Gear up for your holiday travels with Smart World Travel WiFi

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Gear up for your holiday travels with Smart World Travel WiFi

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is making your overseas getaways a lot more enjoyable and worry-free this holiday season with the Smart World Travel WiFi, a portable WiFi hotspot that lets you stay connected in over 100 countries for as low as P390 per day.

Available to all Smart and non-Smart subscribers, the Smart World Travel WiFi may be booked online with your preferred Day Pass or credits at www.smart.com.ph/booktravelwifi for delivery right at your doorstep before you fly out of the country.

Upon arrival at your destination, simply turn on the device, click start then press confirm to enjoy 1GB data for a whole 24-hour period. With the Smart World Travel WiFi, you can connect with family, friends, and colleagues via popular chat apps; post real-time updates and upload photos of your adventures on your Facebook and Instagram; and keep up with your social circles on Twitter and Snapchat, among many other apps.

You can also access travel apps for a much more convenient travel: Connect to your Airbnb host; book an Uber from time to time; use Waze or Google Maps for directions; check in to your next flight, and even search for valuable tips and recommendations on must-see sites from fellow travelers.

Even better, Smart World Travel WiFi lets you connect up to five devices, so you can hook up your personal phone, tablet, and laptop at once, or share the connection with your family and friends traveling with you.

The device goes offline after a 24-hour period is up, so you don’t need to worry about going over your budget or getting charged with extra fees. For added convenience, the device will be picked up at your specified destination upon your return to the Philippines.

The Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P390 per day for Asian destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

On the other hand, the Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P490 per day for getaways in Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa); Europe (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican); South Pacific (Australia, Christmas Island, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand); and Middle East (Israel, Qatar, Turkey).

The P490 per day rate also applies in the Americas (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela).

To know more about Smart World Travel WiFi and make the most of your overseas adventures, visit  www.smart.com.ph/travelwifi.


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PLDT, Smart expand Wifi footprint in Mindanao

PLDT and Smart Communications have reinforced the data connectivity with Smart Wifi at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental.

The firing up of Smart Wifi would improve customer experience for travelers using airport connectivity in the key gateways serving Northern and Southern Mindanao. Last week, PLDT and Smart also installed Smart Wifi in Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport.

The upgrade of the wireless connectivity in the airport would enable travelers to maximize their digital experience while surfing the Internet for their favorite sites, and keeping connected with home and office while traveling. With a bandwidth of up to 1 gigabit per second, Smart Wifi promises a world-class digital experience.

“Connectivity is important for a country of many islands like the Philippines. Smart Wifi is just the first in a series of projects that the Department of Transportation intends to roll out in the coming days in partnership with PLDT and Smart,” said Transportation Undersecretary Roberto Lim during the rollout in Davao City’s airport.

“A tourist’s impression of a country will be largely based on the first and last experience of his destination.  Smart Wifi contributes to improving this experience and to the success of having them come over and visit again,” added Lim.

Laguindingan Airport is one of busiest regional airports in the country. It serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, as well as the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte in Northern Mindanao. It can accommodate 2,000 passengers a day, and up to 1.6 million a year.

“The installation of Smart Wifi in the Laguindingan airport is part of our commitment to improve Internet access and coverage nationwide.  With the data connectivity, travelers will get to enjoy a seamless digital experience for more productive and meaningful journeys,” said Eric R. Alberto, EVP for PLDT/Smart, and president and CEO, ePLDT.

The Laguindingan and Davao airports are among the 21 major transport hubs identified by the DOTr for installation of Smart Wifi as laid out by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PLDT and Smart chairman, president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.

The initial rollout also includes all four passenger terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as well as airports in Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Kalibo, Laguindingan, General Santos, Clark, Laoag, Cebu, Caticlan, and Zamboanga. Also in the list are key seaports in Southern Luzon as well as MRT 3, and LRT lines 1 and 2 for Metro Manila.

Smart Wifi’s footprint will also be expanded to cover more public areas, such as city halls, schools, hospitals, and establishments such as malls, restaurants, and coffee shops, among many others, amid the increasing demand for more public Wifi hotspots in the country.

The rollout is backed by PLDT’s robust and resilient fixed and wireless networks.