How to Enjoy Cheap Mobile Internet For SMART/TNT Subscribers (Philippines)
UPDATE: SMART Launches Opera Unlisurf 15. The most affordable surfing service in the Philippines!
Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. launched yet another affordable data plan with Opera Mini. The new Opera UnliSurf 15 data plan is now considered the most affordable mobile surfing service in the Philippines.
The daily unlimited package lets users surf the internet for 24 hours for 15 pesos. It also includes a free 15mb data for streaming videos and downloading of content. With this data plan, you can now access your favorite websites* anytime, anywhere
To enjoy this affordable rate, just text the keyword, OPERA 15 send to 211 (Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, regular Postpaid, Infinity).
*Streaming of videos and downloading of content in excess of 15mb will get standard data charges.
Below are the data plan options:
How can we maximize and enjoy mobile internet using SMART Always On?
If you’re like me who want to read emails and access, browse and update your social networks on the go then I recommend that you use Always ON 99. Simply type ON <space> 99 and send to 2200. This is a 50 MB consumable plan for 30 days.
How can a 50 MB last for 30 days?
Of course 50 MB will not last for 30 days if you are using your default mobile internet browser! Your next step is to download Opera Mini for mobile. Why Opera Mini? Simply because it has a compression technology that reduces data costs to up to 90%. Isn’t that amazing?
To download and install Opera Mini, just go to m.opera.com then choose the browser that is compatible for your phone and follow the instructions. The cost for downloading and installing opera mini is 10 pesos. You can use your computer if you want to download the installer for free but I suggest that you use your mobile phone because it will automatically detect which version of opera mini is compatible to your phone.
After installing opera mini and registering to Always On 99, you can now enjoy access to different websites. You can also chat with your friends using yahoo messenger and facebook.
To make sure that your 50 MB data plan will last for 30 days, avoid doing the following:
- Stream videos
- Download videos and mp3s
- Download games and other mobile softwares
This way, you can enjoy a longer period of mobile internet browsing. Why would you need to do these anyway when you can do it on your PC or laptop at home?
So that’s it Filipino folks! Follow these simple steps now to start enjoying a cheaper mobile internet anytime, anywhere!
NOTE: Make sure that only Opera Mini and NO other apps are using your mobile internet. You have to log out or exit from other apps that can automatically connect to the internet and consume your data plan or else, say "goodbye" to your extra loads. You know how smart SMART is. :p