Smart, TNT, Sun to offer free mobile internet

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]


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38 Responses

  1. Avatar for LG LG says:

    Ayaw naman gumana khet nka reg na, tas gnagamet yung load mu pang connect. Trojan, uubusin lang load nyo kaka try.

  2. Avatar for steelicon steelicon says:

    @SMART fix your #LTE4G networks first! up to #100Mbps with #30Mbps minimum now na!

    Other Asian and South East Asian countries have #3G speeds averaging #25Mbps.

    PS prepaid user here.

  3. Avatar for Dwight Dwight says:

    A dirty tactic move by smart after news stories in the press escalated due to their so slow internet service, sabi sa news – their promised internet speeds in their ads are false advertisements and it was ordered by ntc i think that they prevent these ads from airing. It was smart’s move to mellow down the issue and now globe is also following. Data capping, slows down internet, fair usage policy is not fair when your internet slows down, free 30 mb internet is not fair, it will only eat more bandwitch and internet traffic so postpaid services will be affected and probably, will become slower because more users will be using the web at the same. It means, more slower internet for everyone.

  4. Avatar for Dunkerque Dunkerque says:

    Don’t care if it’s free or not. As long as I’m getting the service that I need at a friendly cost, then that shouldn’t matter. SMART forever #justsaying cause I don’t deserve 2nd best.

  5. Avatar for Dunkerque Dunkerque says:

    Been a loyal Smart subscriber for 6 yrs now… Still counting… The same number eversince.

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