Filipino Internet and mobile users are in for a treat this coming Saturday as freenet, the free Internet platform of PLDT and Smart’s Voyager Innovations, will provide free access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on July 1 in time for the global celebration of Social Media Day.
From 12NN to 9PM on July 1, Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers all around the country will get access to the world’s most popular social media sites without incurring data charges, allowing them to participate and join in on the day’s celebrations from wherever they are.
The free internet access window being provided by freenet is in direct support to the the #NextPH Social Media Day celebrations at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier, an event organized locally by top social media community group TweetupMNL.
Spearheaded globally by Mashable, Social Media Day gathers social media communities and influencers to recognize and celebrate the impact of social media on people’s lives all around the world.
“The impact of social media on Filipino lives is undeniable–from providing avenues of self-expression through our sharing of everyday #OOTDs and #lifegoals, to powering noble causes such as during disasters via #HelpPH, #ReliefPH and the like. We’re glad to join in the festivities of Social Media Day this year, and allowing freenet users to access their favorite social media sites for free can be considered our #ParaSaBayan contribution to the celebrations,” said Heidi Garayblas, Associate Director and Business Unit Head for freenet at Voyager, who will also speak during the #NextPH event.
Filipinos can join in on the festivities both online and offline by downloading the freenet app and registering an account, or by attending the on-ground #NextPH event, where they will stand to get exclusive treats from freenet as well as from PayMaya Philippines, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations.
Aside from free social media access, event attendees will have a chance to get their very own PayMaya card absolutely free, available to the first 200 who will show that they have the PayMaya app installed on their phones in the Voyager booth.
What’s more, they will also have a chance to go home with an iPhone 7 smartphone when they join the exclusive PayMaya raffle. PayMaya is the leading prepaid payments wallet, mobile app and card that allows anyone to enjoy cashless transactions even without a bank account or credit card.
“Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram play a central role in the lives of Filipinos, especially millennials. It gives our #NowNation citizens the platform to express, to voice out their opinion, and to share what’s really important in their lives, which is why PayMaya is here to celebrate this occasion with all of them,” added Sharon Kayanan, Marketing and Brand Head at PayMaya Philippines.
In the Philippines, dubbed the “social media capital of the world,” the event has been celebrated since 2012 and has seen growing interest and enthusiasm from the skyrocketing number of local social media users every year.
To know more about the event and how they can get free tickets, users may visit www.tweetupmnl.com.