Smart turns over Smart Bro units for McDonald’s Classrooms project

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has turned over Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket WiFi Advance devices to McDonald’s Philippines to support its McDonald’s Classrooms initiative converting 250 unused party rooms into temporary distance learning classrooms.

The turnover ceremony held at McDonald’s McKinley West, Bonifacio Global City was led by James Jorge, Smart Assistant Vice President for Broadband Marketing and Oliver Rabatan, Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Channels of McDonald’s Philippines.

The McDonald’s Classrooms project opens its doors to teachers, college undergraduates, and graduate school students who need quiet, safe, and sanitized spaces to meet their e-learning needs. Powered by Smart, each McDonald’s Classroom is connected to Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket WiFi Advance devices to ensure that educators and learners can conduct online classes or accomplish their schoolwork with fast and reliable Internet.

Without charge, teachers and students can enjoy twice the speed of regular LTE Pocket WiFi devices through ‘Carrier Aggregation’, a distinct feature of the Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket WiFi Advance. This technology combines multiple signals across cell sites and also connects up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices for worry-free sharing and surfing across users.

Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket WiFi Advance users can also conveniently manage their device by linking it to the GigaLife App, which is downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Through the app, users may easily check their data usage, earn exclusive rewards, as well as access the most comprehensive list of data promos, including Unli Data 499, which comes with unlimited data for worry-free and pure unlimited experience for online classes and other heavy data activities valid for 30 days for only Php499.   

McDonald’s Classrooms runs from October 11 until December 3 to cater to fully vaccinated teachers and students 18 years and older. Interested registrants may reserve between two available timeslots: 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday at any of the participating branches. To know more about McDonald’s Classrooms’ guidelines, visit Last year, the McDonald’s Classrooms initiative received a Feel-Good Marketing Award from McDonald’s Global, making the cut among shortlisted entries from various McDonald’s markets around the world.

This collaboration between McDonald’s Philippines and Smart, the country’s fastest mobile network for the fourth consecutive year according to Ookla®, empowers the academic community and ensures that no learner is left behind amid the pandemic.