In solidarity with the faithful Catholic Filipinos, Smart Communications and Twitter has teamed up to offer unlimited access to Twitter from January 15 to 19, 2015. This promo is timed to coincide with the Official Papal Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. With the promo, all 69 million of Smart’s prepaid and postpaid subscribers, plus those of Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text can access to Twitter for free.
Smart Subscribers are invited to to follow Pope Francis’s Official Twitter account @Pontifex. Filipinos are encouraged to send their wishes, prayers, and other messages to the Pope via the account and with the hashtag #DearPopeFrancis. This includes photos and videos uploaded through Twitter. Through the account and the service, Filipinos and other faithful Catholics can get real time updates about the Pope’s visit.
Pope Francis, through @Pontifex and other accounts, is the second most followed world leader on Twitter. He has 9 accounts in different languages and his tweets are always retweeted hundred thousand times over.
PLDT and Smart President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno states that “With this collaboration, Smart and Twitter aim to allow more Filipinos to get involved and immerse in this historic experience with Pope Francis, who our Catholic nation hold very dear to our heart.”
Meanwhile, Twitter India and Southeast Asia Director for Business Development Arvinder Gujral shares that “Twitter is excited to partner with Smart to enable all Filipinos to get closer to the Pope and connect with the local community for this historic occasion – from expressing their hopes and prayers using Tweets with #DearPopeFrancis hashtag as well as getting real-time updates, photos and conversations in their Twitter timeline on Pope Francis’ first-ever visit to the Philippines. Most importantly, join the Twitter flock and sign up now to follow the Pope’s Twitter account (@Pontifex) during his visit, so that you can be one of the first to get the Pope’s Tweets via the Twitter app on your Smart mobile device.”
To avail of the promo, Smart Subscribers should text DEARPOPE to 9999 starting January 15. Registration is needed only once. Once registered, Smart Subscribers may use the Twitter mobile app or access http://m.twitter.com on their mobile for free until January 19, 2015. And yes, this is on top of Smart’s #FreeInternet Promo.
Share your thoughts and messages of hope and love with the Pope by Tweeting #DearPopeFrancis.
More details of the Pope’s visit, including #DearPopeFrancis Tweets, videos, stories and the Pope’s itinerary, can be found at http://www.dearpopefrancis.ph.
For more information about this promo and other amazing offers from Smart Communications, visit the Smart site at http://www.smart.com.ph or follow their page at https://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications. You may also get updates via @smartcares on Instagram and @smartcares on Twitter.
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