Tag: Smart Communications

  • QR-coded churches provide pilgrims digital Visita Iglesia path

    After two years of limited movement due to COVID-19, pilgrims are now ready for in-person Visita Iglesia, a century-old Catholic Holy Week tradition. These seven heritage churches in Cebu are now more accessible with technology via Quick-Response (QR) code markers which contain historical and tourism information as part of Smart Communications Inc. (Smart)’s Digital Tourism […]

  • Smart tops up support for Central Visayas after Odette

    PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. extended additional support to communities in Central Visayas severely affected by super typhoon Odette. The city of Cebu, the municipality of Compostela in northern Cebu, and the municipalities of Loboc and President Carlos P. Garcia in Bohol have recently received generator sets from Smart to help provide electricity to […]

  • PLDT offers free WiFi devices, data allocation for Odette-hit customers in VisMin

    PLDT Inc. offers additional assistance to customers in Visayas and Mindanao who are affected by the repair of facilities damaged by Super Typhoon Odette, and these copper lines’ subsequent migration or upgrade to fiber.

  • PLDT, Smart enable digital workstations for WFH staff post Odette

    PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have provided connectivity support to various free co-working and learning spaces in areas severely affected by Super Typhoon Odette in Bohol and Cebu. These initiatives aim to assist residents in work-from-home (WFH) setups but are still challenged by the unavailability of electricity and stable internet […]

  • Smart helps Visayan students with digital tools amid Omicron, Odette

    Smart has extended support to the University of the Visayas via the provision of connectivity devices with 6 months’ worth of load allocation which will be distributed to students who have been severely impacted by Super Typhoon Odette. This initiative is part of Smart’s bigger program called “Smart Study Program” aiming to make distance learning […]

  • PLDT, Smart frontliners devote holidays to reconnecting Odette-hit communities

    North Luzon Smart engineers deployed to Cebu switch on a generator set to power the cell site serving Cordova, Cebu.

    Super Typhoon Odette may have disconnected communities in Visayas and Mindanao over Christmas and the New Year but PLDT and Smart engineers, displaying value for teamwork and community, have brought many of these communities online over the holidays.

  • More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

    PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette. On January 1, the group fully restored services in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar in the […]

  • PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

    Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama (center) receives the assistance from PLDT and Smart, represented by AVPand PLDT Enterprise-Visayas head Jimmy Chua.

    PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc., together with PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF), continue to uphold the value of “malasakit” in this time of pandemic as they extend their support to major cities and municipalities across Cebu Province to help boost their efforts in combating COVID-19.

  • Smart rolls out mobile number portability

    Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has launched its Mobile Number Portability (MNP) capability starting today, Sept. 30, enabling customers to switch to Smart without having to change their numbers.

  • PLDT, Smart ready up comms aid, relief amid Jolina

    PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are mobilizing personnel, equipment and relief aid as Typhoon Jolina lashes Eastern Visayas and barrels towards Southern Luzon. Quick response teams and mission-critical equipment have been prepositioned in provinces that are in the typhoon’s path, ready to repair communications that will be affected by ‘Jolina’. PLDT and […]

  • Smart provides connectivity support for Mandaue City mobile vaccination

    PLDT’s wireless arm, Smart Communications Inc. turned over Prepaid Home WiFi devices with load allocation to the local government of Mandaue City to provide fast and reliable connectivity for the rollout of its mobile vaccination clinic. PLDT and Smart booths, which offer generous discounts for products, have also been set up in the nearby barangays […]

  • Smart promotes sustainability through arts, connecting communities

    PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. continues to uphold its commitment to promote sustainability across the country through the Paint it Forward: A Wall Mural Design Contest. Launched last March 2021, the Paint it Forward contest was primarily organized to encourage local artists from Cebu Province and Davao Region to become advocates of sustainability through […]

  • Pangilinan steps down as PLDT President and CEO; Panlilio takes over

    MANILA – Manuel V Pangilinan stepped down as President and CEO of PLDT Inc. today. He retains his post as PLDT chairman. In today’s 2021 PLDT Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Alfredo S. Panlilio was appointed to the post and will now concurrently serve as President and CEO of PLDT and Smart.  Panlilio retains his post as […]

  • Bacolodnon college student snaps Smart’s grand prize, heads home for good

    It was the biggest surprise for nineteen-year-old Cloe Anne Marie Malaga who received a text message from Smart Communications on her birthday. Cloe won the P100,000 Grand Prize in Smart’s “Balik-Tuition” Promo. She had just made the switch to Smart when online classes began. Now, the prize money is reuniting her with her family in […]

  • Smart brings the fun of Cebuano Festival to homes via #SmartSinulogOnline

    The pandemic may have altered how Cebuanos celebrate the Sinulog Festival this 2021, but this has not stopped PLDT Inc.’s wireless arm, Smart Communications Inc, from bringing the fun online! Smart organized the #SmartSinulogOnline where it called for participants to share their most memorable Sinulog stories before the pandemic. Winners were given the chance to […]

  • Smart ramps up 5G rollout in Cebu

    Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT, is accelerating the rollout of its 5G network across Cebu. Customers with Smart 5G-certified phones can now unlock the capabilities of Smart 5G’s superfast speeds, ultra-low latency, and higher efficiency in select areas in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, […]

  • PLDT-Smart expands capabilities to fight online sexual abuse of children

    Poverty made worse by a pandemic is fueling the increase in online sexual abuse and exploitation of children or OSEAC, PLDT-Smart officials said in an online forum with journalists yesterday. The forum was held in time for today’s global celebration of Safer Internet Day. “With schools shut, the children have become dependent on the Internet, […]

  • Smart’s high-speed internet in historic island town

    Limasawa, an island whose historical significance dates back five centuries, has entered the age of high-speed internet with the recent launch of Smart Communications, Inc.’s LTE network there. This comes months ahead of the start of the yearlong celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines.

  • Over 3,000 sites blocked: PLDT-Smart reinforces online child protection, boosts safety through targeted platform

    The Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), continue to fortify protection from online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The PLDT Group has taken down 3,011 sites that host illicit content featuring children as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

  • Opensignal: Smart leads in mobile network experience across Visayas

    The Philippines’ leading wireless service provider, Smart Communications Inc., continues to lead in Video Experience, 4G availability, Download Speed Experience and Upload Speed Experience in the Philippines, including in Central, Eastern and Western Visayas, according to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal.