Manila, Philippines — Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is taking subscribers further into the future as it launches the latest iPhones – iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini – with the new Signature 5G Plans.
The first Apple devices with 5G capabilities, the latest iPhones will open exciting possibilities for subscribers as they offer a higher level of performance for uploads and downloads, higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming, and real-time interactivity for breakthrough 5G experiences.
The latest iPhones also take users into the future with new advanced features – from the Apple-designed A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip in a smartphone, Super Retina XDR displays, pro camera systems, and innovative design.
First dibs on 5G with new Signature 5G Plans
Smart welcomed the much-anticipated iPhone 12 by unveiling the new Signature 5G Plans, which are specially designed with generous data allocations to unlock the capabilities of Smart 5G’s superfast speeds, ultra-low latency, and higher efficiency.
By adding P300 per month, subscribers can get two times more data with Signature 5G Plans versus the regular Signature Plan L and XL. Signature 5G Plan L is available at P2,299 per month and comes with monthly 30GB data, Unli AllNet Calls, and Texts, and 150 mins PLDT Calls. Those looking for more data can get Signature 5G Plan XL at P3,299 per month, which comes with monthly 60GB data, Unli AllNet Calls, and Texts, and 300 min PLDT Calls.
All Signature 5G Plans come with Data Rollover, which means all unused data allocation from the previous month will be carried over to the following month.
With bigger data allocations, subscribers can simply make the most of superfast Smart 5G: downloading a 20-minute episode from Netflix in seconds, streaming high-resolution videos without buffering, or playing high-bandwidth mobile games without delay.
“Our 5G future is here, and we’re enabling our subscribers to embrace this new platform with our Signature 5G Plans, which make it so much simpler to maximize the superior features of the new iPhone 12,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
“On top of this, Smart Signature lets you take full control of your mobile lifestyle and gives you rewarding experiences via the GigaLife App so you can just focus on slaying your goals in your career or passion,” Basas added.
Available on the Apple App Store, the GigaLife App enables subscribers to track their usage, add data boosters, or conveniently pay their monthly bill with just a few taps on their smartphone. The app also features GigaPoints, which lets users earn and accumulate points that may be exchanged for data perks and, very soon, exclusive treats lifestyle partners.
Get the iPhone 12 at P2,799 per month.
With the Signature 5G Plan L, subscribers can get the iPhone 12 (64GB) at P2,799 per month with a one-time cash-out of P5,820.
With the same plan, Smart subscribers can get their hands on the future with the iPhone 12 Pro (128GB) at P3,099 per month with a one-time cash-out of P10,100; and iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) at P3,299 per month with a one-time cash-out of P11,110. iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) is also available at P2,599 per month with a one-time cash-out of P4,800.
Recontracting subscribers also have the option to add their down payment to their monthly amortization.
Subscribers can sign up for the new iPhone 12 with Smart Signature 5G Plans via the Smart Online Store or Smart Stores nationwide. For more details on Signature 5G Plans for iPhone 12, visit www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone12 and www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone12Pro .
iPhone 12 Midnight Surprise
Smart launched the iPhone 12 on Signature 5G Plans with a 360-midnight event aptly themed, ‘First to the Future.’ Streamed on Smart’s Facebook page, the event enabled viewers to pan around or tilt their screen for an immersive entertainment experience with Arts and Lights Play and original beats by creative music producers CRWN, BP Valenzuela, and Lustbass.
Lucky Smart subscribers also snagged Apple gadgets and accessories while counting down the minutes to the official arrival of the iPhone 12 in the country.
When the clock struck 12, Smart pulled off a surprise iPhone 12 delivery to goal-slayers who have made their mark in different fields and passions, including OPM icon Rico Blanco; lifestyle and fashion host Marie Lozano; content creator Wil Dasovich; beauty queen and host Laura Lehmann; and lifestyle vlogger and doctor Kara Gozali.
Also among the first to get hold of the new iPhone 12 from Smart Signature were Gilas player Dwight Ramos; entertainment and lifestyle host MJ Marfori, Creative Director Suki Salvador; content creator Janina Manipol; creative director Patrick Martin; former Ateneo Blue Eagles captain Anton Asistio; and lifestyle blogger Lissa Kahayon. Follow these goal-slayers on their respective social media accounts as they pay the surprise forward to their followers and loved ones.
The leader in 5G
Smart is at the forefront of the 5G revolution in the Philippines with the continued nationwide roll-out of its ultrafast 5G network, including strategic sites in Metro Manila, Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Laguna, New Clark City in Pampanga, and Rizal.
Just recently, Smart showcased the power of 5G and iPhone 12 with Acces5Granted, a groundbreaking 5G-powered 360 multi-venue concert.
Shot entirely using iPhone 12 and streamed on 5g.Smart and Smart YouTube channel, the concert brought together top musical acts including UDD, She’s Only Sixteen, Brigada, DJ Aryan Magat, and Michael Pacquiao, who performed from two stages Intramuros, Manila, and the other in Boracay Island in Aklan.
Though hundreds of kilometers apart, Acces5Granted showed the artists collaborating and interacting seamlessly with their peers, made possible by Smart 5G. The concert’s 360 formats also enabled viewers to immerse themselves in the performances and the two venues.
Philippines’ fastest mobile data network
The iPhone 12 is also compatible with Smart LTE, which has consistently been recognized as the fastest mobile data network in the Philippines by third-party mobile internet analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal.
Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart LTE as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the first half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 18.33, with average speeds of 15.94 Mbps for download and 7.57 Mbps for upload, based on 2,810,963 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.
On the other hand, Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, reported in its November 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload, and Download Speed Experience, 4G Availability, and 4G Coverage Experience.
For more details about Smart 5G, visit 5G.Smart and follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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