Friday, October 3, 2014

Smart's Free Internet Offer Expanded and Extended

It started today, Oct. 3, 2014, with two tweets from Manuel V. Pangilinan's Twitter account:

"TY for overwhelming response to #SmartFREEInternet. Our early Christmas gift to our loyal & new subs-offer now extended to Jan 5”

"Even better – free internet now open to ALL prepaid, postpaid & broadband subs of Smart, TNT & Sun #SmartFREEInternet for ALL"
With that Smart just extended their FREE internet from Nov. 30 to January 5, 2015. And even more, it now covers not just Smart, Sun and Talk & Text prepaid subscribers but also postpaid and broadband subscribers as well.

How do you avail of free internet?

You just have to maintain a balance of at least one peso, or be subscribed to any load bucket/promo.

Register at the beginning of each day that you want to avail of free internet. Simply send “FREE” to the number “9999.” Registration is free. You will receive an SMS confirmation upon successful registration. Once registered, you can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day. (Note: Data charges will apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, videos (unless embedded in Facebook), VOIP and messaging (except for Facebook Messenger).

Plus -- Unli Facebook

On top of this free internet, enjoy “unli” “all-you-can” Facebook access. This includes sending messages via Facebook Messenger and viewing of videos embedded in Facebook posts. Subscribers can also enjoy all-day Wikipedia access as well on top of the daily 30 MB free data allocation.

Now, all 72 million Smart, Sun and Talk & Text subscribers can enjoy browsing through favorite websites as well as increased social media engagement without incurring data charges. This is a game-changer as I see it because in the past, while many have been able to afford smartphones that have been getting cheaper and cheaper, using them to avail of data buckets and promos has not grown along with the sales of smartphones. Making the internet free up to 30MB a day may not be for the data-heavy subscribers but for the ordinary people who just want to check their Facebook, send out an email or do a Google search, 30MB oftentimes will be more than enough.

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