SMART Communications last Saturday officially launched the latest addition to its mobile broadband service portfolio, the SMART LTE.
LTE, Long Term Evolution or 4G LTE is the fastest 4G wireless technology in the country and SMART assures its subscribers of up to 42Mbps download speeds with the SMART LTE service. We ran a number of speed tests during the event and we were getting an average of 50Mbps+, pretty impressive.
With that that speed, users can now download movies in minutes or stream HD videos and play online games seamlessly.
Smart Executives Noel Lorenzana, Mar Tamayo, Olan Pena and Napoleon Nazareno
SMART LTE is priced at Php 3,500 per month with a 10 GB monthly data cap. Beyond the allocated bandwidth, subscribers have to shell out Php 450 per GB.
Sounds expensive but SMART LTE is much cheaper as compared to the LTE services in other countries, In the US for example, LTE is being offered at Php 500 per GB and around Php 700 – Php 1,000 per GB in neighboring countries (in Asia).
SMART is also offering its SMART LTE service UNLIMITED until October 25, 2012 to early subscribers. Sweet!
SMART LTE is now available in these locations around Metro Manila. Smart promised to increase the number before the year ends.
In the absence of LTE signal, the SMART LTE dongle can use Smart’s 4G HSPA+, 3G and 2G services.
SMART’s parent company, PLDT has also recently deployed its new fixed broadband service, the Fiber-to-Home (FFTH) with speeds of up to 100Mbps – another sweet deal to check out for.
For more information on SMART LTE, check out this link.
Photos taken from the SMART LTE Launch