Load retailers benefit from Smart mobile stores


Are you having trouble buying load because of the quarantine? Try the jeepalengkes. Mobile subscribers and “ka-partner” retailers can now access reloading stations even while under ECQ, thanks to the initiatives of local government units and Smart Communications, Inc (Smart).

To help make its service more widely available even under ECQ, Smart has started working with LGUs and barangay personnel as they roll out jeepalengkes or mobile stores in barangays and cities affected by the lockdown. This allows Smart, TNT, and Sun prepaid subscribers to reload their phones and buy PLDT and Smart Bro devices, whenever they buy fresh produce or supplies in the mobile markets rolled out by the city LGU.

This service was initially launched in the mega cities of Caloocan and Valenzuela, and other areas in Luzon, as well as select towns in Cebu.

Smart retailer Joy Naranpa from Caybiga, Caloocan, said that the initiative is a huge help. “I am thankful that Smart came to our area. Because of the lockdown, it has been weeks since we were able to go to the town. I was able to reload my retailer wallet,” she said.

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