The Philippines’ leading Telecom Company, Smart Communications is now offering prepaid data roaming for P500 per day. Dubbed as All Day Surf abroad, it is the first prepaid data roaming offer from the telecommunications giant.
It allows every frequent traveler and tourists going to Asian countries to keep in touch with love ones back in the Philippines by means of the internet. They can share every travel experience, status updates, photos, emails, Google map access, connect to social media sites, and many more for a flat rate of P500 per day. Unfortunately, the promo is not available to those Talk n Text, and Smart Pinoy Roaming SIM currently in Roam ON.
Countries Included in Smart all day surf Promo
Here are the 10 countries covered in the promo: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Smart Communications Roaming Partners Abroad
To avail this offer, subscribers should always be connected to Smart’s official roaming partners abroad. See the list below.
Country – Smart Roaming Partners
Hong Kong – SMARTONE , HK CSL, HUTCHISON
Indonesia – NATRINDO TELEPON / LIPPOTEL, HUTCHISONn, INDOSAT
Japan – NTT DOCOMO
Macau – HUTCHISON
Malaysia – DIGI, MAXIS
Singapore – M1 LIMITED, STARHUB
South Korea – KTF
Taiwan – CHUNGHWA
Thailand – TRUE MOVE (FORMERLY ORANGE)
Vietnam – BEELINE
Subscribers should connect to these respective partners while abroad. They need to manually configure their Android and IOS phone’s settings to avoid their device to automatically shift to other operator not included in the official roaming partners.
How to avail Smart All Day Surf Abroad
Before leaving the country prepaid subscribers should activate roaming on their mobile phones. To do this they have to text ROAM ON send to 333 afterwards, wait for the confirmation reply from Smart. Usually the activation should be done 1 hour before departure and subscribers should maintain load balance.
Once you arrived in your chosen Asian country, you should do the following steps to avail the promo.
Step1. Select the roaming partners manually (refer to the partners above). It is under the mobile network setting of the phone.
Step2. Dial *133# then send
Step3. You will receive several choices like; Send SMS, Balance Inquiry, Load, VAS, and Data Roaming. Choose the data roaming option.
Step4. You will then have to choose which country you are in, from there you should choose Smart’s official roaming partners (refer above).
Step5. If you did the four steps correctly, you will then receive a confirmation text message.
Where to Buy Smart Load Abroad
One of the biggest problems of tourists traveling abroad is when they run out of load (I can relate). This is very unfortunate, but Smart and PLDT have solutions for it.
Subscribers can visit the nearest Smart / PLDT accredited load dealers on the country they are in and just buy the load that they need. They can probably pay using credit card or in country’s currency. If they can’t find an accredited dealer, they can also visit any Filipino stores.
Aside from mentioned, prepaid subscribers can also go to smartpinoystore.com and purchase load online. Just choose the preferred denomination. They can also asks their relatives in the Philippines to E-load them by visiting any Sari-Sari electronic loading Stores.
List of Accredited E-Load Dealers (available website) – Covered Country
PLDT Global (pldtglobal.com) – HongKong, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan
Ventaja (ventaja.com.ph) – Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Communigate Technologies Incorporated (onepinoyglobal.com) – Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan
Indigo Shore Access (smart-pnt.jp, shore-access.com) – Japan
If despite of what is listed above you can’t still get an eload for your phone, you should visit Smart’s official website for other options.
According to Smart Communication’s official website ‘Smart All-Day Surf Abroad’ is a permanent offer so that Filipino travelers can enjoy their tour in 10 Asian countries worry free.