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Smart offers new data packs for e-learning

Smart Communications Inc. has launched a prepaid data pack aimed at giving students simpler access to a selection of learning apps and productivity tools as many schools have resorted to online classes in light of the ongoing pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarAug 8th, 2020

Smart completes Sun rebrand

A better mobile experience awaits Sun subscribers as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT, completes the rebrand of Sun Prepaid to Smart Prepaid. Customers are also retaining their existing Sun numbers while having access to expanded retail and customer care channels, data-packed GIGA offers alongside existing […] The post Smart completes Sun rebrand appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Internet speed in the time of COVID-19 is everything

Time flies by so fast, and yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our lives to a screeching halt. Nearly seven months into the quarantined life, we have experienced a day that already feels like a week, a week that feels like a month, and with quarantine guidelines restricting us from being with our loved ones, the only way for us to really connect is through the internet. The question now is, how connected are we to be virtually together? In these trying times with everyone cooped up at home, Internet speed has become indispensable. Apart from speed, having a backup is a necessity, what with every family member hogging the bandwidth for Google Hangouts and/or Zoom calls used for either school or work. This is where PLDT Home comes in, thanks to their newly-launched device: the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem. Internet speed is king — even for a backup modem I got to experience firsthand the newest device that PLDT Home recently launched. Having had my fair share of experience with the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid, the newly improved Advance modem is a definite game-changer. How was it? It was not bad — at all. The LTE-Advance experience The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device, so installing it is very easy. To put it to the test, I used the device for an entire day, not just as backup, but as my main source of Internet connection. I put it near the window, which is always the advice given for modems to get better Internet connection. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem features carrier aggregation that is a combination of frequency channels to power LTE to deliver at faster speeds. This enabled me to connect three devices all at once, without having to sacrifice the quality of my Wifi connectivity. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile network in the Philippines as certified by Ookla. There are also two LAN ports found at the back that allow users to have wired connection for two devices. This is perfect for families with parents working from home and children taking online classes. The verdict Absolutely no jokes were meant when I mentioned above that the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a game-changer. This is the device that families need at home to better equip them while working from and/or studying at home while also being practical with their internet spending. Because it’s prepaid, families need not worry about adding up to their monthly bills and they can easily load the device when they need it. The modem is a powerful device because of the reliable and stronger Internet connection it can provide to the entire family. PLDT Home really did step up their game with this device, and I repeat — it’s a necessity in households today. Be it for virtual conference calls for work, online classes, or catch up sessions with your loved ones, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem is a device anyone can depend on. Prepaid packages for the family To match the much improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, PLDT Home provided new and affordable FamLoad packages that cater to the Internet needs of families at home. For students, the FamLoad Study 599 comes with 57 GB with 3 GB/day for learning tools like Canvas, Schoology, Gabay Guro, Microsoft 365, and NEO. Those who are film and TV series geeks will also enjoy using the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, with its FamLoad Video 599 equipped with 40 GB for open access data and 15 GB of YouTube, or the FamLoad Video Plus 599 with 45 GB for all sites and apps or 3 GB of videos daily for 15 days. The new PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is now available via the PLDT Home website and can be delivered fast via Grab delivery. The unit also comes with free 10GB data that’s ready for use and it’s convenient to reload through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. In these trying times, the need to stay online as we opt to do things virtually is at an all-time high, and PLDT Home may just have provided the very device that is now a truly relevant and essential part of the modern new normal home......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

PLDT Home launches prepaid data packs for E-Learning at Home

PLDT Home introduces all-new Home Wifi Prepaid FamLoads so families can be connected and ready for online learning. Students can confidently face the challenges and demands of the new school term with FamLoad Study packages that have bigger data allowances for online classes and access to top learning sites and apps......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Kick off school year with Smart University

To officially ring in the school year and assist students in adapting to new ways of learning in these unprecedented times, mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc. has launched Smart University at smartuniversity2020.com; a virtual campus that offers exciting and engaging activities that are especially designed for students who don't want to miss out on an enriching school experience......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills. To help students adapt to this new normal, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has launched Giga Study, a prepaid data pack aimed at […] The post Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills.   .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Supporting the digital shift

Distance learning is proving to be challenging as recent data shows that only 28 percent of Filipino students believe they are prepared for it......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Edukasyon.PH, ASUS targets school IT departments for better learning outcomes

Distance learning is proving to be challenging, as recent data shows that only 28% of Filipino students believe they are prepared for distance learning. But it isn’t only students who are being left behind by this digital shift......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

SWAT Mobility offers services to factory workers

SWAT Mobility, a Singapore-based smart mobility solution company that handles employee transportation, said it is looking at the manufacturing sector to grow its business in the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Smart Bro brings back Double Data for Prepaid Home WiFi subscribers

Smart Bro aims to keep things simple in a challenging environment by providing everyone with the Prepaid Home WiFi......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Level up is real for Tamagotchi: It’s now a wearable device!

The famous 1990s toy is back as “Tamagotchi Smart” and it’s making noise on the internet with its latest upgrade. The toy is now a wearable smart device! As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the iconic children’s toy offers a fresh and colorful look, tailored to suit today’s fast-paced generation with touch and voice controls. […] The post Level up is real for Tamagotchi: It’s now a wearable device! appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

National Privacy Commission awards data privacy activity book for kids

The National Privacy Commission’s 4th Privacy Awareness Week Awards named the Safe Space: A Kid’s Guide to Data Privacy children’s learning material as the Privacy Initiative of 2021......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

DOST-assisted startup offers AI tool to cut electricity costs

Filipinos can now reduce their electricity bill and save more money using a Filipino-developed smart energy analytics platform......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

iAcademy offers flexible senior high school program

iAcademy, the specialized academic institution of the STI Group, will now offer a more individualized learning approach where students have the freedom which subjects to take and when they wish to take them......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

DepEd to provide teachers with data allocation

The Department of Education will provide public school teachers with a monthly data allocation for three months to support online activities related to the implementation of the blended learning setup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Crisis-resilient education strategy enables donation of portable classrooms

To complement Smart Communications Inc.’s donation of portable digital classrooms to learning communities, the PLDT wireless unit trained School-in-a-Bag beneficiaries on the Central Visayan Institute Foundation - Dynamic Learning Program education strategy......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Smart boosts iADAPT resilience tools

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is helping build a more resilient Philippines as it teams up with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) in uploading learning materials from its recognized advocacy programs on the Innovations Academy for Disaster Awareness, Preparedness, and Training (iADAPT) platform.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

EDITORIAL | Be mindful of data privacy in online learning

EDITORIAL | Be mindful of data privacy in online learning.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

All-day performance smartphone vivo Y31 packs impressive gaming specs

Gaming, particularly mobile gaming, unsurprisingly saw a dramatic jump in 2020 with people looking for ways to cope with the lockdowns. With the growing demand and changing needs of today’s mobile gamers, vivo introduces the gem that is in Y31: an all-day smartphone with a powerful processor, longer battery life, and smart design that is easy to hold......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021