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‘Vivo na, Smart pa’ as Chinese smartphone maker meets PLDT

​Vivo representatives give a demo of the brand-new phone unit, Vivo X21. (L-R: Vivo Corporate Legal Counsel Atty. Carlo Bautista, Vivo VP for PR Strategy and Partnerships Annie Lim, Vivo Channel Development Manager Mark Cuevas, PLDT Enterprise Category Head for Postpaid & Wireless Broadband Christian Almendarez and PLDT Enterprise Product Marketing Officer Yna Palayapyon.) (Photo: PLDT)

It’s like what Filipinos love to say when they admire something: “Vivo na,  Smart pa.”

This time the reference is to Vivo​ Communications Technology Company of China and established in 2009, and Smart Communications, Inc. as they come together in a partnership for the Vivo X21 4G Phablet.

Here’s the announcement from PLDT Enterprise:

PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s leading ICT and digital services provider, together with top wireless brand, Smart Communications Inc., partners with Vivo to exclusively offer the latter’s newest X21 model.

Vivo and Smart 2018
The first in a series of high-end x-series phones, the X21 is designed especially for C-level executives and entrepreneurs — with features, such as in-display fingerprint scanning technology and a 6.28” AMOLED display, catering to their varied needs and interests.

Exclusive to enterprise clients

As the sole mobile provider of the device, Smart will be offering the X21 exclusively to its Enterprise clients.

“The X-21 was crafted with the on-the-go lifestyle of business leaders and influencers in mind. To be able to tap this market and ensure that users enjoy the highest quality experience with the device, we thought of partnering with Smart given that their premium plans come with a guarantee of excellence in service,” said Vivo VP for PR Strategy and Partnerships Annie Lim.

To allow subscribers to fully enjoy the phone’s state-of-the-art features, Smart has bundled the offer together with its Plan 2000, which is inclusive of unlimited calls and texts, as well as non-stop surfing.

Ramping up LTE capabilities

“This year, we at Smart have really focused on ramping up our LTE capabilities and have seen these activities bear fruit, being recognized recently as the country’s fastest wireless network,” said Smart AVP & Head of Wireless Corebiz and Smart Infinity Chet Alviz.

“All efforts are aimed at elevating our services and the experience of our customers. Part of this is to provide them with mobile devices like the Vivo X21, so they can fully and truly enjoy the power of Smart’s fastest LTE network,” Alviz added.

PLDT VP & Head of Enterprise Core Business Solutions Jojo Gendrano also shared his excitement for the partnership, saying,

“As technology continues to improve the productivity of today’s business leaders, we at PLDT and Smart are inspired to enhance the mobile experience of our enterprise clients. With this, we are so privileged to be able to strengthen our partnership with Vivo and offer our clients a mobile phone and plan suited to their preferences.” (from PLDT)

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