Smart Communications General Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod Touch' started by neilrg, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. neilrg

    neilrg Well-Known Member

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    Since we don’t have a dedicated subforum or thread for all things Smart, I thought I’d create a thread for the meantime. I decided to do so in the iPhone section since the Globe subforum is located here



    Smart is now rolling out WiFi Calling and, seemingly, VoLTE as well (albeit for Samsung devices only, at least for now). I hope Globe follows suit and implement this for iPhone.

    https://smart.com.ph/About/newsroom...sung-handsets-to-support-smart-s-wifi-calling

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    gadgetmonger PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Can't seem to find VoLTE on my Note 9
     
  3. neilrg

    neilrg Well-Known Member

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    Smart’s press release mentions a firmware update that’s coming in October, that’s probably when most of their customers would get WiFi Calling and VoLTE.
     
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    Wow this is great news! I hope eSim is next!
     
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    Nice. I hope Globe will follow. :D
     
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    Smart connection is acting up. Anyone experiencing this?
     
  7. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    Yep. My reception has been spotty the whole day.
     
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    Same thing here in Gensan. I think it's nationwide.
     
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    so that explains the spotty connection yesterday.
     
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    What are your opinion on Smart's Gadget Shield? Has anyone here availed of it? Has anyone used it?
     
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    That depends. I have friends in the past who said it worked for them. I have about an equal amount of friends whose claims were rejected. I'm trying to figure out why the ones where rejected. It's not limited to Smart, as I have friends and employees who said the same thing about Globe's similar product. Hit or miss? Circumstances?
     
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    Due to overseas travel I had my Smart postpaid suspended for 3 months. Tomorrow is the end of the suspension period. Does Smart require manual reactivation via voice call or visit to Smart store or do I just slap in the SIM again and start using it normally?

    I am traveling out of the country again on December 5. Can I re-suspend the account again? Sayang din kasi yung P299/month that I pay for.
     
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    Hi quick newbie-ish question. What does "volume data" and "open data" means in their plans? thanks.
     
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    Volume data is for a specific app. Open data is for any/all app/s, like youtube, facebook, twitter, etc.
     
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    Just sharing. I had my old iPhone unlocked and did it over Twitter.
     
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    SMART's signal has degraded for the past 3 months until today. wondering what's wrong with them.
     
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    And I thought I am the only one having problem.....
    Is their upgrade already finish?
     
  19. jetan

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    dunno. what they told me is that they're gonna expand in my area. also asked for bill adjustment until this is resolved.
     
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    Anybody who knows how much is the special rate for smart iphone retention plans?
     

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