The Truth About Smart's Freedom Plan

Smart Communications’ Freedom Plan is a postpaid plan but without the minimum monthly service fee (MSF). In other words, you only pay for what you actually used. For me, this is like a prepaid sim without load expiration, but without the worry of where to reload. This is perfect for my iPad (Wifi + 3G), especially that I have wifi both at home and in the office, and I only need to use 3G connectivity when I’m out.

Applying for the plan, according to the official webpage, is as easy as showing your face at any Smart Wireless Center and present a valid ID. But talk about false advertising. Here are additional important details you need to know that are absent from their website and/or ads:

  • You need to pay Php 250.00 as processing fee upfront;
  • Your new sim comes with 40 minutes free calls to any local network and landline valid for 30 days only;
  • You need to have a valid Globe postpaid or prepaid sim, because they will call you at that Globe number to verify your ownership;
  • You need to consume (and pay) at least Php 1.00 within 60 days, otherwise they will deactivate your account;

Thus, calling this plan a zero-based postpaid plan, as what other bloggers did, is inappropriate.

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7 thoughts on “The Truth About Smart's Freedom Plan

  1. nakakatawa naman yang FREEDOM PLAN na yan.. sinamahan ko yung friend ko kanina sa SM Fairview wireless center para magapply, nakakatawa dahil mukhang tanga yung mga customer service agents dun! Kung anu-ano hinihinging financial documents at certificate of employment sa kanya, tapos sabi nung friend ko di ba “1 VALID ID LANG kailangan para mag-apply dahil sim-plan lang naman yan? Yun nakalagay sa website nyo eh at sa FB page nyo..” to our dismay, ang sagot lang nung mga nasa SM Fairview Wireless Center eh hindi pa raw nila alam ang tungkol dun sa requirements ng freedom plan .. HOW INCOMPETENT!!! tumatanggap ng application pero hindi alam kung ano ba talaga dapat hingin sa clients!!! at mukhang wala silang orientation ha!!! pati website nila hindi sila aware sa contents!!!Paging Smart Communications, Inc… akala ba namin gusto nyo tumaas ang subscribers ng postpaid brand nyo kaya nyo naimbento yang plan na yan? eh bakit mukhang disoriented yata mga staff nyo tungkol dyan? nakakahiya… my friend ended up getting a Globe Postpaid sim-only plan kanina…with just 1 valid ID presented.. ayan, tanga tanga kasi mga tauhan nyo! nawalan tuloy kayo ng isa pa sanang subscriber ng naghihingalo nyong postpaid brand!!!paki-sabon nga…

  2. “You need to consume (and pay) at least Php 1.00 within 60 days, otherwise they will deactivate your account” – without the minimum monthly service fee but with a 1peso 60days fee lol

  3. Actually the minimum of 1.02 pesos is a pretty good deal as maintenance fee for 59 days. They should just have made it clear that you have to consume at least that in their brochures and announcements so people do not get inconvenienced having to line up or call for reconnection. We all know incompetent their customer service is when we are lining up at the service center or being put on hold at the phone.

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