PLDT’s MVP and Facebook’s Zuck Meeting Means More Free Internet or Free Basics

PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan met with Facebook originator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California to examine methods for further fortifying their association to present the unbelievable benefit of the Internet to more Filipinos, and at last improve their lives.


Through a vital association with Facebook, Smart was the primary telco in Southeast Asia to take off Free Basics, a noteworthy administration that intends to make portable Internet accessible to 66% of the world who are not yet linked to by offering access to online sources and administrations without data charges. The access is currently given to more than 30 nations.

Since its presentation in the Philippines in March a year ago, a large number of clients on the Smart system have delighted in Free Basics, which permits them to reach their friends and family, look data, gain from instructive destinations, look for employments, and check the news and climate, among numerous others, without extra cost – viably separating boundaries for some Filipinos to value the genuine advantages of versatile Internet.

Expanding on the accomplishment of Free Basics in the Philippines, Smart and Facebook accordingly presented Free Facebook Toggle and Free Instagram, prompting a surge in the quantity of online clients, who are currently more engaged than any time in recent memory to carry on with the ‘Brilliant Life’ with access to important advancements and the amplest expansiveness of computerized substance readily available.

Pangilinan as of late participated in a progression of engagements with Silicon Valley pioneers and accomplices, which comes in the midst of the PLDT Group’s quick change as the nation’s driving advanced organization, in accordance with its push to utilize innovation in presenting significant changes in the life of Filipinos.

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