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Smart launches new 5G-ready SIM with big inclusions

Rappler
Smart launches new 5G-ready SIM with big inclusions
Prepaid subscribers can now get 5G speeds paired with data freebies

Editor’s note: The new SIM comes with freebies out of the package, but users can get more perks when they top up their load or sign up to Smart’s GigaLife App. See their press release below.

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is making it simpler for mobile users to cover all their connectivity needs from the get-go with the new 5G-ready Prepaid SIM featuring the biggest data, call, and text inclusions yet on the country’s fastest mobile network.

The new Smart 5G-ready SIM now comes with up to 9 GB free data plus calls and texts to all networks so mobile users can easily access all their favorite apps, surf their favorite sites, and connect with friends and loved ones through calls and texts.

This is also available on TNT, Smart’s value brand that offers budget-friendly promos and services to suit the needs of the Filipino youth.

Upon activating the upgraded Smart 5G-ready SIM, subscribers instantly get 1 GB open-access data, up to 30 minutes of calls to all networks, and 100 texts to all networks valid for three days.  Users get an additional 1 GB open-access data valid for 3 days and 10 GigaPoints upon successfully registering to the GigaLife App.

Moreover, subscribers get another 7 GB worth of the GIGA pack of their choice plus 100 minutes calls to all networks valid for 7 days upon topping up of at least P100 load or subscribing to P100 worth of promos within 7 days of activating their new SIM.

The new Smart 5G-ready SIM is available at the Smart Online Store, the Smart Flagship Store on Lazada, and accredited retailers nationwide.

Take full control of your digital lifestyle

Smart customers can make the most of their digital lifestyle with the GigaLife App, a one-stop app that puts all their needs within easy reach.

Downloadable on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the GigaLife App lets Smart subscribers conveniently monitor their data usage, avail of the latest promos, and earn and accumulate GigaPoints that can be used to redeem data offers and exclusive lifestyle perks.

The GigaLife App also recently introduced GigaPay, a payment feature that allows customers to link their PayMaya account to the GigaLife App to make it their payment source for all their in-app transactions. For its initial rollout, GigaPay users can also reload at all available PayMaya cash-in touchpoints nationwide,  keep track of all their transaction history, and get a rewarding experience by earning more GigaPoints.

Philippines’ fastest and widest 5G network

With the Smart 5G-ready SIM on your Smart 5G-certified device, you can enjoy next-level speeds powered the fastest 5G network in the Philippines as reported by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.

In the newly released Fastest 5G Mobile Award report, Smart notched the top place in the country with a speed score of 204.81 Mbps, posting median download and upload speeds of 220.66 Mbps and 20.61 Mbps, respectively, based on 237,142 user-initiated 5G tests taken with Speedtest in the Philippines for the period Q1-Q2 2021.*

To date, Smart has also fired up more than 4,000 sites across the country, making it the country’s first, fastest, and widest 5G network.

Smart also recently reaffirmed its dominance as the country’s fastest mobile network for the fourth year in a row, based on analysis by Ookla of tests taken with Speedtest® covering the first half of 2021.*

On the other hand, Smart has also scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards** by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service: coverage (4G coverage experience, 4G availability), speed (download and upload speed) and experience (games, video and voice app). This is the first time an operator in the Philippines won decisively in all categories.

To know more about Smart’s latest offers on their official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. – Rappler.com

*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. 

**Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2021, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period January 1 – March 31, 2021 © 2021 Opensignal Limited.