Smart Communications partners with Plentina to enable customers to buy now, pay later

Silicon Valley based Plentina offers a micro consumer loan to pay smart subscriber load

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Silicon Valley-based fintech startup Plentina to enable customers to conveniently purchase prepaid load through its mobile app. Under this partnership, Smart subscribers can access a Buy Now, Pay Later service that enables them to conveniently take out a micro consumer loan to pay for their load via Plentina.


“We welcome Plentina as one of our direct distribution partners. Our tie-up with Plentina provides a financial service that caters to the broader base of prepaid customers,” said Alex O. Caeg, SVP and Head of PLDT Smart Consumer Sales Group.


Smart Communications and Plentina partnership
Smart Communications partners with Plentina to enable customers to buy now, pay later


“We also hope to extend this service to our retail and device partners so that they can offer more convenient and flexible modes of payment for customers who may want to purchase mobile phones or other gadgets from Smart,” added Caeg.


To widen financial access, Plentina and Smart Communications are working together to reach even more Filipinos and provide them with easier access to mobile load as well as to digital tools for work and study.


“Smart and Plentina have the same DNA – we both want to make Filipino lives better. Filipinos can download the Plentina app, and if they pass the credit scoring, they can already purchase load instantly. They won’t get stressed out even when they don’t have available cash. You might not have the money now, but then you can load up your Smart mobile phone using credit through Plentina and pay later according to your preferred schedule,” said Earl Valencia, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of Plentina.


To avail of the service, Smart and TNT customers just need to download the Plentina app, follow the registration process and then wait for approval. Once approved, they can shop for their needed products and services, and pay in installments. 


Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network

Customers can enjoy leveled-up productivity, social, and gaming experiences powered by Smart, which is recognized as the Philippines’ Best Mobile Network by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband intelligence. 


Smart received this accolade after dominating two crucial Ookla Speedtest Awards categories, the “Fastest Mobile Network” and “Best Mobile Coverage”, from Q1-Q2 2022. 


To continue enjoying the best mobile internet experiences powered by Smart, subscribers are encouraged to register their Smart and TNT SIM at



Eli has 28 years of extensive IT sales expertise in Data, voice and network security and integrating them is his masterpiece. Photography and writing is his passion. Growing up as a kid, his father taught him to use the steel bodied Pentax and Hanimex 135mm film and single-direction flash, Polaroid cameras, and before going digital, he used mini DV tape with his Canon videocam. He now shoots with his Canon EOS 30D. Photography and blogging is a powerful mixture for him.

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