SMART first to deliver Nokia Messaging in the Philippines

Makati City, Philippines - Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc (SMART) has recently signed a deal with Nokia to offer Nokia Messaging on selected Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices. Nokia Messaging is an easy-to-use messaging service that will be available on a special data plan to SMART subscribers beginning September 26, 2009. The Nokia Messaging plan will initially be offered with the Nokia E75 and will also be offered to other Nokia Messaging capable devices in the near future.
 
"SMART is pleased to be the first operator to bring Nokia Messaging in the Philippines. More and more customers - even non-business users - are looking for a reliable service that allows them to have email pushed automatically to their handsets while on the move," said Danilo Mojica, Head of Wireless Consumer Division, SMART.
 
"The Nokia Messaging service offers all consumers a chance to enjoy push email service on their Nokia phone. With just a single application on a mobile device, our customers can manage multiple email accounts anytime, anywhere. Nokia Messaging makes it effortless to set up a push email account, providing an unprecedented ease of use and convenience to our customers. Coupled with SMART's unrivalled 3G/HSPA network, they will enjoy a superior mobile email experience and remain connected easily," added Mr. Mojica.
 
"We want to make mobile messaging as ubiquitous as voice or SMS. Nokia Messaging gives people simple and affordable mobile access to the world's most popular email accounts.  We believe mobile messaging is a critical, must-have feature, and we deliver mobile messaging solutions to a broad range of Nokia devices, all easily activated with a few clicks," said Benoit Nalin, General Manager, Nokia Philippines.
 
Nokia Messaging mobilizes email from thousands of internet and email service providers globally.  Customers can have their personal email accounts pushed directly to their Nokia device from email service providers such as Ovi, Yahoo!®Mail, Gmail(TM), and Windows Live (TM) Hotmail®. Customers simply need to enter their email address and password to get emails pushed directly to the homescreen of their device. They can then read, send, forward and reply to emails as well as download, read, forward and attach files on the go. Small medium enterprises (SMEs) with their own POP/IMAP compliant email servers can also enjoy push email service with Nokia Messaging.
 
The Nokia E75 is the first Nokia device to ship with a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keymat and offers a unified messaging interface that combines email, MMS and SMS into one application.
 
SMART Gold subscribers will be able to enjoy unlimited Nokia Messaging push email service at an affordable price of P299 per month on the Nokia E75.
 
For more information about Nokia Messaging, visit www.smart.com.ph
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
 
About Smart
Smart Communications, Inc. is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider with 38.5 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-June 2009. SMART has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless data services, including mobile commerce services such as Smart Money, Smart Load and Smart Padala. SMART also offers 3G and HSPA services. Its Smart Link service provides communications to the global maritime industry. Smart Broadband, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, offers a wireless broadband service, Smart BRO. SMART is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippines' leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.  For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph.
 
Media Enquiries:
 
Nokia
Nikka Abes
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel. + 63917 8590783
 
Smart Communications, Inc.
Ramon R. Isberto
Head, Public Affairs Group
Tel. +632 - 5113101