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Time For Mom

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I have been away from my Mom for almost 5 weeks and my kids for 4 weeks and because everyone is busy we really fail to check on each other, reply to texts or call.  But no matter what, I always text my kids even if they do not reply – even my Mom! haha!!  After all the nag means I love you :-)  Super love the new campaign of Smart

Smart Infinity 2016

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It was a busy year for Smart Infinity!!!  So many events, so many blessings!!  Looking forward to 2017!!!

Smart Infinity, together with Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony and New World Hotel, Makati, brought the most-anticipated Chinese New Year’s Eve Celebration.  The 2016 Fire Monkey Regale was held last February 7, 2016 at the New World Hotel Makati.

Guests of this event welcomed the year with auspicious New Year activities and performances, executed with a unique flair.smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-3Smart Infinity celebrated a New Perspective last July 23, 2016 at the Provenance Art Gallery, Shangri-La at the Fort by introducing the brand’s newest ambassadors, business tycoons Donnie & Crickette Tantoco, and Joanna & Raul Francisco.  The limited edition Samsung device and Samsung Gear 360 was launched together with #LeadTheChange campaign, which envisions enabling Infinity members in creating positive opportunities for change in their respective fields.smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-2“Love in Abundance: An Outpouring of Blessings”, a benefit dinner and fundraising concert, was held last October 26 at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort for the benefit of Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) scholars.  The event was presented by Smart Infinity and D Source, Inc., together with PLDT-Smart Foundation, One Meralco Foundation, Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, Inc., and BPI Foundation.  The concert was directed by renowned playwright Floy Quintos, featuring the inspirational music of the distinguished composer and musician Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, with special performances of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Bituin Escalante, Basil Valdez, Celeste Legaspi, Bo Cerrudo, and Esang de Torres. smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-5Smart infinity made this year’s Mother’s day a lot sweeter for the Smart Infinity members as they got exclusive access to the 3-day Mother’s Day Sale event where they were treated to special perks & discounts from our partners SSI and PAL Mabuhay Miles at the Central Square, Bonifacio Global City from May 6-8, 2016.
smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-6Smart Infinity, known for bringing international Broadway productions, has elevated its role of bringing world-class experiences to its members through supporting the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) for its first ever US performance, which was held at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concert, which was held last June 18, 2016, featured world-class Filipino talents such as pianist Cecile Licad and violinist Diomedes Saraza. The sponsorship is part of Smart Infinity’s commitment to support arts and culture and was made possible through a collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and with the support of PLDT-Smart Foundation and One Meralco Foundation. smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-7Smart Infinity members enjoy exclusive screenings of the latest and biggest blockbuster hits of the season – from London Has Fallen, Batman vs. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men Apocalypse as part of the entertainment privileges.  smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-8For more than 16 years, Smart Infinity has mounted its highly anticipated annual Infinity Golf Classic, a golf tournament exclusive to members. With over 2,000 golf players, the annual golf tournament provides lucky members with access to a day of competitive fun, exciting giveaways, remarkable raffle prizes, coupled with dinner and a show. This year’s tournament was held last February 15 at the Sta. Elena Golf Club with the theme “Throwback to the Future”.smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-9Smart Infinity has been known to bring in world-class musicals such as Cats, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, and Chicago.  This year Smart Infinity continued to be the proud presenter of the Broadway musical Les Miserables as they graced the Philippine theater scene last March 2016 at the Solaire Resort in Manila. Infinity members were able to enjoy VIP passes, exclusive perks, and 10% ticket discounts to the much awaited musical phenomenon. The Les Miserables cast also joined Smart infinity’s Corporate Night where lucky subscribers had the chance to meet and interact with the colorful characters of the world-class production. smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-4Smart subscribers enjoyed a free and exclusive concert, #SmartMusicLive. It was a night of music fusion featuring different artists from different genre, from up & coming stars to international and local renowned acts —  music producer, composer, beatmaker Crwn, Filipino band Up Dharma Down, member of British boyband Wanted Nathan Sykes, homegrown Filipino rock group Autotelic, iconic music group Aegis and Ely Buendia. smart-infinity-year-ender-blog-10Organized by the Spanish Embassy, the Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 kicked off with the Tapas Night where seven of the Philippines’ top Spanish Chefs prepared innovative and exclusive dishes last April 2016 at the AXON Hall, Green Sun Hotel Makati. The event showcased a wonderful mix of traditional and modern cuisine from Chef José Luis “Chele” Gonzalez (VASK Gallery), Chef Amado Garcia Fernandez (Pablo Bistro), Chef Carlos Garcia (The Black Pig), Chef Nicolas Diaz (Barcino), Chef Pablo López (Donosti), Chef Iván Saiz (Arrozeria), and Chef Juan Carlos de Terry (Terry´s Selection).

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Celebrating Halloween in Offices – Smart

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Halloween is becoming bigger and bigger every year in the Philippines.  And even in that short holiday, people really make an effort to dress up the place as if it were Christmas!

We must prepare for next year!!

I visited the Smart Infinity office the day after they celebrated Halloween and though they removed already some of the decor, it was still so festive!  In the Smart building – each floor has a different theme.  I only went to the Smart Infinity floor and this is what greeted mecelebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-5 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-4 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-3 Photos from their Halloween party :-)celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-1 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-2 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-1 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-7 Past Halloweens at Smart – Starting with Jelly Belly Julie Carceller, Smart Infinity Head!  LOVE IT!!celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-6 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-8 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-9 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-10 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-11 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-12 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-13 Not only are the employees enjoying but their families as well celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-14 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-15 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-16 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-17 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-18 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-19 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-20 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-21 celebrating-halloween-in-offices-smart-1

Love in Abundance

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 Smart Infinity sponsored Love in Abundance, a special fund-raising concert.

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#SmartGalaxyNote7 Pre-order!

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Smart offers Samsung Galaxy Note 7, registration for the much-anticipated gadget starts on August 6Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) unveils its unbeatable offers for the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Beginning August 6, pre-registration links are up for both Smart Postpaid and Smart Infinity.Smart Galaxy Note 7 For Postpaid, Smart offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at Surf Plus Plan 999, with a monthly cash-out of P1,200 for 24 months, for a total of just P2,199 a month. With Surf Plus Plan 999, subscribers can enjoy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with supersized 5GB data for all their surfing needs, 30 call minutes and 100 texts to all networks, plus free data access for the app of their choice every month—be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, among many others.

Approved postpaid pre-orders from August 6 to 19 will also receive a free Samsung battery pack and clear case. This is for the following Smart Wireless and Business Centers: SM Megamall, Rockwell Powerplant Mall, SM Aura, SM North EDSA, SM Baguio, SM Clark, Festival Mall, Molito, SM Cebu, SM Davao, and the Smart Online Store. Those who pre-order and get their applications approved via the Smart Online Store can get their Note 7 units as early as August 17.

For Smart Infinity, two Galaxy Note 7 devices may be enjoyed with the Roaming Plan 8000 (24 months) or a Galaxy Note 7 and a Galaxy S7 for the Roaming Plan 5000 (30 months). Members may experience their new devices with discounted outbound roaming rates, 15GB data allocation and a hefty monthly consumable allocation. New Plan 5000 and Plan 8000 members from August 6 to Aug 19 will also receive a complimentary Level Box Pro speaker.

To know more about Smart Infinity’s exclusive offers, existing members may contact their Infinity Relationship Officer or the Infinity dedicated hotline *800. For new membership, call 848 8806.

“Smart Infinity ensures our members enjoy the latest gadgets and fast mobile data that they deserve. The Galaxy Note 7 coupled with Smart’s ultra-fast LTE technology is definitely a worthy addition to our line-up,” said Julie C. Carceller, Head of Smart Infinity.

Smart’s announcement followed Samsung’s simultaneous launch events for Unpacked 2016 in New York , Rio de Janiero and London on Aug. 2, with new groundbreaking features that push the boundaries of mobile productivity and security.

 “Like Smart’s thrust towards breaking barriers, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shatters the limits of smartphone technology with its newest features. We are very excited to welcome the Samsung’s latest flagship to our portfolio and offer it to subscribers with our supersized data plans,” said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Mobile Business Head.

“Time and again, Samsung has surprised us with stylish innovations in its Galaxy Note series, which allows users to be more creative and productive with an easy swipe of a finger or a slide of the S-Pen. We can’t wait to see and experience the groundbreaking features in this latest device, which subscribers can surely optimize especially now that we are beefing up our LTE network across the country,” she added.

Galaxy Note 7 carries the latest innovation—the first ever Iris scanner for added security, alongside the enhanced S-Pen with higher precision and responsiveness. Note 7 is also the world’s first mobile HDR video that can take footage in sharper colors and with high dynamic range. It also carries superior DSLR like Real Pixel Camera with the first ever dual photodiode sensor (2PD) in mobile, providing superfast autofocus and brighter and clearer images with f/1.7 lens that is excellent for low light. It is water and dust resistant, has an expandable memory up to 256GB and runs on an Octa-core processor for smoother graphics.

Be among the first to own Note 7, visit smart.com.ph/note7 or smart.com.ph/infinity/samsungnote7 to register.

Curations A New Perspective

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Smart, Facebook Strengthen Partnership to Connect More Filipinos Online

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 PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California to discuss ways of further strengthening their partnership to introduce the incredible value of the Internet to more Filipinos, and ultimately change their lives for the better.

Smart, Facebook strengthen partnership to connect more Filipinos online (2)Through a strategic partnership with Facebook, Smart was the first telco in Southeast Asia to roll out Free Basics,  a groundbreaking  service that aims to make mobile Internet available to two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected and uplift their lives by offering access to online sources and services without data charges. The service is now available to more than 30 countries.

Since its debut in the Philippines in March last year, millions of users on the Smart network have enjoyed Free Basics, which allows them to get in touch with their loved ones, search information, learn from educational sites, seek jobs, and check the news and weather, among many others, without additional cost – effectively breaking down barriers for many Filipinos to appreciate the real-life benefits of mobile Internet.

Building on the success of Free Basics in the Philippines, Smart and Facebook subsequently introduced Free Facebook Toggle and Free Instagram, leading to a surge in the number of online users, who are now more empowered than ever to live the ‘Smart Life’ with access to meaningful innovations and the widest breadth of digital content at their fingertips.

Pangilinan recently took part in a series of engagements with Silicon Valley leaders and partners, which comes amid the PLDT Group’s rapid transformation as the country’s leading digital company, in line with its thrust to use technology in introducing meaningful changes in the life of Filipinos.

MEETING OF MINDS: Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg with PLDT-Smart Chair and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan with the PLDT-Smart Leadership team led by Wireless Consumer Operations Head Katrina Luna-Abelarde (second from left); PLDT Home Operations Head Oscar A. Reyes, Jr. (third) and EVP and Consumer Business Head at PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin (seventh) at the new Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park in California.

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Gala Night of Les Miserables

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It was a lively and exciting evening at the Gala night of Les Miserables!  Everyone was so excited to see the show!

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 Donnie and Crickette Tantoco, Tita Marilene and Dina Tantoco, Tim Yap and Pepper Teehankee, Bum Tenorio and Carlo RojasGala night of Les Miserables (5)Gala night of Les Miserables (4)

Airbnb Perks for Smart Subscribers

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Smart subscribers are going to have more travel unique experiences than ever as the country’s unrivaled mobile services leader teams up with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company. Airbnb is changing the way people travel by opening up millions of unique accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in over 190 countries – be it an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month.Airbnb’s award-winning app, downloadable for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, makes searching, communicating with hosts and booking safe, seamless and fun and brings the world at the fingertips of Filipino travelers who are in search of a home away from home.

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To celebrate the partnership, all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers enjoy a P2500 discount for a minimum of P8,000 booking, here or abroad, on Airbnb.

Meaningful mobile innovation

“Airbnb has revolutionized the way travelers search and book a suitable place to spend their getaways wherever they are headed around the world. It shows how a meaningful mobile innovation can shake things up and enrich the lives of people – and is very much aligned with our vision of a mobile-empowered lifestyle,” said Ariel Fermin, EVP and Head of Consumer Business at Smart.

Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Business for PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin and Airbnb Regional Managing Director for Southeast Asia and India JJ Chai

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“That’s why we are very thrilled to partner with Airbnb and give all Smart subscribers the first dibs on this exclusive Airbnb perk. This is one of the ways Smart continues to deliver awesome moments to our customers, allowing them to experience the Smart Life – with unparalleled entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go – through the world’s leading mobile innovations, no less.”

“We are excited to reach even more Filipinos through this partnership. Unforgettable travel experiences are literally just a few clicks away on Airbnb, and we can’t wait to see where the Smart customers will go first,” said JJ Chai, Regional Director for South East Asia at Airbnb.

Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Business for PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin;  Airbnb Regional Managing Director for Southeast Asia and India JJ Chai; and Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business at PLDT and Smart Eric R. Alberto

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Airbnb Head of Partnerships & Field Marketing Yu Hsiang Wong; Airbnb Head of APAC Comms Lena Sönnichsen; Avril Tan of Aribnb Partnership & Field Marketing; Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Businees for PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin; PLDT and Smart CEO and President Napoleon L. Nazareno; Airbnb Regional Managin Director for Southeast Asia and India JJ Chai; Smart Co-Founder and Voyager Inoovations President and CEO Orlando B. Vea; Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business at PLDT and Smart Eric R. Alberto; and Voyager Innovations Head for Business Development and International Partnerships Stephen Misa

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Text SMARTAIRBNB to 2855

From today until January 2016, Smart subscribers will receive a P2500 Airbnb discount for any Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000. The discount is limited to one booking per subscriber, valid until December 2016. The booking has to be made by March 31, 2016 and the date of travel must be between today and December 2016. More information about the terms and conditions at Airbnb.com/smart.

Smart’s expansive mobile coverage across the country, coupled with the most innovative data packages such as Big Bytes 50 – which offers 350MB of data plus 600MB FREE access to iflix, FOX via Viewstream, and SPINNR valid for three days – will allow travelers to enjoy the Airbnb app and book their accommodations anytime, and wherever they may be in the country.

A string of groundbreaking partnerships

Smart’s team-up with Airbnb is the latest in a string of exclusive partnerships by the telco with the world’s leading names in digital services – including the biggest names in entertainment such as iflix, FOX, MCA Music, Sony Music, and more recently, Uber, the world’s most popular ride-sharing service. For more on the partnership between Smart and Airbnb, visit smart.com.ph/airbnb.

 About Smart

Smart Communications, Inc. is the Philippine leader in mobile with 69 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-June 2015, under the brands Smart and TNT. The company has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings such as Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala, and the Netphone. Smart offers 3G, HSPA+, and LTE services, while its satellite service Smart Link provides communications to the global maritime industry. Smart’s wireless broadband subscribers number 3.7 million under the brands Smart Bro and Sun Wireless Broadband.

Smart is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippines’ leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. For more information, please visit http://www.smart.com.ph.

About Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and more than 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. www.airbnb.com.

 

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