PLDT Inc. and Grab have partnered to quickly and conveniently deliver Internet solutions to Filipino homes.
This is part of the ongoing efforts to pivot toward more online-driven services, bolstering its already significant presence in anticipation of the ‘next new normal.’
Under the partnership, both companies will work to provide various online channels where customers can order PLDT Home and Smart’s products and have them delivered straight to their homes within 24 hours.
Starting June 8, 2020, PLDT Home customers in Greater Metro Manila will be able to order PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid units using the PLDT Home website and get their units delivered via Grab Express. Purchases can be paid using a debit or credit card for cashless delivery or cashless delivery.
Another offering by PLDT Inc. and Grab are the PLDT Home and Smart Stores on GrabMart, where customers can likewise order a PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid kit and have it immediately brought to their homes.
Moreover, Smart will also allow users to instantly load prepaid accounts using the Grab app via the GrabPay wallet. Smart prepaid subscribers can easily purchase load and mobile data packages for as low as PhP50 using their own number or buy for family and friends.
“Together with Grab, a leader in the digital, app-based transport, food, and logistics space, we are making it quick, convenient, and safe for our customers to enjoy our products and services through on-demand orders coupled with rapid delivery. This is part of our overall shift and broader strategy of moving toward online-driven solutions as we ready ourselves for the next stage of the new normal. This partnership extends our reach not only online, but also kicks-off our other strategic initiatives in the space of remote working, e-learning and e-health.”
– Al S. Panlilio, Smart President and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer
“We are thrilled to partner with PLDT Inc. in making Internet more available to more homes using our superapp services. It has always been Grab’s aim to empower Filipinos to do more everyday by leveraging the use of digital technologies that improve their lives and make them future-ready. Our partnership with PLDT jumpstarts the many initiatives we have to deliver positive and a sustainable impact for the benefit of all Filipinos.”
– Brian Cu, Grab Philippines president
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.