If there is one good news that will surely make every FILIPINO happy, it’s the one announced by the Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today. According to his Facebook post or status:
“We're one step closer to connecting the world as we launched Internet.org in the Philippines today. Now everyone in the country can have free access to internet services for health, education, jobs and communication on the Smart network.”The Philippines is one of those countries that use Internet on daily basis. It’s one of those countries that heavily relies on the Internet to reach out with their love ones working out of the country (OFW).
The free internet in the Philippines project is made possible by Internet.Org. Internet.org aims to bring affordable Internet access to everybody by increasing affordability, increasing efficiency, and facilitating the development of new business models around the provision of Internet access.
Internet.Org has partnered with SMART to bring free internet in the Philippines. According to a blog post of Edsar Bondoc of Taragis.Com, right now, only SMART subscribers in the Philippines can enjoy this free internet access. If you are a GLOBE subscriber, you will be prompted with this message:
How To Access Free Internet In The Philippines
There are two ways you can access the free internet service in the Philippines.
1) Using any of your phone browser then text INTERNET to 9999 (SMART SUBSCRIBER)
2) Download the INTERNET.ORG APP via Google Playstore.
As of now, the free internet access in the Philippines is limited to the following websites.
BabyCenter & MAMA
Facts for Life
What do you think of this free internet access in the Philippines made possible by Facebook, Smart and Internet.Org?