Talk’ N Text offer P1 Internet Package
A breakthrough mobile data platform developed by Smart Communications Inc. will soon enable its subscribers to access the Internet on their mobile phones for as low as P1, the most affordable mobile Internet service to date.
Dubbed “PisoNet,” Smart’s new mobile Internet offer will be initially available to Talk ’N Text subscribers and shall allow access to all apps and websites on mobile phones for only P1 per 10 minutes, with the exception of video streaming sites and file-sharing activities.
The service, set to be rolled out this month, is more affordable than the standard P5 per 15-minute charging rate for mobile Internet.
“Now, one peso is all you need to access the Internet. PisoNet thus brings the many benefits of the Internet to more Filipinos nationwide, especially those who are accessing the Internet for the first time using their phones,” said Smart executive vice president and head of the wireless consumer division Charles Lim.
“With this upcoming service, the user is not limited to specific sites or apps. They can thus access the mobile apps and sites that are most relevant to them at a more affordable price,” Lim said.
PisoNet is expected to surpass Smart’s growth momentum in mobile data, which grew 73 percent from last year’s figures, as more Filipinos gain access to the Internet via their mobile phones.
PisoNet will be delivered through a pioneering mobile internet platform which enables Smart’s mobile phone data network to efficiently manage and shape the flow of Internet data traffic. As a result, network resources are used more efficiently to deliver the internet services that people want.
“This platform unmatched by any other country in the world is a technical breakthrough that enables us to offer very affordable Internet ‘sachets’ sustainably,” Lim said.
This means we can keep offering best-value mobile Internet products for as low as ‘piso,” he said.
This enables Smart to offer data services in “sachets” without sacrificing consumer experience, allowing subscribers to pay only for the Internet services that they need on an “always on” basis.