Last updated on December 27th, 2016 at 10:11 pm
A pocket WiFi for rent will be offered by Smart soon. To be called as Smart Travel WiFi, this pocket WiFi will solve most of the difficulties of a traveling Pinoy abroad.
According to a social media post by one of the Smart’s executive, it will be available for P390/day (USD7.1). The said executive is traveling to Japan and will test the service there during her trip.
When asked the availability of the said service, the executive said that it will be revealed soon.
Pocket WiFi For Rent
Having a pocket WiFi for rent is a lot better compared to activating your phone’s roaming service. Rental is fixed, therefore you are not worrying about overcharging your postpaid bill or having to load your prepaid in case your balance runs out.
When we were in Taipei early this year for our ASUS Computex coverage, we rented a pocket WiFi once we arrived at the Taoyuan International Airport. The service is offered by Chunghwa Telecom and is available on Prepaid. Rental is USD 6.5 per day in Taipei.
Having a Prepaid pocket WiFi available for every Pinoy traveling abroad is about convenience. This is especially true for countries that are not fluent in English.
Sharing the connection to your friends makes it more affordable. Pocket WiFi can share with at least five (5) devices to enjoy a relatively fast mobile internet.
This is a developing story. We will wait for Smart’s official launch of this service and we will share more information once available.