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Smart Telecom offers FREE Twitter for Pope Francis Philippines visit

SMART Telecom is offering FREE and unlimited access to social networking app Twitter from January 15 to 19, 2015. This, as a public service to all its 69 million prepaid and postpaid subscribers who want to share their Pope Francis / Papal Visit experience online.

The free Twitter offer is applicable for all subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text.



“With this collaboration, Smart and Twitter aim to allow more Filipinos to get involved and immerse in this historic experience with Pope Francis, who our Catholic nation hold very dear to our heart,” said Napoleon L. Nazareno, president and CEO, PLDT and Smart.

Text DEARPOPE to 9999 starting January 15

Starting January 15, Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text subscribers nationwide may start their one-time registration for the free Twitter service by simply texting DEARPOPE to 9999.

Subscribers may also post real-time updates, upload photos, and even reach out to Pope Francis through his official Twitter account @Pontifex on their mobile devices at no extra cost.

“Twitter is excited to partner with Smart to enable all Filipinos to get closer to the Pope and connect with the local community for this historic occasion – from expressing their hopes and prayers using Tweets with most followed world leader on Twitter today with over 17 million followers across his #DearPopeFrancis hashtag as well as getting real-time updates, photos and conversations in their Twitter timeline on Pope Francis’ first-ever visit to the Philippines,” said Arvinder Gujral, Director, Business Development, India and SE Asia, Twitter.

With over 284 million monthly active users worldwide – 80 percent of which are on mobile – Twitter has become an essential social medium for netizens keeping an eye on real-time updates and social pulse on significant events and issues in the Philippines and around the world.

Note: Mobile users who are registered to the ongoing Smart Free Internet promo may enjoy the Free Twitter service on top of their 30 MB allocation.

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