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Smart launches Plug ‘n Talk Service

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Smart introduced the other day this mobile-in-a-USB product called Plug ‘n Talk. It’s basically targeted to OFWs which allows them to call and text from a PC abroad to any cellphone or landline number in the Philippines.

The rates looks the same as your regular mobile rates in the country except that incoming calls and SMS are free which some might find attractive.

Smart Plug N Talk

Calling to a Smart mobile number costs Php7.50/min, Php8.50 to a landline and other networks. sending text messages to Smart costs Php1.00 and Php2.00 to other networks and landline.

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The gadget is a USB device included in the kit that costs Php1,800 and comes with a Smart Pinoy SIM as well as an earphone with mic.

Again, it stresses that incoming calls and text messages are free so this service is obviously for people on international roaming. More about this on their FAQ page here.

I’m not familiar with the existing services but if our OFW readers here can share their opinion and compare their current service to this one, it would be helpful to others as well.

Disclosure: Smart is an advertiser on this blog and several other blogs I author.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Jesa
Jesa
10 years ago

Hi Po,i just want to ask if the Plug N’ Talk po ba ay pwede magamit d2 sa Japan?Let me know pls??Thanks

franciz
franciz
11 years ago

know where i can buy 1? im here in japan.or any idea how to avail?

Camela
11 years ago

My mother is in isarel and communictaions for us took a lot of expense. I’m looking something cheaper and able to connect us anytime we want. if I’m going to buy that Smart plug and talk for my mother is it ready for her to use that? Does she needs to register for something just like using roaming sim card.how can i avail that and accessible for me to buy. i’m working here in makati along pasong tamo extension. What was the latest price

Euthor
Euthor
12 years ago

I never even heard of this product from smart. No ads on tv, flyers or billboards.

Rick
Rick
12 years ago

be careful about this unit. very unreliable. the second unit i bought last only for 3 months while the first one was also the same.
i sent an email to the customer support but no response.
most of the problems seems software and there is no online support to solve the issue.
the unit is supposed to be used while the pinoys are abroad but how could you return the unit if found defective when you are abroad.

Dman
12 years ago

I live in USA but I call many people in the Philippines who use Smart Cell phones. 9 out of 10 calls drop. The service is the worst I have ever heard or seen. I have traveled and called all over the world, and Smart Phone is the WORST i have ever encountered. That company needs to be put out of business until they can provide better service. All of the other reviews i Have seen online about them saying it is a good service, are probably written by there own company employees. If this service was in the USA they would have gone out of business so fast for providing lousy service. Save yourself aggravation and don’t use there service. They really suck!!

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