Mobile services provider addresses the need for reliable and relevant connectivity in the 'new normal'


Posted at Jul 21 2020 10:35 AM | Updated as of Jul 21 2020 03:08 PM

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Periods of uncertainty disrupt more than just how people interact – these also hinder one's capacity to get on with what they are accustomed to in terms of work ethics, school duties, and lifestyle errands, which are all rooted to communication and connectivity. As such, efforts to address the need for fast and stable connectivity are on the works especially with telecommunications companies getting in on it urgently.

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc., the mobile subsidiary of one of the country's leading telecoms and digital services provider, PLDT Inc., launched Giga Work, the first data pack in the Philippines that aims to make productivity simpler and more convenient with open access data allocation and 1 GB per day for productivity apps.

The new data pack allows subscribers to access an extensive variety of productivity app options that befit this time of physical distancing. For every Giga Work 99 subscription that lasts for 7 days, online meetings and collaborations, online shopping, and digital payments, are only few of the things to enjoy.

To register, subscribers may dial *123# and choose Giga Work.

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Productivity apps that are one click away

With companies, schools, and organizations resorting to virtual communication to ensure safety among employees, students, partners, and clients, Giga Work offers access to today's popular online meeting apps Google Hangouts and Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx Meetings, designed for screen-sharing and file-sharing for lectures and business presentations in real time. Peer discussions are also made available through the WhatsApp messaging platform. These apps feature secure group video and voice calls that allow user-friendly operations for students and professionals to align, teleconference, and collaborate with classmates and colleagues anytime, anywhere.

Other efficient online tools, Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite—where both professionals and students can create and edit files, share and store documents, work on projects and presentations simultaneously—are apps explorable through Giga Work.

When it comes to ride-hailing, online shopping, and delivery needs, Giga Work subscribers can browse through apps like Grab, Lalamove, Lazada, and Shopee, and complete the transaction conveniently with online payments through PayMaya and GrabPay.

Giga Work with Unli AllNet Calls and Texts

Another option in store for Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers is Giga Work+ Allnet.

Giga Work+ Allnet 199, which comes with 2GB open access data plus 1 GB per day of productivity apps, is supplemented with Unli AllNet calls and texts to stay in touch with work peers and loved ones whenever for the next 7 days.

Giga Life for everyone

Understanding the needs of various lifestyles, Giga Work intends to cater to them by adding to Smart Prepaid's suite of Giga offers.

For movie and series enthusiasts, binge-watching the latest episodes are within reach with Giga Video. Giga Stories on the other hand, are meant for those who are passionate about documenting experiences with friends and family on social media. Mobile gamers are also presented with a pool of options brought by Giga Games. And of course, music fans who cannot go a day without a dose of tunes and podcasts via their favorite music streaming apps, can do so with Giga Music.

Smart subscribers can enjoy all these Giga offers powered by Smart LTE, certified by third-party mobile analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal.

As the world proceeds to modify systems and arrangements to suit the 'new normal,' the concerns on connectivity are at least being attended to so people are guaranteed utmost convenience while going through the transition. The telco industry along with Smart Communications, Inc. will be there to continue to strategize and come up with approaches that would best aid citizens who are prompted to stay, work, and study at home.

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