Smart LTE covers entire Metro; telco adds Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to LTE offers


LTE technology, the next phase of communication network after 3G, is fast encroaching major areas in the Philippines as Smart announced its fourth-generation (4G) LTE network is now covering all of Metro Manila.
Smart LTE now covers all 17 cities and municipalities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela.
Smart LTE is also present in over 170 cities and municipalities across the country, including the province of Rizal, North Luzon, South Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
“We foresee how access to a reliable and pervasive LTE network can help create so many new ways for our subscribers to benefit from the technology. These benefits include access to multimedia entertainment, and the use of technology as a tool for education, health, governance, among others,” said Rolando G. Peña, head of technology at Smart and its parent company PLDT.
“By continuously expanding our LTE coverage, we are ‘investing’ in local communities and economies, and making sure that the best of our services are available to our subscribers, wherever they are in the country,” added Peña.
With the announcement, Smart subscribers using LTE-compatible devices to wirelessly access the Internet will be able to enjoy speeds of up to 42 megabytes per second (Mbps). This means enjoying movies or videos, uploading or downloading photos, among others, on their mobile device with no lag, no buffering, and no delays.
To get more people to experience and take advantage of LTE, Smart disclosed that that it will exclusively carry the new Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3”, one of the world’s most advanced Android ‘phablets’.
Available at Smart All-In Plan 1200*, and free at Unli Data Plan 2000**, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3” is the largest LTE-capable smartphone in the market today, bringing into one handy device the perfect combination of super-fast LTE connectivity and the maximized viewing experience of a phablet.
“In the same way that this phablet is the perfect device for people who cannot quite decide whether to get a smartphone or a tablet, so is Smart LTE the perfect ‘partner’ to a device as advanced as the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3”,” said Smart Postpaid Business Head Kathy Carag.
“Not only is Smart LTE faster and more reliable, but it is also the Philippines’ most widely-available LTE service. This ensures that users can maximize their Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3” and enjoy its features right in the areas where they live, work and play,” added Carag.
Smart’s expanded LTE coverage is supported by over 71,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables connecting the wireless leader’s base stations to the core network, enabling it and its parent company PLDT to deliver the best data services at the speed of light.
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