That's news, entertainment, social media, complete mobile communications (ya know, email!), and online transactions suddenly available to 66 million Filipinos. That is huge.
It's not forever, however. The promo will last only until November 30. I guess it's an experiment for the telco, to see how many of its prepaid subscribers will like surfing the web on the go. Mr. Pangilinan said, “We are launching this initiative to provide a much larger number of Filipinos the opportunity to try out and experience the Internet, enjoy its benefits and, as we at Smart like to say, live more.”
So there. It really is an experiment, one that I hope will be successful because I strongly believe in the power of information at your fingertips anywhere, anytime. He added, “This special offer is specifically designed to assist our prepaid subscribers who make up the bulk of our population. Many of them already have the mobile devices capable of accessing the internet but have yet to use them to go online. In this way, Smart can effectively promote digital inclusion and spread the benefits of the Internet in the fastest and most effective way possible.”
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