Stronger signal improves life in mountain barangays of Cebu City

LTE CONNECTION. The improved connectivity allows residents of Barangays Guba and Bonbon to tap online services like live streaming of community events.

From being able to quickly call for emergency vehicles to bring patients to bigger hospitals to being able to receive orders for flowers, residents of Barangay Guba and Bonbon in Cebu City say their lives have improved with the stronger cellphone signal in their area. The two mountain barangays that are an hour’s drive from…

Disaster preparedness, response in communities boosted via tech, partnerships

A resident from Benguet (left) uses the free charging station put up by Smart and Vodafone Foundation at the Typhoon Ompong command center in Itogon.

Communication services, technological innovations and partnerships with various organizations—these factors have helped communities all over the Philippines bolster disaster preparedness and response efforts. As the Philippines faced typhoons, volcanic eruptions and other hazards in 2018, several communities weathered the storm with the help of solutions initiated by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications. As part of…

PLDT, Smart fire up PH’s first 5G cell sites in Makati and Clark

Leading telecoms company and digital services provider PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have fired up the country’s first 5G cell sites in the Makati Central Business District and at the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) in Pampanga. PLDT and Smart on-aired the first 5G cell site at the PLDT headquarters in Makati…

Communities benefit from Smart’s disaster preparedness, environment programs

TROPANG READY. A student learns how to use a fire extinguisher during the TNT Tropang Ready “Training of Trainers” disaster preparedness and emergency management activity organized by Smart at Eastern Visayas State University in Tacloban City in November.

To serve more communities in the areas of disaster preparedness and environment, Smart Communications (Smart) expanded its existing programs, launched new ones, and developed solutions in 2017. Building a #SafePH Smart aggressively rolled out its TNT Tropang Ready Caravan learning series to state universities from Northern Luzon to Mindanao in order to empower the youth…

RDRRMC lauds Smart efforts during Cebu earthquake drill

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Central Visayas recently recognized Smart Communications (Smart) for its services and efforts instrumental to the successful conduct of the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Cebu. During the drill, Smart deployed its multi-equipment on wheels and free calls assistance via satellite phones; provided connectivity via LTE SIM…

Smart soon to offer P1 per minute call to any network

Smart Express Call 50 will provide subscribers with 50 minutes of all-net calls, valid for 3 days, essentially bringing down the cost of calling your family and friends on any network to only P1 per minute.

Smart subscribers will soon have more reasons to stay in touch with friends and loved ones as the mobile leader is set to roll out Smart Express Call 50, which offers calls to any network for as low as P1 per minute. Smart Express Call 50 will provide subscribers with 50 minutes of all-net calls,…

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Smart named Anvil Company of the Year anew

Smart employees celebrate their Anvil awards haul.

For the second straight year, Smart Communications won the Company of the Year citation at the Anvil Awards, after receiving the highest number of Gold Anvils for its public relations programs. Smart received 17 Gold Anvils and seven Silver Anvils in a ceremony organized recently by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines. On its…

Smart’s Batibot app nominated for global award

Teachers find the Batibot a useful classroom tool, as it is aligned with DepEd’s kindergarten curriculum.

The Batibot mobile application co-developed by Smart Communications has been shortlisted for the Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning citation of the prestigious Global Mobile Awards. The digital version of the beloved Filipino children’s show is the first app in the Filipino language that is aligned with the kindergarten curriculum of the Department of…

PLDT, Smart, TV5, Solar converge to bring ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to Filipinos

MISS UNIVERSE BROADCAST. Shawn McClain, Wilson Tieng, Manny V. Pangilinan, Eric Alberto, and Chot Reyes during the signing of the agreement. (Contributed photo)

Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 will bring the much anticipated Miss Universe 2016 closer to Filipinos everywhere through the country’s most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks. In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of…

MVP: PLDT to spend a billion dollars a year to speed up Internet, improve services

MASSIVE TRANSFORMATION. PLDT and Smart chairman, president, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan talks to journalists after giving his report in the annual stockholders’ meeting.

PLDT will be spending a billion dollars a year to improve its Internet service, PLDT and Smart chairman, president, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan told journalists in an interview last night after the company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in Makati Shangri-la. “We are quite good at building the relevant infrastructure for Internet and data. And that’s…

Enjoy mobile games, videos at breakneck speeds via Smart LTE-Advanced

Smart’s LTE-Advanced site in Boracay – the first of its kind in the country – offers blazing speeds of up to 250Mbps on a LTE-A capable device such as the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Bigger, faster, better. This is how unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos are enjoying their favorite apps, games and videos on their smartphone with its recent launch of the country’s first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service in the renowned island of Boracay in Aklan. Using a capability called “carrier aggregation,” which combines…

Smart, MyCebu.ph offer Sinulog guidebook for free download

(Update: The Sinulog guidebook can now be downloaded in this page. We now have a Sinulog Guide Android app version as well as a Sinulog Guide mobile website for other devices. ) The country’s wireless leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) and Cebu-based website MyCebu.ph have produced an electronic guidebook on the Sinulog for the iPad, iPhone,…