Smart maintains 5G roaming lead around the world for customer convenience

The upcoming Holy Week break opens opportunities for the Philippines to welcome the influx of international tourists to its shores. To help the country support the connectivity needs of visitors, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered with international mobile service providers from Oceania, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Africa, and other countries in Asia to enable their customers to connect to Smart’s fastest network using their local SIM’s roaming services when they arrive in the Philippines. 


This allows inbound tourists to upload their vacation photos and videos, communicate with their families and friends via messaging apps, and work remotely while enjoying the different tourist spots in the country. 


Smart's mobile network covers 97% of the population with 4G/LTE and 5G as of end-2023. This mobile network is supported by PLDT's fiber infrastructure, which was at over 1.1 million cable kilometers, including international and domestic fiber.


Meanwhile, for customers with Smart 5G SIMs and 5G-capable devices who are flying out – whether for international conferences, family trips, or even attend concerts of their favorite artists overseas, they can rely on Smart’s 5G roaming partnerships with 167 global partners in 89 destinations: Aland Island, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, the Vatican, Vietnam, and Wales.

To subscribe and check roaming status and other promos and information, customers can visit

To activate their roaming service before travelling abroad, prepaid customers must text ROAM<space>ON to 333; while postpaid customers can call the hotline *888 or *800 for Smart Infinity customers.


Smart's initiatives to offer relevant mobile data services to Filipinos and customers around the world are aligned with the PLDT Group’s endeavors to narrow the digital divide and provide connectivity to all, supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) particularly on SDG No. 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These also reinforce PLDT Group’s support for the Government's overall digitalization thrust.

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