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Smart LTE Launched!

As time passes by and things are improving fast, I want to do more and more things. Most of my goals can be achieved by going online. Take blogging, for example. I spend 80% of my free time writing articles, editing pictures and thinking of ways to improve my websites. That’s why I cannot imagine living life without being connected online.

Now, if I can only do things faster then I can achieve more. A lot of you might not know this, but I spend at least 5 hours on a single post here in HeaRty’s Haven. Uploading photos online takes about 15-30 minutes considering the large size. However, with a fast connection, I can lessen it to just 5 0r 10 minutes. This is why it is important to choose the right provider for my internet needs.

When I got an invite to attend the Smart LTE launch, I immediately confirmed.  Smart Communications, Inc. is the first ever wireless service provider that offered 4G service in the Philippines.  I wanted to know about the Smart LTE plan, how much it’ll cost and what areas are covered by the service.

Smart LTE Launch Event

Smart LTE Launch
Celebrating a breakthrough in mobile internet, Smart definitely made a big bang with their launch.  It started with a sumptuous lunch prepared for media folks.  Smart executives entertained questions about Smart LTE.  I arrived a bit late so I didn’t catch the Q&A.  However, I did have a copy of the press release so I think I have enough information to share with you about the product! 🙂

We were then asked to go to Resorts World activity area for the event proper.  The place was full of personalities like celebrities, executives, shoppers, gamers, bloggers and media practitioners.
I got to meet the Social Media Specialists of Smart: Tob (@Smart_Tob), Myka (@Smart_Myka) & Kimberly (@Smart_Kimberly), they are getting popular!  For any questions about new Smart subscriptions, they are the go-to guys!  Follow them on Twitter!

Smart Social Media Specialists
Cosplayers were all around the place!  Total coolness for the geeks during the time.

Smart LTE Launch Cosplayers

Jinri Park was the most sought after celebrity during the Smart LTE launch.  I saw how my blogger friends looked at her when she passed by our area.  They were all admiring her beauty.  I, myself, find her so pretty as well.

It was also a nice surprise to know that she’s a gamer.  I guess that’s why she graced the event.  She knew how important it is to have blazing fast connection when you’re playing online games.  Smart LTE is the way to go especially with its ability to deliver speeds of up to 42Mbps.

Smart LTE Launch Jinri Park
To prove how fast Smart LTE’s abilities are, Smart partnered with E-Games to fly Korean gaming champion Kim Hong Jae to Manila.  Kim competed with Filipino gaming champion Pablo Poblador during the event in a round of Starcraft II.

Smart LTE Game Tournament
It was a nice event!  I was glad I attended it.  It’s just sad that my future home isn’t covered by Smart’s LTE service.  But hey, Smart is increasing availability of the service in the country before the year ends, so it’s something to look forward to!

Smart 4G LTE Plan 3500

Smart LTE Dongle
SMART-Long Term Evolution (LTE) – Surf the web at blazing speeds that can clock up to 42 Mbps. Download movies in minutes, full album in seconds, and real-time gaming with no lag.
With Smart LTE Plan 3500, you receive:
  • A Smart LTE dongle (Huawei E392) that is capable of going at blistering speeds of up to 42Mbps
  • 10GB of data
  • Expanded coverage in key cities around the Metro
  • P3,500 per month
  • P450/GB charging in excess of the 10GB
  • Compatibility with 2G/3G/HSPA/HSPA+ networks for areas where no LTE is available.
  • 24 months lock in period
Smart LTE is available in 49 locations but will grow in time.  Here’s the location map for your reference:
Smart LTE Locations
Metro Manila
• Taguig – The Fort • Makati City – Salcedo & Legaspi Village • Pasig City – Ortigas • Mandaluyong
• Pasay City – SM Mall of Asia • Manila – Binondo • Muntinlupa City – Alabang
Interested?  Go to Smart 4G LTE official site.

Unlimited LTE to First Subscribers
Smart LTE Live Faster Live More
Good news!
For this new service,  Smart is offering LTE on unlimited until October 25, 2012!  Early subscribers must be in for a treat!  Imagine being able to use blazing fast internet speeds without having to worry about additional fees!  I’m sure disk space will be a challenge for early adopters during this time.
I’ve been hearing about LTE since last year.  Finally, it’s available for everyone here in the Philippines!  This is yet another first by Smart.  If you have the need for speed, this is definitely the service for you!
Online gaming, streaming videos and downloading files are now much faster than ever.  This definitely matches Smart’s vision for people to Live More.
Live Faster, Live More with Smart LTE.
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