PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) activates its Smart 5G roaming services for customers in Canada, through its partnership with world-leading communications and information technology company Telus.
Smart is live in 21 countries with 30 partners and its partnership with Telus follows the rollout with AT&T in the United States; TrueMove and AIS in Thailand; Sunrise in Switzerland; TDC in Denmark; Meteor in Ireland; SmarTone and HKT in Hong Kong; Pelephone in Israel; Turkcell in Turkey; Zain, Ooredoo and STC in Kuwait; StarHub in Singapore; NTT Docomo in Japan; Vodafone in Australia; Zain in Bahrain; Zain and Mobily in Saudi Arabia; Vodaphone in Qatar; China Mobile and China Unicom in China; Viettel in Vietnam; Etisalat and du in the United Arab Emirates; Chungwa, FarEasTone and T-Star in Taiwan; and KT Corp in South Korea.
Smart prepaid and postpaid customers who are roaming in Canada can enjoy 5G roaming speeds using their Smart 5G SIM and 5G-capable device with Smart’s special GigaRoam plans for as low as P999. For customers overseas, they can download the GigaLife App to discover and subscribe to available roaming plans in Canada.
“Sustaining our commitment to improve customer experience, we continue to team up with global telco leaders in key markets in order to bring our live, world-class 5G roaming services to Filipinos overseas,” said Alice Ramos, VP and head of Roaming and Consumer Business at Smart. “With access to carefully crafted roaming data plans, our customers are empowered to pursue their passions wherever they are in the world.”
Smart 5G complements Smart’s continuous expansion of its 4G/LTE network, which has also been recognized as the fastest mobile network in the country by third-party analytics firms including Ookla, Opensignal, and umlaut. Currently, Smart’s mobile networks serve 96% of the Philippine population from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi.