How To Get Free Mobile Internet from Smart, Sun, and Talk N' Text on Your Android Smartphone

Starting today until November 30, 2014, Smart Prepaid, Talk N' Text, and Sun Cellular Prepaid will be providing all of their subscribers with 30 MB of free internet allocation everyday.

That's what PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced just a few hours ago at the exclusive media event held at the Shangrila Hotel in Makati City. This landmark move is part of the MVP-Group's advocacy of 'internet for all' and to encourage more Pinoy consumers to use mobile data on their smartphones and stay connected online even while on the go, away from a WiFi connection.

"We are launching this initiative to provide a much larger number of Filipinos the opportunity to try out and experience the Internet, enjoy its benefits and, as we at Smart like to say, live more,” said Mr. Pangilinan. This special offer is specifically designed to assist our prepaid subscribers who make up the bulk of our population. Many of them already have the mobile devices capable of accessing the internet but have yet to use them to go online. In this way, Smart can effectively promote digital inclusion and spread the benefits of the Internet in the fastest and most effective way possible,” he added.

To avail of the free mobile internet offer, Smart, Talk N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers must have an available airtime balance of at least one peso, or is subscribed to any load bucket or promo. They must register each day, by simply sending “FREE” to the number “9999.” Registration is free. They will receive an SMS confirmation upon successful registration.

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Step 1: To get your free 30MB of mobile data, simply text "Free" to 9999.

Once registered, subscribers can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day. Data charges will however apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, videos, VOIP and messaging.

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Step 2: Simply wait for the confirmation message and you're good to go.

According to Smart, this free mobile internet offer likewise follows their recent announcement that it has stepped up the deployment of its mobile internet network, to meet the growing demand for mobile data services. The company recently reported a 73% hike in mobile data traffic, as smartphone prices continue to fall and innovative services like SmartNet and PisoNet allow more and more Filipinos to gain access to the Internet via their mobile phones.

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Back to the subscription process: After getting the text message confirming that you are already subscribed to the promo, just turn on your smartphone's mobile connection and browse away!

Answers to FAQ's c/o Smart Communications:

What will happen to my existing data subscriptions?
Your existing data package will NOT be affected, and you will still be allowed to register to the Free Internet special offer.
While using the Free Internet special offer and you access the sites/apps that are EXCLUDED under the promo terms, these transactions will be charged against your existing data subscription.

Is the Free Internet unlimited?
No it is NOT unlimited. Subscribers can enjoy all-day access to their favorite sites for free, initially up to 30MB. The free service, however, is subject to the promo use conditions.

What can you do with 30MB?
On the average, a subscriber with 30MB can enjoy ALL of the following services:
20 social media posts with photo
50 web pages loads
20 plain emails
15 minutes of music streaming

Is the Free internet service available for roaming?
No. Promo can only be used while in the Philippines.

Is the free internet available for postpaid and broadband subscribers?
No. Postpaid and broadband will have their own promotions.

What is the speed of the service?
Speed will depend on several factors, such as the device/handset being used, the location and the time of use of the subscriber.
The service is delivered across all network platforms – 2G/3G/4G.
Minimum speed is 12kbps.

What sites/apps are EXCLUDED from the free internet promo?
The Free Internet special offer EXCLUDES the following:
Download, stream and watch videos (Youtube, Vimeo)
Use VOIP apps (FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Skype, Viber, Tango)
Use messaging apps (Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Viber)
Peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and apps like Bittorrent

TP Insider Scoop: A trusted source disclosed to me last night that this new free internet promo is part of Smart Communications' plan to herald the official launch of its exclusive partnership with RocketInternet, the company behind Lazada, Zalora, Easy Taxi, Carmudi, and FoodPanda, among others. All of which have brilliantly made mobile applications that can work perfectly with Smart's mobile data services.