At the launch of Smart’s LTE service, the telco first offered LTE Plan 3500 capped at 10GB, which means you pay a monthly fee of P3,500, get a download speed of up to 42mbps but you are limited to up to 10GB of data in a month. Needless to say, it was too pricey for a country like the Philippines although in other countries, LTE service could be more expensive.
Smart may have had a hard time selling LTE Plan 3500 since it is now offering a much better LTE package. The usual 10GB data cap at 42mbps speed which was first offered on LTE Plan 3500 is now on LTE Plan 1749. That means you only now pay P1,749 a month. That’s a much affordable pricing scheme and I believe a lot of people will be willing to try this out. What happens to those who got LTE Plan 3500, you ask? The cap for Plan 3500 has been increased to 21GB a month. That’s more than double the initial 10GB data cap.
Smart says new subscribers have the option of upgrading to a Smart LTE Pocket WiFi device. You only need to pay a one-time fee of P2,000. Smart LTE Plan 1749 is now available in select Smart Stores in Metro Manila. If you get a Smart LTE plan now, you can use it on an unlimited basis until January 31, 2013.