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FREE 30MB/day internet to all prepaid Smart, Sun, TNT

FREE 30MB/day internet to all prepaid Smart, Sun, TNT
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All Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text prepaid subscribers will get FREE access to mobile internet, according to Manny V. Pangilinan during a press conference in Makati Shangri-La earlier today.

During the much-awaited press conference attended by several members of the press, MVP, together with Smart and PLDT executives, announced that Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text are offering free mobile internet access to all their prepaid subscribers. The initial two-month period runs from today, September 26, to November 30, 2014. This promo may be extended depending on its success.

Each prepaid subscriber needs to be an active subscriber, meaning the account should have at least P1 worth of load. Up to 30MB of daily volume will be offered per prepaid account. Smart estimates 30MB to be more than the average user consumes in a day on a mobile phone (e.g., check and post on social media networks, receive and send emails). To avail, text FREE to 9999.

However, some services, including peer-to-peer file-sharing, video downloading, and VOIP (e.g., Viber) are not covered by the promo.

According to the Smart website, the FREE INTERNET special offer EXCLUDES the following:

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  • Download, stream and watch videos (Youtube, Vimeo)
  • Use VOIP apps (FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Skype, Viber, Tango)
  • Use messaging apps (Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Viber)
  • Peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and apps like Bittorrent

For more information on registration and the free/excluded services, please visit

This promo is expected to generate heavy traffic. But Smart guarantees that their network has enough bandwidth to sustain the volume, saying that the company has already built the capacity for such traffic.

Smart hopes to promote the habit of using the internet among its subscribers, which is the primary aim of this promo. PLDT is also investing in Rocket Internet to help develop mobile business, particularly Smart Money.

The big announcement is one of the most anticipated press conferences of late, primarily because MVP himself tweeted about it and promoted the mystery. When MVP tweeted on September 24, he generated a lot of speculations about his announcement, prompting #MVPAnnouncement to go viral. Before it was known that the press conference will be about Smart services, netizens contemplated whether the announcement is about FIBA, MVP’s political plans, or a business merger.

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