Published: Thursday 11 January, 2018

SMART, Sun & TNT Prepaid Load Validity Extended to 1 Year for P300 & Up

Telecom giant SMART Communications is complying the with government’s order to extend prepaid load validity to one year. SMART, TNT and Sun prepaid load worth P300 and above are now valid for one year starting January 2018.

Just like rival Globe Telecom, SMART has complied the the Duterte administration’s directive to give prepaid users more bang for their bucks. In compliance with the circular of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) last month, prepaid load will no longer expire for 1 year.

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The circular is for ALL values of prepaid load but, at the moment, SMART and Globe can only comply for loads P300 and above. The DICT has given the telcos a six-month grace period for loads worth below P300.

Originally, the government wanted prepaid loads not to expire at all. However, the DICT admitted that the 1-year period is good enough after reaching a compromise with the telcos.

This is good news for millions of prepaid users in the Philippines who lose money just because their mobile phone loads expired.