Contest is over folks! I spent the weekend rummaging through hundreds of entries. After choosing one, I slept on it, thus furthering my resolve that this person indeed won the contest. Congratulations to Laurence San Pedro! Why he won: After going through hundreds of entries, I was able to visualize Laurence San Pedro’s entry because … Continue reading This is my 10th year with SMART! I’m giving away an iPad 4 w/ Retina Display to celebrate!
OK everything’s happening so fast so I decided to just post it in full here. I got this from Nick of SMART not via a press release but, well, via Facebook. Touche? Note: Globe and SUN Cellular are not part of this promo. The details are not final as SMART is still in the finishing … Continue reading Facebook announces free or discounted messaging services, SMART Communications sole PH telco in program
We never expected these to arrive in Philippine shores so fast, but yes, the Firefox OS phones are finally here c/o SMART Communications. Last month, Firefox OS was rumored to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2013 (that’s 2 days ago) and it appears that these rumors are true. The Firefox OS joins the mobile … Continue reading SMART Communications announces availability of Firefox OS smartphones
EASY LINK: http://www1.smart.com.ph/postpaid/iphone5/register Hello Apple geeks. Well it’s finally here. The iPhone 5 will be available on December 14 2012. I’ve been with SMART for almost 10 years so that’s why I’m endorsing their bid for the iPhone 5 (or any phone that relies heavily on a data plan). Remember, the phone is only half … Continue reading SMART accepting iPhone 5 preorders for December 14 launch
The highly coveted Google Nexus 7 Android tablet can be yours with SMART Communications’ new FlexiSurf plans. If you’re looking for a way to offload your gadget costs for the next year, this is definitely a deal to consider. To avail the Google Nexus 7, you will need to shell out PHP 600.00 for 24 … Continue reading Grab a Google Nexus 7 with a SMART Communciations FlexiSurf Plan
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is coming to carriers in the Philippines very soon. The estimated target date is this October 16 2012. If you’re looking for a high-end Android based smartphone to quell your holiday gadget lust, the Galaxy Note 2 is definitely a good choice. Knowing that the SRP of the device alone … Continue reading Preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with SMART; free at UNLI DATA Plan 2000
If you were at the LTE forum today, the biggest news is that SMART Communications is finally taking their LTE service out of closed beta and into commercial availability this coming August 25 2012. There is still no word on official pricing and specific devices (the up and coming iPhone 5 is rumored to have … Continue reading SMART LTE official launch has a date: August 25 2012
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs are going on sale for only P1.00 for every new postpaid subscriber / contract renewal. This promo is available from June 18 to 25 2012. If you’re not really a big fan of Siri or an ultra-fab camera, this new promo from SMART is tough to resist. With every … Continue reading Buy now: Piso Sale for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs from SMART Communications
What? You still don’t have a gift for Father’s Day? OK here’s what you can do: if you’re a SMART subscriber there are a number of things you can do with your current subscription plan, which includes availing of discounts. If you use data, SMS, calls — anything (!!!) you gain points which you can … Continue reading SMART Rewards for Father’s Day Specials
Straight from the camera of Jim Ayson, here’s a rather interesting video he took of a Samsung ad on the bridgeway of the convention center for Mobile World Congress 2012. It’s been a year since I was last in Barcelona for the Netphone launch and seeing these photos and videos brings about a tech nostalgia … Continue reading Samsung congratulates SMART for LTE Networks at Mobile World Congress 2012 😉
SMART Communications recently launched their online store. The deal here is that you can order your iPhone4s (+ other devices) without having to wait in line. In the case of the iPhone, you can choose your color and capacity then have it delivered to your place. This applies to prepaid purchases. Free delivery until June … Continue reading Smart Online Store: iPhone4s delivered to your home
One of the reasons why I had decided to support Smart’s efforts as a consultant early this year was due to their shift in direction, moving away from the “archaic” cellular business (i.e. SMS and calls) and shifting attention to data and mobile applications. From the words of Bong Mojica at Mobile World Congress, SMART … Continue reading Download SmartNet from Android Marketplace
The telco industry is always exciting. And when the competitions exchange blows, there’s always the aftermath of awesomeness that, in the end, gives more choices to consumers. In the end, they win. This is a photo of SmartNet running on iOS (Yes, the iPhone 4s now has Netphone capabilities). Way back in February, I talked … Continue reading SmartNet (Netphone) running on iOS 5
Saw this tweet today from Mellissa Limcaoco who handles communications: Predictions are spot on that SMART Communications is really unveiling public LTE by the end of 2011. Although I am a consultant for them I am not privy to everything so this is really great news for me and for everyone else who have been … Continue reading SMART Communications launches LTE Closed Beta Program. Sign up now.
Last week, HTC launched their new ‘Beats’ line of smartphone composed of the HTC Sensation XE and the Sensation XL. Main difference of both is that the XE comes with a 4.3″ screen while the XL comes in a hybrid 4.7″ form factor. I have the XE version at home so here’s a quick unboxing … Continue reading Hands on with the HTC Sensation XE aka HTC Beats