How to avail Smart Free Twitter mobile access from June 1 to July 31, 2013

Wireless leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving its more than 50 million subscribers another reason to 'live more' thru Free Twitter mobile access which runs from June 1 until July 31, 2013.
Smart Free Twitter promo mechanics

This Free To Tweet promo is part of the advocacy of the network to promote global real time communications for a good cause.

"During the recently concluded mid-term elections, many Pinoys trooped into Twitter to report election-related issues such as vote-buying, faulty automated counting machines, and power outages.", Smart said.

"People also tune in to the social media site for real-time updates about the latest weather condition and typhoon alerts. It can also be an avenue for pushing for a surge of digital support during disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts."

This year, the microblogging site Twitter marks its 7th birthday.

To avail of this special offer, here's how (mechanics):

1. Smart is offering free access to Twitter until July 31, 2013. Just go to on your mobile browser.

2. Data network should be turned on to enable the free access.

3. Clicking on outbound links and accessing Twitter via apps or widgets will incur standard data charges.

4. Running background apps in Smartphones may also incur data charges.

5. Set your homepage URL to a free site like to avoid redirecting to other sites upon opening your browser.

Tips to avoid running background apps in Smartphones (Android, iOS, Windows):

1. Download the SmartNet App via native app store (Google Play or Apple Store).
Go to to get more info on Smart's free app.

2. In the SmartNet app, click the “Internet ON” button.Clicking this will enable you to access free sites of Smart, while staying connected to the data network.

3. To bring back the setting, simply open your SmartNet app and click "Internet OFF" to bring back the default setting of your phone.

4. You will be safe from your background apps incurring data charges.

5. If you have other data packages, you will not be able to browse while in “Internet OFF” mode.

To get more details about the promo and how they can avoid data charges, users can text TWITTER to 211 (for Prepaid and regular postpaid users), or to 7577 (for All-In users), or to 9990 (for Freedom users). 

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