Smart offers iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in the Philippines

Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced today that it will offer iPad Air 2 with WiFi + cellular and iPad mini 3 with WiFi + cellular later this week.

Smart will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its ultrafast LTE with speeds up to 42 Mbps. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will both be available starting at Plan 1499, which already comes with 85 hours of Internet surfing every month. An initial cash-out of P7,200 and P2,700 respectively will apply upon subscription.

“We are delighted to offer to subscribers the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, two powerhouse devices that work best with Smart’s largest broadband network in the Country,” said Michele Curan, FVP for Data and International Services at Smart. “With these new iPads powered ny ultrafast Smart LTE, users will be able to enjoy the best of mobile entertainment whenever and wherever they may go.”

iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world – weighing less than a pound yet packed with amazing new innovations including a new anti-reflective Retina display, all new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras for better photos and videos, A8X second generation 64-bit chip delivering improved CPU and graphics performance, faster WiFi and LTE wireless, and the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

So thin and light you can comfortably hold it all day long, iPad Air 2 gives you access to more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it – all while delivering great 10-hour battery life. The new iPad mini 3, also including Touch ID, come in three gorgeous metallic finishes including gold, silver and space gray.

All-month surf

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are also available at Plan 1999 and Plan 1799 respectively, and comes with 3.5GB of mobile data every month plus all-month surf.

With Smart’s new All-Month Surf, subsribers will be able to enjoy limitless basic internet surfing and access to online services such as their favorite social network sites, blogs, web searching, chat messaging, and email reading, among others. This is best for casual users who have very light internet requirements on the go.

But once they access bandwidth-heavy online activities such as downloading and streaming, the data they consume will be counted against their monthly volume allocation. Once their volume data runs out, they will no longer be available to access these services but can continue to do basic internet surfing, thanks to All-Month Surf. But if they want to continue accessing bandwidth-heavy online activities, they have the option to purchase additional volume data buckets through the Smart Bro dashboard.

Subscribers can enjoy the new iPads with the Country’s largest broadband network, backed by more than 10,000 4G (HSPA+/LTE) sites all around the country so they can enjoy the best of the Internet whenever and wherever they may be.


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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