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Smart opens pre-registration for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Great news! Unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications has opened its pre-registration site for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge after the Korean tech giant’s much-anticipated Unpacked 2016 event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Be among the first to experience the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge when they hit the Philippine shores by signing up at smart.com.ph/Postpaid/samsung-galaxy-seven.


The Galaxy S7 edge & S7 are water & dust resistant with IP68 certification 

Set to redefine what a smartphone can do, the Samsung Galaxy  S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pushes the boundaries of mobile technology with enhanced multitasking and camera features, expandable memory of up to 200GB, larger battery and IP68 water and dust resistant certification – all housed in an elegant body of glass and metal finish.

Samsung’s latest smartphones are also compatible with the Samsung Gear VR, the world’s first consumer-focused virtual reality headset, which Smart will soon offer to usher in the new frontier of mobile entertainment.

By slipping the Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge in the Gear VR lens, users can instantly transport themselves in 3D and CG animated worlds, as well as 180 or 360-degree live action scenes – offering an immersive and interactive viewing and gaming experience.

To get updated on Smart’s offers for the Samsung Gear VR, register at smart.com.ph/Postpaid/samsung-gear-vr. 



First to introduce mobile innovations!

Prior to the Unpacked 2016 event, Samsung challenged netizens to “Change the way you think about your phone,” “Change the way you capture every angle,” “Change your idea of what a camera can do,” and “Change your idea of what a phone can handle.”

With these fresh devices, Samsung has really made good on its promise of going beyond the limits in terms of experience, creativity and performance,” said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Brand Head.

As the country’s leading mobile network, Smart takes the lead in introducing the latest mobile innovations and products to Filipinos, and we just can’t wait to make these new products available and pave the way for everyone to enjoy new and awesome mobile experiences anytime, anywhere. 

To stay updated on the Smart’s latest offers, 
follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications), 
Twitter (@LiveSmart) and Instagram.


Holidays are more fun in the Philippines with PayMaya!


It’s that time of the year when everyone’s just so busy with last-minute shopping, parties and of course, holiday vacations. This season, the holidays become especially more fun as a whole universe awaits to be discovered because of digital commerce and online shopping convenience. Get the best deals and one-of-a-kind finds with the most convenient way to shop – through your PayMaya mobile app, the all-in-one digital payments innovation that can give you an instant virtual Visa.

1. Gift-shopping  

Still completing your holiday shopping? Everyone’s looking for unique gifts they can buy for their loved ones, and there’s no better place to look than online shopping sites. Shopping online also allows you to access online-exclusive fashionable clothes from websites like ZALORA, various goods from Takatack.com and limited edition beauty products from Beauty MNL. The things you can buy will be unlike the things you’ll find going to the mall, and are guaranteed to make your loved ones smile.


2. Staycations

For people looking for unique experiences, PayMaya partnered with Airbnb to give a promo to PayMaya users so they can book unique accommodations around the world. Up to, PayMaya users can enjoy P1,500 discount (for minimum P4,500 booking cost) on their first Airbnb stay by just using the promo code PAYMAYA + first 6 digits of PayMaya card upon checkout to enjoy the discount. With Airbnb, you can book beautiful and inspirational spaces that deviate from the regular hotel bookings that people usually resort to: from entire houses, to cozy lofts, even castles and villas.
Meanwhile, if you’re not going out for the holidays, you can use your PayMaya Visa card for exclusive dining discounts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Visa often offers exclusive-only promos all year round, and as a partner of Visa, PayMaya users have the special privilege to avail of discounts at hotels and other restaurants just by using their PayMaya Visa.

3. Food deliveries

You can spice up your salu-salos and order Japanese, Korean, Greek, Spanish, and plenty of other cuisines from over 1000+ restaurants by ordering from foodpanda. Customers get P200 off their order by using the code: NOCHEBUENA.

4. Music, movies, books and so much more!

The holidays are a time for rest and celebration of thanksgiving with family and friends, and there’s no better way to do this than with music, movies, and books. To start off, you can get
get Spotify Premium with PayMaya so you can listen to your favorite artists offline non-stop, with no ads, just music. First time Spotify Premium users can get Spotify Premium for just P9.00 for 3 months.
Going out to watch a movie? If you don’t want to wait in line, especially for the new Star Wars movie, you can reserve tickets online with your PayMaya Visa at SM Cinema, Robinson’s Movie World, and SureSeats for Ayala malls.
Meanwhile, for all the book lovers who want to tuck themselves in with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, they can use their PayMaya to purchase books for themselves or friends at Amazon with a 30% discount off the regular price, with a maximum discount being $10. To avail the offer, customers will simply have to type in the promo code HOLIDAY30 while checking out the item.

5.  Buy and send load – as a gift!

It’s a heavy call and text season, when we’re all busy sending well wishes to everyone. As a special treat, PayMaya is giving an 8% discount off Smart load packages. PayMaya users can either buy Smart load packages for themselves or better yet, send the load as a gift for loved ones this Christmas. Share the love!

6. Last minute traveling

Thinking of some last minute get-away for the holidays? You can easily book a flight around the world with Philippine Airlines using your PayMaya Visa. All the seat sales will be popping up this season so make sure to keep a watchful eye out!


Find out more why PayMaya is now the no. 1 financial mobile app in Google Play Philippines through www.paymaya.com.