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Life On the Go with the MySmart App

I’m traveling again in a few weeks and life is about to get very busy. So it is always great news for me to learn about and use practical apps that make life easier. One of these apps that make me more productive while on the go is the MySmart App.

Checking my Prepaid Load and Credits with the MySmart App
Checking my Prepaid Load and Credits with the MySmart App. Photo by Miel.

I currently maintain 4 Smart Prepaid accounts, one for my iPhone, two for my 2 Pocket Wifi units, and one for my Asus ZenFone Max. (Don’t ask why. Just accept the fact that this is true. Haha!) Keeping track of the prepaid load, credits, and packages subscribed on these units can be so confusing. Now, I can easily check, update, and even reload all my accounts with just one app.

MySmart App Smart Prepaid Transactions

The MySmart App allows SMART Prepaid users to do several transactions in just a few minutes, with just a few taps.

MySmart App, the SMART Way to manage your mobile life
MySmart App, the SMART Way to manage your mobile life

Here are the transactions you can accomplish with the app:

  • Check Balance and Usage
  • Check Add-Ons Expiry
  • Avail/Buy Add-Ons
  • Buy eLoad
  • File a Help Ticket
  • Register to Rewards
  • Activate International Roaming
  • PUK Code Retrieval
  • Check Call and Text Card Status
  • File a Prepaid Complaint
  • Bills Payment for other accounts
  • View and Redeem Perks

These are all you and I need to keep my prepaid SMART accounts organized and updated.

On the Go with MySmart App

So while I’ll be busy with my work/org/recreation trip in a few weeks, I don’t have to worry about loading my accounts, memorizing keywords and access numbers, and keeping track of balances and subscriptions.
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#PHforPokemonGo with freenet and PayMaya

The hype is real, people. Confession: I was never a fan of Pokemon. Never watched the show. Never collected the cards. Never played any of the games. What little I know about it is from overhearing about it from people, reading about it, and from watching a few online videos referencing about Pokemon.

But here I am enthusiastically waiting for Pokemon GO to be released in the Philippines. Not because I’m a fan but the game seems interesting enough. And it is too much of a global phenomenon to ignore.

Pokemon GO Updates on freenet
Pokemon GO Updates on freenet

Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile app of the Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company. It is developed by Niantic Labs. Pokemon GO allows players to be Pokemon Masters and “Catch ‘me all.” Using the GPS and camera of their smartphones, players can catch and train Pokemons. The good thing about this is players are encouraged to go out and explore. The bad thing? It’s highly addictive.

I am one of the many Filipinos who check the App store every now and then so I could quickly download and play Pokemon Go once it reaches the tropical shores of the Philippines.

Here’s the good news: freenet and PayMaya are all set to help us be the very best and maximize the potential of Pokemon Go.

Pokemon GO on freenet

Download the freenet app on the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store and get updates about the release of Pokemon GO in the Philippines. Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers will be able to read the latest news and social media feeds via freenet. Absolutely free.

Download the freenet App now to be in the loop. And be one of the first to read updates and who knows, you’ll also be one of the first few to download the game in the Philippines.

You can easily track news and updates with the #PhforPokemonGO hashtag that’s being used everywhere.

Enjoy Pokemon GO with PayMaya

And when the Pokemon GO app finally launches in the Philippines you can do in-app purchases using PayMaya. PayMaya is the allows users to buy online even when they do not have a credit card or debit card. It is a virtual debit card that you can easily load from many loading centers.

Just download the PayMaya app free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Load up with at least P60 to cover the standard app store verification fee. Link your virtual VISA card to your App Store or Google Play Store account. You’re good to go and ready to buy Pokecoins.

PayMaya users may easily load up at over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide including 7-Eleven Stores with Cliqq kiosks, SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Bayad Centers, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, and online banking via BDO.

So before Pokemon GO finally arrives in the Philippines, download freenet and load up your PayMaya account so you can be the very best. Catch ’em all.

For more information about PayMaya and how you can get your own PayMaya card, visit http://www.paymaya.com. To know more about the free and fun way to connect through freenet, visit http://www.freenet.ph.

Mondays with Asus ZenFone Go

Asus ZenFone Go 7 Days of Summer - Monday
Monday with Asus Zenfone Go

Hate Mondays? Make your Summer Mondays better with the Asus ZenFone Go. Start the week right the the Go and make it better with the right apps to organize your summer.

Plan the week, review your schedule, and make lists. The Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 and ZenFone Go 5 both have powerful Quadcore processors incredible for multi-tasking day and night, from Monday to the weekend.

I recommend using the Google Calendar app.

Google Calendar App
Google Calendar App

You can set appointments, sync your schedules on your PC, on your tablet, and on your Asus ZenFone Go. You can create several calendars and color code them. And you can set it up to notify you minutes, hours, or even days before an appointment. The Google Calendar app is a free app available at the Google Play Store.

Another app that you can use for your productivity is Evernote.

Evernote Productivity App
Evernote Productivity App

You can use it to take down notes, make lists and reminders, and even to create drafts of your blog and social media posts. Plus, you can attach photos, video files, and even voice recordings. You can sync it across gadgets so you can easily transfer documents and files from one device to another. The Evernote app is can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
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