With a vision of providing the optimum smartphone experience for Filipino consumers, Vivo Mobile Tech Inc., top five premium global smartphone brand1, inked a partnership with Smart Communications, Inc., the country’s leading wireless services provider, last March 22 at the PLDT Ramon Cojuangco Building in Makati City.
“As part of our aggressive roll-out of our LTE network across the country, we are excited to work with top smartphone manufacturers like Vivo to bring more LTE-capable devices into the local market,” said Patrick Tang, vice president and head for Smart Postpaid Brand and Device Management.
“LTE gives the best mobile data experience to our customers, and more LTE devices in the market means that more people will be able to take advantage of and enjoy the powerful LTE network that Smart is putting in place,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines vice president and head of sales, said this partnership means better connections for consumers. “With this tie-up, our customers will be able to make improved connections, whether on the web or with each other, because Smart has always been known for its premium service.”
“The high-quality features of Vivo mobile phones, combined with Smart’s exclusive promos, and speedy and reliable services, ensure a greatly enhanced smartphone experience for Filipino customers,” she added.
Also present during the signing event were Annie Lim, Vivo brand director; Miriam Choa, Prepaid marketing head; and Gerard Milan, Smart Prepaid brand marketing head.
In this tie-up, Smart will provide Vivo with LTE prepaid SIMs that will feature the following exclusive add-ons for 12 months: Free 100MB data per month upon activation of SIM, and a reward of an additional 300MB data for every accumulated P150 worth of load within a month.
The Smart LTE prepaid SIMs will be given to customers for free, for every purchase of Vivo handsets, with specific units to be announced soon.