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SmartNet Now an Android App, Free to Download from Android Market

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I just came from Smart Communications’ event where it was announced, among others, that the SmartNet is now a free Android application.  SmartNet used to be tied up to the Netphone 701 and other SmartNet handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Y.  Smart has decided to take the SmartNet ecosystem to the Android Market in order to give it a wider reach.  This will be convenient and useful to Smart subscribers who have their own Android phones but would otherwise be unable to use SmartNet without buying a SmartNet-specific phone from Smart.

Asked whether the SmartNet services that were free on the Netphone 701 and the Samsung Galaxy Y Netphone edition such as Chat and Social Hub will still be free on the SmartNet App, representatives from Smart said that they will still be free.   For other services, the user will be charged the normal browsing rates.  Smart representatives said that the SmartNet app will soon be available on the iOS platform and in fact, an iPhone running SmartNet was shown to us at the event.

The SmartNet app has been updated from its Netphone 701 version.  It now looks more polished and the functionality and features have been streamlined.  Here are a few screenshots of the SmartNet App from the Android Market.

  

 

I like the theme of the SmartNet app since it goes well with Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS.  Here is how it looks on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

I will try to post a review of the app.  You may download the SmartNet app from the Android Market on your phone or you may go here.

9 Comments

  1. fiGhTc0rrupti0n Reply

    CANNOT CHAT NOW ON FB AND YAHOO MESSENGER WITH THE SMARTNET APP, I DON’T KNOW WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM.

    THIS SEEMS TO BE FREE DATA FROM SMART…WHAT HAPPEN? DO I HAVE HAVE TO SHIFT TO GLOBE?

  2. Cherry Mae Reply

    Why can I no longer use Smartnet.. It says update phone’s date and time. it just started today.. but prior to that, I cant see my fb posts and twitter posts to respective lines.. It only shows up in Smartnet line? This used to be my favorite app or whatsoever you call it.. because its free plus fb, twitter and chat is on.. the latest update which can see pictures already is just a bonus for me… so PLEASE DO SOMETHING…

  3. Hizonmelody Reply

    sa umpisa lang naman free .. after one day ayaw na mag’open ..

  4. Smartbro_ken Reply

     smartnet still needs data connection, 10 pesos per 30 minutes… their is no point using this apps..

  5. Krizzy_maecutie2005 Reply

    need bah dito na my 10p na load bago magamit?ive tried kc na 1p lng ang load wen i log in it always say nah there’s an error.. plz help..

  6. Lance Baydal Reply

    Hi.. thanks for the info. I will consider this in buying my entry level android phone

  7. Charsanchez1990 Reply

    Hi TB, totoo bang magkaron ako ng VAS if i use apps like facebook etc etc? instruction kasi saken use browser lang pag mag iinternet? GNex on Plan 200

    • Yung free lang ay use ng social services and smart services within SmartNet. Pag lumabas ka from the SmartNet ecosystem you will be charged the normal  rate

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