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Visiting the Philippines: Smart launches GoLocal Pocket WiFi Rental for tourists

by SMART Public Affairs | Apr 12, 2016
[12 April 2016] Wireless services leader Smart Communications has launched a mobile data solution that can help incoming visitors conveniently stay online and always be connected with their family and friends wherever they are in the country.

Go Local Higres BannerDesigned to provide visitors a hassle-free travel mobile data experience, Smart now offers GoLocal wifi service. The pocket wifi device rental service is now available online as well as at NAIA Terminal 1, NAIA Terminal 3 and Cebu-Mactan airport.

To avail of the service, roamers simply need to go to the GoLocal booth conveniently located at the arrival area of the terminals mentioned above. Customers may also enjoy the convenience of booking online via the website and their device will be ready for pick-up by the time they arrive. Customers may also choose to have the devices delivered to their hotel in Metro Manila via courier service.

“Leisure or business travelers use free wifi services in restaurants, malls, and hotels, but there are still limitations in terms of coverage as well as data security and privacy. Mobile data is needed to browse the internet, look up directions, book a ride, discover interesting places to go, etc. Now with GoLocal Pocket WiFi, our visitors can stay connected anytime and wherever they are,” said PLDT and Smart EVP and Head of Enterprise, International and Carrier Business Ernesto R. Alberto.

"With the GoLocal service, our foreign visitors will be assured of data connectivity while they are here. It is easy and convenient to avail of this affordable solution which is available for as low as USD 5.99 per day," said PLDT and SMART Head of International Carrier Business Division, Alejandro O. Caeg.

GoLocal pocket wifi can connect up to five mobile devices so it can power mobile phones, tablets, and laptops all at the same time. Users get dedicated customer support 24/7, access to pick-up and return booths that are conveniently located at the arrival and departure areas of NAIA 1, 3 and Cebu-Mactan airport.

With GoLocal pocket wifi, foreign visitors need not to worry about their connectivity needs. The rentable pocket wifi device from Smart got them covered.