Smart Communications‘ Talk ‘N Text Panalo Phone offering, the cheapest prepaid handset bundle in the country at only P499, is now available nationwide. This move is possibly Smart’s way of tapping the last 10 million Filipinos who still don’t own mobile phones.
The Talk ‘N Text Panalo Phone kit includes a brand new Cherry Mobile or a Huawei G1103 handset with a built-in Talk ‘N Text SIM pre-loaded with free SMS. Smart is offering micro-priced bucket packages as low as P5 to Panalo Phone users. This indeed is a super affordable option to Filipinos who cannot otherwise afford a cellphone.
The Talk ‘N Text Panalo Phone also works with Smart Money for mobile micro-payment and money transfer services.
“As we moved close to 100,000 Panalo Phone kits in just five months since its launch, we quickly saw how offering real value to this fresh set of unserved, potential mobile subscribers was key to our overall strategy of slicing and dicing the market,” said Jane Basas, head of marketing at Talk ‘N Text.
“The improved Smart network allows us to guarantee the highest quality of service to Talk ‘N Text users, despite its lower price. This includes superior call quality, nationwide coverage, and no downtime,” added Basas.
The Talk ‘N Text Panalo Phone is now available in selected Smart Stores nationwide and in Smart and Talk ‘N Text sales agents and provincial distributors in strategic areas.