If you’ve ever wanted to switch cellular service providers but want to retain your old trusty mobile number, you can now do so FOR FREE with the official launch of the Mobile Network Portability (MNP) scheme.
MNP, which is covered by the MNP Act or RA 11202, enables Filipinos to retain their mobile number even when they change service providers, giving them greater freedom to choose the best network and services that suit their needs. Under MNP, customers may also switch their prepaid account to a postpaid plan and vice-versa without replacing their mobile number.
To switch to the Smart network, a mobile user must first secure a Unique Subscriber Code from his or her originating provider to serve as clearance, and bring it to the nearest Smart Store along with a valid ID and any proof of mobile ownership. From there, Smart shall begin processing the MNP application without any charges. To know more about making the Smart move, mobile users may also visit www.smart.com.ph/switch or head to the nearest Smart Store.
“MNP enables more mobile users to finally make the Smart move and experience the country’s fastest mobile data network without the hassles that go with changing one’s mobile number – from having to import contacts and inform your circles, to relinking digital subscriptions and e-wallets,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
“It is also a game-changer for the telco industry because it pushes us to improve and raise the bar on our services, which we at Smart have been constantly doing with our aggressive network improvement efforts and 5G rollout.”
Those switching and current subscribers of SMART can also take advantage of their latest 5G promos like the recently launched Smart Signature Plans+, the first and only postpaid line-up in the country that features Unli 5G access for subscribers.
Aside from Unli 5G access, the groundbreaking Signature Plans+ also come with other unlimited features for a truly worry-free postpaid experience. These include Unli Calls & Texts to All Networks, Unli Calls to All Landline Numbers, plus 12-month Netflix Mobile Plan subscription for unlimited enjoyment of thousands of award-winning shows, series, and more.
“Our Signature Plan+ offers are in line with our strategic efforts to bring the game-changing benefits of Smart 5G to more Filipinos,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
“Speed has always been vital in our increasingly digital world, and we believe that by offering an Unli 5G experience on our fastest 5G network we are enabling you to realize unlimited possibilities in your careers and passions. We’ve designed the Signature Plans+ to be simply unlimited for the unlimited you,” she added.
With Unli 5G on the Smart Signature Plans+, subscribers can upload and download heavy work files in seconds, make crystal-clear video calls, and stream virtual seminars and classes seamlessly. Customers can also post and share their passions with the rest of the world faster and immerse in their choice of entertainment with seamless streaming and lag-free gaming anytime and anywhere.
Signature Plans+ come in four SIM-Only plans, which are all packed with bigger and better data allocation.
For Plan XL+ at Php2,499 per month, subscribers can get true Unlimited 5G & 4G data throughout their contract.
For the other plans, subscribers get Unlimited 5G data for six months plus big data allocations — Plan S+ (Php999 per month) with 20GB, Plan M+ (Php1,499 per month) with 40GB and Plan L+ (Php1,999) with 60GB.
On top of that, all these postpaid plans are packed with Unlimited Calls & Texts to All Networks, Unlimited Landline Calls to All Networks and a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription.
Smart will also soon provide options to pair Signature Plans+ with 5G devices through its partnerships with leading smartphone makers, including Apple, Huawei, OPPO, realme, Samsung, vivo, and Xiaomi, among others.
In fact, if you’re eyeing the iPhone 13, Smart will open pre-orders for this on October 11, 2021.
For new Prepaid subscribers that will be entering Smart’s wide network, they can enjoy Giga Hello data, call, and text freebies to keep them connected from the get-go. Smart Prepaid subscribers can also enjoy unlimited access to their favorite apps with Unli GIGA offers, while TNT customers can enjoy Double GIGA Video which comes with 14 GB for more streaming on YouTube, iWantTFC, CignalPlay, and GigaPlay plus 2 GB for all sites and apps valid for 7 days.
Smart also enables all subscribers to conveniently manage their digital lifestyle with the GigaLife App, an innovative one-stop app that allows subscribers to check their account details, monitor their subscriptions and usage, and buy promos from a comprehensive list of offers to suit every lifestyle. Subscribers may also conveniently transact on the GigaLife App using GigaPay as well as earn and accumulate GigaPoints that may be exchanged for exclusive rewards, lifestyle perks, and awesome experiences.
For more on Smart’s Signature Plans+ and switching to Smart’s Network and retaining your number via MNP, headover to their official website to know more.