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Smart PR: Smart rolls out MNP

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has launched its Mobile Number Portability (MNP) capability starting today, Sept. 30, enabling customers to switch to Smart without having to change their numbers.

Under MNP, customers may also switch their prepaid account to a postpaid plan and vice-versa without replacing their mobile number.

“MNP is a game-changer, and Smart is best-positioned to champion this initiative and support the government’s call for world-class services for all Filipinos,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications President and CEO.

Make the Smart Move to PH’s fastest network

To switch to the Smart network, a mobile user must first secure a Unique Subscriber Code from his or her originating provider to serve as clearance and bring it to the nearest Smart Store along with a valid ID and any proof of mobile ownership. From there, Smart shall begin processing the MNP application without any charges.

To know more about switching to Smart, mobile users may also visit x.smart/switch or head to the nearest Smart Store.

Smart, the Philippines’ fastest mobile network for four consecutive years, has also been declared the fastest and most reliable 5G mobile network in the country, according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.

Since launching the country’s first commercial 5G service in July last year, Smart has now fired up over 4,000 5G sites in more than 3,000 locations across the nation, making it the Philippines’ first, fastest, and widest 5G network. To date, Smart serves 96% of the population from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi.

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About Smart

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telecommunications company. Smart serves approximately 96% of the country’s cities and municipalities with its combined 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G network*, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 71.8 million Filipinos*, supporting the country’s growing digital economy, and providing the best customer experience for an increasingly digital Filipino lifestyle.

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