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Smart Launches the Philippines' First Prepaid eSIM 

Smart Launches the Philippines’ First Prepaid eSIM 

Smart Communications, Inc. is ushering in a new era of convenience and flexibility for mobile users as it unveils the new Smart Prepaid embedded SIM or eSIM, the Philippines’ first prepaid eSIM.

The digital version of the physical SIM card, the eSIM allows for a quick and hassle-free way for mobile users to enjoy local data, call, and text services without having to insert a physical SIM card into their devices.

Smart initially made the eSIM available to postpaid subscribers in 2021. With the introduction of the Smart Prepaid eSIM, Smart is enabling more Filipinos to enjoy its convenience and benefits.  

Simply scan and connect

Now, customers only have to simply scan the Smart Prepaid eSIM–which comes in the form of a unique QR code containing a Smart Prepaid account number–to connect to data, call, and text services.

The Smart Prepaid eSIM initially comes in the form of a printed card. Soon, subscribers will also have the option to receive their eSIM in digital form, such as via email or voucher. Because there’s no physical SIM card, eSIM users don’t have to worry about the lack of a SIM slot in their device as well as losing or damaging their main physical SIM.  

One device, multiple lines

The Smart Prepaid eSIM is perfect for mobile users who want to experience the benefits of being a Smart subscriber without taking up a SIM slot in their handset. These include Apple device users who can now finally enjoy the convenience of being able to switch between two or more accounts or SIM profiles in just one device.

The Smart Prepaid eSIM is compatible with eSIM-capable devices, such as the latest flagship handsets of Apple, Google, Huawei, and Samsung, tablets, and smartwatches.

It is also a great option for inbound foreign tourists or returning Overseas Filipino Workers who can now quickly activate local mobile services without the tedious process of swapping or changing their main physical SIM with a local SIM.

Moreover, unlike roaming services that only cover mobile internet, the Smart Prepaid eSIM enables tourists to make calls and send text messages. Having a local eSIM also gives them access to local rates that are significantly more affordable than roaming rates.

Always stay connected

The Smart Prepaid eSIM is available for only Php99 in major airports, Smart Stores nationwide, accredited retailers, the Smart Online Store, and Smart flagship stores on Lazada and Shopee.

Just like the regular Smart Prepaid SIM, the eSIM version also comes with up to 21 GB of FREE data. Subscribers can claim this by first activating and registering their eSIM; and second by downloading the Smart GigaLife App to conveniently manage their prepaid account.

Subscribers who successfully activate and register their eSIM will get 5 GB FREE data, and those who download the GigaLife App will get to enjoy additional 16 GB FREE data.

Register your Smart Prepaid eSIM  

Activating the Smart Prepaid eSIM is easy for Apple and Android users: simply open your phone’s camera and then scan the unique QR Code containing your Smart Prepaid account.

Alternatively, if you have an Apple device, you may go to your phone’s “Settings,” choose “Cellular,” and then select “Add Cellular Plan.” This will then open your camera so you can scan the QR Code of your Smart Prepaid eSIM. Upon successful activation, you can view your eSIM listed under Cellular Plans”.

On the other hand, if you have an Android device, you may go to your phone’s “Settings,” choose “SIM Card Manager,” select “Add Mobile Plan,” and then tap “Add using QR Code.” This will then open your camera so you can scan the QR Code of your Smart Prepaid eSIM. Upon successful activation, you can view your eSIM listed on your “SIM Card Manager.”

All subscribers are required to register their Smart Prepaid eSIM at the Smart SIM Registration Portal. On the platform, you will have to input your mobile number and OTP, fill out your personal information and, upload a valid ID, then wait for the confirmation text.

 Learn more about how you can live more today with the new Smart Prepaid eSIM by visiting the Smart Prepaid eSIM Website.

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