The official launch party was held in London, at The Brewery, and was attended by leading Distributors, and representatives from PLDT, and from the UK Mobile community.
The program was in its soft launch, during the month of November, and has finally been fully vetted and tested. The MVNO has been enabled through a partnership with Teleena, a Mobile Network Virtual Enabler which leads us to believe that it use’s Vodafone’s Network.
Call Rates, are standard MVNO rates, with £0.10 p/min for UK Mobile & SMS, or £0.05 for UK Fixed. Calls to the Philippines Mobile cost £0.13 p/min, and fixed costs £0.10 while Philippines text cost £0.12
For every top-up of £5, £10, £20 and £30, customers will also receive 10, 20, 30 and 40 free on-net minutes and SMS, respectively. Promo is valid until March 2013.
About PLDT UK Ltd
PLDT Global Corporation decided to expand its global reach to cater to more Filipinos worldwide. In December 2012, PLDT Global Corporation, together with Teleena, formed a Mobile Virtual Network Operation (MVNO) in UK.
PLDT UK Ltd. now operates in United Kingdom under the brand name “SMART Pinoy”. SMART Pinoy became the first mobile operator in United Kingdom to offer Electronic Load, local and international Pass-a-Load services to the Filipino market. Building on a solid foundation of research and development and guided by its customer-first philosophy, PLDT UK Ltd leverages the power of mobile communications to enable customers to enrich their lives. At present, PLDT UK is determined to continuously deliver fresh, innovative and relevant solutions.
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