Smart Fires Up LTE in Pag-asa Island

Ciara Alarcon
Smart Communications, the wireless subsidiary of PLDT wireless, has recently fired up its 4G LTE service in Pag-asa Island in the Municipality of Kalayaan. It is one of the most remote cell sites in the country, located about 500km from Puerto Princesa.

Smart fires up LTE in Pag-asa Island
Smart Fires Up LTE in Pag-asa Island

“The activation of LTE in Pag-asa island is proof of our continued commitment to give our customers access to our services, wherever in the Philippines they may be, regardless of the challenges,” said Mario G. Tamayo, senior vice president and head of Network Planning and Engineering at PLDT-Smart.

Smart Rolls Out LTE Sites in Palawan! (6/19/2018)

Residents of Palawan will start experiencing an improved mobile experience, as Smart Communications (Smart) rolls out its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service across the province.

Kicking off with its capital Puerto Princesa, Smart expresses its plan to grow its LTE sites in the province this year. The company’s initial internal tests in areas, including the Puerto Princesa airport and Honda Bay, revealed that it has LTE download speeds of between 12 to 60Mbps.

Meanwhile, right in time for Baragatan Festival, Smart announced that consumers can visit their sales booth during the celebration to upgrade their SIMs for free, avail themselves of discounted LTE smartphones, and learn more about Smart LTE.

The brand also explained that Smart Prepaid and Smart Postpaid subscribers can check if their SIM is LTE-ready by sending the code SIMCHECK to 5832. Users can easily upgrade to an LTE SIM without having to change their existing mobile number, as well. Available at Smart loading partners nationwide for only Php10, consumers simply have to ask for an LTE-Ready Self-Service Upgrade SIM offering.

See Also: Smart LTE-Advanced Now Available in Batanes

“This is part of Smart’s broader effort to deliver world-class internet service to every corner of the country. Now that our sites are up in areas like Puerto Princesa, Basco, Sagada and Sarangani, we will be able to serve our customers better, wherever they may be,” Mario G. Tamayo, Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering for PLDT and Smart.

With that, the telco company is confident that tourists and residents of Palawan can now stay connected while on business or vacation.

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