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How To Buy Songs from iTunes and Purchase Apps for Apple iPhone Using Smart Prepaid Load or Postpaid Account

Great news for Smart Postpaid and Prepaid subscribers using iPhone or iPad; You can now conveniently purchase paid apps from the Apple App Store as well as songs from iTunes using your postpaid account or prepaid load!

Smart Pay With Mobile, Buy Songs from iTunes with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid, Buy Apps for Apple with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid

Dubbed “Pay-With-Mobile,” this innovative service from the MVP-company eliminates the need for a credit card to buy paid content and make in-app purchases for iOS devices, which has long been a barrier for many Pinoy consumers in maximizing the full potential of their Apple devices.

Basically, this works by giving subscribers the ability to sign up for a Pay-With-Mobile number which they can use exclusively with their iTunes accounts. All app downloads, in-app purchases, and digital content bought using Pay-With-Mobile will be deducted from users’ prepaid load, or charged on top of their monthly postpaid bills. It's very easy!

Smart Pay With Mobile, Buy Songs from iTunes with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid, Buy Apps for Apple with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid
Mr. Ramon Isberto, Mr. Lloyd Manaloto and Mr. Anthony Esporlas of Smart Communications and PLDT Group during the launch of Smart Pay-With-Mobile held at the Makati Shangrila Hotel just a few minutes ago.

"Smart understands that not everyone owns a credit card, but that shouldn’t stop people from realizing the full potential of their mobile devices. This is why we have worked hard to bring this groundbreaking service to Filipino users, which we believe will further revolutionize the way they enjoy their favorite lifestyle apps and content on their devices," said Mr. Charles Lim, EVP and Wireless Consumer Division Head at Smart. He added, "This is yet another way that Smart is making mobile Internet fun, fast, and worry-free for all of our subscribers."

You won't break a sweat subscribing to this service. To get started, you only need to register by texting REG to 4949. After which, you will receive your Pay-With-Mobile number and other pertinent account details. Once you have those, you can go to your Apple ID Account Settings page on iTunes or the App Store, select “MasterCard” as their payment option, and enter the number and other details that Smart texted you on their corresponding fields.

Smart Pay With Mobile, Buy Songs from iTunes with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid, Buy Apps for Apple with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid

Smart Pay With Mobile, Buy Songs from iTunes with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid, Buy Apps for Apple with Smart Prepaid and Postpaid

Once your Pay-With-Mobile card number is associated with the account, you can already purchase all the apps, games, movies and music that you want on your iPhone or iPad, as well as make in-app purchases within “freemium” apps. For prepaid subscribers, just make sure that you have enough load to cover the price of the song or the paid application. For every successful transaction, subscribers will receive an SMS notification to inform them of the purchase. Note that a 15% premium will be charged on top of the published App Store and iTunes rates to account for VAT (value-added tax) and foreign exchange rate difference in dollars.

"With more than 1 million apps available in the app store, as well as tons of music and movie content downloadable via iTunes, users will have endless amounts of entertainment wherever they go using their Apple devices," Mr. Lim shared. Finally, high-quality games and applications are now even more accessible to Filipino consumers, thanks to Smart!

Smart Pay-With-Mobile service will begin rolling out on February 16, with full availability by February 18. According to our sources from the company, this service will also be available to Sun Cellular prepaid and postpaid subscribers soon.

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