Twitter and Smart Communications have teamed up to offer FREE and unlimited access to popular social networking app Twitter on mobile phones from January 15 to 19, 2015. This is part of Smart’s public service in time for the much-awaited visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
All 69 million prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text are qualified to avail of the FREE Twitter service. Now, it’s possible to follow the Pope’s Twitter account (@Pontifex), send wishes and prayers to the Pope using #DearPopeFrancis hashtag, and get real-time updates on the much anticipated apostolic and state visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines.
To avail of the service, subscribers just need to text DEARPOPE and send to 9999.
“Twitter is excited to partner with Smart to enable all Filipinos to get closer to the Pope and connect with the local community for this historic occasion – from expressing their hopes and prayers using Tweets with most followed world leader on Twitter today with over 17 million followers across his #DearPopeFrancis hashtag as well as getting real-time updates, photos and conversations in their Twitter timeline on Pope Francis’ first-ever visit to the Philippines. Most importantly, join the Twitter flock and sign up now to follow the Pope’s Twitter account (@Pontifex) during his visit, so that you can be one of the first to get the Pope’s Tweets via the Twitter app on your Smart mobile device,” said Arvinder Gujral, Director, Business Development, India and SE Asia, Twitter.
Mobile users who are registered to the ongoing Smart Free Internet promo may enjoy the Free Twitter service on top of their 30 MB allocation.