Friday, September 26, 2014

MVP announced Free Internet for all (Live Blog)

MVP today announced that ALL Smart, Sun and Talk n Text subscribers will be able to access the internet for free. They are allocating 30mb per day for free.

Offer lasts until November 30,2014 and is a promotional offer only for the meantime. 

Postpaid subscribers are not included in this offer. More updates as we do live blog here.

Prepaid subscribers can literally do anything. Wikipedia, Spinnr music streaming, Facebook and post photos, even in Instagram. Video and torrent sites not included.

Goal is to develop internet usage as a habit. 

The 30mb volume is how they average each user will need. Free but not unlimited as advertised.

LTE and 3G network use is also included. 

They can extend the offer beyond November 30 depending if it is a success. 

Free Internet starts today for prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun and Talk n Text.

If you exceed 30mb, you will hit a Smart pay zone informing you that you have reached your maximum allocated bandwidth. You will have the option to stop or pay and continue.

It will not affect postpaid and paying subscribers. They are prepared to handle the traffic coming from this offer.

66million prepaid subscribers but only around 20million has smart phones. Total free bandwidth per subscriber is almost 1GB a month. End goal is to stimulate the habit of using it. 

Mobile internet usage is growing around 70% and Smart wants it to grow further.

Will do a separate blog post about this announcement in a bit. Stay tuned.