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Celebrities, freebies, faster internet & gadgets fair at PLDT-Smart Connected Davao this weekend

PLDT-Smart welcomes change in the country’s biggest city with Connected Davao, the first digital event of its kind in Davao City. More than an exhibition, Connected Davao at SM Lanang on October 15-16, 2016 will showcase the latest products and services from PLDT and Smart and celebrate that Davao City is now an LTE-covered city.

Smart is also hosting two retail events on October 15-16 at Gaisano Mall and NCCC.

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Connected Davao is a digital convergence that features experiential zones where subscribers can get to experience PLDT-Smart’s products, services and innovations firsthand. There will also be a selling area where the public can look at the best deals and bundles available. A highlight of the event is the Digital Discussions where the region’s top influencers and business owners will talk about how PLDT and Smart help them pursue their passions.

The event also highlights Smart’s full LTE rollout in Davao City. Smart LTE enables you to surf the net in ultrafast speeds of up to 42 mbps! That’s six times as fast as 3G.

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“With Smart LTE, everything is in high definition and real time – videos, games, photos, music and even video calls,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, Head of Wireless Consumer Operations for Smart.

“Because Smart has more cell sites in Davao City than any other network, subscribers will have the best mobile experience ever. They can watch videos on YouTube, update their friends on Snapchat and Instagram and communicate via messaging apps faster and more efficiently,” added Luna-Abelarde.

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For Davaoños to best experience this much-improved mobile data network, they must:

  •  Set their phone to AUTO CONNECT to 3G/4G/LTE for Android;
  • Or to 3G or LTE for IOS.


PLDT Home and Enterprise

PLDT will put up a connected home, a school and a co-working office and cafe during the Connected Davao event to show.

A connected home powered by PLDT keeps your entertainment and other digital needs close at hand. In this set-up, the public can test out the products using PLDT Home’s high speed Internet.

In the high speed work station set-up, Davaoenos will experience efficient and consistent SME/Wifi and Enterprise solutions.

Try out the Samsung VR and other innovative gadgets in the School set-up.

During the digital discussions, there will be a talk on Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age.

Discounts and instant freebies at Gaisano Mall and NCCC

There will be simultaneous retail events at Gaisano Mall for Smart and NCCC for TNT on October 15-16.

Games with special prizes, freebies and a special celebrity guest, Jasmine Curtis await Smart subscribers at Gaisano Mall of Davao on October 15 from 10am to 9pm.

This is also the best opportunity for Davao residents to enjoy Smart’s LTE speeds as all Smart SIMs are now LTE ready.


The Gaisano Mall event showcases the Smart Prepaid Phone Kit, which includes an LTE-capable Android handset (an 0+ Presto 700) with a 5″ screen and Smart Prepaid’s LTE SIM. The kit includes free one-year data (free 100MB/month for Clash Royale, FB, Viber and more plus P30 monthly load reward when you load an accumulated P100/month for 12 months.

Lucky Smart subscribers can get instant freebies such as VR headsets, phone docks with stylus pens, USB mobile fans and more for at least P50 purchase of any Smart product.

Top players of the race car game can also win special prizes such as GoPro Hero 4, JBL Charge2 Plus Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Bavin 18000mAh Power Bank.

Or you could compete against a surprise guest celebrity and get a photo op!

Smart will also give selected subscribers 1GB of shareable data, valid for 3 days plus 300MB YouTube, iFlix and more for FREE. This data can be shared with family members and friends.

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