“LIBRENG INTERNET” (free internet) to “LIBRE DING YOUTUBE” (free YouTube too)!
Wireless services leader, Smart Communications just announced the extension of their free Internet promo until February 28. Now what’s even more interesting is they also included popular video streaming sites like YouTube, Vimeo and Daily Motion in the bunch of services that everyone registered to the promo can access.
It is recommended to utilize this service using low-bandwidth consuming applications like Facebook Lite; and switch the video to mobile/low standard to avoid depleting the 30mb free allotment. But I still believe though that 30mb per day can take you a long way. It’s still always best to extend your subscription to other internet bundles and services of Smart to enjoy uninterrupted service.
According to Charles Lim, EVP and Head of Wireless Consumer Business of Smart and Sun Cellular, “We are excited to expand the Smart Free Internet promo to include video streaming, since we all know how much Filipinos enjoy watching videos online. This is still part of the formula at the core of our ‘Internet for All’ message – making the Internet fun, fast, and worry-free for our subscribers.”
Check out the full press release below for your reference:
[su_spoiler title=”FULL PRESS RELEASE” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”] Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has announced that its Free Internet promo for all Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers has been extended to February 28, 2015 and now includes video streaming.
Through the Smart Free Internet promo, all 69 million Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers all over the country, can use their data-enabled devices to access the Internet without data charges, for up to 30MB daily.
“We are excited to expand the Smart Free Internet promo to include video streaming, since we all know how much Filipinos enjoy watching videos online. This is still part of the formula at the core of our ‘Internet for All’ message – making the Internet fun, fast, and worry-free for our subscribers,” said Charles A. Lim, executive vice president and head of the wireless consumer business of both Smart Communications and Sun Cellular.
To enjoy the promo, Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers just need to register by texting FREE to 9999.
With the free 30MB, users can enjoy watching videos on Youtube, Vimeo, or Daily Motion, browse through and post on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, visit their favorites websites, or search on Google and Wikipedia. They can also use navigation tools like Waze and Google Maps, book a cab or limo service via Easy Taxi and Uber, or use traffic info sites such as the MMDA’s and InterAksyon’s.
They can also send and receive emails, read their favorite blogs or update their own blogs, listen to songs via Smart’s Spinnr music service, shop via online stores like Zalora, Lazada, book their travel details through sites like Skyscanner and Airbnb, among other things – all without incurring data charges.
Subscribers can access the internet either through data-capable feature phones or smartphones running on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. It is available across all network platforms – from 2G to 3G to 4G speeds in the country.
Smart continues to have the largest and most advanced network in the country today, with a total of 24,938 cellular/broadband base stations, including 9,946 active 4G/HSPA+/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base stations, supported by more than 90,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables around the country.
“By offering services and pursuing innovations that are both relevant and delightful to them, delivered by a robust and resilient network that is available all over the country – we are enabling Filipinos to live more and have the best Internet experience possible today,” Lim added.[/su_spoiler]
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, 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.