Smart reopens stores in GCQ areas

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is reopening its stores to serve customers in select areas under general community quarantine. To ensure the safety of customers and employees, everyone in the store will be required to wear masks and to have their temperatures checked prior to entry, in line with the strict public health safety guidelines issued…

Smart’s LTE-powered network passes the COVID test

Cebu City fish seller Nhylon Abella was one of the many Filipinos whose livelihood was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep her business afloat, Abella did what many people have had to do when life was put under lockdown — go online. Today, she does business via her mobile phone: advertising her fish stocks…

Load retailers benefit from Smart mobile stores

Are you having trouble buying load because of the quarantine? Try the jeepalengkes. Mobile subscribers and “ka-partner” retailers can now access reloading stations even while under ECQ, thanks to the initiatives of local government units and Smart Communications, Inc (Smart). To help make its service more widely available even under ECQ, Smart has started working…

Amid pandemic, schools find ‘smart’ ways to continue learning

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s regular routines, including school classes from kinder to college. Some educational institutions, however, are not letting the virus stop their students’ learning. Indeed, along the way, they are learning valuable life lessons. One of these schools is St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) Manila, where teachers and students are using messaging…

Smart powers Mobile Legends Pro League Season 5

In an effort to support the country’s eSports scene despite the current COVID-19 crisis, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) has officially announced that season 5 of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) will resume this May. Season 5 of the MPL, which will be broadcasted online for Filipino fans, will run the week…

Smart launches Giga Work data pack for productivity apps

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) has launched Giga Work, the first data pack in the Philippines that gives customers access to a wide range of productivity apps to make work and school life simpler and more convenient especially during this time of physical distancing. Available to all Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers, Giga…

Smart boosts Laguna provincial gov’t COVID-19 response

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has extended communications assistance to frontliners working with the Laguna provincial government amid the province’s COVID-19 response. Smart recently turned over smartphones with SIMs and e-load to support Laguna’s security and medical frontliners’ communication needs. PLDT has also provided internet connectivity to the Incident Command Center of the…

First SWEEP eBootcamp provides virtual learning sessions for young Filipino innovators

Data analytics has been a key player in making our daily tasks easier, particularly in making complex ideas more easily understandable. Today, it plays an even more crucial role in creating tools that can help trace and alleviate the impact of COVID-19. In the first-ever SWEEP eBootcamp, Philippines’ leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc.…