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Feb 12, 2013
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LTE connectivity is really fast.

Too bad it's also uber-expensive.

But, for those who want to hop on the local 4G bandwagon, don't fret yet! Smart has just unveiled a set of LTE packages that won't force you to spend thousands of pesos in one go. In fact, you can go for as low as P50 to enjoy next-gen surfing speeds of up to 50Mbps, and beyond!

Yep, only P50, and that will net you one day of 4G LTE surfing. Bitin? You can also opt for 7-day and 30-day packages, which will cost you P299 and P995, respectively.

Looks all good, but we have to remind you of three things. First, you must be a Smart Postpaid Regular Plan, Consumable Plan, or Unlimited Data Plan subscriber so, no, this isn't a prepaid service. Second, you must have an LTE-capable device (with an LTE-capable SIM) to use the service. Third, LTE isn't a nationwide thing yet, although more and more areas are becoming 4G-ready locally (click here for more info).

Now that we have those out of the way, here are the keywords you need to register:

  • LTE 50 and send to 2200 (good for one day)
  • LTE 299 and send to 2200 (good for one week)
  • LTE 995 and send to 2200 (good for one 30 days)

We've also been told that, at least until March 30, 2013, this will be a true unli service, which means no data caps! Nice!

One last thing. If you find yourself in an area with no 4G, you will automatically be connected to Smart's High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network which also boasts faster speeds (think 5-10mbps) than what 3G can manage.

Now go and surf till you drop!

WORDS: NEPS FIRMALAN
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