Smart bares 15 days of free calls, texts for Marawi residents

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Photo credit: Photo credit:[/caption] Starting on June 23, Friday, Marawi residents who are Smart, TNT, and Sun prepaid subscribers will benefit from free calls and texts within the three networks, valid for 15 days. The service also coincides with the observance of Eid?l Fitr, or the end of Ramadan, on June 26, Monday. The public service is open to residents still caught in Marawi City, as well as residents who have evacuated the besieged area. Eligible Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers shall receive a notification within the next few days to inform them how they can avail of the call and text services without incurring charges. ?We realize that mobile communication serves as a vital lifeline in disaster and crisis situations. By providing our special service to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi, we enable our brothers and sisters to reconnect with their loved ones and draw strength from each other in these trying times,? said Ramon R. Isberto, PLDT and Smart Public Affairs head. Smart has also put up Libreng Tawag stations at evacuation centers in Iligan City, and assisted in distributing relief goods and personal hygiene kits at evacuation centers in Lanao del Norte. Smart has also donated P2 million worth of mobile services to soldiers deployed in Marawi, and has teamed up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to provide communications support to civil military operations and rescue groups. Smart, along with PLDT, is also providing Internet connectivity at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operations Center in Iligan City. ]]>

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