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.
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:
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.
Tech Giants Launch Partnership to Bring Internet to All