Smart offers Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Leading 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.

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’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.

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 or to register.

Smart to Welcome Pokemon GO in PH with Free Access for Subscribers

One with the legions of Filipinos excited for the arrival of Pokemon GO in the country, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications has announced that it will give subscribers 7 days of free data access to Pokemon GO upon the launch of the hit game in the Philippines. This offer is available on both Android and iOS users.
 Smart and TNT subscribers who are using iPhones or Android smartphones can enjoy 7 days free data access to Pokemon GO upon accessing the game and start playing without data charges for 7 days upon the launch of the game in the country.
A worldwide phenomenon
A location-based augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO lets players assume the role of a trainer who discovers and catches Pokemon or “pocket monsters” as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.
Players level up their Pokemon and battle other trainers to gain Pokécoins that can be spent on in-game items.
Developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company, Pokemon GO has swept gamers since it was first launched in the USA, Australia and New Zealand on July 6. The game is now available in over 30 countries, including Japan, where the original Pokemon game and anime series originated.
#PHforPokemonGO campaign
“Smart is one with the whole nation in waiting for Pokemon GO to finally go live in the Philippines, and we arebvery excited to welcome the game in our own big way,” said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Mobile Business Head.
“Smart subscribers nationwide can look forward to more special treats and promos that will allow them to make the most of their Pokemon GO experience.”
Drumming up the excitement among millions of Filipino fans, Smart joined the rally for #PHForPokemonGO on social media since the game was released in select markets last July 6.  On Twitter alone, the anticipation and clamor for the game reached more than 14 million impressions on over the last couple of weeks for Smart and Pokemon Go.

Leveled-up Pokemon GO experience
Smart and TNT subscribers can easily level up their gameplay via convenient and secure Pokemon Go in-app purchases even without a credit card.

Deta Beauty Cosmetics August 2016 launch in CDO Philippines

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Absolutely great news for fellow makeup aficionados! I first shared the news on my beauty and fashion blog, Women Treats, but please allow me to share the news here on Mindanaoan as well! Deta…

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Marcos’ burial in heroes’ cemetery OK on Sept. 11 if Bongbong feels that would be “fitting day”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — President RodrigoDuterte has given the Marcos family the go signal to bury the country’s strongman, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on September 11, his 99th birth anniversary, if they so wish. Duterte told reporters at around 2 a.m Sunday […]

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Past midnight visit

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Talitay mayor denies allegations he is a drug lord

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President and a patient

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Bello confident NDF consultants will be released to attend Oslo talks

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DENR secretary warns erring mining firms of immediate closure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) – Mining companies found to have failed to comply with technical and social requirements will be closed at once, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said. Lopez was referring to the the 23 metallic mining companies in Mindanao that were undergoing an audit by the Department of Environmen and Natural Resources. “This is […]

COMMENTARY: Before Con-Ass, Con-Con or Con-Com, Con-Ed first

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/05 August) — President Rodrigo Duterte won on a platform that included giving the federalization of the Philippines very serious consideration. Thus it is particularly curious that federalism only had a small mention in his inaugural State of the Nation Address (SONA). Although the Chief Executive seemingly revealed his preference to maintain the […]

Hi-Way 43 – Culinary heaven at Kauswagan CDO

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There’s a new dining destination in Cagayan de Oro and it’s located along Kauswagan Highway, near the Bulua Bus Terminal (where buses heading to Iligan and Zamboanga are) and right where the old Pan…

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COMMENT: Notes from SONA 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – With his first State of the Nation Address last July 25, President Rodrigo R. Duterte broke protocol, precedents and tradition. As he entered the Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) session hall – his barong Tagalog sleeves rolled up and hands in his side pockets flanked and followed by […]

Empty Boardwalk

The boardwalk in Cloud Nine is almost empty, which usually happens during low tide as surfers in General Luna, Siargao Island would prefer not to play to avoid getting cut from the reef. Photo taken last Sunday (31 July 2016). MindaNews photo by Roel …


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