Smart Communications
Overview
 
Smart Communications is a wholly owned mobile phone
Mobile phone
A mobile phone is a device which can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile network operator...

 and Internet service subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company commonly known as PLDT, is the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. PLDT is also the largest company in the Philippines, ranked 1138th in the April 2009 update, and 1080th in the April 2010 update, of Forbes' Global 2000 list...

 (PLDT).
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Smart Communications is a wholly owned mobile phone
Mobile phone
A mobile phone is a device which can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile network operator...

 and Internet service subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company commonly known as PLDT, is the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. PLDT is also the largest company in the Philippines, ranked 1138th in the April 2009 update, and 1080th in the April 2010 update, of Forbes' Global 2000 list...

 (PLDT).

On June 30, 2010 the company reported that it had over 45 million cellular subscribers.

Brands

Smart offers different brands targeting different market segments.
Brand Service Description
Smart Buddy  Prepaid GSM Offers affordable voice calls and text packages, a wide range of mobile phones, and a diverse selection of fun and exciting value added services.
Talk 'N Text
Talk 'N Text
Talk 'N Text is a cellular service, based in The Philippines, which belongs to Smart Communications. This is formerly known as Mobiline and Phone Pal. By April 2000, Piltel launched its GSM brand, Talk 'N Text. Piltel also reported 16,590,737 subscribers to its GSM brand, Talk 'N Text, before its...

 
Prepaid GSM Gives the best value for money packages with more affordable voice and text rates, and with SIM cards and cell phones priced within easy reach
Smart Gold  Postpaid GSM Offers selection of monthly plans with free calls and free SMS. Subscribers have a choice of handset with every postpaid plan. Smart Gold also offers a wide range of value-added services from entertainment to mobile commerce.
Infinity Postpaid GSM Premium postpaid brand that offers round-the-clock dedicated personal concierge service, international assistance service, premium handset packages and exclusive lifestyle content.
Smart Bro  Prepaid and Postpaid Broadband High-speed broadband Internet service that uses the nationwide network of Smart to wirelessly connect your computer to the World Wide Web.
Smart Money
Smart Money
Smart Money is a 1931 film starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney, the only time Robinson and Cagney made a movie together, despite being the two leading gangster actors at Warner Brothers studios all through the 1930s...

 
Financial The first and most innovative debit card linked to the mobile phone in the Philippines.


CURE Inc.
Red Mobile
Red Mobile , formerly ümobile and legally as Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc. , is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, the Philippines' largest mobile telecommunications company. When it was initially launched as ümobile, it used the CURE Universal Mobile...

 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart which offers the Red Mobile brand.

ACeS
ACeS
ACeS is a regional satellite telecommunications company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It offers GSM-like satellite telephony services to Asian market. The coverage area includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, China and India. The company operates the Garuda 1...

has a services agreement with Smart, through which they previously sold a dual-mode GSM/satellite phone service under the brand Smart ACeS, which has since been migrated to SmartLink, a purely satellite phone service.

Major Awards and Recognitions

2008

Awardee (one of ten worldwide and only Southeast Asian recipient)

2008 World Business and Development Awards

International Chamber of Commerce, International Business

Leaders Forum, and the United Nations Development Program

New York, USA



Mobile Operator of the Year – Philippines

Asian MobileNews Awards 2008

Singapore



2007

Best Mobile Advertising (1-in-5 Panalo with Zad Mobile, Inc.)

Asia Mobile Awards 2007

GSM Association, Macau, China



2006

Finalist (Smart Load)

Economic Development Category

Stockholm Challenge 2006

Stockholm, Sweden



2005

Gold Prize Winner (Smart)

Most Outstanding M2M Implementation -Telecommunications Category

M2M Value Chain Awards

Chicago, Illinois, USA



Mobile Operator of the Year, Philippines

Asian Mobile News Awards 2005

Singapore



2004

Finalist (Smart Padala)



Asian Innovation Awards 2004

Far Eastern Economic Review

Singapore



Business of the Year

1st Raul Locsin Award for Business Excellence



Innovator of the Year for Smart Load

1st Raul Locsin Award for Business Excellence



Asia Pacific Wireless Service Provider of the Year

Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2004

Singapore



Most Innovative Application of the Year for Smart Load

Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2004

Singapore



Best Managed Company in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)

Best in Investor Relations in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)

2nd Best in Corporate Governance in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)

FinanceAsia



Best Mobile Application or Service for the Consumer Market (Smart Load)

GSM Association

Cannes, France



2003

Winner (for the Smart Mobile Commerce Platform)

4th Annual Intelligent20 Awards

Singapore



Philippines’ Best Employer

The Asian WallStreet Journal and Far Eastern Economic Review, Management Associationof the Philippines and Business World; Hewitt Associates



2002

Second Best Employer in the Philippines

Far Eastern Economic Review



2001

Most Innovative GSM Wireless Service for Customers – Smart Money

GSM Association

Cannes, France



Most Innovative Service – Smart Money

Asia-Pacific Marketing Awards, MasterCard International

Sydney, Australia



1997

Marketing Company of the Year

18th Agora Awards

Philippine Marketing Association



2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998

Top 10 Philippine Companies in terms of Corporate Leadership

Far Eastern Economic Review

Philippine Network codes assignment

Smart uses the area codes:

  • 907
  • 908
  • 909
  • 910
  • 912
  • 918
  • 919

  • 920
  • 921
  • 928
  • 929
  • 930
  • 938
  • 939

  • 946
  • 947
  • 948
  • 949
  • 989
  • 999
  • 813


Network information

AMPS: Mobiline/Phone Pal (acquired from Piltel; inactive)

CDMAOne: Mobiline/Phone Pal (acquired from Piltel; inactive)

ETACS: Pricebuster/Billcrusher (inactive)

GSM: 515 18/PH 18/PH CURE/CURE, 515 03/PH 03/PH Smart/Smart Gold

EDGE: 515 03/PH 03/PH Smart/Smart Gold

UMTS: 515 18/PH 18/PH CURE/CURE (inactive), 515 03/PH 03/PH Smart/Smart Gold

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