SMART Plug ‘N Talk: lower call rates for Filipinos abroad
Smart has introduced another innovative product with its new Plug N Talk device for Filipinos abroad wanting to call their families and friends in the Philippines who has either a landline or mobile phone number. By using the device and an Internet connection, a Filipino abroad can easily call a Philippine phone number at local rates of only Php 6.50 per minute. You can even send text messages at only Php 1.00 per message.
I currently don’t have any relatives abroad who doesn’t have an Internet connection so I would think that most Filipinos abroad would have an Internet connection. If you are a Filipino abroad who has an unlimited Internet connection and is currently spending approximately more than 13 US cents per minute when calling the Philippines on top of your unlimited Internet charges then Smart’s Plug N Talk product may be the device for you.
SMART’s Plug ‘N Talk is a USB communication device available from the Philippines that allows those outside the country to call and text from an internet-connected PC to any Philippine mobile and landline number using their SMART SIM.
The USB device is small enough to carry around and use with a PC that has an Internet connection and available USB port. There are no international roaming or hidden charges. With Plug ‘N Talk, the Filipino overseas can receive calls and text messages from relatives in the Philippines for free!
The SMART Plug ‘N Talk is available at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 and the Mactan Cebu International Airport. SMART Plug ‘N Talk is also sold at the SM Mega Mall in Mandaluyong City as well as in 10 SMART wireless centers nationwide: SM Mega Mall, SM North Edsa, SM South Mall and Robinsons Place Ermita for Metro Manila; Laoag and SM Pampanga for North Luzon, SM Batangas and SM Bacoor for South Luzon, Elizabeth Mall in Cebu City and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.
The Plug ‘N Talk kit is available for only P1,800, which includes the Plug N’ Talk device, an earpiece and a FREE Smart Pinoy SIM.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.