Smart to launch new and more affordable mobile broadband devices



In a bid to make technology more accessible to the Filipino public, PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced over the weekend that that they are boosting their array of mobile broadband devices.

According to the company, this is to support Filipinos’ need for more data amid the increase in mobility and the revival of the economy.

Aside from offering faster LTE Cat 6 or more advanced LTE broadband devices in the coming months, Smart said that they are also relaunching its Smart Rocket WiFi 5G at a more affordable price point to make it accessible to more customers.

“Smart has had a long history of offering these mobile broadband devices to democratize access to the internet, putting it within the reach of more Filipinos,” Francis Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business – Individual at Smart.

“With lower prices, widest coverage, and ease of use now, we are staying true to our mission of empowering our subscribers to live more today,” he added.

The company said that Smart is now offering its Smart Bro Pocket WiFi LTE Advanced (Cat 6) devices at P1,495 (originally Php1,995), enabling more Filipinos to connect to Smart’s LTE network, which currently covers 97% of the population, at even more affordable price points.

From its original price of P15,995, Smart’s Rocket WiFi 5G device is now being offered at P12,995, making it the most affordable 5G mobile router in the Philippine market.

“As more advanced Cat 6 devices become available for LTE, we are also making these devices more accessible to our customers. Compared to older Cat 4 devices in the market, Cat 6 devices will pave the way to even better customer experience, enabling our customers to stay connected and live in the moment in the best way,” Flores, adding that the battery-operated devices can be used conveniently anywhere with Smart LTE coverage.

Aside from affordable devices, Smart Bro Pocket WiFi customers can also avail themselves of a variety of value-packed offers ranging from Giga Power 149 which is valid for 7 days and comes with up to 20 GB data for all sites, to Unli Data 699, which comes with unlimited data for 30 days.

The company also said that Smart Bro subscribers can also easily manage their accounts via the GigaLife App, where they can check their balance, keep track of their data subscriptions and load up.

Catherine R. Cueto

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