SMART Offers FREE Instagram

#SmartFREEIG
#SmartFREEIG

SMART Communications‘ millions of prepaid and postpaid subscribers can now enjoy free access to Instagram.

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms today. Through the app, users can share photographs throughout multiple social media platforms. This resonates with the Filipinos’ need to share and connect with loved ones, every chance possible. Through pictures and other visuals, Instagram allows its users to share special moments, passions, thoughts and words, and even ideas.
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Smart and Twitter Invite you to Tweet #DearPopeFrancis

Smart and Twitter Partner for #DearPopeFrancis
Smart and Twitter Partner for #DearPopeFrancis. Image courtesy of Smart Communications.

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.”
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Smart Extends #FreeInternet

Smart #FreeInternet Extended until February 5, 2015
Smart #FreeInternet Extended until February 5, 2015

To celebrate the New Year, Smart Communications is giving you the chance to enjoy FREE INTERNET. The Smart #FREEInternet Promo is extended until February 15. That’s free internet until 2/15/2015.

Subscribers get up to 30 MB free mobile internet per day. Additional data charges apply for videos, peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, VOIP and messaging. A maintaining balance of P1 or an active subscription is required. Daily registration is also needed. Just text FREE to 9999 to avail of this awesome promo.

Share the great news, #SmartInternet4All. #LiveMore with Smart.

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.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available with Smart Infinity

iPhone 6 now available via Smart Infinity
iPhone 6 available via Smart Infinity

Smart Infinity, Smart Telecommunications’ exclusive service for VIP postpaid subscribers has just made owning an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus easier and better.

The iPhone 6 boasts of a 1 GB RAM, a 4.7 inch Retina HD display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, and an 8MP iSight camera. It is available with 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB memory.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus also has a 1 GB RAM, a 5.5 inch Retina HS display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, and an 8MP iSight camera with optical image stabilization.

iPhone 6 plus Gold available via Smart Infinity
iPhone 6 Plus Gold available via Smart Infinity

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are available FREE with the Smart Infinity Aspire Plan 3500, the Prestige Plan 5000, and the Premium Plan 8000.
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Send SMS from GMail to Globe, Smart, Sun, and International Numbers

Google Mail
GMail

You can now send SMS to Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular subscribers from your Google Mail (GMail) account. The GMail-to-SMS service allows Filipinos to send and receive text messages from the Gmail interface to and from Globe, Smart, and Sun numbers. FOR FREE!

Myriam Boublil, Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Google Southeast Asia said: “SMS in Gmail Chat will bring a new level of flexibility and mobility to Gmail users in the Philippines. With more than 70 million mobile subscribers in the Philippines and the country being the SMS capital of the world, we think this service will allow for seamless integration between mobile and PC communication and make it more convenient for Pinoys to send each other messages.”

Gmail users can send a text from the desktop interface directly to a mobile phone via SMS. The process is similar to sending as instant message. The recipient of the SMS can respond to the text message and the response will appear in the sender’s desktop Gmail interface. The message can be stored and archived like any other chat or IM messages.

Standard network charges will apply for any communication from the Globe, Smart or Sun phone to the desktop. However, sending SMS from the Gmail Chat to a phone is FREE.

And you can also send SMS free to mobile networks in 20 other countries including United States, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia. The complete list of partner networks is at this link.

Using the GMail-to-SMS feature is easy. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Type a phone number and a short message into the new SMS box in Gmail’s chat window on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Click send.

Contact phone numbers can be stored in the Gmail address book.

SMS in Gmail Chat is automatically enabled for Gmail users. If it is not active in your account, you can activate it in Gmail’s settings window.

NOTE: As of this moment, every user can initially send up to 50 messages continuously. Every reply back from a mobile phone refreshes the counter by five messages, up to a maximum of 50. Even if you go down to zero, however, you will not be locked out of the system. The counter will increase back up to one 24 hours later.

For more details, instructions and troubleshooting please visit http://www.google.com.ph/intl/en/mail/help/sms.html.

Smart’s Always On Internet Service

For people on the go who constantly need to check on their email, browse through Facebook, or check in on Foursquare, Smart Communications has an amazing new offer, Smart Always On.

Always On is composed of various packages with data based limits charged on time based cycle. This is perfect for people who check on the net every now and then but don’t consume the 30 minute time packets that they are charged for.

Check out these packages and rates:

Smart Communications Always On Internet Browsing Rates
Smart Communications Always On Internet Browsing Rates

For example, you browse anytime within a day (24 hours) for only P10 as long as you don’t go beyond 5 mb.

Always On is available to Smart Buddy, Smart Gold, Talk N’ Text, and Smart Bro subscribers. To activate a package, simply send the keyword to 2200. Users may purchase any number of packages simultaneously as they see fit. Validity of subscription starts at the time of availment. A P1 maintaining balance is required.

Registered Smart Bro users can also avail of the packages from Smart Web Connect at http://smart.com.ph/connect.

Before a particular package expires, users will be notified via SMS once they have consumed 80% of their availed scheme. Upon expiration of packages, charging will revert to the regular bucket pricing of P10 for every 30 minutes of use.

So if you need to be constantly connected but not for long periods of time, this might just be the package for you.