Smart extends free text bundles to ‘Yolanda’ victims

November 22, 2013 10:31 am 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) on Friday said it has extended the free Short Message Service (SMS) bundle to its subscribers in areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” until November 24.

In an advisory, Smart said the free text bundle offered was extended to give its subscribers more time to reconnect with family and friends in the country and elsewhere around the world. The free bundle consists of 25 local and three international text messages.

Subscribers in the affected areas will automatically receive a daily notification on the free SMS bundle offer without having to register for the service.

The offer, which was made available last week, will continue to be given to subscribers in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Leyte, Northern Cebu, Palawan and Samar. Smart subscribers in Biliran and Iloilo will also receive notifications regarding the free text bundle.

Restoration of network facilities in affected areas are in full swing with Smart and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) able to restore most of the network coverage in many areas immediately after the typhoon in order to serve vital communications for relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Both companies are now fast tracking restoration in the remaining areas. As of November 18, Smart said 85 percent of the cities and municipalities in the Visayas have network coverage. (PNA)

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