Telecommunications and internet service provider PLDT Inc. has launched a text-to-donate campaign to further expand the means by which we can support our frontliners in the battle against COVID-19.
In collaboration with Smart Communications Inc., PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) introduced a unique method for Smart, Talk N’ Text and Sun Cellular subscribers to contribute to the needs of the health sector by simply texting a specific keyword similar to how we register with promos.
According to Smart, this medium will come in handy for people who want to help but cannot do so because of technicalities involved in sending funds.
Donations can be made in the amounts of Php10, Php25, Php50, P100 and Php500. If you are a Smart, TNT or Sun subscriber, you can donate by typing this in the texbox:
DONATE <space> <AMOUNT> then send to 3456.
For every successful donation, a text message shall be received by the subscriber notifying them of the same. If you are a prepaid subscriber, the donation will be deducted from your load. On the other hand, postpaid subscribers will have the amount of donation added to their next monthly bill.
The text-to-donate campaign will last until July 16. Proceeds will be used up in providing relief measures and response efforts to needy hospitals, health workers and the marginalized greatly affected by the disease outbreak.
Early on, free Smart WiFi have already been made available to facilities for COVID-19 patients and in campuses housing frontliners.