SMART offers Prepaid International Data Roaming for PhP500/day

As a seafarer, have you experienced especially during anchorage times wherein you hoped you have access to internet? Or even during at port wherein you wanted to buy an internet SIM but you can’t because you are not allowed to go onshore or there’s no businessmen on board? I did! But the long wait is now over!

Smart finally offers international data roaming to its prepaid subscribers for PhP 500 per day. That’s a very great news for seafarers and OFWs who does not have local internet SIMs on their location.

The ALL-DAY SURF ABROAD service is currently offered to these following countries:

  • Hong Kong (Hutchison)
  • Indonesia (Indosat)
  • Japan (NTT Docomo)
  • Macau (Hutchison)
  • Malaysia (Digi, Celcom)
  • Singapore (Starhub)
  • South Korea (KTF)
  • Taiwan (FET)
  • Thailand (True Move)
  • Vietnam (Vinaphone)
To activate prepaid data (ALL-DAY SURF ABROAD) service:
  1. Before leaving the Philippines, activate your roaming service by texting ROAM ON and send to 333.
  2. Make sure you have a minimum load of PhP 500.
  3. At your country of destination, manually select SMART’s Conexus Roaming partner stated above if you are not connected yet. Go to your mobile phone’s Mobile Network Settings and select the partner network. (example: for Singapore, select Starhub)
  4. Dial *133#  and press CALL to access USSD menu. Input 5 and press SEND to choose DATA ROAMING.
  5. From the available list of partner countries, input the designated number of your current location and press SEND.
  6. Then choose ALL-DAY SURF ABROAD 500. A confirmation for successful registration will be sent.
Take note that ALL-DAY SURF ABROAD is valid for same day subscription only from 12 midnight until 11:59PM. That means if you registered 11PM then you will only have 1 hour before the ALL-DAY SURF ABROAD service will expire.
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Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).


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