Manny Pangilinan: FREE mobile Internet for two months


If you have a Smart, Sun Cellular, or Talk ‘n Text prepaid SIM on a data-enabled mobile device, you can enjoy up to 30mb of FREE mobile Internet per day for two months.

Now you can browse through and post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; visit your favorite sites; search on Google and Wikipedia, use Waze and Google Maps; book a cab or limi through Easy Taxi and Uber; use traffic info sites like MMDS’s and InterAksyon’s; send and receive emails; update your blogs; listen to music via Spinnr; or shop online via Lazada or Zalora, all without incurring data charges.

Just to be clear: it’s free mobile Internet with limits – 30mb per day – and up until the end of November. “Free” here means no data charges, not unlimited bandwidth. 

“This special offer is specifically designed to assist our prepaid subscribers who make up the bulk of our population. Many of them have the mobile devices capable of accessing the Internet but have yet to use them to go online,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of Smart and its parent company, PLDT.

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This move complements Smart’s other affordable Internet access innovations, such as PisoNet, which gives users 10 minutes of mobile Internet access for one peso.

Here’s how:

To avail of this 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 eash day, by simply sending “FREE” to the number “9999.” Registration is free. They will receive an SMS confirmation upon successful registration.

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

This special offer will be available initially until November 30, 2014.


Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for