The quick response teams of PLDT and Smart stand ready to ensure customers remain connected all throughout as tropical depression Crising cuts through Mindanao.
PLDT and Smart have prepositioned personnel, back-up power supply and network equipment to be deployed at a moment’s notice to sites that may be damaged by Crising.
Resources and manpower for Smart’s Libreng Tawag (free call) stations are also on standby, ready to be set up in areas that will be heavily impacted by the weather disturbance. In the interest of public safety, operations of these facilities will commence once Crising has passed.
PLDT and Smart urge everyone to take necessary precautions, prepare emergency packs, charge mobile phones and power banks, and ensure enough load credits. PLDT and Smart advise the public to heed the alerts and warnings of local governments and disaster response authorities. The two companies are ready to extend assistance to response and rescue teams in areas that will be affected by the storm.
All these efforts are part of PLDT and Smart’s #SafePH advocacy, which promotes preparedness and immediate response through network resilience, continuous availability of communication services, mobile solutions and activities, and relief assistance to help communities mitigate disaster risks.
#StayHome #StaySmart #SafeandSmart
PLDT is the Philippines’ largest integrated telco company. Through its principal business groups – from fixed line to wireless – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
Further information can be obtained by visiting www.pldt.com
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telco company. Smart serves approximately 95% of the country’s cities and municipalities with its combined 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network*, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 71.4 million Filipinos*, through its commercial brands Smart, TNT, and Sun. Smart also offers satellite communication services under the brand Smart World.
As part of PLDT’s massive digital transformation program, Smart has committed to give more than 90% of the population access to its most advanced LTE network, in order to support the country’s growing digital economy, as well as provide the best customer experience for an increasingly digital Filipino lifestyle.
*as of end-2019