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All you need to know about Smart.



ABOUT SMART

Smart Communications Inc., commonly referred to as Smart (and officially stylized/ self-styled as SMART), is a wholly owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT Inc., a telecommunications and digital services provider based in the Philippines.

The company has 73 million mobile subscribers as of 2020, under the brands Smart, Sun, and TNT. Smart's wireless broadband subscribers number 3.8 million under the brands Smart Bro and Sun Wireless Broadband.

Smart offers commercial wireless services through its 2G, 3G, 3.5G HSPA+, 4G LTE, and LTE-A networks, with 5G currently being deployed in multiple locations in the Philippines.

Smart's terrestrial wireless telephony service is being complemented by its satellite communication services Smart Sat and Marino which also serve the global maritime industry.


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SMART COMMUNICATIONS

  • Type: Subsidiary
  • Industry: Telecommunications, Remittance
  • Founded: January 24, 1991; 31 years ago (in Manila, Philippines)
  • Headquarters: Smart Tower, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
  • Area served: Philippines
  • Products: Mobile telephony
  • Services: Broadband services, Digital platform services
  • Parent: PLDT
  • Website: smart.com.ph



WHERE TO BUY A SIM CARD IN THE PHILIPPINES

Here are the top mobile networks (where you can purchase and get a SIM card) in the Philippines:

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Important Events for Smart

    Anticipating the liberalization of the telecommunications industry in the Philippines a group of Filipino investors led by Orlando B. Vea and David T. Fernando organized Smart (then named Smart Information Technology, Inc.) on January 24, 1991. The company obtained its congressional franchise in April 1992 and was granted a provisional authority to operate a mobile cellular service in May 1993.


    In December 1993, Smart commenced commercial operations of its cellular service. By then, Smart had drawn in partners. These were: First Pacific, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate through its Philippine flagship Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone of Japan (NTT).

    In compliance with the government's telecommunications program, Smart established a local exchange service in the cities and provinces assigned to it under the "service area scheme." The company also obtained licenses to provide international gateway, paging and inter-carrier transmission services.

    On March 24, 2000, PLDT completed its share-swap acquisition of Smart, making Smart a 100%-owned PLDT subsidiary.

    In February 2011, Smart unveiled the Netphone, its own line of Android-compliant smartphones designed for emerging markets at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Netphone was introduced as the world's first smartphone backed by an operator-managed platform.

    On August 25, 2012, Smart launched the Philippines' first 4G mobile broadband commercial service running on LTE technology. On April 13, 2016, Smart introduced the first commercial LTE-A Service in Boracay, Aklan.



    On June 13, 2016, Smart and its parent company PLDT unveiled their new logos and identity as part of the company's continuing digital pivot.

    In February 2017, Smart and parent company PLDT signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Huawei Technologies "to shape the strategic and commercial development of the 5G ecosystem in the Philippines".

    On April 21, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10926 which renewed Smart's license for another 25 years. The law granted Smart a franchise to establish, maintain, lease and operate integrated telecommunications, computers, electronics, and stations throughout the Philippines.



    Frequencies used by Smart Communication

    Here are the frequencies used by Smart Communication

    2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)

    Duplex Mode: FDD
    Frequencies:
    • E-GSM 900 MHz (Band Number 8)
    • DCS 1800 MHz (Band Number 3)

    3G (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+)

    Duplex Mode: UMTS-FDD
    Frequencies:
    • CLR 850 MHz (Band Number 5)
    • E-GSM 900 MHz (Band Number 8)
    • IMT 2100 MHz (Band Number 1)

    4G (LTE/LTE-A/LTE-A Pro)

    Duplex Mode: FDD
    Frequencies:
    • APT 700 MHz (Band Number 28)
    • CLR 850 MHz (Band Number 5)
    • DCS 1800 MHz (Band Number 3)
    • IMT 2100 MHz (Band Number 1)

    Duplex Mode: TDD
    Frequencies:
    • S-Band 2300 MHz (Band Number 40)
    • BRS 2500 MHz (Band Number 41)
    • CBRS 3500 MHz (Band Number 42)

    5G NR (New Radio)

    Duplex Mode: FDD
    Frequencies:
    • APT 700 MHz (Band Number n28)

    Duplex Mode: TDD
    Frequencies:
    • BRS 2500 MHz (Band Number n41)
    • C-Band 3500 MHz (Band Number n78)



    List of Products and Services Offered by Smart Communications

    Smart Prepaid
    • This is Smart's prepaid services

    Smart Signature Plans+
    • Signature Plans+ are the new and enhanced versions of Signature Plans with Netflix. Enjoy more data plus Unlimited 5G, Unlimited Calls, Unlimited Landline, Unlimited Texts, and a Netflix Mobile Plan!

    Smart Bro (Home WiFi)
    • Easy-to-use devices that doesn’t need any line application and installation.

    Esports

    Smart and its parent company PLDT launched Omega esports, a professional esports team for Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7 that competed in the 2019 The Nationals.

    It is also a major sponsor of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports events in the Philippines such as the previous MSC 2019.


    ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

    Klook.com

    Smart Sports Teams

    Here are sports teams under Smart brand:
    • TNT Tropang Giga (PBA basketball team)
    • Smart Giga Hitters (PSL women's volleyball team)

    ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA


    Smart Communications

    Headquarters: Smart Tower, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
    Instagram: @livesmart
    Twitter: @smartpromos


    How to Contact Smart Communications

    Here are the Smart contact numbers you can call 24/7:

    Toll-free Hotline Numbers:     
    • *888 using SMART Link Terminal
    • *777 using SMART & Talk 'N Text cellphone

    Facsimile:
    • +63(2) 511-2286
    • +63(2) 511-3222

    Note: the telephone numbers above are for SMART Link related concerns only.

    To see all contact details for each SMART products, visit - How to Contact SMART Customer Service (Hotline and Chat)


    RELATED:


    Smart Communications News & Updates


    All You Need To Know About Smart Communications



    All you need to know about Smart.



    ABOUT SMART

    Smart Communications Inc., commonly referred to as Smart (and officially stylized/ self-styled as SMART), is a wholly owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT Inc., a telecommunications and digital services provider based in the Philippines.

    The company has 73 million mobile subscribers as of 2020, under the brands Smart, Sun, and TNT. Smart's wireless broadband subscribers number 3.8 million under the brands Smart Bro and Sun Wireless Broadband.

    Smart offers commercial wireless services through its 2G, 3G, 3.5G HSPA+, 4G LTE, and LTE-A networks, with 5G currently being deployed in multiple locations in the Philippines.

    Smart's terrestrial wireless telephony service is being complemented by its satellite communication services Smart Sat and Marino which also serve the global maritime industry.


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    SMART COMMUNICATIONS

    • Type: Subsidiary
    • Industry: Telecommunications, Remittance
    • Founded: January 24, 1991; 31 years ago (in Manila, Philippines)
    • Headquarters: Smart Tower, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
    • Area served: Philippines
    • Products: Mobile telephony
    • Services: Broadband services, Digital platform services
    • Parent: PLDT
    • Website: smart.com.ph



    WHERE TO BUY A SIM CARD IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Here are the top mobile networks (where you can purchase and get a SIM card) in the Philippines:

    Shopee is my go-to app for things I needed like the ones above. If you'd like discounts and vouchers, you may get the best offers here:

    Important Events for Smart

      Anticipating the liberalization of the telecommunications industry in the Philippines a group of Filipino investors led by Orlando B. Vea and David T. Fernando organized Smart (then named Smart Information Technology, Inc.) on January 24, 1991. The company obtained its congressional franchise in April 1992 and was granted a provisional authority to operate a mobile cellular service in May 1993.


      In December 1993, Smart commenced commercial operations of its cellular service. By then, Smart had drawn in partners. These were: First Pacific, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate through its Philippine flagship Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone of Japan (NTT).

      In compliance with the government's telecommunications program, Smart established a local exchange service in the cities and provinces assigned to it under the "service area scheme." The company also obtained licenses to provide international gateway, paging and inter-carrier transmission services.

      On March 24, 2000, PLDT completed its share-swap acquisition of Smart, making Smart a 100%-owned PLDT subsidiary.

      In February 2011, Smart unveiled the Netphone, its own line of Android-compliant smartphones designed for emerging markets at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Netphone was introduced as the world's first smartphone backed by an operator-managed platform.

      On August 25, 2012, Smart launched the Philippines' first 4G mobile broadband commercial service running on LTE technology. On April 13, 2016, Smart introduced the first commercial LTE-A Service in Boracay, Aklan.



      On June 13, 2016, Smart and its parent company PLDT unveiled their new logos and identity as part of the company's continuing digital pivot.

      In February 2017, Smart and parent company PLDT signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Huawei Technologies "to shape the strategic and commercial development of the 5G ecosystem in the Philippines".

      On April 21, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10926 which renewed Smart's license for another 25 years. The law granted Smart a franchise to establish, maintain, lease and operate integrated telecommunications, computers, electronics, and stations throughout the Philippines.



      Frequencies used by Smart Communication

      Here are the frequencies used by Smart Communication

      2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)

      Duplex Mode: FDD
      Frequencies:
      • E-GSM 900 MHz (Band Number 8)
      • DCS 1800 MHz (Band Number 3)

      3G (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+)

      Duplex Mode: UMTS-FDD
      Frequencies:
      • CLR 850 MHz (Band Number 5)
      • E-GSM 900 MHz (Band Number 8)
      • IMT 2100 MHz (Band Number 1)

      4G (LTE/LTE-A/LTE-A Pro)

      Duplex Mode: FDD
      Frequencies:
      • APT 700 MHz (Band Number 28)
      • CLR 850 MHz (Band Number 5)
      • DCS 1800 MHz (Band Number 3)
      • IMT 2100 MHz (Band Number 1)

      Duplex Mode: TDD
      Frequencies:
      • S-Band 2300 MHz (Band Number 40)
      • BRS 2500 MHz (Band Number 41)
      • CBRS 3500 MHz (Band Number 42)

      5G NR (New Radio)

      Duplex Mode: FDD
      Frequencies:
      • APT 700 MHz (Band Number n28)

      Duplex Mode: TDD
      Frequencies:
      • BRS 2500 MHz (Band Number n41)
      • C-Band 3500 MHz (Band Number n78)



      List of Products and Services Offered by Smart Communications

      Smart Prepaid
      • This is Smart's prepaid services

      Smart Signature Plans+
      • Signature Plans+ are the new and enhanced versions of Signature Plans with Netflix. Enjoy more data plus Unlimited 5G, Unlimited Calls, Unlimited Landline, Unlimited Texts, and a Netflix Mobile Plan!

      Smart Bro (Home WiFi)
      • Easy-to-use devices that doesn’t need any line application and installation.

      Esports

      Smart and its parent company PLDT launched Omega esports, a professional esports team for Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7 that competed in the 2019 The Nationals.

      It is also a major sponsor of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports events in the Philippines such as the previous MSC 2019.


      ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

      Klook.com

      Smart Sports Teams

      Here are sports teams under Smart brand:
      • TNT Tropang Giga (PBA basketball team)
      • Smart Giga Hitters (PSL women's volleyball team)

      ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA


      Smart Communications

      Headquarters: Smart Tower, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
      Instagram: @livesmart
      Twitter: @smartpromos


      How to Contact Smart Communications

      Here are the Smart contact numbers you can call 24/7:

      Toll-free Hotline Numbers:     
      • *888 using SMART Link Terminal
      • *777 using SMART & Talk 'N Text cellphone

      Facsimile:
      • +63(2) 511-2286
      • +63(2) 511-3222

      Note: the telephone numbers above are for SMART Link related concerns only.

      To see all contact details for each SMART products, visit - How to Contact SMART Customer Service (Hotline and Chat)


      RELATED:


      Smart Communications News & Updates


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