If you detest waiting in line on MRT or you’re stuck on unbelievable traffic along EDSA, and you wish to watch your favorite movie at iFlix or download files on your mailbox, you may now break free from cellular data connection and connect to WiFi powered by Smart Communications.
The new services, which Smart let us recently experience generated a huge number of positive engagement among our Facebook followers. Who wouldn’t be happy with this amazing service, which the company put up in collaboration with DICT and the administration of President Duterte.
All MRT commuters and those stuck in traffic can now enjoy this for an initial free 30 minutes everyday without data cap. What’s even more interesting is that the service is network-agnostic, which means that even those who are using other networks may be able to register and surf the internet. Should users consume the free daily usage time of 30 minutes, they can freely available of Smart Wifi load from partner retails in various denominations: PhP20 for 2hours, valid for 2 days; PhP50 for 10 hours, valid for 5 days. The process of extending the service is rather easier to Smart, Sun and TNT subscribers as they just need to text the following keywords: WIFI10, WIFI20 or WIFI50.
Smart Wifi along EDSA is just one of the many services that Smart fired up in recent months. It is available at airports, tourist spots, hospitals and even major hangout places of millennials (Smart spots).
What do you guys think about this service? Are you as thankful as we are to the Government and to Smart for this new service for all Filipinos? Let us know via the comments section below.
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.