Smart Teams Up with Internet.org to Bring Free Internet to Filipinos

Smart Teams Up with Internet.org to Bring Free Internet to Filipinos




In an effort to bring internet access to more people around the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a global initiative called Internet.org some two years ago and partnered with the who’s who of the tech industry to achieve that goal. Today that initiative officially launched in the Philippines in partnership with Smart Communication, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.

Internet.org philippines

There are two ways Smart, Sun Cellular and TNT subscribers can browse the web without paying for data or using up their data allocation. Users can go directly to Internet.org’s website and browse through the current selection of websites and services under the initiative. Provided that the user will not directly access the third-party websites, browsing websites and using services under the Internet.org’s current roster will not incur data charges.

The other means is to download the Internet.org app and install it on the desired device. The websites and services found on the browser method is pretty much the same inside the app – the only difference is that users won’t have to go to internet.org’s site to access the free sites.


 

Here are the current list of services and websites that users can browse without incurring additional data charge:

websites

In a recent tweet, Smart Communications stated that they’re planning to add more websites and services to the list in the future.

More information about Internet.org for Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text subscribers, as well as some of the frequently asked questions regarding this initiative can be found on this link.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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10 Responses

  1. lee17 says:

    So much win.

  2. tipz says:

    mganda to. kso nga lng bka nmn pg tumagal bi glang tad2 n ng ads and browsing session mo. wag nmn sana

  3. Easy E says:

    nice! walang yugatech?

  4. Damn, Bing. Di ba dati, may libre.ph ang Globe?

  5. psikick says:

    Isn’t it the other way around? Internet.org teamed up with SMART. The title makes it sound like this is a project started by SMART, which it is not.

  6. jeff says:

    sana isama nila librengads.com tsaka techronnati.com

  7. e30ernest says:

    Isn’t this an issue for Net Neutrality though?

  8. Nonoy says:

    Sir, may possibility ba nah ma cocongest ang network if everybody will use this? Kung marami nang gagamit sa internet.org babagal ba ang speed because of congestion?

  9. garu says:

    Been using this daily, then the other day, I’ve noticed that for Facebook free data, the pictures are blocked, and if I view them I’m notified I’ll be using my regular data?

    Can anyone confirm this?

  10. Take a look at the offered sites….Actually this IS a form of CENSORSHIP imposed on us customers….Just plain RUBBISH….! Can’t even go to Yahoo or CNN or NBA or youtube. Thanks but no thanks! Facebook is the number one corruptor of young minds ! As per my own experience, yung mga yan lang ang mga sites na maa-access mo kapag mag subscribe ka sa mga Smart bro prepaid loads mo……They’re trying to generalize na ang lahat ng Pilipino ay pareho lng ang kailangan sa kanilang Internet surfing…..wtf at BORING talaga….Nakaka- GRRR talaga…..Hay naku

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