Editor’s note: To celebrate the first anniversary of its GigaLife App, Smart is offering freebies, discounts, and online concerts exclusive on its GigaLife and GigaPlay apps. Below is their press release.
Smart is turning September into a month of incredible surprises, exclusive treats, and world-class entertainment as it kicks off GigaFest, its season of giving back to all loyal and new subscribers. This is made even grander by the first anniversary of the GigaLife App on September 19 or 0919 – Smart’s popular mobile network prefix.
A one-stop app, the GigaLife App brings together all the digital needs and rewards of Smart subscribers right at their fingertips, powered by the country’s fastest mobile network.
Over P919 million worth of freebies and rewards
Since the launch of the GigaLife App, Smart has given away over P919 million worth of data freebies and exclusive rewards for users. This is about to get bigger as Smart is celebrating the app’s anniversary with more GigaDay Freebies on the GigaLife App on September 19 from 9:19 a.m. to 1:19 p.m., so make sure to download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
“Since we launched the GigaLife App, it has made the life of our subscribers simpler and more rewarding in line with our commitment to bring amazing experiences to Filipinos through cutting-edge technology made simple by Smart. This is why we’re putting it at the center of our GigaFest celebrations, and we’re pulling out all the stops to show our gratitude to our subscribers who have made the Smart move and continue to entrust their digital lifestyle to us,” said Jane Jimenez-Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
Giga concert experience for subscribers via GigaPlay from September 18 to 26
Returning to headline this year’s GigaFest celebrations is the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival which will feature performances from Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, J Cole, Khalid, Maroon 5, and other top artists on September 18 and 19, from 10:30 a.m. onwards (Philippine Time).
On the other hand, Hallyu fans can expect to see their favorite K-Pop artists and acts including AB6IX, ATEEZ, MAMAMOO, PARK JIHOON, THE BOYZ, and more from September 18 to 26 during the fifth season of KCON:TACT, a major convention and music festival celebration of Korean pop culture and entertainment.
Smart subscribers can watch these concerts through the Philippine-exclusive streaming on the GigaPlay App, a new app that gives users free access to content curated for Filipinos’ passion for sports and entertainment. Subscribers can download GigaPlay on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and enjoy streaming live and on-demand content while connected to Smart mobile data anytime and anywhere.
Aside from having front-row seats to virtual concerts, subscribers can also use GigaPlay to stream the ongoing 46th season of the PBA Philippine Cup and the forthcoming NBA season via NBA TV live, and the upcoming seasons of the UAAP games and the PVL, among other exciting content.
Giga discount for limited-edition QUICCS toy collectible on September 19
Smart Signature subscribers will also get an enviable chance to purchase a different version of the limited-edition Smart TEQ5G toy designed by world-renowned Filipino toy designer and artist QUICCS!
Eligible Smart Signature subscribers will get first dibs on updates via an SMS notification containing the complete mechanics on this exclusive one-day online fire sale.
GigaHello for new Smart Prepaid subscribers
Smart is also welcoming subscribers activating a new Smart Prepaid 5G-ready SIM with GigaHello freebies, which is inclusive of up to 9 GB FREE data, plus calls and texts to all networks so they have all the means to keep connected from the get-go.
To avail of GigaHello freebies, subscribers simply have to activate their new Smart Prepaid 5G-ready SIM, top up with P100 worth of load or offer, and download and register on the GigaLife App – it’s that easy!
Giga gaming experience with MPL Season 8 and Liga Adarna Season 4
Mobile Legends gamers and fans can expect exciting skin giveaways, freebies, and updates as Smart continues its partnership with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer MOONTON Games for Season 8 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL-PH), the country’s largest mobile esports league. Smart enables fans to watch the action-packed matches and root for their favorite team on Smart’s Facebook page.
Smart has also teamed up once again with Eplayment Corporation for the fourth season of Liga Adarna, the country’s biggest all-women Esports tournament starting September 17. The tournament will feature four games, including Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Valorant, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Call of Duty: Mobile, with exciting freebies for livestream viewers and fans on Smart’s Facebook page.
Philippines’ fastest 5G network
Expect more surprises throughout the month as Smart continues to give back to subscribers powered by the country’s fastest 5G network, as certified by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. 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 Q1-Q2 2021.*
On the other hand, Smart 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).
*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks are 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. Third-party mobile internet analytics firms, such as Ookla and Opensignal.