Smart Communications’ first ever prepaid LTE service in the country has gone live yesterday, just around a year after they officially unveiled their commercial LTE mobile data service to postpaid subscribers in our country. Check out all the details that you need to know after the jump.

Smart has been generous in providing affordable mobile internet lately as they announced the availability of Opera Unlisurf15 which lets internet junkies to surf all day for as low as Php15 provided  that they will only use the Opera Mini app as the browser. Now, they have something for the big boys as well.

For starters, LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the next step ahead of 3G as it enables mobile internet download speeds of up to 100MBps. However, Smart’s LTE service is limited to 42MBps for the meantime.  With that kind of speed, Smart said that you’ll be able to “download movies in minutes, full album in seconds, and real-time gaming no lag”.


4G LTE connectivity has been the latest trend in the mobile internet devices as well as the smartphone and tablet scene. With the ridiculous speed, there’s no more reason not to enjoy the world wide web as it’ll not let you wait anymore with those lazy loading times and endless buffering. You’ll enjoy watching YouTube videos or streaming your favorite show without the need to worry about a sluggish connection.

Related: How to Register to SMART Promos: All Net Text, Call & Text Combo, Tri-Net, and Unli Call & Text

Fast internet connectivity has always been a pain in some areas and I hope that this development would also include the wide expansion of high-speed internet in provinces. It’s a good thing that the important cities are getting a better connection, but they should still increase the speed of those in other regions. Smart’s expansion has been improving ever since, now covering 46 cities and 69 municipalities nationwide. You can check out the full list of the coverage here.


[two_fifth]SMART’s LTE network runs on 2100MHz, 1800MHz, and 850MHz[/two_fifth]

But before jumping to the LTE bandwagon, please note that it will only work on LTE capable devices. Meaning, giving your android phone the Smart SIM won’t give it LTE powers and outrageous internet speed. However, if you want to feel the might of LTE, SMART is also offering a Pocket Wi-Fi device and Plug-it contract free and you can avail them for Php6,995 and Php5,995, respectively. Since that includes a new LTE sim, that means you’ll also get the same 7 days free internet along with the chosen device. And oh, Smart also said that the first batch of LTE sims doesn’t have a voice call feature so you might want to keep your old sim card handy to take care of your voice calls. The sim comes with SMS features though so you can register to their LTE promos.

For as low as Php350, people will now be able to experience 4G LTE by buying an LTE-enabled Smart SIM (Nano and dual-cut sizes) which comes preloaded with 7 days unlimited mobile internet for free. Once the included plan expires, you can avail of the following promos. They are really good enough considering the lowest Smart LTE plan is at 1299 with a bandwidth cap of 5GB.

How to Register/Subscribe on SMART LTE Prepaid


SMART’s unlimited LTE will be applicable until June 30, 2013 and after that Smart will announce the new prices and/or bandwidth cap if there are any. For more information on SMART’s LTE plans, check out their official website here.

Have you tried SMART’s LTE service? What can you say about it? Share it in the comments section below!

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  1. Can i use LTE smart bro sim as my personal number? Can i register it to ALLTEXT or any regular promos with data?

  2. please someone tell me why am i losing internet speed every night from an already slow 1.++ mbps to 0.01? I’ve suffered from this for the past month thinking that it might be because of the sim so I waited my LTE995 subscription to expire and bought a new sim. I just registered 2 days ago and the same thing is happening!! i contacted smart 3 times but they keep saying that nothing is wrong in the area or to try and remove the sim from the device and put it in again after a few minutes but nothing works. please someone! answer me! this is so annoying and I feel cheated for subscribing to this! tell me am i missing something? did smart put a cap on how much data we can use in one day? is it because of the recent storms? seriously gonna switch to another carrier if this is not gonna get fixed

    1. Maybe you just exceeded smarts bandwith which is 2gb. When you reach that they’ll throttle your speed to 50kbps i believe

      1. lol.. i always have this issue every night like from 10pm-2am. but when i use it again at 3am, it worked well… they always have like 2gig limit but after few hours it will be back.

        1. Mula nun october. [bagyo] ay napansin ko din ito. noon pede ko mag download ng todo talaga. kahit ilan gb. pero nun nakaraan araw 4gb lang naka lagay sa pocket wifi ko katay na sim ko. bumalik makalipas ang ilang oras.. 12/hrs ata.. tapos nun nag register ako kanina. [madalas kasi pina-pasend ko lang derecho unli sa sim namin unlisurf 50] nag send sa akin na hanggang bukas nalang ang unlisurf at papalitan ito ng surfmax. grrr. data capping na ito hanggang 800mb. eh ano pa ang magagawa sa 800mb lalot kung 3-5 user kayo sa bahay sabay sabay youtube. gusto ata ng smart na. puro fb nalang gawin ng tao. ehh ang fb naman sa pc sobra bagal kahit na ang youtube at livestream ay mabilis naman.. worse na internet sa pinas.

  3. I just bought the Smart LTE sim that came with the Plug-it modem (powered by 4G) for P600 just around 30 mins ago. I hurried home and had it loaded with P50 and registered to the LTE 50. I was so excited to try it out as someone coming from Globe expecting it is better but OMFG!!! This is probably the most pathetic thing in the universe right now. I tried watching a youtube vid and naghihingalo ung “LTE” sa 144P resolution… THAT IS 144P THE LOWEST YOU CAN GO ON YOUTUBE! USING A SMART –>LTE<– DEVICE AND SIM! Tried playing League of Legends on Garena and HOLY EFFING SHT! I WON'T EVEN BOTHER EXPLAINING HOW LAGGY THIS POS IS. Kung pede lang bumalik sa past binatukan ko siguro ko ung sarili ko ng 10 beses para pambili nlang sana ng pagkain ung P600 ko. It is just a piece of junk that's going to collect dust here sa bahay. nothing more. Caveat Emptor? No! Just effin stay away from it!

  4. I don’t know what happen to my LTE signal its breaking my balls right now. Its been a month having this problem. When I refer this issue to Smart personnel it seems that they don’t know the issue.

  5. It’s a scum, nothing else. I use it in my phone in LTE 995. After just 2 weeks, not way to connect it anymore, then, during the period it worked there was a permanent switching around 4G, 3G, and H+ and completely off. It is a pain in the ass. We all should file a case against smart and globe for sucking our money for servicesd they offer, we pay, and do never get.