Smart offers unlimited calling within its network nationwide with Smartalk

Smart Communications is offering its subscribers unlimited calling within its network through the Smartalk service, which will be available nationwide starting tomorrow, June 26.

Under the service, which was formally unveiled in Cebu yesterday, Smart subscribers can make unlimited calls to other users in its network using two subscription plans: Smartalk 100 and Smartalk 500.

Smartalk launch in Cebu
SMARTALK LAUNCH. (From left) Atty. Maria Jane Paredes, Smart public affairs manager for Visayas and Mindanao, Danilo Mojica, head of Smart’s wireless consumer division, and Annie Naval, marketing group head, answer questions of reporters from Cebu and Mindanao during the launch of Smartalk in Cebu City.

Smartalk 100 offers 5 days of unlimited calls within the network for P100. Smartalk 500 offers 30 days of unlimited calling for P500. Subscribers can enroll into the plan either through conversion of their current load or by buying Smartalk loads from Smart retailers.

The service is also available to Smart post-paid users both as a P500 add-on to their monthly fee or through purchasing Smartalk 100 and 500 loads from retailers. Company officials said this is the first time that post-paid users can purchase packages from load retailers.

“This is best for post-paid subscribers who prefer to stay within their monthly service fee cap yet need to avail themselves of unlimited calling,” the company said in a statement.

To use the unlimited calling service, prepaid users have to dial *6400 plus the 11-digit number of the Smart subscriber. Smart post-paid users, however, do not need to add *6400 and can just directly dial the number. Annie Naval, head of Smart marketing, said they were working to simplify dialing for prepaid users.

Danilo Mojica, head of Smart’s Wireless Consumer Division, said the company ‘s network is efficient enough to take the increase in volume of calls expected with the promotion.

Mojica said the product was extensively tested in Cebu “against all parameters” and results “were very positive.” He said that in the three weeks of testing, they only had three complaints and these had nothing to do with network congestion.

Mojica also said their unlimited calls offer does not put a time limit on the calls.

“With this new service, Smart subscribers all over the country need only one phone, one SIM and one number to be able to make unlimited, crystal-clear calls to over 38 million Smart numbers anytime, anywhere,” Smart chief wireless advisor Orlando Vea said in a statement.

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7 responses

  1. This just confirms that no network can compete with Sun’s 24/7 call and text unlimited service. Mahal na, wala pang unlimited text. I also heard that they will cut your call every 5 minutes. boo.

  2. elaine Avatar

    di ah. u can call as lomg as 30 mins as long as ur bat can stay that long.

  3. michelle Avatar


    nakaregister ako ngayon..
    ang dami kong marereklamo..

    – hirap magregister (sa 3rd day na, since first attempt, ako naka.avail)..

    – bastos! (toinkz!) — biglang magtatahimik.. then ayun.. wala na!, napuputol agad ang mga usapan (ewan if limit pero max ko ang 15 mins daldalan, mas nakakainis pag hindi pa nag 3 mins or worse, 3 secs, putol na agad)..

    – lalong nagpapabadtrip sa napuputol na usapan, ay ang hirap sa pagcontact.. usually, they’ll air this: “all lines are busy now, please try your call later” crap..

    – may mga kababalaghang nangyayari (nagalienate ang voice ng kausap ko.. may mas grabeh.. ibang tao na pla kausap ko!)..

    – ngaung gabi naman.. tama naman ang number.. nakausap ko pa nga lang ng ilang minuto pa lang ang nkkaraan.. then sa pagtry ko again, biglang: “your number cannot be completed as dialed, please check the number and dial agen”.. ay grabeh!..

    – etoh pah.. magrereklamo sana ako sa kanila.. what the heck?!.. di naman mkakonek sa customer care.. ay grabeh tlgah!..

    Di ko masulit ang unli ko..
    isa pa..
    birthday pa naman ngayon ng kapatid ko..


  4. just yesterday i loaded 115P to try smarttalk 100, in less than an hour txt offers of all sorts arrived, this am i checked my balance to activate my 100talk…????? only had 95P in my load. I have’nt used it yet since I also hve sun..di b tapos “air-holdup???” NTC po..pki-monitor po, di b “bawal” na yn mga “ringtone, etc..”??

  5. Hay! Naka2asar ang smart d ako makapas0k sa smartalK kala q pa naman maganda smart kya e2 ang bnili k0ng sim..hay balik na nga aq sa dti k0ng sim mas maganda pa rn ang sun at sna ung globe rn magkar0oN na ng globetalk para ndE lng ang smart..haay graBeh tlagah..

  6. paano ba mg register?

  7. hay ano bang smartalk nYan…ngpaload aq ngayon.hnd prin aq makatawag..hay sayang tlaga pera ko…. 2 na load q ngayon SMARTALK 100 at ALLCALL 100……. nka isa tawag lng ako…200pesos sayang…sana hindi nlng aq ng smart..

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