I use LTE on a regular basis and I can personally attest that it is currently the fastest mobile internet technology. I don’t get the 42Mbps speed promised by the networks but it’s still considerably fast compared to HSPA+ or 3G. I’ve seen 6 to 8mbps speed on my iPhone and I’m extremely happy to get this speed.
If you have wanted to try LTE but you didn’t want to get a postpaid plan, Smart is now offering LTE service on prepaid basis. This brings Smart closer to its ‘LTE for All’ promise. To avail of prepaid LTE, you can either purchase a Smart LTE SIM card, a Smart LTE Plug It or a Smart LTE Pocket Wi-Fi.
The SIM-only kit is priced at P350 and it already comes with free LTE 299 package which is good for 7 days of unlimited LTE use. You can use the SIM card on LTE capable handsets. Smart is offering a Nano SIM or a dual-cut SIM for LTE devices that require micro or regular SIMs.
If you want LTE on your laptop or computer, you can purchase the Smart LTE Plug-It for P5,995 or the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi device for P6,995. These are also pre-loaded with an LTE 299 package which is good for 7 days of unlimited LTE use.
For bucket pricing, LTE can be available for P50 valid for 1 day, P299 valid for 7 days and 995 valid for 30 days. Just send the appropriate key word to 2200 (e.g. LTE 50 send to 2200) to load.
Smart LTE is also available on postpaid at LTE Broadband Plans 1299, 1749, and 3500.