The past couple of months, I’ve been playing around with Smart’s new SaktoData99 promo. Before using SaktoData99, I’ve been making do with the free 100 MB I get from my Mega 250. So far, I almost never use up my 100 MB because I limit my usage to using it only for Waze and for emergency surfing (mostly when about to buy something and I want to check online reviews first). No facebooking, instagramming or twittering for me, which was okay because I rarely have down time to browse when I am out anyway.
However, I am trying to be more active on social media, and being online even when I am out of the house seems to be expected now. I’m seeing a trend where more and more people want to communicate via FB Messenger or Viber instead of text. Even things like “Nasaan ka na? Nandito na ako,” or “Nandyan ka na? Di pa ako makaaalis, wala pa Uber,” are now sent via FB Messenger instead of text, and sometimes I’m nahuhuli sa balita because I’m not online.
Fine, I will try to be more online, ‘kay?
SAKTO DATA 99
So I was looking at mobile internet promos from the local telcos when a new promo from Smart caught my eye. It was the Sakto Data 99.
There are actually 2 Sakto Data promos:
- Sakto Data 30 – P30 – 200 MB data + 20 mins to Smart/Sun/TNT – 7 days – Text SAKTODATA30 to 9999
- Sakto Data 99 – P99 – 500 MB data + 70 mins to Smart/Sun/TNT – 30 days – Text SAKTODATA99 to 9999
The Sakto Data promos are stackable, meaning you can carry over any unused data and minutes to the next Sakto Data if you register before the current one expires. I’ve done Sakto Data 30 carrying over unused data and minutes to my Sakto Data 99.
Sakto Data 99 is a nice promo that is for people who don’t use a lot of internet and don’t want the hassle for registering to a promo every few days or every week. It’s a good option for those who have internet at home or at the office, and just need mobile internet to browse and chat and go on social media while they are out.
The 500 MB data from Sakto Data 99 seems enough for my needs. I also get an extra 70 minutes of Smart/Sun/TNT calls should I ever need it.
Speed-wise, it was okay. Not super fast, but not super slow, either. When browsing websites, the pages load quickly, usually within a second. I’m very satisfied so far. All of this depends on the signal strength, as usual. If you are in a location with a strong signal, usually outside buildings, performance is better.
My only problem with this is that it is only available for Smart Prepaid. I am on Smart Postpaid Freedom Plan, and I cannot register to this promo on my primary SIM. This means I had to use a Smart prepaid SIM card for this promo and stick it in my pocket wifi.
I am looking for a good dual-SIM phone to replace my 3-year old Note 2, and I was planning to put my Smart and Globe SIMs in there. But now I think I might have to use one of the SIM slots for the Saktodata instead so that I can also use the free 70 minutes. LOL, seriously, it’s more lugi to be on postpaid than on prepaid in this country.
Is it just me, or is anyone else weirded out by Smart’s new green logo? I actually like their old blue dots logo better. I just feel something off about this new logo. They look like an oil company trying hard to seem eco-friendly. Also adding to the weird vibe is the Illluminati-ness of the new logo. Now, I can’t say with absolute certainty that the Illuminati exists, and I can’t say with absolutely certainty that they don’t exist. But after countless books, movies, and exposes about the group, I have just become more aware of these so-called Illuminati symbols. The triangle with the “eye” in the center seems very All-Seeing-Eye. Just saying.
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