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Unlock new possibilities with Smart Bro

Jul 10, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Smart Bro Prepaid LTE Pocket WiFi now comes at a lower price and with a promo

Keep your stories going with 16 GB from Smart Giga Stories 99

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:21 PM

With Smart's Free Stories for All, subscribers won't be disconnected from online stories again

Pre-orders open for iPhone SE in the Philippines

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:48 AM

The second-generation iPhone SE arrives on July 14

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple

YouTube, Smart bring Creator Camp LIVE to help creators adapt to uncertain times

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The series will feature different personalities like Erwan Heussaff, Wil Dasovich, and Alodia Gosiengfiao

Smart WiFi continues providing services as it commemorates #WorldWiFiDay

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:04 AM

PLDT-Smart reinstates their commitment to make public Wi-Fi accessible to everyone on #WorldWiFiDay

Smart to release Hyun Bin’s second TV commercial

Jun 20, 2020 - 6:30 AM

The mobile services provider also provides fanservice with a new Hyun Bin TVC

Smart is now accepting pre-orders for the visionary Huawei P40 Series

Jun 16, 2020 - 5:25 PM

You can pre-order online or at any Smart Stores nationwide

Smart launches new LTE-Advanced Pocket WiFi plans starting at only P699 per month

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:59 PM

It comes with a data rollover feature so you can carry over unused data to the next month

'Priceless investment': Why PH telco Smart tapped Hyun Bin for new campaign

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:54 PM

The South Korean actor's contract includes a Philippine visit with 3 events, but Smart says they'll have to 'work out' when that's going to happen

THE CAPTAIN HAS LANDED. The 'Crash Landing On You' star is the face of Smart's 'Simple. Smart Ako.' campaign. Screenshot from Smart's Facebook page

WATCH: Hyun Bin is the star of Smart’s latest campaign

May 28, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The full commercial airs on June 1

Smart changes LTE SIM upgrade process after SIM-jacking incidents

May 27, 2020 - 4:14 PM

Smart says it made the process of upgrading to an LTE-capable SIM more secure

Smart celebrates Mother’s Day with a big Signature Sale from May 6 to 15

May 05, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Get exclusive gadget deals and freebies at the Smart Online Store

Concerts for a cause: Smart, OPM artists partner to provide entertainment and relief

May 04, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Fans can watch and engage with their favorite OPM artists like Ultra Combo, Imago, Moonstar88, and 6Cyclemind

LGUs make use of Smart Infocast to disseminate coronavirus info

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Local government units are able to craft localized updates and messages using the SMS broadcasting platform

SMART INFOCAST. Photo from Smart

Smart launches data package for work, delivery, video conference apps

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Giga Work 99 comes with 2GB open access data, and 1GB per day for 7 days for video conferencing, collaborative office apps, online shopping, delivery, and online payments

Photo from Smart

Smart introduces Giga Work data pack for productivity apps

Apr 29, 2020 - 2:09 PM

Get the most accessible package for work and study apps here

'SIM takeover': Smart alerts users to schemes to hijack your SIM cards

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

In successful SIM-jackings, a user's text messages and calls are routed to the hijacker's SIM card. The hijackers can then use this data to hack banking, email, and other online accounts.

PLDT, Smart offer 6-month installment program for bills payment

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:09 PM

PLDT Home, Smart, and Sun postpaid customers can pay unsettled balances in 6 equal payments with no interest and penalties

Smart provides Wi-Fi at new coronavirus healthcare facilities

Apr 06, 2020 - 3:31 PM

The new locations are the Ninoy Aquino Stadium at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, the Philippine International Convention Center Tent, and the World Trade Center

NINOY AQUINO STADIUM. The sports has been converted to a temporary healthcare facility during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo from Smart

Celtics guard Smart 'corona-free' 10 days after positive test

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Marcus Smart joins fellow NBA players Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Christian Wood with all-clears after testing positive for coronavirus

ASYMPTOMATIC. Marcus Smart did not show symptoms of the coronavirus and said he felt good enough to play an NBA game if he had to. Photo from Instagram/@celtics

Smart gives postpaid customers bonus data, eLoad discounts to prepaid customers

Mar 21, 2020 - 1:47 PM

Smart has some extra benefits for their customers during the COVID-19 lockdown

NBA fines Celtics guard Smart $35,000 for confronting refs

Mar 06, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Marcus Smart receives a hefty fine for verbally abusing the referees during the Celtics' upset overtime loss to the Nets

REPEAT OFFENDER. The NBA says the fine slapped on Marcus Smart covers prior infractions. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Tax court allows Makati gov't to check Smart's books over P3.2-B tax case

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:09 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says the telco's financial records are needed to determine the veracity of the Makati City government's claim that Smart owes it P3.246 billion in taxes

Smart Siklab Saya empowers PH ‘Mobile Legends’ scene

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:02 PM

People from all walks of life gathered at the SM North EDSA Sky Dome last February 1 and 2 for Smart Siklab Saya

TEAM 'TRABAHO'. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Globe, Smart offer free calls, internet for Taal Volcano eruption victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Charging stations are also available in some areas

PH telcos tap Syniverse for mobile portability services

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Syniverse estimates it would take about 18 months to set up the support mechanism for the Mobile Number Portability Law in the Philippines

MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY. A new law is designed to protect mobile phone users and make telcos improve their services. File photo by Mauro Pimentel/Agence France-Presse

Typhoon Ursula downs mobile services in parts of Visayas, Southern Luzon

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Globe says its personnel are doing their best to restore mobile and internet services in areas affected by Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone)

TYPHOON. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

Win more than P30 million worth of cash, smartphones, and data in Smart’s Giga Mania raffle promo

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Be one of the lucky winners of P1 million every week until January 2020

Smart inspires students to start vlogging through ‘Smart Play: Vlogger Camp’

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:41 PM

They visited 5 schools nationwide to help aspiring YouTubers kickstart their career

VLOGGERS UNITE. Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, and David Guision at Mapua University for the final leg of Smart Play: Vlogger Camp. Photo by Smart Communications

Smart, TNT unveil Free Instagram and Facebook for All with prepaid promos

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:00 AM

Free IG + FB for All is available for all Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers

NBA fines Celtics' Smart $15K for criticizing refs

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I'm on offense, I can't get a call,' says Marcus Smart on the officiating

HITTING BACK. Marcus Smart expresses his displeasure on the game's officiating knowing that he'll be fined. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Makati lone Philippine finalist in World Smart Cities Awards

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay's push to use technology to improve city disaster preparedness and communication is shortlisted in the Innovative Idea category

FINALIST FOR INNOVATIVE IDEA. Mayor Abby Binay is set to share Makati's best practices on disaster risk reduction and management in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Spain. File photo from the Makati City government

Smart to roll out Google Station, interactive tourism markers in Intramuros, Rizal Park

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Free Wi-Fi seen to boost tourism in Manila's historical sites

Smart screen from UP inventors soon to hit PH market

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Smart Surface Technology transforms any flat surface into a screen with tap-sensitive functions, which can be used in a variety of consumer applications and at exhibits and conferences

SMART SCREEN. A person demos the smart screen project which transforms most any flat surface into tap-sensitive ones. Photo from DOST website

iPhone 11 plans are out for Globe, Smart

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pre-orders run until October 24

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple live stream

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets into your head

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Amazon brings smart assistant Alexa to glasses, earbuds, and a ring in new hardware announcements

SMART GLASSES. Echo Frames eyeglass frames infused with voice-commanded digital assistant Alexa are pictured at at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on September 25, 2019. Photo by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP

Gabay Guro celebrates 12 years of nation-building

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Gabay Guro is also set to launch an app this month to further its seventh core pillar – Innovation

John Henri C. Yanez, Head of Tribute Pillar of Gabay Guro during the Press Conference of Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2019 at the Cities Event Place in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Facebook down for some users in Philippines, U.S., Europe

Sep 15, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Smart says a routing issue is causing Facebook and Facebook Messenger to not work properly for some Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers

How to use Smart carrier billing on the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases

Shutterstock photo

Injured Lowry, Smart to miss Team USA scrimmage

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:41 AM

After several NBA superstars begged off, the US squad also needs to do without Kyle Lowry and Marcus Smart in the team buildup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

SIDELINED. Kyle Lowry is nursing a thumb injury. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Google Station public WiFi now available in more than 400 locations nationwide

Jul 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The service, previously only available in 50 locations during its February launch, expands

GOOGLE STATION. Mahesh Bhalerao discusses their public WiFi service at Google For Philippines 2019. Screenshot from Google livestream

PLDT, Globe say Huawei will keep its devices updated despite trade ban

May 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'

HUAWEI IN THE PHILIPPINE SCENE. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

New Smart postpaid plans offer 'prioritized network experience'

May 16, 2019 - 11:44 PM

(UPDATED) What happens to other subscribers though that don't subscribe to the new plans?

The Nationals Dota 2 finals set April 14

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Three teams fight for the title in the first Dota 2 conference of the 2019 The Nationals

GRAND PRIZE. After a grueling group stage, 3 teams battle for the crown and the P400,000 prize in the The Nationals Dota 2 finals. Photo release

Daimler and Geely to develop next generation Smart car

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Under the agreement, expected to be finalized by the end of 2019, the new vehicle will go on global sale in 2022, Daimler and Geely say in a joint statement

DAIMLER AND GEELY TEAM-UP. An Conghui (Geely Holding President), Liu Jinliang (President of Geely Group Company), Jörg Lamparter (Head of Mobility Services at Daimler Financial Services AG) and Klaus Entenmann (CEO Daimler Financial Services AG). File photo from

NBA fines Boston's Smart $50,000 for shoving Embiid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Celtics guard Marcus Smart gets slapped with a hefty fine for the third time this season

REPEAT OFFENDER. Marcus Smart figures in another altercation, this time with Sixers star Joel Embiid. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Smart Infinity celebrates crystal year anniversary with Solaire

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Check out some of the past year's highlights for the premium postpaid provider

Globe argues service is defined by overall quality, not just speed

Mar 07, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Globe says it 'continues to improve customers’ overall quality of experience and not just speed'

PLDT, Smart have fastest fixed and mobile internet in Q3, Q4 2018 – report

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PLDT and Smart retain the Speed Test crown in Ookla's latest report

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G arrives in May 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Along with the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, we have news on Xiaomi's Mi 9 and one of its 'internet of things' offerings, an LED smart bulb