Smart widens gap vs competition on 4G Availability, wins Opensignal’s first 4G Coverage Experience Award

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, has once again surpassed competition in terms of 4G Availability, Video Experience and Download and Upload Speeds, according to the latest country report[1] by third-party mobile analytics firm Opensignal. The report, which covered the period July 1 to September 28,…

How to manage stress during the quarantine

Feeling extra-stressed these days? Staying glued to screens—whether it’s your smartphone, laptop or TV—for minute-by-minute updates on the global COVID-19 emergency can add to coronavirus-related stress, according to health experts. With Filipinos spending some 9 hours and 45 minutes every day using the Internet—the most out of any country, and well above the global average…

Smart rolls out bonus data for postpaid subscribers

PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) has started roll​ing out bonus data for all Smart postpaid subscribers as part of its efforts to provide customers with means to stay connected and productive amid the COVID-19 situation. Depending on their plan, active Smart postpaid customers will be automatically credited with a one-time bonus data ranging…

Smart expands list of free sites amid COVID-19 concerns

As part of continuing efforts to empower the public with the right information amid concerns over COVID-19, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) is offering free access to more relevant government websites. Starting March 11, subscribers of Smart, Sun, and TNT can access the official websites of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

VoWiFi rollout for Postpaid subs Smart extends network coverage, improves call quality with Wi-Fi calling service

More customers can now experience extended network coverage and enhanced call quality as PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) begins the commercial rollout of its Voice-over-Wifi (VoWiFi) or Wi-Fi calling service, starting with its Smart Signature and Infinity customers. Smart is also partnering with device manufacturers in making more VoWiFi-capable handsets available, such as…

Taal communities receive livelihood, shelter aid from Smart

Many residents in communities near the Taal Volcano have relied on fishing, farming, and tourism as sources of income. The recent eruption of the volcano, however, caused significant damage not only to their homes but also to their livelihood. PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (SMART) is extending its support to families affected by the…

Smart Partners With Fintech Firm TrueMoney

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is expanding its retail accessibility with TrueMoney, the fastest growing financial technology company in Southeast Asia. Under this partnership, Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers can easily buy prepaid load, particularly Gigavideo+ 149, through the 20,000-plus TrueMoney centers all over the Philippines. With Gigavideo+ 149, subscribers can enjoy 2GB…