Soprano Design and Smart Communications, the Philippines’ leading mobile network operator have been offering free critical alert messaging services to local city Governments, NGO’s and healthcare agencies affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines.
The new COVID-19 Care initiative is offering up to 100 organizations the chance to take advantage of this offer which comes with 100,000 free text messages per month and free use of the Smart Messaging Suite platform, powered by Soprano. These mission critical services provided by Smart and Soprano will provide much needed messaging capabilities to essential organizations as they ramp up communications efforts in their fight against COVID-19.
Organizations who have taken up the offer to date include the Philippines Red Cross, which will now have access to additional text messaging services at no extra charge. You can find the full story on how the Philippines Red Cross are utilising this offer here.
Industry research has shown that text messaging is fast, efficient and read by more than 90% of recipients within three minutes of receipt.
Smart Philippines have explained, “Right now, our focus is on doing what we can to support the Philippine organizations in their Covid-19 response. We want to play our part to save lives by ensuring front line response teams have an easy way to access two-way messaging services that can be used to communicate critical updates, schedule patient admissions, or even manage internal staffing workloads. With more 113 Million mobile phone subscribers, the Philippines is the reigning text capital of the world and SMS is still the primary mobile service. We are pleased to be working with Soprano Design in making these services available free of charge, for this critical two-month period.”