Posts Tagged: Smart Communications


New study predicts smartphone penetration in the Philippines will triple by next year

Smartphone penetration in the Philippines is rising fast, so enterprising entrepreneurs should take note.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 2:21 pm
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Philippine telco launches iOS app for fledgling music streaming service

Philippine telco Smart now has an iPhone app to go with its music streaming service. Called Spinnr, it allows users to download or stream mu...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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iPad Air and retina iPad mini land in the Philippines via telco Smart

Last month, telcos in the Philippines made both the iPhone 5S and 5C available. Today Smart is starting official sales of the retina iPad Mi...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Postpaid plan prices and promos for iPhone 5S and 5C in the Philippines revealed

A few weeks back, consumers in the Philippines were given access to pre-order the iPhone 5S and 5C from both Globe Telecom and Smart Co...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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The Philippines’ startup scene: maturity is a matter of time

The Philippines’ strong economy plus the growing support from tech incubators in the country are good signs for budding domestic start...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Global organization hopes to bring Philippine kids back to school with mobile education

Around 1.5 million children are not in school in the Philippines. It’s a huge problem that needs fundamental solutions, but perhaps techno...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Philippine telco Globe lets subscribers top-up to competitors’ SIM cards

Competition in the Philippine telco industry is stiff with only two major telecom companies battling for the lead. That’s why it’s surp...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:44 pm
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Philippine telco Smart provides network coverage for cruise ship workers out at sea

In 2011, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency reported around 400,000 Filipino seafarers were deployed on various vessels globally. Ta...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

The battle between Globe vs. Smart in Samsung Galaxy S5 plan prices

Here are the available postpaid plans in the Philippines for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Philippine telco Smart’s new PowerApp gives access to many social networks, gets bad reviews

Filipinos love social media. As of last year, 95 percent of Filipinos are already using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Tech in Asia has ...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 3:31 pm
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Philippines gets lag-free video streaming with new 4G tech

In the Philippines, telcos equipped their consumers with LTE connectivity more than a year ago. Now upping the ante against its sole competi...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Philippine telcos start iPhone pre-order

Just last month, we revealed the iPhone 5c has made an early entrance in the Philippines through gray markets. Today, Philippine telcos ju...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Philippine telco partners with Waze, tries to help drivers in traffic problems

Manila’s traffic is terrible. Traffic authorities are trying to devise solutions for this seemingly never-ending dilemma. Filipino and Asi...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Philippine telco Smart launches free chat app bundle similar to competitor, only cheaper and better

In an answer to Philippine telco Globe Telecom’s earlier promotion of free access to chat apps, its competitor, Smart Communications l...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Philippines’ agriculture-focused hackathon comes up with 6 ways to farm better

The agricultural sector tends to be one of the most neglected sectors in the Philippines. In fact, many people in urban areas work as farme...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 5:01 pm
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Smart to Launch First 4G Service in the Philippines This Weekend

The Philippines telco Smart is set to launch the first 4G mobile service in the country on Saturday, August 25. This service is capable of t...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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