While Smart subscribers can easily hook up to the internet via their 3G mobile phones, Smart has offered a mobile internet plan a few months back.
The kit includes a USB dongle, a 3G enabled Smart SIM card and free 40 internet hours every month. Extra use will cost Php10 every 30 additional minutes. It didn’t really fly because it wasn’t much of a difference as having a 3G-enabled phone.
Last week, Smart launched the prepaid version — Smart Bro Prepaid kit will cost a one-time charge of Php4,500. It comes with the USB dongle, SIM card, 90 minutes free time. Additional time is still Php10 per 30 minutes.
To reload, users can buy prepaid cards worth Php100 or Php300. Another easy way is via the millions of e-Load stations worldwide. Topping up your account will be the same as the regular method from Php30 to Php115.
More details on the Smart Bro website here.
Currently, some “open-line” 3G USB dongles can be bought from retail shops for Php7,500.