Smart taps Starmobile to offer LTE phone costing P2,988

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications (Smart) is partnering with Starmobile to offer an affordable LTE smartphones for TNT subscribers and first-time mobile data users.

Left to right: Carlo Endaya (Smart vice president for prepaid marketing), Andrew L. Santos (PLDT-Smart FVP and consumer marketing head), Alex O. Caeg (PLDT-Smart head of consumer business for customer development), Ulyssis Lao (Starmobile president), Michael Chen (Starmobile COO) and Ardie Balderrama (Starmobile sales and marketing head)

Under the partnership, Smart and Starmobile are presenting the Play Click LTE bundle for TNT subscribers at an affordable price to encourage more users to upgrade to LTE.

“True to TNT’s promise of affordable fun, together with Starmobile, we want to bring one of the most affordable LTE smartphones to the market so that every Filipino will have the chance to have data access and experience a digital life with LTE,” PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head Andrew L. Santos said.

“We’re offering one of the most affordable LTE handsets in the market right now, which could encourage feature phone users to upgrade to LTE-ready handsets without breaking the bank. By doing this, we can let everyone enjoy the fastest LTE network from Smart and TNT,” said Starmobile chief operating officer Michael Chen.

Starmobile’s Play Click LTE will be available for P2,988, discounted from its original price of P3,490 while supplies last.

The LTE smartphone is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, which gives new and existing TNT subscribers an easy, affordable and fun experience when they stream videos, play mobile games or browse the internet.

The Play Click LTE smartphone automatically comes with a free TNT SIM with 15 days of free access to Facebook, Instagram, Clash of Clans or Wattpad (up to 200MB per day). Mobile users would just need to text UROWN to 4545 using the TNT SIM included in the bundle to access the freebies.

The affordable device also provides free internet access through the pre-installed freenet app. The LTE-ready smartphone is also ready to do next-generation calling technologies like Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice Over WiFi (VoWiFi).

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