Okay, everyone has been complaining about Surfmax. Not that I blame them. But this mobile internet “crisis” has made people look for alternatives, and I just heard of this legit mobile internet promo from Smart.
This is apparently Smart’s counter to Globe’s popular Gotscombodd70.
Smart’s Big Bytes 70:
- 1 GB open access volume
no text1,000 texts to Smart/TNT/Sun
- 300 MB of Entertainment Bundle Hero Innovations (iflix, Fox, Spinnr)
- Good for 7 days
- Can be used for tethering
- At the moment, it is only available for Smart Prepaid and Smart Bro Prepaid
- Not available for Smart Postpaid (according to Smart Hotline rep)
This is a legit promo!
I called the Smart Hotline to ask about it and received this text message:
I also checked their Facebook page:
From Smart’s Facebook page:
Smart Communications, Inc. Hello. Our Big Bytes 70 provides our subscribers with 1 GB open access volume and 300 MB of Entertainment Bundle Hero Innovations (iflix, Fox, & Spinnr). Hope this clarifies things. Thanks.
Smart Communications, Inc. Yes, our Big Bytes can be used for tethering. To register to our Big Bytes 70, simply text BIG70 to 9999. Thank you.
Smart Communications, Inc. Using your SMART SIM, go to SMART MENU > Buddy Balance/Prepaid Balance to receive your balance information via text. Thanks!
This is definitely a legitimate promo. It’s not a bug or something like that, and there’s no need to keep it secret for fear of it being “discovered”.
This promo is obviously offered to counter the popular Globe Gotscombodd70.
The only difference is, this Smart offer doesn’t include any free text, unlike the Globe promo; this promo also includes 1,000 texts to Smart, Talk n Text, and Sun; and you also get the 300 MB entertainment bundle.
TO REGISTER, just text BIG70 to 9999.
BIG BYTES PROMOS ARE STACKABLE
I haven’t tried it yet since I am still subscribed to another 30-day Big Bytes promo, but one thing good is that these Big Bytes promos are stackable! Just subscribe to another Big Bytes promo BEFORE your current promo expires, and any unused data will be carried over to your new promo.
What I usually do is I subscribe to a Big Bytes 299 promo for 1 month and get 1.7 GB. Since I have DSL at home, I don’t usually use up my 1.7GB… so the next month, before it expires, I subscribe to a Big Bytes 99 (200 MB) and get a lot of unused data carried over. I keep on doing that until I almost use up my data, and then subscribe to a Big Bytes 299 again to “refill” my data. Now I think I might add this Big Bytes 70 into the mix!
If you think about it, for the Big Bytes 299, each GB costs P176.00 (although it lasts 30 days).
For the Big Bytes 70, each GB only costs P70! But only lasts 7 days. But if you do this every week, it still ends up being the most value for money, only costing P280 for 4 GB of data for a month.
Which promo should you get – Smart Big Bytes 70 or Globe Gotscombodd70?
It really depends on which telco has better signal in your area, and which provides the faster internet in your area, based on your experience. So just pick the one (Smart or Globe) which has given you better internet service in the past, based on your experience.
To get the best results, if you are subscribed to anything like Smart’s Powerapp, make sure to turn it off. Turn off your data, then turn it on again.
Note July 9, 2016: Some readers have been saying that the mobile data from Big Bytes 70 is problematic lately, FYI. Also, I have not seen Big Bytes 70 listed on any official Smart list of promos anymore for several months now. Not sure if they are already phasing it out.
Have you used Big Bytes 70? How was your experience? Please share in the comments! 🙂
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