Current Events September 27, 2023
Embedded SIMs or eSIMs are often regarded as the future of mobile communications. Just two months ago, Smart introduced to the market the country’s first-ever prepaid eSIM. Today, the Philippines’ Best Mobile Network* is making history again as it launches digital delivery for both its Prepaid and Postpaid eSIMs.
What does this mean for mobile users? Utmost convenience and flexibility, among many other benefits!
With Smart’s digital delivery, you can have a new mobile account within minutes. Simply purchase your eSIM from the Smart Online Store and scan the unique QR code that will be sent to your email. After activation, you may register the eSIM as you would a physical SIM, then you can start enjoying data, call, and text services on Smart’s award-winning mobile network.
You read that right! With Smart, there’s no need to download or log in to any separate app to make an eSIM purchase because the Smart Online Store is accessible on any mobile or web browser.
For added convenience, the Smart Online Store also accepts various payment options, including Maya, GCash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, JCB, SPay, and DragonPay.
Available for just P99, the Smart Prepaid eSIM comes with up to 21 GB of free data, 30 minutes of all-net calls, and 100 all-net texts. If you’re coming from abroad, this allows you to instantly connect online and communicate with your loved ones, as well as enjoy local rates on prepaid mobile services.
You also have the option to get a Smart Postpaid eSIM starting at SIM-Only Plan 999, which comes with unlimited 5G for 12 months, unlimited all-net mobile calls and texts, unlimited landline calls, and a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription for 12 months.
Smart’s eSIM offers come in handy whether you need a secondary account for business, travel, or other purposes. Depending on your mobile phone, you can have one or two lines active at a time, but there’s no need to remove or switch out physical SIMs. It just takes a few taps on your phone to use your eSIM profiles.
eSIMs work on many of the latest handsets from Apple, Google, Huawei, and Samsung, among other brands. Whether you’re using a new phone or an existing one, as long as it’s eSIM-compatible, you need not worry about lacking a physical SIM slot to activate a new line.
Through the email delivery option, Smart aims to provide a faster way to get an eSIM and make its services more accessible regardless of where you are.
Should you prefer a Prepaid eSIM with printed QR, you may still purchase one from Smart Stores, Smart flagship stores on Lazada and Shopee, and accredited retailers nationwide. Smart booths are also conveniently located in international and local airports for the benefit of inbound tourists.
“We are glad to blaze the trail for the Philippines’ first Prepaid eSIM, and we are encouraged by the warm response of Filipino mobile users who have availed of it to live the Smart life and finally experience our superior mobile network services,” said Alex O. Caeg, Head of Consumer Business – Individual at Smart.
“Today we are enabling more mobile users to get hold of an eSIM with the widest and most flexible options in the market: whether they prefer prepaid or postpaid, whether they want the digital version or the printed card version, whether they want to order via the Smart Online Store or purchase it personally at their trusted retailer, and however they want to pay for it,” added Caeg.
With Smart leading the way, mobile services are only becoming more accessible and convenient for Filipinos. Step into the Smart life and transform your mobile experience today.
*Based on Ookla’s Best Mobile Network award for Q1-Q2 2023