Just how convenient is it to stay online while traveling abroad? Imagine navigating through the streets of Tokyo like an expert using Google Maps; being able to post your amazing shot of the Eiffel Tower in real-time on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter; hailing an Uber in Las Vegas to avoid the long queues at the taxi bay; or searching online for that elusive Spanish phrase at the tip of your tongue.
There’s also checking your work email while taking a rest from your walking tour in Seoul; connecting to your Airbnb host upon landing in Sydney; and getting in touch with your loved ones and friends through popular chat apps like WhatsApp, Viber and Messenger wherever you are – among many other things.
You can now make the most of your overseas getaways and experience the Smart Life in over 110 countries – the widest data roaming network for Filipino travelers – thanks to the bigger and better Surf Abroad 550, the data roaming package of unrivalled mobile services leader Smart Communications.
Initially available to all Smart Postpaid subscribers for only P550 per day, Surf Abroad 550 promises you a worry-free data roaming experience with its automatic registration and network lock feature.
“Nowadays, mobile Internet – or the lack of it – can make or break our vacation abroad, what with the many practical mobile apps and valuable information available online – from news, weather, navigation, flight schedules, and accommodation to must-have apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter,” said Tina Mariano, Global Access and International Services head at Smart.
“So aside from expanding our coverage from 57 countries last year to over 110 countries now, we have also enhanced Surf Abroad 550 to be a lot easier, convenient and totally bill shock-free.”
Surf Abroad 550 now has automatic registration, which means you simply have to turn on your mobile data setting to enjoy online connectivity at your destination – no more need to key in special codes, register via text or call the hotline. Once the service is active, you will also get timely notifications so you’re completely informed of your subscription.
Surf Abroad 550 is also powered by network-lock technology, which automatically steers and locks your phone onto Smart’s roaming partner-networks, eliminating the hassle of having to manually select every time. With this feature in place, you won’t have to worry about incurring unwanted charges and “bill shock” when you return from your vacation.
“There’s no doubt Surf Abroad 550 has got to be one of your top travel essentials to have a truly awesome trip and take the Smart Life experience abroad,” said Mariano.