Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is introducing a new way for subscribers to enjoy the Internet as it launches its new “Always On” Internet packages.
Always On is a volume-based package which allows casual mobile Internet surfers to pay only for the data they wish to consume.
Estimated monthly data consumption
- Email: 10MB
- Game Downloads: 100MB
- Chat: 5MB
- Social Networking : 20MB
- Video Streaming: 100MB
If a subscriber, for example, would only like to use his or her smartphone only for sending email and checking on social networking sites, he or she could avail of a 25MB Always On plan for only P20 a day. Meanwhile, more active Internet users who are into video streaming and data tethering can avail of a 2GB Always On package for P995 valid for one month.
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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 via mobile phone or via the Smart Bro user menu on the computer. Users may purchase any number of packages simultaneously as they see fit. Validity of subscription starts upon availing of a plan. 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.
“Our mobile subscribers are getting more and more diverse, which is why we are introducing more flexible offerings” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Giovanni Bacareza. “With Always On, we’re making it easier for Filipinos to enjoy mobile Internet connectivity at a price that fits their budget. We don’t want them not worry about data charges beyond what they are willing to spend.”
Always On reduces the risk of unexpected data charges as it notifies users via SMS once they have consumed 80% of their package. Upon expiration, charging will revert to the regular bucket pricing of P10 for every 30 minutes of use.
UNLI for everybody
Users who prefer a time-based Internet scheme can still avail of an UNLIsurf package starting at just P50 for a whole day of unlimited surfing. UNLIsurf also comes in P300 (7 days) and P1,200 (30 days) denominations.
Meanwhile, those who would only like to access specific sites such as Facebook, Friendster, Multiply, and Twitter can sign up for a “Web UNLI” package for only P20/site per day.