Smart bundles tablets with pocket WiFi for as low as Php499 a month

Posted on Oct 12 2013 - 1:00pm by Melba Bernad

Smart Communications, Inc. has introduced a whole new line of postpaid plans that bundle tablets, laptops, and even a printer, with pocket WiFi or Plug-It devices for as low as Php499 a month.

There are four packages under the Smart Bro Gadget Plus Plans: Plan 499, Plan 699, Plan 999, and Plan 1299. All plans are protected with an Anti Bill Shock guarantee.

(Editor’s note: Smart has expanded this lineup to include more laptops and other gadgets. You may view the full Gadget Plus Plans lineup here:

Ideal for students, Gadget Plus Plan 499 bundles an Acer Iconia B1 with a Pocket WiFi that lets you surf for free for 30 hours and share your connection with friends.

The Acer Iconia  has a 7” 1024×600 touchscreen, 8GB ROM, 512MB RAM and runs on the Android Jellybean operating system.

Gadget Plus Plan 699: Alcatel T7 HD + Free Pocket WiFi

Gadget Plus Plan 699: Alcatel T7 HD + Free Pocket WiFi

For young professionals, Plan 699 allows you to choose among four 7-inch tablets: the Alcatel T7HD, the HP Slate 7, the Starmobile Engage HD, or the Huawei MediaPad Youth, to go with a Pocket WiFi that gives you 50 hours of free high-speed Internet. All tablets run on the Android Jellybean operating system.

The Alcatel T7HD is powered by a 1.6GHz dual core processor and has a 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Both the StarMobile Engage HD and HP Slate come with 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM, while the Huawei MediaPad Youth offers 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM.

For those who want a bigger and more powerful tablet, Plan 999 offers the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, each bundled with a Pocket WiFi that comes with 50 hours of free Internet connection a month. There’s a one-time fee of Php2,000 though.

Gadget Plus 999: Samsung Galaxy Note 8” (WiFi) + Free Pocket WiFi

Gadget Plus 999: Samsung Galaxy Note 8” (WiFi) + Free Pocket WiFi

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has an 8-inch 1280×800 TFT touchscreen and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad core processor. On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab 3 has 16GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM.

Other bundles offered by Plan 999 are the Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch and the Samsung ATIV Book 2. Both come with a Power Plug-It that provides 50 hours of free surfing a month. There’s a one-time fee of Php1,500 if you choose the Samsung ATIV Book 2 bundle, while the Acer Aspire bundle’s one-time fee is Php2,500.

Gadget Plus 999: Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch + Free Power Plug-It

Gadget Plus 999: Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch + Free Power Plug-It

The Acer Aspire V5 has an 11.6-inch IPS HD with integrated multi-touch screen. It features a 500GB hard disk, 2GB RAM and runs on Windows 8.

Also running on Windows 8, the Samsung ATIV Book 2 offers a 14-inch HD LED display, 500GB hard disk and 2GB RAM.

For those with a bigger budget, Plan 1299 offers two unique bundles that deliver 50 hours of free Internet connection. One bundle comes with a Samsung ATIV Book 2, a Samsung WiFi printer, and a Pocket WiFi. The other package consists of an Acer Aspire V5 122P, Acer Iconia B1 and a Pocket WiFi.

“Smart’s Gadget Plus Plans eliminate the headaches that come with owning the latest gadgets since the

Gadget Plus Plan 999: Samsung ATIV Book 2 + Free Power Plug-It

Gadget Plus Plan 999: Samsung ATIV Book 2 + Free Power Plug-It

cost of the devices is integrated into the monthly bills,” said Michelle Curran, data and international services marketing head at Smart.

Anti-Bill Shock Guarantee
Outside of the free monthly allocation per bundle, subscribers will be charged the standard rate of Php5 per 15 minutes of Internet access.

To ensure that subscribers wouldn’t have to pay more than they intended to, Smart Bro’s Gadget Plus Plans come with an anti-bill shock guarantee that automatically activate once users reach a certain amount.

For Plan 499, the Internet subscription will automatically be converted to unlimited once the usage reaches Php1,199. For Plan 699, the usage ceiling is at Php1,299, while subscribers would only have to pay a maximum amount of Php1,599 every month for Plan 999 gadget bundles.

For those on the Plan 1299 laptop bundles, the Internet allocation automatically becomes unlimited once the usage reaches Php1,899.

(Editor’s note: Smart has expanded this lineup to include more laptops and other gadgets. You may view the full Gadget Plus Plans lineup here:


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(Images from Smart Website)

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MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Upgrade Magazine.

38 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. marivic vesuña October 14, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I’m interested in in your plan 699 where can I get the application form? tnx

    • admin October 14, 2013 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Hi Marivic,

      Thank you for reading Upgrade Magazine. The plan is available at all Smart centers. It’s also available at the SM Megamall Jump center. We don’t sell the plan as we’re an online magazine.

  2. melchor January 25, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    hi actually i have a smartbro wïmax plan 999’i want to get more plan 699.can i request smartbro agent number?ty

  3. alhan julbari May 3, 2014 at 12:32 am - Reply

    im interested with the laptop acer aspire can i get the form?tnx

    • admin May 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply


      Please go to the nearest Smart store. Thank you for reading!

    • admin August 7, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Hi Aljhan, please go to for the latest lineup. Thanks!

  4. Gretchen juliano May 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m Gretchen juliano do u have any offer a plan unlimited internet with in 1month without any gadgets.n wat will I do?

    • admin May 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Gretchen,

      I believe Smart does offer unlimited Internet plans without any gadgets. Please visit a Smart store nearest you. Thank you for reading!

  5. jonathan May 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    hi im jonathan can i ask if this plan are also available at leyte thanks.

    • admin May 23, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Hi Jonathan,

      According to our contact at Smart, all the bundles should be available in all Smart Stores nationwide. Although availability may vary on the devices. Smart has actually expanded this lineup to include more laptops and other gadgets. You may view the full Gadget Plus Plans lineup here:

    • admin August 7, 2014 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Hi Jonathan, please go to for more information. Thanks!

  6. bheng June 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    hi I’ll complain sana regarding sa pocket wifi na pina apply ko sa sister ko. bukod sa sira na ang battery nya dahil lumobo ,mahina pa ang signal.
    kaya sinabi ko po sa sister ko na ipa cut na dahil useless nman. at kung maiaayos nila ung pocket wifi. pero sabi ng pinag tanungan nila hindi daw po pwede I cut dahil naka contract ang plan.
    ano po ang magandang suggestion regarding sa ndi magamit na maayos na pocket wifi?
    thanks in advance.

    • admin June 3, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Hi Bheng, is the device under warranty? Did you try asking for a replacement?

  7. Arlyn June 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    i want a plan 999 with samsung galaxy note 8 plus the pocket wifi can u give me a no.of your agent

  8. Marjon July 6, 2014 at 1:22 am - Reply

    May down payment ba to apply plan 699 and what are the requerment to apply?
    Iam student.

    • admin August 7, 2014 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Hello Marjon, please visit for the latest lineup and requirement details. Thanks for following!

  9. margs tamayo November 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Hi po ask ko lng po kc mtatapos n yung contract ko s wifi ko dis dec. Anu nid requirements s plan 999 note8 with pocket wifi.

    • admin November 12, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Please visit the Smart store nearest you and tell them you want the Plan 999. Salamat po!

  10. David Alexander Garcia Villacosta November 12, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Hi, i just want to ask if may FUP ba ung pocket wifi nyo? what will happen if my usage goes beyond 1gb since i am uploading files and videos for my work. Am getting disappointed kasi sa globe wifi and want to change service. San store sa Davao pwede malapitan at magtanong?

    • admin November 12, 2014 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Please the Smart store nearest you. Thank you!

  11. lani garma rabor November 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Complain po ako regarding dun sa kinuha ng husband ko na acer tab with wifi.d daw po xa makadownload
    kakukuha lang po nya kahapon.

  12. nino endozo November 16, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    hi im nino,i have something to ask, if you salary are 9,000 per month u can avail the smart bundles tablets wth pocket wifi?

  13. calibrado bisco December 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    panu po ung plan sa table and poket wifi 499..

  14. ALJAY PLETADO December 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Hi . Ask ko lang kung ano ang mga requirements sa pagkuha ng plan 499 ? at may babayaran ba ko sa pagkuha nito .. Graduate na ko ng high school at may negosyo ako ngayon .. Gusto ko kumuha ng plan 499

  15. vange January 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    the samsung galaxy note 8 tab 999 plus pocket wifi is unli surf
    ?fix po ba yung monthly payment???

  16. delz February 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    hi how can i apply online for postpaid pocket wifi plan 499

  17. mj April 12, 2015 at 12:19 am - Reply

    hello there,
    I would like to get this 999plan with acer laptop. how can I apply online since I am here in abroad. I wanted my family will use the gadget.

    Thank you!

  18. rin joseph April 28, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    HI admin i’m a call center agent | i notice mostly of us cant get this kind of plan even though i am aregular employee i already ha provided POFC POB COE and other requirement and i will ask you Why?

  19. gleria riambolansa April 30, 2015 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Gud day po mam,sir gusto ko pong ,bumili ng plan499 ,pano po at anompo requrmnt nyo.may tindahan po ako iyon lang po ang pinagkakaabalahan,ano po rcquerment po tnx

  20. Ralph Subiza May 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    sir i am looking for laptop plan only.

  21. kray September 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    hi.. is there any mobile plans including pocket wifi..??

  22. Mary jane ferrer November 13, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Gud pm, ask ko lang po yung sa plan 699 na samsung 2tablet w/ pocket wifi magkano po cash out dun?

  23. Rylle Joseph November 24, 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Hi! Im interested with the plan 699 with a bundle of Two device plus a pocket wifi. How to apply and were are the store located. Im residing at Makati.

  24. esrom July 18, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Hello. I want a plan containing samsung galaxy tab 9.7 with free unlimited call and text to any network

  25. esrom July 18, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Hello. I want a plan containing samsung galaxy tab 9.7 with free internet and unlimited call/text to any network

  26. esrom July 18, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Do you have available samsung galaxy tab 9.7 with 128 GB internal memory?

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