Smart Bro Flexitime is No More by August 30, 2017


Are you one of those Smart Bro prepaid users who have been enjoying the time-based usage data bundle called Flexitime for years now? Well, there is a bit of a sad news for you as per discovery by our friends from RonNotTheDJBlog earlier today.

Right after he registered to the Smart Flexitime 100, he got the following message saying that the service will no longer be offered starting August 30, 2017 and was offered to switch to GigaSurf instead in the future.

Image: RonNottheDJBlog
In case you can't read the message from the image above, it says "1/2 You have availed FLEXITIME 100 for 7hrs internet access, valid for 7 days. Please note that this offer will no longer be available starting August 30, 2017. 2/2 Next time you load, try GigaSurf99 for 1.5GB data + 300MB YouTube, iflix & more for P99/7days. text GIGA99 to 2200 to register. Info at www.smart.com.ph/bro."

While that is the reminder sent to subscribers via sms when they register to the said bundle, Smart's website still offers the same packages as of typing but the reminder is nowhere to be found on the website. I guess Smart will just take down the page without leaving details as to why and then would just send sms notifications to users to will try to subscribe.

I have actually never tried using the Flexitime ever, so this news is not going to bother me that much. But for people of who have, I know it's really not good. Right now, whenever I needed, I always subscribe to the current GigaSurf offerings which I really find very nice deal for my usage.

UPDATE: 9/1/2017

Smart has officially taken down the Flexitime page from their website making it officially the end of its life.  Let's hope one day that Smart will offer a much better bundle and most of all.. much cheaper.

Source: RonNotTheDJBlog

78 comments:

  1. "I have actually never tried using the Flexitime ever, so this news is not going to bother me that much." Lungkot ng buhay niya.

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  2. Sad, I'm been using Flexitime for 5 years. This news will bother me...

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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    2. Supporting. Flexitime has been my backup internet connection whenever my DSL goes haywire which happens every now and then in the Philippines. I'm so bothered that its gone. I basically just use it for work and browsing on the go. Its the best promo for people who wouldn't mind spending a lot for a fast and reliable mobile internet. I don't get it why Smart would remove it.

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    3. marami na kaming nag fill up sa form Sir go mo na yang petition natin. ilapit mo kay Manong Digong

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    4. yeah, i am also using flexitime alot coz it's lesser expnsive, kainis ang smart..grrrrr

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    5. Please support this bobo kc smart, d nila alam na masmaganda flexitime kaysa sa surf max mga ungas

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  3. Im a flexitime subscriber because of gigs of downloads for my console game. Wtf smart. No more time based. What am i gonna do with 1G.

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    1. Hopefully more subscribers will voice out their concerns particularly on this one, that somehow Smart will come up with a much better (if not the same as flexitime) option than GigaSurf.

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    2. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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    3. i support this one. Bring smart flexitime back....

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    4. Tma yan 1G for 100 anu madodownload nun nu? Isang movies hahahaha bobo smart

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  4. Its still in the smart bro web page. Is it really gone?

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    1. If it's still available there, I guess you can still try it. Maybe there is just a delay in putting the webpage down.

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  5. Flexitime user here for 3 years. Work from home IT Rep very very very bad news for me. Does anyone know how we can request smart to bring it back?

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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    2. WALA MASYADO SILA GAHAMAN,PAHIRAP SILA SA SMART USER, BAKA SUNOD NYAN 500MB A DAY NALANG.

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  6. Can somebody make a petitions about na ibalik ang flexitime promos....please ill help mag find ng mag signs ng petitions. Please lets bring back flexitime....plss link ng petitions.

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  7. Can somebody make a petitions about na ibalik ang flexitime promos....please ill help mag find ng mag signs ng petitions. Please lets bring back flexitime....plss link ng petitions.

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    1. im with you for that

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    2. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  8. Walang kwenta Smart. Any alternatives? Switch na tayo away from Smart.

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    1. NO better alternative sorry,,smart was the only one the gave us UNLINET NO CAP..NOT LIKE GLOBE>>please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  9. Flexitime is 3,000 per Month. Why take that away from us?
    Especially for Mobile users with Pocket Wifi.
    Bad move smart.

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  10. guys lets file petition smart to Duterte,,, they are depriving internet from us,,, and want us to milk our wallets and let us switch on their gigasurf plans for 1 gb,,,, really,,,, who is in-charge of smart marketing?,,,, should be fired,,,,

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  11. Yes 3000 per month is exactly what I'm spending since kailangan sa trabaho ko na unlimited data pero unfortunately, 3000 per month is not enough for smart they figured they can earn more money through their data capping system since they monopolize the mobile network at the moment.

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  12. So you're telling me all this time I should've used flexitime instead of Giga99 which has a data cap of 1.5gb+300mb Youtube before it was abolished today? Wtf. I mostly spend my time downloading 300mb/episode video but limit to it per week because giga99 is expensive. Is flexitime really something more suitable for a person who browses the web which have heavy data bandwidth eating per page?

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    1. yes sir/ma'am, flexitime is suited for heavy users on a budget. that's why there are many of us, flexitime users/subscribers, who are sad about the recent termination of the flexitime promo...

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    2. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  13. Dapat ang tanggalin nila ang surfmax nila

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  14. Fuck you smart!!!

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  15. Now, I can't use my internet usage to its maximum, and instead avail to Smart's f**king data capped promos which really costs me. Not to mention, the Load Protect feature is permanently turned on, now that's like adding insult to injury. Man, screw your current service, Smart.

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  16. ngayon ko lang napansin nawala. flexitime user here for 3 years na din. Hindi kami magkanda ugaga pagkasyahin 1GB per day moreover sa 800mb per day promos ng networks. Kaya I find flexitime promos a really convenient service since Flexitime 100 gives us 700 minutes valid for 7 days. I can download no problem as big as 4GB to 15GB until Smart blocks the prepaid sim card which forced us to buy new smart sim every now and then.

    But this news....shit tlga

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  17. Mga bes, yung perks ng smart pwede pa kayo makapag avail ng flexitime don. ttry ko pa sa mga tindahan na nagloload gamit cellphone, swerte pag di pa sila nag uupdate ng loads, makakapag paload pa kayo ng straight na flexitime.

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  18. bad news talaga exited pa mandin ako dl bago kong game sa ps4., hindi ko tuloy alam kung pano i dl ang 14gig na game ko

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  19. damn smart bad move.. such a bad move.. so SMART you want us to put some PLDT services on our home??? PLDT fiber cost 1800 per month?? but i use FLEXITIME everyday.. so it will cost me 3000 per month??? what do you try to do SMART?? you giving us such a headache.. damn it..

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  20. mga kababayaran gumawa po ako ng petition sa change.org for this patulong nlang po sana

    https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....dont just post angry comment, mr reyan antiquin already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  21. guys 4 palang ang nag sign ng petition :(

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    1. Nag e-error naman ung signing link sa email ko. "Well this is embarassing" page

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  22. dapat ang i petition yung NTC chairman. wala naman yatang alam yan kung paano yung kalakaran ng internet ngayon isang video at fb lang 1gb na agad within a minute. ang alam lang yata ng chairman kaya ok na ok siya sa ngyayari sa promo ng telcom eh gumamit lang ng Messenger eh talagang labis na labis yang 1gb mo kung messenger lang paggagamitan. matanda na at out of trending na yung chairman dapat ipalit mas bata mga I.T. related na trabaho ang pumalit sa chairman ng NTC...

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    1. ang I.T alam nya ang kailangan ng mga consumer mga gumagamit ng INTERNET kung ilan talaga ang bandwidth na nagagamit.. kaya makakapag bigay siya ng magandang rules laban sa mga mapang abusong telcom sa pilipinas. babayaran mo ng 100 pesos mahigit ilang minuto mo lang magagamit wala ka ng data..

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    2. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  24. Pls tell your friends & family to boycott giga surf and surf max.

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  25. Flexitime was removed kasi may pandaraya silang ginagawa. not only me who discovered but marami ang nakakaalam kung heavy user ka. ma didisconnect ka pag umabot ka na ng certain amount of data. In my experience 15 Gb is my disconnection quota. im streaming 1080p videos. downloading movies or anime episodes and games. still 15 gb is not enough pag sumubra ako ng 15 gb madidisconnct ako and i need to call to customer service para ma ibalik ung connection which is annoying. hindi nila maibabalik kaagad ung connection mo.. 5-24 hours most likely for me, kahit naka prioritize kpa kung tamad talaga ung nag tatrabaho matatagalan yan. Going to the point, nandadaya sila. na didisconnect ka. which is already an act of "FALSE ADVERTISEMENT" kaya nila inalis bago pa sila mareklamo. what a nice move. Inalis din nila ung UNLISURF dati diba? kasi ung promo is super sulit. i tried it dati sympre. no limits. 50 pesos for 1 day. pero inalis nila para magatasan pa mga pilipino XD.
    Data caps is not really necessary. heres why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2U7nVq0ly0 . hindi na rin ako umaasa na aayo pa kalagayan ng networks sa pilipinas. kasi, alam mo na rin,
    mga magnanakaw cheapsteak sinungaling ang ibang nag mamaniobra ng ibang comapany. pera lng na makukuha nila ang iniisip nila. ok ng mabagal internet. "tipiddin natin sila para atin ung sobrang funds gayan ganyan " . -my opinion. i dont know how you view the network companies dito sa pilipinas but i can tell you . It's Rotten.

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    1. I Completely agree that the network companies in the Philippines is ROTTEN, I hope Pres. Duterte would take action on how to deal with this cancer

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    2. unless a 3rd party network serves will come in...globe and smart still has the monopoly over the networkk

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    3. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  27. wala na ba talagang flexitime baka masayang load ko???

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  28. Guys were on 105 signatures please share to your friends

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  29. this is sad... i will spend less money to smart now

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    1. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
      https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

      MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..

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  30. I need to spend more money just to play my favorite online game after the death of flexitime. I thought the alert was a bad joke but smart already implemented it.

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  31. How can they remove flexitime? it's a time base payment. people won't go all day internet, if they do they have to spend 200 pesos per day. Flexitime is balance. why removed? not a smart way of thinking.

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  32. I hope this coming year, the government will prioritize the problem concerning to ph internet craps, Wala na talagang matinong isp dito sa pinas mapaglobe o mapasmart, gaya neto Flexitime was a big help to everyone specially to those whose works are requiring a lot of bandwidth. Kaya di umuunlad dito sa pinas e pati mismo kapwa pilipino ginagatasan ng ginagatasan..

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  33. I hope this coming year, the government will prioritize the problem concerning to ph internet craps, Wala na talagang matinong isp dito sa pinas mapaglobe o mapasmart, gaya neto Flexitime was a big help to everyone specially to those whose works are requiring a lot of bandwidth. Kaya di umuunlad dito sa pinas e pati mismo kapwa pilipino ginagatasan ng ginagatasan..

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  34. please guys SUPPORT THIS PETITIONS....,
    https://www.change.org/p/smart-communications-philippines-bring-smart-flexitime-unli-data-promos-back?recruiter=598546508&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

    MR REYAN ANTIQUIN already have made a petitions lets support his petitions, Sign in guys and state your reasons,,maybe just maybe with enough people petitioning we can bring back FLEXITIME..
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  35. yup eversince tinanggal nila yung UnliSurf may alternative is Flexitime much better kung ibalik nila yung Unlisurf Nila...

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  36. government dapat ay makialam na sa ginagawa ng smart at globe sa taong bayan. grabe sila sa pang gugulang sa mga users nila. ginagawa nila tayong gatasan ng milyon

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  37. nagtataka pa kayo na nawawala ang flexitime? eh ano tawag nyo sa dating nawawalang unlisurf, which is the very best thing we ever get in mobile data consumption? tapos pinalitan ng supersurf?

    only one phrase: "sim bugging"

    i'm sure meron dyan sa inyo gumagamit ng sim bug na involve ang pagregister ng flexitime. search nyo sa google, meron kayo makikitang tutorials. in short, ina-abuso sa karamihan sa atin ang serbisyo na hindi sana pinakialaman, otherwise hanggang ngayon naka unlisurf pa rin tayo.

    meron sa ating mga pilipino ang naging dahilan kung bakit, sa ingles pa, "we can't have nice things anymore".

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  38. Try nyo *121# nandun parin yung flexitime, although i havent tried it.

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  39. Smart Why? Everybody who is smart subscribers, lets all go To Globe.

    Smart Surfmax50 = 800mb a day, after reaching the cap, no internet at all.
    GLobe Supersurf50 = 800mb-1,200mb a day, after reaching the cap, we can still internet at slow speed.

    Bye Smart,
    Hello to Globe :)

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