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Smart LTE Prepaid Launched, Unlimited LTE for 995 a month

Smart Bro Product Manager Anne Binuya explaining the Smart LTE prepaid offers
Smart Bro Product Manager Anne Binuya explaining the Smart LTE prepaid offers

Smart opens up LTE floodgates to everybody with Smart LTE prepaid!

Smart launched their prepaid LTE service earlier today at a media event with bloggers and press. The packages are pretty compelling at this point: 30 days unlimited for Php995, 7 days unlimited for Php299, and 1 day unlimited for Php50. To be able to connect to Smart’s LTE network you will need two things: a Smart LTE prepaid SIM (Php350) and a Smart LTE modem device. For the modems there are two available upon launch: the Smart LTE Plug-it which you can get for Php5,995 and the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi which you can get for Php6,995.

We took the liberty of compiling some questions we thought you guys might ask and put the answers below:

Is there a bandwidth cap?

For now, no. Smart prepaid LTE customers will enjoy unlimited downloads until June 30, 2013. Smart said they will review over-all bandwidth consumption then and decide on next steps.

I have a Smart Bro Prepaid Kit. Can I upgrade without going to the Smart store?

No. To avail of the Smart Bro LTE Prepaid service you need a Smart Bro LTE Prepaid SIM card and a Smart LTE device.

How about Smart Bro postpaid subscribers?

There were no announcements specifically for Smart Bro postpaid subscribers.

Will it work on the iPad? iPad Mini?

Make sure that the iPad or iPad Mini you’re getting is the international version. Ask if it supports the LTE 2200 band. If yes then it should work.

*We asked Smart if they have plans of offering a Smart iPad Mini with LTE bundle. Lloyd Manoloto, Head of Smart’s wireless broadband division, just gave us a coy smile. That’s probably a yes.

I subscribed to Smart LTE 3,500. Do I get freebies or something because it looks like it’s cheaper to go prepaid?

Unfortunately, no. Price of early adoption. Lol. Everything might start to make sense for you guys though once the unlimited forever is removed and Smart starts charging for bucket bandwidths. Until then you’re in the same boat with the guys who bought 1,200 postpaid or even just the 995 monthly for prepaid.

Photo of the Smart Prepaid LTE flyer
Photo of the Smart Prepaid LTE flyer

If you’re interested in buying the Smart LTE Prepaid SIM and modems just head to a Smart store this Sunday or better yet just order from the Smart Online Store and they will deliver to your house.

Congratulations Smart on this new milestone!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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  1. i really hope they do not go through with the data cap, we are paying for a connection, they should not be the ones deciding on how much data i can use, just like our electricity, they cant decide to lower the voltage of our lines because we reached the cap limit, there is no finite resource on the data we can consume. i do not understand why they limit it and then sell it to you at a bigger price… NET NEUTRALITY!!!!

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