Sometime in November 2016, SmartMoney card holders received this text notification:
Advisory: We will no longer issue replacement or renewal of your Smart Money Mastercard effective 01Jan2017. Enjoy ATM withdrawal, purchase, money transfer, bills pay&airtime/PayMaya reload until card expires or 30Jun2017, whichever comes first. Thank you! FreeInfoMsg
Up to this point, I could still use my SmartMoney to pay my Smart postpaid bill because of its near real-time feature. I have recently tried paying my Smart postpaid account using PayMaya to test how long the payment would be reflected. It took 29 minutes for the payment to be reflected when I checked it on the MySmart mobile app.