Are you one of those who feel that the existing LTE plans in the Philippines are expensive? Then this news that I will share is fit for you! Smart Communications recently launched Smart LTE Plan 1299! Now, this kind of pricing will definitely urge a lot more netizens to experience blazing fast internet connection.
Why blazing fast? Well, LTE will give you connection speed of 42mbps! If 42mbps, isn’t fast (especially with the kind of normal speed we usually get in our mobile data plans), then I do not know what is 🙂 Normal data plans will only give you 1-3mbps. Actually, you are already lucky if you get more than 1 mbps. We’ve learned to live with it but imagine if you have a connection speed of upto 42mpbs. That is just going to be so awesome!
Here are details about the new Smart LTE Plan 1299:
- offers internet speed of up to 42Mbps
- 5GB of data
- Expanded coverage in key cities around Metro Manila
- Also compatible with 2G/3G/HSPA/HSPA+ networks
- 24 months lock in period
You can choose to get the Smart LTE modem/dongle worth Php8,000 for free or add a one-time fee of Php 2,000 to get yourself an LTE Pocket WiFi. I highly suggest you get the pocket WiFi unless you only need to use LTE on one device. Oh my, imagine how you can share your blazing fast connection to your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or any other Wifi-enabled devices.
If you are the type to treat gaming seriously, like what I used to do when I played World of Warcraft (MMPORG), you won’t get any issues anymore especially when you’re doing group quests. Lagging won’t be something you’ll experience anymore.
If you have a loved one abroad and you do a lot of video conference calls, every minute of your call will be well-spent. Skype, Google Hangout and Facetime will be your favourite applications if you have LTE connection.
How about downloads?? Admittedly, I too feel frustrated if I’m using my home DSL connection (it is slow). With LTE, you won’t even notice anymore how big your downloads or uploads are. Because files as big as 1GB can be downloaded in minutes, you won’t even notice it!
The only thing that might take you aback is the limit of 5GB for Smart LTE Plan 1299. If you’re not a heavy internet user, or will need that kind of blazing fast connection only during occasional times, then you should consider getting LTE Plan 1299. Try to measure your data usage. If you have an iPhone, you can easily do that by checking out the settings.
Of course, there are other Smart LTE Plans like the 3500 which offers 21GB of data and the 1749 which offers 10GB of data. Take your pick!
One good news about this is that Smart not only made LTE affordable for everyone but they expanded its coverage! Smart LTE is now available in over 600 hotspots in 10 cities! How cool is that?
If you see the LTE sign in an establishment or area, you’ll know that you can use LTE and you can be assured of blazing fast connection.
I remember when LTE was first launched last September 2012, there were only 49 locations available. I never thought they expanded that FAST! It’s funny that they are doing it just as fast as how we expect LTE connection to be.
Smart has also partnered with several establishments such as Chowking, Dome, DQ, Figaro, HK Choi, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Malcolms, The Burger Project, Teriyaki Boy, Sugarhouse, Yoshinoya, Yellow Cab, Tokyo Cafe, Hard Rock, Shakey’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Barcino, Wee Nam Kee, Fridays, Burgoo and Burger King so you should expect to use LTE at those places. I don’t think I’ll be able to name all Smart LTE locations in this post so I urge you to click this link to get information –> http://www1.smart.com.ph/bro/lte/locations.
Get more information about Smart LTE Plan 1299 and other existing LTE Plans on the Smart website. Are you ready to live faster and live more? #SmartLTE