Healthcare workers, law and order personnel, government agency employees, delivery and logistics providers, security guards, and event mortuary services providers will be able to benefit from the bayanihan campaign of Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) and Shopee Philippines.
Frontliners simply need to sign up in the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package microsite and follow the instructions in order to receive the digital package. These digital packages consist of mobile data packages from Smart, as well as other discount vouchers from Shopee.
“As part of the country’s largest and only fully integrated telco PLDT, we are happy to contribute to this endeavor and help our modern-day heroes stay connected with their loved ones amid the pandemic,” said Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at PLDT and Smart.
“Shopee is proud to launch the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package together with Smart. This initiative will provide our local frontliners with exclusive deals and vouchers that they can use for themselves and their families. We are committed to supporting our Filipino frontliners and community as they adjust and rebuild during this time of the pandemic.” said Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines.
These load packages will be able to help the frontliners connect to Smart’s fastest LTE network. The ramped-up nationwide LTE rollout is part of PLDT and Smart’s sustained capital expenditures on their networks, having already invested some Php260 billion from 2015 to 2019. For 2020, amid the regained momentum of the company’s network rollout efforts following the easing of lockdown restrictions, PLDT has leveled up its target capital expenditures back up to about Php70 billion.
To date, Smart’s high-speed broadband service is available in 93% of the country’s cities and municipalities and serves 95% of the population.