SmartBro Unlimited Plan at P1500
Smart Communications Inc. has launched a postpaid plan for its SmartBro wireless broadband service that provides unlimited access to Internet with a download speed of up to 2 megabits per second for only P1,500 a month. The new speed of SmartBro was a significant improvement from the previous 384 kilobits per second, which became possible after Smart expanded and upgraded its network coverage using High-speed Packet Access (HSPA).
The new Smart Bro Plan 1500 comes with Smart Bro’s Plug-It, a USB stick-type modem. It also comes with unlimited Wi-Fi access at all Airborne Access hotspots all over the country. Airborne Access is the country’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot operator, and is a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., Smart's parent company.
“This new plan increases the broadband options available to our subscribers and gives them the freedom and flexibility to access and benefit from the Internet as long as they want, from wherever they are in the country,” said Ava Española, product manager of Smart Bro.
SmartBro also has Plan P799 that provides 60 hours of free Internet for P799 monthly. The charge for access in excess of 60 hours is P10 for every 30 minutes.
Its prepaid version, available for a one-time payment of P1,995, provides P100 free load. Subsequent use will be charged P10 for every 30 minutes.
“As we innovate and offer more and more services under our mobile broadband portfolio, we hope to advance Smart's vision of ‘Internet for All’, or to bring the benefits of broadband Internet to grassroots level,” said Española.
Smart now has over 3,300 wireless broadband-enabled base stations providing high-speed Internet access to over 949 cities and municipalities nationwide.