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Smart launches prepaid LTE SIMs for mobile phones

Good news for those who would like experience LTE anytime on their mobile phone with no lock-in period, no monthly bills to pay, and certainly no worries! Smart launched the first prepaid LTE service for LTE-capable phones in the Philippines yesterday, Aug 15, 2013 at the Jump Center, SM Megamall.


Smart had initially made the LTE services available to its postpaid subscribers in 2012. April of this year, they launched the LTE SIMs for broadband devices. With the launch of the prepaid LTE SIM for mobile phones, Smart makes it possible for the majority of their subscribers to experience fast Internet connectivity speeding up to 42 Mbps.

Some of the LTE-capable phones include the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Sony Xperia V, Huawei Ascend D1, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One, and ZTE 82.

The Smart Prepaid LTE SIM has two variants- the dual-cut micro-SIM at Php 40.00, which includes 35 free texts to all networks, and the nano SIM at Php 100.00, which includes Php 50.00 load. Later on, Smart plans to extend this service by bundling the LTE prepaid service with entry and mid-level LTE-capable handsets.

Existing Smart prepaid subscribers may upgrade their non-LTE SIMs and retain their numbers by purchasing the LTE SIMs at Smart Stores nationwide. Afterwards, they can enjoy Smart’s Prepaid LTE bundles.

To register, simply text 2200 the following codes:

  • LTE 50 (Php 50 for 1 day)
  • LTE 299 (Php 299 for 7 days)
  • LTE 995 (Php 995 for 30 days)

To check the validity of the LTE subscription, text ?1515 to 214 for free or visit the Smart Menu and choose ‘Prepaid Balance’.

For more information on Smart’s Prepaid LTE SIMs for mobile phones, visit www.smart.com.ph/prepaid/sim/.

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  • Jan

    Will this work on let say, LTE pocket wifi? Or is it just for mobile phones?

    • it will work even with LTE pocket wifis.

      • Jan

        So instead na 3g ang gamitin ko sa pagi iinternet and gaming, I can use this one? Much faster. Sometimes wlang signal 3G, kng meron man, mabagal or sudden disconnection. What do you think? I’m more on online games.

        • ask lng me ung Lte n cnsbe is diretso n salpak s tab or ned p nd broadband pr mgwork

  • Tanong ko lang sir Calvin, ung smart LTE sim card na 350 pesos hindi po ba cia pde sa mga LTE capabled phones? ano po pinagkaiba nila?

    • yung dating lumabas na LTE sim for broadband devices lang sya. walang call/text.

      • Choi

        Last question sir. Kung ung 350 sim card na un for broadband devices lng, bkt ung bagong sim ngayon mas mura tapos pede pa cia for mobile phones? hindi po ba dpt mas mahal nun? thanks

        • not sure pero baka mas magmura na ngayon yung broadband sims.

          • Jeff

            Hi po, may preload na mas malaki (P299) po yung bro lte sims. Yung for mobile phones, 35 texts lang.

  • Beware, kaya nga SMART me capping yan, gprs pa lang sablay na dumaan ang EDGE, 3G HSPA+ kuno at 4G HSPA hindi ko nakuha. Under test pa din yan kapag nagcongest ang traffic data network… Paktay na. Ill wait the fully upgrade of the competitor.

  • sean

    Hi Calvin ask ko lng kung saan nakakabili ng mga LTE wifi routers? thanks!

    • meron yung smart lte pocket wifi.

  • Bonjovax

    Hi Calvin, sure talaga yung existing non-LTE prepaid sim can upgrade to an LTE prepaid Sim? I was able to call the customer service from Smart medyo init talaga yung ulo kung when the agent tells me “Hindi [daw] pwede mag upgrade yung non-LTE Sim Ko” Tsk3x.

    • yan yung sabi sa amin during the launch. dont call customer service, try going to a smart center… lalo na yung sa jump in megamall.

      • yamats

        Nagpunta ako kanina sa Smart center sa SM North EDSA. Sabi sa front desk, for postpaid lang daw yung upgrade to LTE sim. Nagtataka ako bakit postpaid lang pwede at ano difference nun kung prepaid ang sim. Binasa ko ulit ang press release ng smart, “Existing Smart subscribers can also upgrade to LTE by purchasing the LTE SIM at Smart Stores, retaining their mobile number”. Kaya nga magpapa-upgrade para hindi na kailangan mgpalit ng number. At wala naman sinabi na postpaid lang, kaya expected ko talaga na pwede rin upgrade to LTE sim kahit prepaid.

        • thanks! i asked my smart contact and will keep you posted tungkol dito.

          • van gogh

            any updates on this issue?

          • krista

            Hi calvin, do we have an update on this? I hope pwede sya *cross fingers*

  • Machine

    Will the LTE signal really work for HTC One if I use this SIM card from Smart? I keep on hearing things about Smart’s LTE not working for HTC One

    • yeah heard that too. it seems that HTC One’s LTE doesn’t work with Smart’s LTE. 🙁

      • magzimus

        Same here..I have the HTC One and the fastest I get is EDGE and GRPS..if I select WCDMA only then I lose signal and I can not even call ortext..but when I pop the sim into my note 3 I get LTE..I checked the specs of the HTC One and I think SMART’S banding is something the One xan not handle..

  • Maine

    Hey! Itatanong ko lang po kung iyong SMART All-In plan na hindi bundled sa SMART iyong phone, capable po ba mag-run ng LTE? Although nasa LTE powered area naman po kasi ako, pero 3G pa din po ang lumalabas. Liable po ba ako for that LTE provisioned SIM? Thanks

  • Maine

    Hey! Itatanong ko lang po kung iyong SMART All-In plan na hindi bundled sa SMART iyong phone, capable po ba mag-run ng LTE? Although nasa LTE powered area naman po kasi ako, pero 3G pa din po ang lumalabas. Liable po ba ako for that LTE provisioned SIM upgrade? Thanks.

  • bizkit

    sir pwede bayan sa wt19i sonny live with walkman kasi hindi po micro or nano sim ang gamit ko regular sim po gusto ko lang malaman baka kasi wala silang available na regular sim

    • mmm di yata supported ng phone mo ang LTE

      • bizkit

        sir may lte po akong settings sa phone pero yung sukat ng dim ko regular may lte bang ganun din ang sukat yun lang po need ko malman para if ever na pumunta ko sa smart centre ay may available na regular cut para sa phone ko thanks po sa reply

        • hmm not that i know of. pwede naman microSIM tapos kabit sa shell ng regular SIM para magkasya sa regular SIM slot.

  • Hi! I just want to ask if the Smart LTE Micro sim is also offering call and text? My phone is Galaxy s4 4g and I am just curious about it. And is this available though their outlets nationwide? Some kasi they don’t have (that’s what I’ve heard) but I haven’t checked it yet here in my place. I just want to know these few questions if ever meron dito sa inyo ang may alam and to the admin also.

  • Chacha

    Pwede po ba ito sa Galaxy Note(korean version) ? Ayaw po kasi gumana ng data connection kapag normal sim card lang. Saan po pwede makabili?

  • garry

    i wonder why its not working with xperia ion?

  • mark

    Can I ask if the Google nexus 7 2013 edition 3g+lte version can avail of this smart LTE experience? Planning to buy it this December, just wanna make sure. Thanks.

  • Hi! I have samsung note II non LTE siya. Ask ko lang if pwede ba ang smart LTE sim dun kahit non LTE phone siya? I’m plannung to buy kasi. Compatible kaya yun? Please help! Thanks!

    • yup… pwede naman gumana Smart LTE SIM mo even on a non LTE device

  • Kai

    Kunwari naka unli data plan ako. Pwede bang gamitin yung sim na yun sa pocket wifi? Hindi ba ako machcharge ng other internet charges? Baka kasi biglang lumobo yung bill pag nilagay ko sa pocket wifi yung postpaid sim.

    • as far as i nope hinde. or why not use an android phone as pocket wifi?

  • JM

    tatanung ko lng po kung gagana ung smart bro lte sim sa luma kong smart bro dongle (ung tig 1245)

  • gelai suyat

    tanong ko lang po pwede po ba yung smart lte prepaid sa nokia lumia 610?

  • yma

    .,.pwede ba gamitin yun lte sim sa 3g pocket wifi?

  • Roy

    Sir pde ba Ito sa Sony Xperia s?

    • sir ask ko lang po kung magagamit ko ba ang powerspeed ng LTE(4G) sa aking Iphone4(microsim)kasi puro iphone5 lang nakikita kong nakabrodcast sa site ng smart

      • di ko masyadong ma-gets tanong mo… ibig mo bang sabihin kung makaka-LTE ba ang iphone 4 mo? the answer is no, walang LTE ang iphone 4.

  • sir pwede po ba ang lte sim sa iphone 4s?bibili po kc ako ng lte sim..

  • arleen

    Sir Calvin mag ask lang po ako kung my Nano Sim Card Po ba ang ASUS 3G Function (TF300/TF300TL) ito po ang Model ng ASUS Tab ko po.
    Thank you.

  • makoi

    Sir calvin ask lng po.. balak ko po kc bibili ng htc one dito sa qatar bago uuwi .. capable po bang gmitin jan? O piling lugar lng mgamit ang 4G LTE mobile phone?

  • Arc

    I have a 3g pocket wifi. Will I be able to use the Smart LTE sim card? LYE parin ba ang magagamit ko kahit na 3g lang ang pocket wifi ko?

  • pwede po ba ito sa 3g phones????

  • melo

    sir pdwe po ba yung smart prepaid powered LTE sim sa open line pocket wifi? nag kamalic kc ako ng bili hindi smart broadband sim nbili ko.or anyone here xperience that na pwde nman pla sa open line pocket wifi huawei E560.
    thanks for sharing knowledge

  • gRascia

    More than 3 hrs n po, still… my microsim is not yet activated, nagpalit ako ng old sim to LTE microsim retaining my nmber I'm using SG NOTE 2 it says "emergency calls only"…

  • joel

    tanong ko lng po pde ba gamitin sa cp ang sim wifi poket at anong ba maganda gamitin na sim para sa internet sa phone thank..

  • Kok

    Bought the device for more or less 4k and loading 1k every month for the unlimited service. WASTE OF MONEY! POOR SERVICE!

  • Sir ask ko lang po pwd po na iunli sa LTE ung unlisurf 250 sa LTE sim kse 300 ung 7days po nila ? Tska pwd po ba gnitin ung LTE sim sa 3g pocket wifi ko po 😔

    • opo, pwede po 🙂

  • sepgiroth111

    san po bang smart wireless center pwdng magpa-upgrade ng regular prepaid number to lte na mareretain ang number?

    • sm aura 🙂

      • sugar

        May charge po b mag pa-upgrade ng sim pag post paid s smart??

  • julius

    sir calvin tanong ko lang po kung pwede gamitin ang unli surf promo ng smart lte using psvita device?

  • Regine Villabeto

    bat di po mak net ung UCT50 at LTE50 ang simula nung binili ko po ung LTE SMART PREPAID nsayang lang po pera ko kakaload pra lang na ma try ung mga promotion po nnyo.pero wla USELESS ni Fb di ma open