Smart introduces solutions for empowering businesses

Jun 27, 15 Smart introduces solutions for empowering businesses

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Recognizing the need for business efficiency, Smart officially launched four new workforce solutions to help business owners meet continually-evolving challenges and demands for their work at the Valkyrie NightClub last Thursday. Aiming to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure and allow businesses to spend less time and resources on IT demads, these Smart Enterprise solutions include the following: Smart Store Manager, Smart Pharma, Smart Sales Manager, and Smart Service Manager — all of which run on PLDT and Smart’s nationwide network, ensuring reliability at all times. Smart’s Store Manager can be used to manage store inventory, so accurate stocks are delivered to customers right away. Smart Pharma, on the other hand, is a solution for medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies where it tracks medical rep performance and measure their productivity down to the single piece of drug they carry. Meanwhile, Smart Sales Manager is a Customer Relationship Tool providing relevant information to field personnel and automate sales processes that aid in better productivity. Lastly, Smart Service Manager distinguishes itself to be an app-based reporting, data gathering and service management application that allows service=oriented industries to centralize, optimize, and operate two-way communication with field employees, streamlining workflow queues and task schedules. “Living in this digital era, we encourage the SMEs to move towards a mobile and digital vision. The Smart Enterprise workforce solutions can help our clients automate their business operations designed to reduce cost, improve work flow efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction,” said Kat Abelarde, FVP for SME Group. You may check out more of Smart’s Enterprise solutions here.   Related posts: Smart M2M Pharma gives med reps a reason to own a tablet Symantec introduces better backup solutions for businesses Samsung PH ventures in enterprise solutions biz PLDT joins with two other IT firms to bring us private cloud solutions IBM goes to the cloud for its software development solutions Symantec survey shows digital information costs businesses US$1.1 trillion...

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Internet streaming service iFlix debuts in PH through PLDT, Smart

Jun 26, 15 Internet streaming service iFlix debuts in PH through PLDT, Smart

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More video streaming choices for consumers are becoming a reality as PLDT and Smart brings internet streaming service iFlix to the Philippines, delivering entertainment content anytime, anywhere. Consumers can now enjoy over 11,000 hours of video content from with Hollywood’s top studios, including The Walt Disney Company,Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (Fox), BBC Worldwide (BBC), and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (Warner Bros.), and many more. It can be enjoyed on the PC, a smart TV, or on small screen devices running on Android and iOS. To get started with iflix, simply register an account via this website and receive a 14-day trial of the service. Once the trial expires, PLDT HOME and Smart users will be able to subscribe iflix for only P99 per month on top of their postpaid bills or charged through their prepaid credits, while PLDT TVolution and TelPad plan subscribers can get the service for free. Related posts: Smart launches Spinnr music-streaming subscription service Smart Free Internet promo extended until February 28, now with video streaming SMART Intros Deezer music streaming service PLDT Fibr teams with ClickPlay, brings free video-on-demand to your home Turn your ordinary TV into Internet TV with PLDT HOME TVolution PLDT unveils cloud-based Contact Center...

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SMART Reveals iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display Plans

Dec 16, 13 SMART Reveals iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display Plans

Posted by in Laptops & Tablets, Telecoms

SMART Communications, Inc. (SMART) has announced today its iPad Plans for the iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad Mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular. SMART subscribers and customers can now avail of SMART’s affordable data plans and enjoy its fast LTE network (with speeds of up to 42Mbps) with the latest LTE-ready iPad models. The iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display are both available on SMART Bro’s iPad Plan 1499 (16GB) and iPad Plan 1699 (32GB). Both Plans come with 65 hours of LTE internet surfing per month and an Anti-Bill Shock Guarantee. Subscribers just have to shell out a one-time fee of Php 1,000 for the iPad Mini with Retina Display or Php 5,000 for the iPad Air. SMART iPad Mini with Retina display and iPad Air SMART iPad LTE Plans iPad Air – Plan 1499  Device: iPad Air 16GB  Monthly Fee: Php 1,499  One-Time Fee: Php 5,000  Inclusions: 65 hrs of LTE/HSPA+/3G Browsing  Anti-Bill Shock: ON iPad Air – Plan 1699  Device: iPad Air 32GB  Monthly Fee: Php 1,699  One-Time Fee: Php 5,000  Inclusions: 65 hrs of LTE/HSPA+/3G Browsing  Anti-Bill Shock: ON iPad Mini with Retina Display – Plan 1499  Device: iPad Mini with Retina display 16GB  Monthly Fee: Php 1,499  One-Time Fee: Php 1,000  Inclusions: 65 hrs of LTE/HSPA+/3G Browsing  Anti-Bill Shock: ON iPad Mini with Retina Display – Plan 1699  Device: iPad Mini with Retina display 32GB  Monthly Fee: Php 1,699  One-Time Fee: Php 1,000  Inclusions: 65 hrs of LTE/HSPA+/3G Browsing  Anti-Bill Shock: ON How does the Anti-Bill Shock apply to the iPad Plans The Anti-Bill shock ensures that SMART subscribers do not get excessive data charges. For SMART iPad Plans that comes with an allocated 65 hours, users will be billed an additional (default) Anti-Bill Shock Amount of Php 500 on top of the monthly fee once they reach 115 hours of data usage . Anti Bill Shock Example (for iPad Plan 1499)  Allocated hours: 65 hours  Anti Bill Shock trigger: 115 hours...

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LG Nexus 5 is now available exclusively on Smart, free on Unli Data Plan 1500

Smart and LG recently launched the latest Google Phone, the Nexus 5, which is now available exclusively on Smart Postpaid and Prepaid. The LG Nexus 5 16GB (32GB not available), which comes in black and white, will be available in different Smart postpaid plans but becomes free starting at Smart Unli Data Plan 1500. With this plan, you’ll get 120 free SMS, 60 minutes worth of free calls to all networks, and unlimited LTE (where applicable). If you want it on a more flexible plan, it’s also free on Smart’s All In Plan 1800. For those who want it on prepaid, it’s priced at Php22,500. Yes I know, it’s a bit high for a Google-branded device considering you can get it for $350 (prior to tax) on Google Play if you’re in the US. The Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to run on Google’s Android KitKat which gives you smoother performance and better voice-command integration as demoed during the launch. It has a 4.95-inch Full HD display, and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, and a 16GB storage with no microSD slot. The back has a matte finish and houses the 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. It supports LTE, comes with built-in wireless charging and has a non-removable 2300mAh battery to round up its specs. It’s a a powerful device and should appeal those who want their Android phones as bare and basic as they can get but with the benefit of being able to update as quickly as Google can release them. Related posts: Smart Gold offers Unlimited Data Plans Smart’s Netphone 701 turns out to be Smart’s bestselling handset Important things you need to know about the Smart Sun Dual Plan 549 Smart’s ‘Tri-net’ prepaid offer lets you play more with Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers Smart to offer the BlackBerry Z10 for free on Unli Data Plan 2000 Samsung Galaxy S4 is free on Smart’s Unli Data Plan 1500 for...

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Smart releases iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Nov 15, 13 Smart releases iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Posted by in Mobile, Telecoms

The long wait is over. Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) today begins its nationwide release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Approved applicants who registered online may now claim their units at any Smart store nationwide. Smart is offering the widest selection of Plans for the highly-anticipated iPhones, allowing its users to choose the most suitable plan for their lifestyle and mobile usage. The iPhone 5s (16GB, 32GB, 64GB) and iPhone 5c (16GB, 32GB) are available on Smart Postpaid’s Freedom Plan, All-In Plans 500, 8000, 1200, 1800 and 2500; iPhone Plans 999 and 2499; UnliData Plans 1500, 2000, 3000; and Smart Infinity Plans 3500, 5000 and 8000. Check out Smart’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Plan Matrix below: Click image to zoom New iPhone packages for Freedom Plan and Smart Infinity Plan subscribers Moreover, Smart has announced new iPhone packages for the Freedom Plan and Smart Infinity Plans. Those who will avail of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Freedom Plan (postpaid, no lock-out period and fixed monthly fees) will get free 250MB of data worth Php 300 every month during their first year of subscription. Smart Infinity members can enjoy of premium offers including free 2 VIP tickets to the hit musical Wicked or Php 14,000 worth of Rustan’s GC for Plan 5000 subscribers getting the iPhone 5s (16GB). Plan 8000 subscribers on the other hand get both the iPhone 5s (32GB) and iPhone 5c (16GB) Aside from enjoying unlimited calls and SMS to all networks and unlimited data , Smart Infinity Enterprise Plan 5000 subscribers can also choose the iPhone model and memory capacity. Enterprise Plan 8000 subscribers get to enjoy all the aforementioned features, plus additional IDD and International SMS to all countries and all networks. Additionally, Smart Infinity subscribers get VIP network access, customizable mobile numbers, 24/7 International Concierge Service and a dedicated Infinity Management Officer on top of these premium offers. Smart Wipe Out Smart subscribers who are currently locked-out on their current subscriptions who wish to upgrade...

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Smart reveals iPhone 5S and 5C pricing for postpaid and prepaid

Nov 08, 13 Smart reveals iPhone 5S and 5C pricing for postpaid and prepaid

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Set to arrive on November 15, Smart has unveiled their prepaid and postpaid pricing plans for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5s (16GB, 32GB, 64GB) and iPhone 5c (16GB, 32GB) will be offered under Smart Prepaid and Postpaid’s Freedom Plan, All-In Plan, iPhone Plan, and UnliData Plans 1500. It will also be available in Smart Infinity Plans which comes with premium perks and services. “Our subscribers have been keenly anticipating our iPhone plans. The good news is we’re offering a wide range of choices so they can select the plan that will best suit their lifestyle and let them experience the full capabilities of their phone – whether they need fast web browsing, extensive multimedia streaming or frequent use of data-driven applications.” said Kathy Carag, head of Smart’s postpaid business group. Here is Smart’s pricing matrix for the new iPhones: Postpaid plans (except Freedom Plan with no lock-out period) are subject to 24-month contract. *Freedom Plan subscription comes with free 250mb data for the first 12 months. Interested? You can sign-up starting today at www.smart.com.ph/iPhone. Related posts: Smart to offer the iPhone 5S and 5C beginning November 15 Smart’s Netphone 701 turns out to be Smart’s bestselling handset Important things you need to know about the Smart Sun Dual Plan 549 Smart’s ‘Tri-net’ prepaid offer lets you play more with Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers Smart to offer the BlackBerry Z10 for free on Unli Data Plan 2000 Samsung Galaxy S4 is free on Smart’s Unli Data Plan 1500 for a limited...

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Smart to offer the iPhone 5S and 5C beginning November 15

For those who are interested in owning the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 5C, Smart is offering them beginning this November 15. Pre-order page is up and if you’re interested, you can register on this page. It’s not yet revealed how much you can get the phone on what plan but it’s safe to assume that the iPhone 5S will follow the same price/plan scheme as the iPhone 5 where the 16GB is free for Plan 2499 and Unli Data 3000 for 24 months. The iPhone 5S is the latest flagship phone from Apple having a new 64-bit A7 chip and a built-in fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 5C is the less expensive iPhone and basically has the same specs as that of iPhone 5 but with colorful polycarbonate body instead of aluminum. Related posts: iPhone 5S and 5C to be available in 62 countries by Nov 1, PH not included New Unli call and text option for Smart prepaid subscribers iPhone Sale from Globe only this weekend at SM Megamall Samsung Galaxy Note 2 FREE on Smart’s Plan 2000 or Globe’s Plan 2499 HTC Windows Phone 8X now available for free on Smart Unlidata Plan 2000 Smart’s All-In Plan 1800 will now get you the Samsung Galaxy Note...

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The Smart Great Rebate gives you up to 35% off your monthly bill

Smart Communications just launched “The Smart Great Rebate” which allows you to save up on your monthly phone bill by giving you up to 35% off based on your tenure with them. This program should fit those who already have their desired handset and just want to go with a SIM-only postpaid plan on a 24-month contract. New subscribers will automatically get 25% off on their monthly bill. It gets interesting for existing subscribers who wish to avail retention plans without wanting any new handset. Subscribers who have been with the network for 24 to 47 months will enjoy 25% rebates. Those who have Smart Postpaid accounts active from more than 47 months but less than 71 months are entitled to 30% rebates while owners of Smart accounts active for 72 months and up will enjoy the highest rebate rate of 35%. “The 35% rebate can offer huge savings to a mobile subscriber,” said Carag. “Suppose your total usage for the month is P1,800, a 35% rebate means you get to save P630, deductible to your next bill. Imagine how big your combined savings will be for the entire contract period.” Aside from this monthly rebate, new and existing subscribers are also entitled to an additional P50 rebate which is made redeemable through Smart Rewards. Smart Rewards points are automatically earned for every bills payment. To register to the program, subscriber only needs to text REWARDS to 9800. Rebate redemption keyword is REDEEM 50, which must also be sent to 9800. [Smart] Related posts: Get your FREE 25mb worth of mobile internet from Smart every Monday Smart gets first-ever Foursquare country badge, the Live More Smart badge Smart offers FREE Unli Facebook starting today Smart’s phone network overhaul now complete Get the iPhone 4S for FREE on Smart Plan 1500 and more discounts at the Smart Switch Madness Gifts and freebies await Smart Freedom subs this Independence...

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Smart Broadband bares Gadget Plus Plans

Update: For SMART Bro Gadget Plus Plan 2014 offering, click here Smart Broadband, Inc. now let’s you own the latest device bundled with its mobile Internet connectivity at very attractive rates. This new line of postpaid plans, aka Smart’s Gadget Plus Plans, makes it easier for consumers to access the cyberspace while on the go. According to Smart’s Data and International Services Marketing Head Michele Curran, a lot of consumers would like to own premium gadgets but are either often scared to shell out a big amount or do not own a credit card to qualify for installment programs. The Gadget Plan Plans provides a great opportunity for more consumers to acquire gadgets without burning a hole int their pockets. The cost of these gadgets is already included in the monthly billing for the Smart Bro broadband services and may be paid even without a credit card. For as low as Php499, you can already avail of the a bundle Plan 499 that includes a Pocket WiFi with 30 hours of surfing plus get a 7-inch Acer Iconia B1. At Plan 699, get 50 hours of surfing with the Pocket WiFi and they can choose from the following 7-inch tablets: Alcatel T7HD, HP Slate 7, Starmobile Engage HD, or Huawei MediaPad Youth. Want a Samsung Galaxy Note 8? You may avail of the Plan 999 that also includes 50 hours of surfing via Pocket WiFi and a one-time fee upon for Php2000 upon subscription. Other bundles under Plan 999 is also available for those who would prefer bigger gadgets like the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (plus Pocket WiFi), or laptops that are packaged with the Smart Bro Power Plug It. Taking it a notch further, at Plan 1299, subscribers can avail 50 hours of surfing (Pocket WiFi) in a Samsung ATIV Book 2 along with a Samsung WiFi printer or Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch notebook that comes with the Acer Iconia B1-A71. In each bundle plan, there is an equivalent number of...

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Free phone and tablet on Smart’s Unlimited Data Plan 999

Smart recently unveiled their lowest Unli data plan that’s bundled with not one but two Android devices. With the Smart Postpaid Unlimited Data Plan 999, you can now get a free Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and a Lenovo A390 smartphone as your bundled devices to go with the unlimited mobile Internet connection. Plan 999 also comes with free 9 minutes of all net voice calls and 99 all net text messages per month. The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is a 7-inch dual-core single-SIM Android tablet with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Lenovo A390, on the other hand, is a 4-inch dual-core Android phone with 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. According to Smart’s Postpaid Business Head, Kathy Carag, more and more subscribers are willing to try the “always connected” lifestyle, with the increasing popularity of affordable devices and the availability of flexible mobile data plans. The need to be always online is also driven by the rise in the use of mobile apps. She also said the Lenovo combo is just the initial offering, and soon, more tablets and devices will be bundled with the Smart Postpaid Unlimited Data Plan 999. Related posts: No related...

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