Saturday, November 23, 2013

Smart Bro Flexitime: Fully Controllable Mobile Broadband

Smartphones are very common nowadays. I don't know how many times I've started with that statement in my blog. It's that common. It's also very affordable. For as low as 2,500 pesos, you can buy yourself a smartphone in this day and age. It might even become cheaper in the near future. Given that, the need for a more reliable and affordable mobile broadband package is becoming a need as compared to before when it just started where it was more of a luxury to have one.

Because of the proliferation of free WiFi zones, you can save a bit of money. Although having an unlimited internet subscription is more convenient, not everyone has a budget for it. Basically, not everyone has a budget for unlimited internet and not everyone who has a budget needs unlimited internet. This gives birth to a need which Smart now provides.

If you are someone I am describing above, I just discovered something that is perfect for you. Say hello to this internet package from Smart Bro Prepaid called 'Smart Bro Flexitime'. It's an internet that you can use whenever you need it. It's as simple as that.

Why would someone want the 'Smart Bro Flexitime'?
- If you are in the office 1/3 of the time in a day and you have free internet access c/o the office or school.
- After you travel back home, you also have a home broadband subscription and not only that,
- ...it's split to sleeping/chores/watching/studying TV etc

In that scenario, you only get to you use your mobile broadband while travelling to and from work or maybe school. That's around 2 hours a day, maybe?

If you use mobile broadband for 2 hours a day, multiply it by 5 working days and that gives you 10 hours per week. You probably won't be even using those 2 hours if you drive by yourself. Commuting? You'll be scared to whip out your smartphone unless it's one of those 2,500 ones which also has a risk of being snatched because these thieves are not very choosy unless it's a 'Nokia 5110' or the huge 'Nokia 2110' where you can use it to attack them back (which is not a smartphone, by the way).

To tell you the truth, unlimited internet subscription is still the way to go but there are some people who just needs a few hours in his/her entire week to use mobile broadband. Another perfect use for this bucket is for those who needs back-up internet. It's like those on-demand packages. Those Smart Bro pocket WiFi devices are getting more and more affordable already. Like the LTE pocket WiFi. They slashed the price from almost 7k to just 4,888. They also slashed the price of the Smart Bro pocket WiFi to just less than 2k pesos. It's very affordable now.


Here are the Flexitime packages you can choose from:
Package
Validity
Keyword
P20 for 2 hours
1 day
FLEXITIME 20
P30 for 3 hours
1 day
FLEXITIME 30
P50 for 5 hours
3 days
FLEXITIME 50
P100 for 12 hours
7 days
FLEXITIME 100
How?
(Keyword then send to 2200. Example: 'Flexitime(space)100' and send to 2200.)

How fully controllable is the Smart Bro Flexitime? Here's an illustration.
Alvin subscribes to Flexitime 100 (Valid for 7 days) on Monday. Here's how he uses it:

Monday - Office internet breaks down. He needs to send an e-mail before lunch. He switches on Flexitime and uses it for 10 minutes. He now has 11 hours and 50 minutes left.
Tuesday - He left his LTE pocket WiFi at home. He needs to have internet access because he is using Waze to navigate his way through traffic. He switches it on again and uses it for 1 hour 30 minutes. He now has 10 hours and 20 minutes left.
I can go on until I finish the 12 hours and you can re-subscribe again.

This is Smart's way of offering buckets and packages that will exactly fit your needs. It's like they are giving you all options out there and you just choose what's best for you. If you just need a bit of mobile broadband time, go for this. Otherwise, unlimited is still the way to go. You can save money by opting for this bucket if you don't need an unlimited mobile data subscription.
Having more options will save you money = Live More.

*Plug-It, Pocket WiFi, SMART Bro Prepaid SIM Only
*To register, just text FLEXITIME (amount) and send to 2200.
More info? https://bitly.com/flexitime

Cheftonio
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2 comments:

rigil kent granada said...

Q#1 what is the speed of the this promo? 12-48 kbps or 1 mbps?
Q#2 i watch a lot of youtube clip while going to work or im on a lunchbreak about 300 MB i consumed everyday...so if a watch a 5 minutes of video so will i only get deducted about 5-6 minutes of internet time?
Q#3 does this have a Data cap?

rigil kent granada said...

Q#1 what is the speed of the this promo? 12-48 kbps or 1 mbps?
Q#2 i watch a lot of youtube clip while going to work or im on a lunchbreak about 300 MB i consumed everyday...so if a watch a 5 minutes of video so will i only get deducted about 5-6 minutes of internet time?
Q#3 does this have a Data cap?