Smart Starts Offering iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display in the Philippines


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Mobile leader Smart Communications recently announced that iPad Air with Wi-fi + Cellular and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-fi + Cellular are now available in the Philippines. Smart is the first network in the Philippines to make these 2 tablets available for Filipinos.

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To know more about the full specifications of iPad Air and iPad mini, check out this link.

If you wish to know the differences among the new iPads versus its direct predecessors, be sure to look at the table we prepared below.

During the launch, Marketing Manager for Smart Broadband Postpaid, Anne Marie Lao said that Filipinos may now get the tablet at very affordable plans.

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The iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina display are available on Smart Bro’s iPad Plan 1499 (16gb) and iPad Plan 1699 (32gb), which both come with 65 hours of LTE Internet surfing every month and an Anti-Bill shock guarantee that ensures subscriber wouldn’t have to worry about excessive data charges on their monthly bills. Upon reaching 115 hours of data, the plan will trigger its ABS and will automatically add Php500 to your bill. This is indeed a very good feature.

How do you get one today?

Go now to the Smart Store near you and avail either one of the two. Just present 2 valid IDs and a proof of purchase. There is a PhP5,000 or PhP1,000 one time fee if you’re getting the iPad Air or iPad mini respectively. Credit card is not required as the latter one time fees will just be charged to your plan at installment.

See Smart iPad Air and Mini Plans below:

Smart continues to expand its LTE and HSPA+ network across the country, bring the world’s fastest mobile broadband technology to more Filipinos with more than 10,000 sites nationwide, including all cities located in Metro Manila. I can personally confer this as I found more Smart LTE spots than the ones by the other network.

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If you combine the awesomeness of Smart and the iPad tablets that were recently launched, you will have a totally pleasing data-consumption experience.

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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