Over a week ago, it has been tipped off that the official launch of Smart Communications 4G LTE service is imminent comes August 25th. The date was confirmed then through Smart’s official Facebook page last week, with the telco saying the first and much-anticipated commercial LTE service in the country will be launched officially at the Resorts World Manila, beginning 1PM on August 25th, Saturday. The event is open-invite so everybody got a chance to witness the highlights right when Smart kick off the event.

But don’t you get all excited, folks. Smart is pushing LTE service in select locations in the country, but the initial availability would be in Metro Manila only. Smart has already tested the service in key cities in the southern part of the country as well, specifically in Davao and Cebu, yet the commercial availability on these cities has still to be announced. I’m inclined to believe though Smart’s commercial LTE service won’t launch here in the South until 2013. And I’d bet all my cards for that wild guess! But yeah, I wish Smart will get me surprised!

Anyway, just in case you want to jump on the bandwagon, Smart’s initial offer for its LTE service sets you at Php 3500 per month for a 10GB of data, with a promised speeds of up to 42Mbps! The Php 3500 monthly fee is already inclusive of a free Smart LTE dongle worth Php 8,000. Sounds tempting? Head over here!