Smart announces exclusive partnership with Skype


Smart Communications recently announced an exclusive partnership with Skype to bring you Skype Qik app. Skype Qik is a new mobile messenger app which allows you to quickly capture videos as they happen, and immediately share them with friends through one-touch recording and instant sharing.

For three months from launch, all Smart subscribers in the Philippines can use the Skype Qik Android or iOS apps to send video messages to friends without incurring additional data charges on prepaid or postpaid subscriptions.

“The behavior of our users is evolving, and Smart is prepared to usher them into the digital world with this latest exclusive partnership with Skype. From simple SMS messaging to mobile chat apps, the way Filipinos communicate has evolved over the years. Video has become part of the vocabulary of mobile phone users, so video messaging is just the next logical step in this evolution. Smart, in partnership with Skype Qik, paves the way toward a new way of communicating through video messaging,” said Charles A. Lim, EVP and Wireless Consumer Division Head at Smart.

Qik it or it didn’t happen

Skype Qik’s friendly interface allows you to easily capture videos and share it with friends through user-created groups. Qik Fliks lets you pre-record up to 12 short videos for when you want to quickly respond to a video message. Its like a personal video equivalent of an emoji icon.

Videos shared through Skype Qik will be stored in separate threads for each individual or group, and each video sent can be removed from one device and deleted across the devices of the group’s members. Once a message is two weeks old and everyone has forgotten about it, it automatically disappears.

Get started!

The new Skype Qik offer can be accessed on any data-enabled device across any Smart network platform (2G to 3G to 4G). To get started, just download the Skype Qik app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

For more information on Smart’s Skype Qik offers, you may visit

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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