Going abroad? Connect to travel apps for free with this one-stop portal

Smart Communications

Posted at Dec 21 2017 01:06 PM

Traveling abroad is now a lot easier and more convenient with RoamFree, Smart's groundbreaking app that lets you connect to your favorite travel services without being charged for data while on roaming.

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Designed as a one-stop portal, RoamFree gives Smart subscribers free instant access to up to 21 partner apps at their destination, even if they haven not subscribed to a roaming data package. 

With RoamFree, relevant information and services are right at travelers' fingertips: they can easily check in to flights, reserve and confirm hotel accommodations, book rides, sign up for local tours, and check out top food spots, among many others, for a hassle-free getaway. 

The app is now available for use in 26 destinations, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. It is also accessible for free in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Albania, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.

ONE-STOP TRAVEL PORTAL WITHOUT DATA CHARGES

Enjoy top travel apps with Smart RoamFree.

To use the portal, Smart subscribers can simply download the RoamFree app on the Google Play Store for Android users, or the Apple App store for iOS device users. 

Once abroad, they just need to turn on mobile data and open the RoamFree app to access their accounts on various partner sites and services--without worrying about data charges.

Through the app, travelers can book rides on Uber, reserve accommodations through AirBNB, Agoda, or Booking; and navigate their way around the city using Google Maps. They can also check in to flights ahead of time on PassnFly; get valuable local tips on Musement; pore over recommendations from fellow travelers on TripAdvisor and Triip; or get together with locals who share their passions via Meetup.com.

They can also book tours on Klook and Tiqets; order food or reserve a table in top restaurants via Foodpanda, OpenTable, and TheFork; and snag deals on Groupon, KeyFlow, and Viator. They also have practical travel apps at their fingertips, such as Google Translate, XE Currency Converter, and ATM Finder.

SMART WORLD FOR HASSLE-FREE GETAWAYS

With Smart RoamFree, you get free data access to the apps you need while roaming abroad.

"Staying online while traveling abroad makes for a hassle-free travel experience, but unfortunately, many travelers still choose to go offline out of fear of racking up enormous data roaming charges," said Kat Luna-Abelarde, PLDT Global Corp. President and CEO.

"The RoamFree app addresses this by allowing you to freely connect to relevant content and services that make for a travel experience like never before." 

"Working with key players in the digital travel space, we are able to deliver sponsored data to cater to the growing number of overseas travelers, and reinforce our thrust to connect Filipinos wherever they are," said Eric R. Alberto, Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT and Smart.

"In the same way that we are expanding and improving our nationwide network, we are continuously enhancing our global services to give our subscribers the best mobile experience - whether they are in the Philippines or abroad." 

TRACK YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES ABROAD

Among Smart World’s innovative solutions is the Data Roam Manager, a one-stop portal that lets subscribers buy data roaming packs, and keep track of data usage while on the go. 

Accessible to all Smart Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers traveling in over 130 countries, the Data Roaming Manager pops up when users open their mobile browser, such as Google Chrome or Safari, after turning on mobile data and data roaming. 

The Data Roaming Manager lets subscribers monitor their active subscription, so they never have to worry about going over their set data package and racking up unwanted charges. 

It gives specific details, such as running data volume consumption, as well as the start and expiration of a users' subscription, so they can take full control of their roaming experience.

SMART'S BIGGEST DATA ROAMING PACK

Smart World has also introduced GigaRoam, its biggest data roaming pack, providing 1GB data valid for 7 days for only P999. 

GigaRoam lets Smart subscribers enjoy all their online activities as they travel, whether it is video streaming, downloading, surfing, or updating their social media accounts.

To give travelers utmost flexibility, the RoamFree App and the Data Roaming Manager also allow users to register to data roaming packs perfect for their needs – whether its GigaRoam, Surf Abroad or Chat Abroad.

Surf Abroad lets users enjoy 24-hour data roaming for a flat-rate of P550 per day, while Chat Abroad, lets them stay connected to chat apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, WeChat, and Viber for only P150 per day.

To know more about the Smart’s RoamFree app, Data Roaming Manager, and the data roaming packs perfect for your needs, visit smart.com.ph/world and follow Smart’s official account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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