Friday, November 15, 2019
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Smart-Deezer Partnership Delivers Premium Music Streaming to New Unlisurf Premium Plans

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Smart has recently partnered with Deezer, the world’s largest music streaming service, to deliver over 30 million songs to postpaid subscribers over ultrafast LTE connections. Subscribers to Smart’s new Unlisurf Premium Plans will get 2 years of free Deezer Premium+ along with unlimited Internet with access to LTE, plus free calls and texts to all networks.

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You will also have a choice from a rang of high end smartphones such as the Sony Xperia M at Plan 1174, Nokia Lucia 1020 at Plan 1675, and both the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 at Plan 2175.

Kathryn Carag, Postpaid Marketing Head at Smart

Kathryn Carag,

“With our new Unlisurf Premium Plans made better with free Deezer music streaming, subscribers now have a smarter way to discover music,” said Kathryn Carag, Postpaid Marketing Head at Smart. “And with Smart’s supercharged network that delivers ultrafast LTE connections, they will be able to stream music from Deezer’s 30 million audio-track catalog whenever and wherever they want.”

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Steven Frank, Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific, Deezer; Dona Inthaxoum, Label Relations Head for Asia and Oceania, Deezer; Melissa Limcaoco, Innovation and Product Development Group Head, SMART; Kathy Carag, Postpaid Marketing Group Head, SMART

Obviously, the timing of the Smart-Deezer is pretty curious, especially since Smart already has a SPINNR. However, at the Smart-Deezer launch event, Smart was careful to differentiate between the two services.

According to Charles A. Lim, EVP and Head of the Wireless Consumer Division at Smart, “SPINNR provides the total music experience to our subscribers with streaming and downloads of all the latest and hottest songs, the most anticipated concert events, meet-and-greets with their favorite artists and exclusive access to official merchandise. Deezer, on the other hand, provides music streaming with a large catalog of 30 million songs and the widest availability in more than 100 countries around the world.”

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Personally, I hardly care about the difference. Deezer is a damn good music streaming service, one that can potentially give Spotify and Globe a run for their money in a way that SPINNR never could. Honestly, now I’m torn between which one to use.

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