Smart provides Metro buses with free Wi-Fi

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The new line of Wi-Fi-enabled buses can power simultaneous connections to the Internet at any given time, the company said. To avail of Smart?s free Wi-Fi service, commuters have to turn on their Wi-Fi-enabled devices as soon as they get onboard any of Smart?s partner public utility buses. Those stuck in traffic and within proximity of the bus can also connect to the Wi-Fi, making a Smart-powered bus one giant Wi-Fi hotspot. ?This service will enable commuters to make good use of their travel time ? allowing them to check their mail, do last-minute changes to a presentation for school or work, or simply stay connected with friends and loved ones, while aboard public buses? said Mellissa B. Limcaco, Smart brand head. Cheryl Reyes, operations manager of FermEx, one of the transport partners of Smart said, ?This collaboration with Smart has allowed us to enhance our service to the public at no additional cost. There are no extra fare charges nor registration requirements. All passengers need to do is search for the Smart Wi-Fi connection using their favorite device while riding our buses, and they can surf the Web for free.? Aside from Fermex or Fermina Express, Smart has also partnered with other Metro Manila operators such as BOVJEN, Everlasting Bus Company, Ismael Bus Line (IBL), and Universal Guiding Star Bus Line, in the deployment of the pioneer batch of Smart?s air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled buses. The special Smart-powered public buses are now operational at key city routes which include Ayala Avenue, Baclaran, Edsa, Fairview, Lagro, Malanday, and Quiapo. Smart said its Wi-Fi-enabled buses complement the partner bus lines of parent firm PLDT and sister telco Sun Cellular offering Wi-Fi and plying key Metro Manila and provincial routes. ]]>

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