Smart’s new offering, Smart Gold Lite, is a new set of postpaid consumable plans (e.g. 300, 500, etc.). The new product is convenient for those who are tight in budget. Unlike with the normal Smart Gold plans where they normally charge calls at a cheaper rate, Gold Lite charges its mobile users with a fixed rate of 2 pesos per minute for intra-network calls. A normal Smart Gold plan charges users with 4 pesos to 6.50 pesos per minute (4 – 6.50 / min) depending on the type of postpaid plan.
I was able to get my basic Smart Gold Lite plan for 300 pesos per month. From this plan, I get approximately 150 minutes of Smart-to-Smart calls every month. In case the 300 peso allocation is not enough, the excess will be charged on top of the 300 monthly consumable allowance. You can also set your credit limit up to three times the amount of your plan.
The application process is also easy. The necessary requirement is just a valid ID with your billing address on it. My application took some time though because of some account discrepancies with my SmartBro, which I left inactive until now since I left for Cebu. But a friend was able to get his SIM in the afternoon after filing his application in the morning.
You can apply at any Smart Wireless center anywhere in the whole Philippines.