SMART Communications just deployed the country's first commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Boracay with speedtest download speeds going as high as 250 Mbps!
For Smart subscribers using LTE-A capable devices, this translates into superior experience in using bandwidth-heavy services like video and audio-streaming, and gaming. For me, this means that I can toggle internet from my phone and do data-heavy work anywhere (at least when they finally roll it out to the rest of the country).
Currently, the LTE-A capable devices include the following:
iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry Passport
HTC One M9, HTC One A9, HTC 10
Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Mate S, Mate 8, Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus, Nexus 6P
LG G Flex 2, G4, G5, Nexus 5X, V10
Moto X Style
Lumia 950, 950 XL
Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge, Alpha, A5 (2016), A7 (2016), A8 (2016), S5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 Edge
Sony Z3, Z4, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, Xperia X, X Performance
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, Mi 5
“With the introduction of our LTE-Advanced service, the next stage of development of 4th generation of mobile technology, Smart is again at the technology forefront, setting the bar higher for mobile service experience,” said Joachim Horn, PLDT and Smart chief technology and information advisor.
Volume of data that you can use would still depend on the plan that you subscribe to but you can easily replenish it by subscribing as needed.