MANILA — Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART), the Philippines’ leading wireless
services provider, set a new standard for the country’s wireless
industry with the availability of the most affordable third-generation
(3G) handset for its post-paid and pre-paid subscribers.
The LG Mobile, LG KU250 prepaid phonekit retails at only P6,290.00, and
will make available Smart’s numerous 3G services to a much wider
subscriber base. Selected by the GSM Association (GSMA) to lead the
worldwide “3G For All” campaign announced during the 2007 3GSM World
Congress in Barcelona, the LG KU250 is an entry-level 3G phone that is
more than well-equipped to handle basic wireless communication needs as
well as multimedia-rich 3G content and services.
The LG KU250. (Contributed photo)
Dressed in an elegant black shell, the sleek device is equipped with a dual camera. It can also be used for high-speed Internet access using Smart’s 3G network either on the phone or connecting it to a PC or a laptop. With 10MB internal memory, and expandable memory using a Micro SD card, the device can also be used as an audio and video player that supports the most popular audio and video file formats. With the LG KU250, subscribers can also access Smart’s 3G services, like Video
Calling, Full-track Music Downloads, Video Streaming, Video Dating, and a lot more.
Jerome Almirante, 3G Business Head, said: “This is a significant 3G
milestone for Smart. Offering this product demonstrates our commitment
to providing not only affordable 3G services, but also affordable
devices to access these services.”
The LG KU250 is available to Smart Gold postpaid subscribers, and is
free under Plan 800. For Smart Buddy pre-paid subscribers, the phone
kit will be available at Smart Wireless Centers beginning June 5, 2007.