerate Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced free mobile data for all prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text.
In an unprecedented move and a cliffhanger tweet MVP made days before this announcement which made the whole tech industry speculating, 66 million prepaid users of the three networks can now enjoy 30MB of mobile internet package everyday. Consumers can use their mobile Internet to browse Facebook or tweet, surf websites like Wikipedia, or navigate with apps like Waze, among others.
In the currently ongoing Press Conference held this morning at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, PLDT and Smart Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan aims this move to democratize the internet service in the country.
In a press release by Smart Communications, Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea states that this special offer is in line with their 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 provide 10 minutes of mobile Internet access for one peso,” he said.
To avail of the free Internet service, one must send “FREE” to 9999 for free. The said free mobile internet service will last for two months until November 30. Users must maintain an airtime balance of Php1, or must be subscribed to any promo. The free Internet service will not be inclusive of peer to peer uploads and downloads, videos, and VOIP.
[Source: Smart Website]