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FREE surfing abroad without subscribing to data roaming package thru Smart RoamFree app

By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez - on 13 Dec 2017, 1:23pm

FREE surfing abroad without subscribing to data roaming package thru Smart RoamFree app

Smart makes our travels abroad easier now with RoamFree‒a Smart groundbreaking app that lets you connect to your favorite travel services without data roaming charges.

Designed as a one-stop portal, RoamFree gives you free instant access to up to 21 partner apps at your destination, even if you haven’t subscribed to a data package. With RoamFree, relevant travel information and services are right at your fingertips: now you can easily check in your flights, reserve and confirm hotel accommodations, book rides, sign up for local tours, and check out top food spots‒all these leaves you a hassle getaway.

The app is now available 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.

Download the RoamFree app now! (Image from Smart)

“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.  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,” said Kat Luna-Abelarde, PLDT Global Corp. President and CEO.

To use the app, just simply download the RoamFree App on Google Play Store or App Store. Once abroad, just turn on your mobile data and open the RoamFree App to access your accounts on the partner sites and services all for FREE!

Through the app, you can access Uber to book rides, Airbnb, Agoda or Booking for your accommodations, Google Maps to navigate around the city, PassnFly to check in your flights ahead of time, Musement for local tips, Trip advisor and Triip for recommendations from fellow travelers, and to set up a get together with the locals.

You can also book tours at Klook and Tiqets, reserve a table in the top restaurants via Foodpanda, OpenTable, and TheFork, snag deals on Groupon, KeyFlow, and Viator, and even have access to Google Translate, XE Currency Converter, and ATM Finder.

“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. 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,” said Eric R. Alberto, Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT and Smart.

If you opt to buy a roaming data package, Smart has the Data Roam Manager app for you to buy data roaming packs and keep track of your data usage while on the go. This is accessible to all Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers traveling in over 130 countries. The Data Roam Manager pops up on your screen once you open your mobile data and data roaming and browsers such as Google Chrome or Safari.

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The app gives you specific details such as your running data volume consumption, as well as the start and expiration of your subscription, so you can take full control of your roaming experience.

Smart World has also introduced its biggest data roaming pack, providing 1GB Data valid for 7 days for only PhP 999.

Giga Roam lets you enjoy all your online activities as you travel, whether it’s video streaming, downloading, surfing, or updating your social media accounts. To give travelers utmost flexibility the RoamFree App and the Data Roaming Manager allows users to register to data roaming packs perfect for their needs.

Surf Abroad lets you enjoy 24-hour data roaming with flat-rate of PhP 550 per day while Chat Abroad lets you stay connected to chat apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, WeChat and Viber for only PhP 150 per day.

To know more about the Smart’s RoamFree app, Data Roaming Manager and the data roaming packs, visit the Smart website and follow Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.