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Smart partners with FindMe LBS
Cellular phone giant Smart Communications Inc. has signed a service provider agreement with premier location-based services provider FindMe LBS, a member of the e-Lopez Group of Companies, to provide vehicle-tracking information to TrackMe and Smart subscribers.

Signatories to the agreement were Smart's Personal Communications and Mobile Services Division Head Anastacio R. Martirez, Business and Product Development Head Edgardo R. Bautista, and FindMe's Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Abis. The signing was held at the Aduana Room of 9501 in the ABS-CBN complex in Quezon City.

The partnership has been regarded as a milestone in the history of location-based services in the Philippines. "Smart's networks are very reliable. The same can be said about their GSM coverage, being the widest in the industry. These factors were the main consideration behind FindMe's decision to partner with Smart since TrackMe subscribers funnel out into the remotest areas of the country and Smart has the necessary coverage to service these areas," says FindMe Chief Operations Officer Ruel Kapunan.

FindMe LBS is expecting 3000 TrackMe Rover units sold this year, and will double by 2003 because of this partnership.

With this agreement in effect, Smart subscribers can soon avail of the service known as the TrackMe Vehicle Tracking and Management System (VTMS). With the proper hardware in place, Smart cell phone subscribers can monitor the location and use of their vehicle through a series of alerts sent to their phones through text messaging. Car owners with TrackMe can access the location information of the vehicle in real-time, configure TrackMe settings, receive TrackMe sensor and emergency alerts and even remotely perform administrative commands on the TrackMe system all through a Smart Gold or Smart Buddy Prepaid cell phone.

All location information is kept safe and confidential by FindMe's encrypted secure networks and servers. Only sent messages are billed to the user, which alerts and other information sent by the TrackMe VTMS server is free of charge. Standard infotext rates apply.

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