For P599 a month, customers can get from Smart Bro an iPad Mini 2 with a 1.7GB monthly data allocation plus 1.1GB set aside for video streaming on YouTube, iflix, Dailymotion, and Vimeo for the first 3 months.

This is the easiest and most affordable way to own an iPad Mini, the company said in a statement. It is just a P300 add-on to the monthly service fee of its BigBytes 299 plan.

More LTE sites in Cebu

“We are firing up a lot of LTE sites in Cebu,” PLDT Home VP and marketing director and Smart marketing head for consumer broadband Gary Dujali announced in a press conference today. This means faster data connection for the company’s subscribers, Dujali said.

Smart Bro iPad Mini 2
IPAD MINI 2 PLAN. Smart Bro ambassadors Christian Bautista (left) and MJ Lastimosa (2nd from left) with PLDT and Smart officials led by PLDT Home VP and marketing director and Smart marketing head for consumer broadband Gary Dujali (3rd from left) during the press conference to introduce the iPad Mini 2 package in Cebu.

“Now is the perfect time to get an iPad Mini 2, now made powerful with the best broadband package from Smart Bro,” Dujali said.

The unveiling of the iPad Mini 2 package in Cebu comes after the company’s introduction of its P888 pocket Wi-Fi device package. The company is a nationwide campaign called Brokada tour to introduce data packages to consumers in the different parts of the country.

Smart data packages

In Cebu, Bb. Pilipinas-Miss Universe MJ Lastimosa went around the city and visited various campuses to introduce the P888 pocket WiFi plan. Lastimosa said the plan is very helpful to students in their research and study. She recounted how difficult it was in her time in college to go online and research because this was before pocket WiFi devices became widely available.

Smart Bro Jaja Jesalva
DATA PLANS. Smart head of postpaid broadband Jaja Jesalva discusses the various data and gadget plans offered by the company.

During the press conference this noon, Smart head of postpaid broadband Jaja Jesalva introduced the company’s various data packages from BigBytes 299 to BigBytes 999, which comes with 6GB of data allocation and 1.1GB for iflix, YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and Spinnr.

Apart from the iPad Mini 2 and laptops, Jesalva also introduced to Cebu journalists and bloggers its LTE CarFi device, which turns your car into a WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

Max Limpag is a journalist, blogger, and developer based in Cebu. He started as a reporter covering Cebu City Hall in 1996. He has written on technology for various print and digital publications since...

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