Jul 27, 2012

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Smart Freedom Plan, prepaid flexibility on a postpaid plan

One of the benefits of going prepaid is its flexibility. You’re not tied up to a monthly service fee and you can subscribe to budget-friendly promos any time you want. Now what I want with having a postpaid plan is I don’t have to worry about checking my balance every once in a while in case I run out of load when I need it. Or having to change numbers if I lose my SIM.

Now what if you can have the best of both worlds? Well you can with Smart’s newest plan, the Freedom Plan which gives you the prepaid flexibility on a postpaid plan. You will only be billed by the amount you consume on a month, even 0 pesos. Perfect for those who travel a lot and don’t need to use Smart’s service when abroad, or those who are simply in a budget. Or those who don’t want to scratch peel-off cards anymore.

Smart is targeting the Freedom Plan to college students and employees that they made the requirements very easy. All you need is a valid school ID (even if you’ve already graduated) or a company ID. No need for payslips and proof of billings. In fact, you can start building your credit history with the Freedom Plan.

Your credit on the Freedom Plan is initially capped at Php600 per month. If you used up Php600 worth of services before the month’s end, you need to pay first before you can start using your number again. Don’t worry, you will be prompted with a text message once you reach the Php300 mark so you can budget accordingly. You can also request to increase your Freedom Plan’s credit if you’ve been a good, paying customer, or upgrade to a full-blown postpaid plan altogether provided you can prove your financial capability.

Initially, there are 15 pricing buckets you can use on the Freedom Plan, with more coming by October (looking for the ALWAYS ON).

CALL

Service Name Keyword Description User Price Duration
Trio Talk TALK150 150 tri-net mins P 150 15 days
UnliTalk UNLITALK unlimited on-net P 500 30 days

TEXT

Service Name Keyword Description User Price Duration
ALL Text 100 ALLTXT100 1000 all net SMS + 75 mb P 100 15 days
UnliText TRIO TRITXT200 unlimited tri-net SMS P 200
ALL Text 200 ALLTXT200 2000 all net SMS + 150 mb P 200 30 days
UnliText TRIO TRITXT350 unlimited tri-net SMS P 350

COMBO

Service Name Keyword Description User Price Duration
Unli Call &
Text Combo
CT400 unlimited on-net text
and calls + 60 mins. Sun calls
P 400 15 days
TRI NET 200 COMBO200 1000 all net SMS
+ 250 tri-net mins + 75 mb
P 200
Unli Call &
Text Combo 600
CT600 unlimited on-net text
and calls + 90 mins. Sun calls
P 600 30 days
TRI NET 400 COMBO400 2000 all net SMS
+ 500 tri-net mins + 150 mb
P 400

IDD

Service Name Keyword Description User Price Duration
Call to All CALL250 100 mins. voice calls to Smart/Globe/Sun/
Landline US/Canada/HK/SG
P 250 15 days

MOBILE SURFING

Service Name Keyword Description User Price Duration
UnliSurf SURF unlimited mobile Internet P 1000 30 days
Blackberry Full BB FULL unlimited Blackberry services P 1200 30 days
Blackberry Email BB EMAIL unlimited Blackberry email P300
Blackberry BBM Only BBM ON Blackberry Messenger
+ 30 mins. on-net calls
P 150

As usual, simply text KEYWORD to 9990 (e.g. ALLTXT200 to 9990) to use any of the service.

So what do you think? Say goodbye to scratching those peel-off call cards right?



  1. Griswold says:

    looks like a good move from Smart. sana si globe gumaya. hehehe. parang gusto ko ito pero mahina smart sa bahay namin.

  2. I’d like to add that for applying directly to Smart Wireless Centers, you still have to bring 2 months previous billing statement from Globe or Sun only.
    But if you apply on kiosks or promo stands only 1 valid ID is needed.

    I went directly to Smart Wireless Center and I was barred from application because I did not bring my billing statement.

    Also, kapag hindi ka nagconsume ng at least piso in 60 days macucut yung line mo…

  3. Well the load promo balance stack up pag di mo na consume just like what Sun is doing? Sulit yung tri net 400.

    • Me, too. I want to know if they do what Sun does — for example, if I subscribed to Alltext 200 with 2,000 all-net texts, nake-carry over ba yung unused texts for the next month? Also, puwede ba automatic enrollment every month ng Alltext 200? Just in case nake-carry over, para di makain yung unused texts.

      Also, for the Tri-net 400 with 500mins of trinet calls. This is talagang 500mins, not 2 hours of Smart to Sun, 5 hours of Smart to Smart, etc.. ganoon, would you know? Thanks!

  4. Sir Calvin, medyo nalilito po ako. tama po ba na ang ibig mo sabihin pwede ko pa rin gamitin as prepaid yung sim ko? like for example naka register ako dito: ALL Text 100, tapos need ko tumawag mag loload ako ng 60 para makatawag sa ibang network. possible ba ganung scenario?

    • like i said, just like postpaid hindi ka pwede magload dito. so kung naka all text 100 ka tapos tatawag ka sa ibang networks, you will be charged regular price for that call. pwede mo rin itong gamitin nang hindi ka nakasubscribe kahit san. regular postpaid rates ang ichacharge sayo.

  5. pwede bang gamitin tong roaming sim?

  6. Sir, may free phone po ba ito? or sim lang ang ibibigay nila?

  7. you can avail of the trinet service thru your exsisting prepaid number. Sa trinet 400 you get 500 mins to smart and sur plus 3,000 sms to all network (compared to freedom 2,000 sms lang) and 150mb surfing. Kaso lang sa prepaid your call will be cutoff every 7mins, hindi ko alam sa freedom plan if ma cutoff din. Same man lang and paraan pag avail in freedom and prepaid

  8. How can i make a call using freedom plan? Is it *9990+11 digit number? Or just dial the 11 digit number? Need help. My staff can’t use it. Hindi rin po sinabi sa akin kung paano nung kinuha ko ung sim. Hindi yata alam sa smart

  9. can we avail of promos offered to prepaid? is there an option for unli surf for 1 day or 5 days?

  10. hi…kumuha ako ng smart freedom plan kahapon lang…tapos nag-register ako ng trinet 400..pano ko magagamit yung 500mins call to smart,tnt, sun and pldt langline? may dapat pa bang i-dial like *9990+11 digit numbers or direct dial na sa number mismo? kaya lang pag direct dial baka regular charge rates na ma-charge sakin…please i need help…..

  11. tanong po ako kasi naubos na ung trinet400 ko hindi pa nag 1month gusto ko sana mag register ulit pero hindi pwede kasi register pa. pwede po ba na e cancel ung trinet400 tapos mag register ulit?

  12. kumuha ako ng plan na to, tapos nag reg ako ng ALLTXT200. pero walang confirmation na dumadating… naka reg nba ako nun? baka kc macharge ako ng regular text rate.

  13. availed of All text 100 but the confirmation says 1000 texts to smart, globe and sun only. have some of you experienced this? i thought ALL net ito? (including TM, TNT, etc.)

  14. hello poh kakabili ko lang oh ng smart freedom ko nong nakaraang araw kaso hindi ko pa po ginagamit .my itatanung lang poh sana ako pag magregister poh ba ako sa unlisurf 1000 send to 2200 poh ba..?kasi di nman ako pwde makapag’internet kung di poh ako nkapag register dba..?tska di ka pwde magload kasi sa bills muna babayaran kung mgakanu ung nagamit mo..help poh salamat..

  15. 1. what if, hindi ko nagamit ung sim for this month, pwede ba un? 2. pwede ko ba i-switch yung freedom plan ko sa ibang plan ng smart? thaaaanks.

  16. hi poh hindi poh ba pwde tong cellphone ko S5300 samsung tska di ko alam kung paanu makaka register sa internet ung unlisurf 1000 for 30 days….invalid keyword RC;11 sinasabi

  17. Sir, im planning to get one. ok ba ang voters ID para makakuha ng Freedom Plan? Yun lang ang ID na meron ako eeh. salamat

  18. kelangan po ba ung additional services bago makagamit?

  19. thecorrescode says:

    VAT is not included… For example, if you avail ALLTXT100, that is 100 + 12% VAT… So ang monthly bill mo magiging 112…

    So definitely, not cheaper than prepaid…

  20. One of the problems with the Freedom SIM comes when you use it in an iPad. Because the iPad can’t send text messages you can’t subscribe to any of the packages. You have to take the SIM out, put it in another phone, subscribe to the package and then replace it in the iPad.

    It would be nice if Smart came up with another way of ordering add-on services, such as through a web page.

  21. Good Day,

    Tanong ko lg po if example

    nka plan ako ng 1200 all in plan yet hindi ko po naubos yung 1200 consumables,

    carried over ba to for the next month? or hindi?

    thanks

  22. Good morning.

    There’s really a MAJOR flaw dito sa freedom. Let’s say your monthly cut off date is every 15th of the month and you subscribed to a 30-month promo what happens is, you’ll only be enjoying the first half of the promo but once cut offs started, you’ll be charged according to your usage. Syempre, di ka papayag, well, the procedure would be to contest your bill every month. Maganda sana, but may problema talaga ang freedom.

    Freedom user po ako that’s the problem I’m having.

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