Been getting this text messages from Smart for week now. I usually automatically delete SMS alerts but this one is some kind of contest/promo for their Smart 3G service. That prompted me to pause and check the message.
The 2 SMS goes this like:
Wanna win an Asus Eee PC, N77 or Smart load? Just use ur celfone 2 connect to d Internet. Surf, chat and email all for P10 for 30mins.
Sali na sa Internet Promo. Go 2 wap.smart.com.ph/internet or text INTERNET name/address/age to 4040. Registr for free. DTI 4575.
The promo strikes me as a little odd. Aren’t there enough demand and usage of Smart 3G that a promo/contest is needed to drive the market to increase its usage? I thought the Php10 per 30 minutes was cheap enough to prompt people to use Smart 3G. I know I do and I’ve always recommend to friends.
Are people not using 3G enough? Will this promo motivate me to use Smart 3G more? Don’t think so as I’m already a heavy user. Will non-users start using it? Don’t think so either. Slow adoption maybe? As for me, it doesn’t hurt to win another Asus PC.