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Smart Communications Launches Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Postpaid Plans via Smart Infinity VIP Welcome Event

Last night, at the Salon De Ning of Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City, the country's largest network and global wireless leader Smart Communications officially launched its postpaid plan bundles for two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Mark Milan Macanas, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome

The event - called Smart Infinity ViP Welcome - saw the gathering of Smart Infinity's top-level subscribers as well as those who pre-ordered the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from the MVP-company's premium postpaid brand.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome

“The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the year’s most awaited smartphones, truly deserve the VIP welcome from Smart Infinity. Now, our members can enjoy a bigger and better iPhone experience only from the country’s biggest mobile network,” said Ms. Julie Carceller, Head of the Smart Infinity Business Group at Smart.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome, James Chi, Julie Carceller
Ms. Julie Carceller, Issa Litton - Event Host, and James Chi, Marketing Manager of Smart's Infinity Business Group during the countdown for the Smart iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' availability in stores.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome
Canapes, desserts, and wine filled the VIP guests while bands entertained and serenaded everyone at the exclusive event.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome
Apple products like Macbook Pro and Macbook Air were also given away as prizes at the VIP gathering.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus, Smart Infinity VIP Welcome
Thanks, Smart Infinity!

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 in a Nutshell

Flaunting a re-imagined ultra-slim aluminum enclosure with rounded edges, Apple iPhone 6 is equipped with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution, providing 38 percent more viewing area than its beautiful predecessor, the iPhone 5s.

Apple iPhone 6 is powered by a second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture Apple A8 chip that - according to the company - offers faster performance and is more energy efficient, delivering higher sustained performance with great battery life. "With Metal, a new graphics technology in iOS 8, developers can take performance of the A8 chip even further to bring console-class 3D games to iPhone. The A8 chip also includes a new, powerful Apple-designed image signal processor that enables advanced camera and video features."

The device also has an M8 motion co-processor that's there to gather motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer that senses air pressure to provide relative elevation. This unique co-processor is capable of continuously measuring your motion data, even when the phone is inactive or asleep, saving battery life for fitness apps that use sensors all day. With Apple iOS 8, motion data gathered by M8 appears in the Health app (and other upcoming similar applications) so users can see how many flights of stairs they've climbed, or how far they've walked or run.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus

As for the phone's imaging capabilities, there's the new iSight camera with an improved sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus, letting you capture any moment really fast. High-definition video capture on iPhone 6 has been improved and now has higher frame rates up to 60fps for 1080p video and 240fps for slow-motion clips, as well as continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilization and time-lapse video. The FaceTime HD camera in front now captures over 80 percent more light with a new sensor and larger f/2.2 aperture delivering clearer and brighter selfies plus it comes with advanced new features including burst mode and HDR video.

In a nutshell, "The Apple iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger -- it’s also better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly curves to meet the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of smartphone by the American company that’s better by any measure."

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus

Meet Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Practically just a stretched-out, larger version of the smaller co-flagship Apple iPhone 6, the metal-clad Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with a number of cool new features here and there -- apart from flaunting a larger 5.5-inch Full HD Retina Display.

Like the regular iPhone 6, the Plus version is equipped with the new 8 MegaPixel iSight camera with improved sensor that now comes with 'Focus Pixels' for faster autofocus in addition to its large 1.5-micron pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture. But what makes Apple iPhone 6 Plus' main camera module even more special is that it features Optical Image Stabilization, which lets you capture crisp and clear shots even when you're walking or your hand is shaking as it compensates for movement while you're taking photos.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus

As for video capture, you can enjoy higher frame rates up to 60fps for 1080p video and 240fps for slow-motion clips, as well as continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilization and time-lapse video. On the other hand, the FaceTime HD front cam - with all-new burst mode and HDR video - is now capable of capturing over 80 percent more light with its more powerful sensor and larger f/2.2 aperture for brighter and more vibrant selfies.

“We are thrilled to offer the new iPhones to our members today. Coupled with Smart Infinity’s renowned aftersales service and premium perks and privileges, the iPhone experience of our members is elevated to an entirely new level,” added Mr. James Chi, Marketing Manager at Smart Infinity.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus
Smart Infinity Plan Matrix

Smart Infinity Gives You VIP Privileges

Those who avail of the new iPhones from Smart Infinity can expect a world of VIP perks and privileges unmatched by any other mobile service provider. Some of these exclusive premiums include:

Infinity Relationship Officer. Members have their very own account manager, whom they can directly call for concerns regarding their Smart Infinity account. This service is exclusive to Prestige Plan 5000 and Premium Plan 8000 members only.

Priority Hotline and Smart Store Service. Members enjoy the privilege of having an exclusive 24/7 dedicated call-in service.

Smart Infinity Worldwide Concierge. Smart Infinity fulfills both mobile needs and lifestyle needs as well. Members simply call the concierge for dining reservations, gift deliveries, travel bookings, business services and more, here and abroad.

Smart Infinity Lifestyle App. Access your Smart Infinity services, privileges, account information and international roaming rates with a just a touch.

For those who are interested in the premium membership services offered by Smart Infinity experience, you may contact 8488806 or infinitysupport@smart.com.ph. You can also sign up for your Smart Infinity iPhone 6 or Smart Infinity iPhone 6 Plus directly via http://www1.smart.com.ph/infinity/iphone6

Big Time Treatment Even for Regular Smart Postpaid Subscribers

“We know many Filipinos are keenly anticipating the arrival of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the good news is they can now get these bigger iPhones from the country’s biggest mobile network. Subscribers can enjoy surfing the Internet, taking photos, downloading apps or playing games on the new iPhones that are now powered by Smart’s expansive coverage nationwide,” said Ms. Kathryn Carag, Postpaid Marketing Head at Smart.

Smart iPhone 6, Smart iPhone 6 Plus
Smart Postpaid Plan Matrix

For interested subscribers who want to check out or claim their new iPhones from November 14 to 16, Smart will take care of their ride to and from selected Smart Stores absolutely FREE! They only need to download the Uber app on their phones, book a ride, and enter the SMARTIPHONE6 promo code to get the ride without any cost. Upon arriving at the store, a special lane will be dedicated for them so they can immediately get and enjoy their devices on that day.

Additionally, for a limited time period since launch, postpaid subscribers who got a new iPhone will be able to choose their own mobile number, if available. This offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be enjoyed when you sign up at any Smart Store nationwide.

As an added treat, each user who subscribes to any Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus model from Smart will immediately get three FREE movies they can watch through Blink, a new and innovative mobile app that lets them watch Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows on their mobile phones.

Subscribers can also buy more movies by texting BLINK 60 (catalog movies), BLINK 99 (latest movies) or BLINK 250 (unlimited TV series) to 3161. To enjoy these exciting video content, users only need to download the BLINK app from the App Store.

“We want our subscribers to feel big-time, to feel special, so we have prepared all these exclusive perks and surprises for them when they get their new and shiny iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from our stores,” Carag added.

So what's the easiest way to get your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Smart? The quickest and most convenient way to do that is via their official website for these bundles - http://www1.smart.com.ph/Pages/iphone6/buy. There, you can choose to apply for a postpaid plan, buy a prepaid kit, or renew your current plan.

To wrap this up, let me share what Mr. Tim Cook - Apple's current CEO - has to say about their latest iPhone models:

"The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry. And we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it."

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