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Surf the Web Your Way with Smart's "Always On" Internet Packages

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 28 Jul 2011, 10:28am

Surf the Web Your Way with Smart's "Always On" Internet Packages

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 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.

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 PhP 20 a day. Meanwhile, more active Internet users who are into video streaming and data tethering can avail of a 2GB Always On package for PhP 995 valid for one month.

Estimated Monthly Data Consumption

Email: 10MB

Game Downloads: 100MB

Chat: 5MB

Social Networking : 20MB

Video Streaming: 100MB

Data Consumption Rates
Volume Price Validity Keyword Access Code
25MB PhP 20 1 Day ON<space>20 Send to 2200
50MB PhP 30 1 Day ON<space>30 Send to 2200
250MB PhP 300 30 Days ON<space>300 Send to 2200
500MB PhP 500 30 Days ON<space>500 Send to 2200
1GB PhP 750 30 Days ON<space>750 Send to 2200
2GB PhP 995 30 Days ON<space>995 Send to 2200

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 PhP 300 (7 days) and PhP 1,200 (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 PhP 20/site per day.

The Best Network

Smart boasts of the nationwidest mobile broadband coverage in the Philippines. With high-speed 3G base stations located all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, Smart subscribers are assured of stable and reliable connectivity wherever they may be in the country.