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Smart expands LTE coverage, unveils Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE plans

by Smart Communications, Inc. | Apr 25, 2013
[25 April 2013] Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to expand the country’s largest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, bringing the world’s fastest mobile broadband to more areas outside Metro Manila. To get more subscribers to experience LTE, Smart also unveiled an unlimited LTE plan bundled with the new Samsung Galaxy S4, touted as the world’s most advanced Android phone. Apply starting April 27 for a chance to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free at Unli Data Plan 1500.

Apply starting April 27 for a chance to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free at Unli Data Plan 1500


Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4


[25 April 2013] Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to expand the country’s largest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, bringing the world’s fastest mobile broadband to more areas outside Metro Manila such as Ilocos Norte, Tagaytay City, Bohol, Bacolod City, and Davao del Sur.

 

To get more subscribers to experience LTE, Smart also unveiled an unlimited LTE plan bundled with the new Samsung Galaxy S4, touted as the world’s most advanced Android phone.

 

“Our LTE service is the only connection that can keep up with the Samsung Galaxy S4’s demands. Not only is Smart LTE faster and more reliable, but it is also the Philippines’ most widely-available LTE service,” said Smart Postpaid Business Head Kathy Carag. 

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available for free, bundled with the Smart Unli Data Plan 2000*, which comes with unlimited LTE connectivity and 200 SMS and 150 minutes of calls to all networks.

 

As a special treat for early adopters, all who will submit their application for a postpaid plan and get approved from April 27 to May 2 at participating Smart Stores, will get the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free at Unli Data Plan 1500, and receive their unit on May 2, 2013. To view the complete list of participating outlets, visit www.smart.com.ph/postpaid. To see the requirements to apply, http://www1.smart.com.ph/postpaid/promos/samsungs4/requirements.

 

To date, Carag explains, Smart has close to 1,000 LTE-enabled sites located in over 115 cities and municipalities across the Philippines—over 10 times more widespread that its competitor.

 

New areas that now have LTE coverage include Robinsons Summit Ridge and Tagaytay Midlands in Tagaytay City, La Salle Dasmarinas in Cavite, Tagbilaran Domestic Airport in Bohol, Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte, Robinsons Place in Bacolod City, and SM Lanang Premier in Davao Del Sur.

 

The full list of LTE-powered areas can be viewed at www.smart.com.ph/lte.

 

With its hardware that could rival even those found in most laptops and tablets, the Samsung Galaxy S4 easily trumps its competitors in terms of features and overall performance -- making it the most powerful smartphone available in the market today.

 

“A phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 deserves nothing less than Smart LTE. With our world-class high-speed data service, this 'life companion' lives up to its nickname as it enables our subscribers to truly ‘Live More’,” Carag said.

 

Smart’s expanded LTE coverage is supported by over 54,000kms of fiber optic cables (FOCs) connecting the wireless leader’s base stations to the core network, enabling it and its parent company PLDT to deliver the best data services at the speed of light.

 

“Unlike copper wiring which is the preferred cable technology of our competitors, FOCs use beams of light to transmit data from one end to another,” said Carag.

 

“This ensures that we provide nothing but the best to our customers,” she said.

For more information on other #SmartSamsungGalaxyS4 offers and to know more about Smart's postpaid plans, visit www.smart.com.ph/postpaid[END]

*with a 30-month contract