Smart Bro teams up with Travel Factor for Free WiFi in local trips
You can now experience more of the Smart Life on the road as Smart Bro teams up with top adventure group Travel Factor to keep you connected online while exploring the country’s popular destinations.
Put up by a group of travel enthusiasts in 2006, Travel Factor is one of the major adventure tour providers in the country today, offering Filipinos a wide range of activities in more than 80 destinations here and abroad – from surfing, diving, biking and food tripping, among others.
Under the partnership, all local trips of Travel Factor shall be powered with FREE Smart Bro WiFi connection, backed by the country’s largest mobile broadband network with over 10,000 4G sites nationwide.
Perks at #SmartBro Trips
Both Smart Bro and Travel Factor are also launching #SmartBro Trips, a line-up of local tours that offer 20 percent discount to owners of Smart Bro Prepaid 4G or LTE Pocket WiFi.
Smart Bro Trips include journeys to the enchanting landscapes of Sagada in the Mountain Province; top surfing spots like Baler in Aurora and San Juan in La Union; the historic sites of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur; and the breathtaking trek to Mt. Pulag – Luzon’s highest peak – located in Benguet.
As an added perk, all #SmartBro Trip participants shall be given a free kit filled with travel must-haves as well as get a chance to win a brand new Smart Bro Pocket WiFi.
Perfect travel companion
“Online connectivity is now a must for a more fun and rich travel experience because it allows you to access essential travel information as well as share your awesome adventures with your friends and loved ones in real time,” said Michele Curran, First Vice President, Data and International Services at Smart.
“With its reliable high-speed connection and nationwidest coverage, Smart Bro is the perfect travel companion to serve all your connectivity needs and enable you to live the Smart Life – with access to useful and meaningful mobile innovations and services on the go. That’s why we are thrilled to team up with Travel Factor and allow travelers to experience the Smart Life firsthand,” she added.
“With Smart Bro as our official mobile broadband partner, we are sure to provide even greater value to our travelers, who now have all the means to spread the word about the many awesome sights in the country through online social media,” said Travel Factor Managing Partner Cedric Valera.
“This is a powerful tool to influence more Filipinos to get out and enjoy the amazing sights our country offers– from scenic beaches, historic ruins to striking views from the mountains.”
Smart Life on the road
Using Smart Bro’s high-speed connection, you can upload photos of your trip on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in real-time, allowing your friends and loved ones to take a peek into your journey as it happens. Travel information is also at your fingertips – from live maps, list of must-sees and must-dos, practical tips as well as useful reviews.
In between pit stops, you can also rely on Smart Bro to unleash the entertainment powerhouse in your mobile devices – whether through streaming your road trip playlist on Spinnr, catching up on your favorite series on iFlix or Fox, reading online travel books and magazines on Buqo, or just playing your favorite mobile games like Clash of Clans.
This latest partnership builds on the brand’s efforts to boost the experience of travelers and support tourism in the country.
Last year, Smart Bro partnered with Crowne Plaza to provide corporate accounts with mobile broadband connectivity as an added amenity — a first of its kind joint venture in the Philippine hospitality industry.
Smart Bro also signed a strategic deal with Cebu Pacific to make available the Smart Bro-powered Cebu Pacific Fun Data SIM, which international passengers can purchase inflight so they can stay online and connected while traveling around the Philippines.
The country’s biggest network has also been supporting the country’s major festivals and celebrations, and has launched groundbreaking digital tourism projects in collaboration with city and provincial governments, private sector partners and InnoPub Media.
High-speed Smart Bro devices
Smart Bro offers ultrafast connection through the Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi, which can connect up to 10 gadgets and offer speeds of up to 12 Mbps. Available for only P1,495 at Smart Stores and gadget retailers nationwide, the device comes preloaded with 300MB of online access plus 100MB worth of YouTube and Skype Qik, valid for three days.
Smart Bro also provides blazing Internet speeds of up to 42 Mbps through its Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi, which can also connect up to 10 gadgets. The device is available at Smart Stores and gadget retailers nationwide for only P3,495 and is preloaded with seven days’ worth of free mobile internet.
Visit smart.com.ph/bro/promos/smartbrotrips for more information about Smart Bro Trips and Travel Factor, and check out http://smart.com.ph/bro for Smart Bro’s latest line-up of devices and offerings.
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