“With this collaboration, Smart and Twitter aim to allow more Filipinos to get involved and immerse in this historic experience with Pope Francis, who our Catholic nation hold very dear to our heart,” Napoleon L. Nazareno, president and CEO, PLDT and Smart said in a statement on Wednesday, January 13.
To register simply text DEARPOPE to 9999 and once you get a confirmation text message you can now use the Twitter app or go to m.twitter.com on your mobile phone to start tweeting or following the latest update regarding the Pope's visit via #DearPopeFrancis hashtag. Users may also tweet their greetings and prayers to Pope Francis using the same hashtag. Subscribers can also directly follow the Pope's twitter account at @Pontifex.
The registration is one-time only and will cover you for the whole duration of the visit and if you are also enjoying Smart's free 30MB internet you can still use the free Twitter promo on top of that.