With the new overseas routes and the constant lower airfare promos made available by local airlines nowadays, there is no stopping the “millennials” to travel and explore the world. The “millennials” are the young travelers, which are increasingly traveling for leisure in other countries. These young people are hungry for adventures and are fueled with the desire of enriching their experiences.
Do you belong to the travel junkie bucket? Well, where is your next destination? Have you prepared your travel essentials such as pocket money, gadgets, ‘ootds’ and other stuff? Have you done a study about the do’s and don’ts in that country? Did you secure your accommodation yet, and most of all the Internet connectivity?
It’s a no surprise that Internet connectivity ranks among the top amenities most important to millennials whenever they book their flights or hotels abroad, according to the 2015 Annual Millennial Travel Habits study by global travel search site Hipmunk.
Around 43% of millennials surveyed by Hipmunk, for example, rank fast Internet connectivity as their most favorite hotel perk, while the internet ranks next to entertainment in the list of top in-flight amenities important to them.
“These types of travelers demand an always-on, instant-sharing experience when traveling abroad, which is why Smart has made it very convenient and affordable for them to connect to the Internet while traveling in other countries,” Tina Mariano , Global Access, and International Services head at Smart shared.
Smart Communications (Smart) the supreme mobile leader is then set to expand the coverage of its Surf Abroad 550 data roaming package to cover more than 110 countries around the world — the widest data roaming network available to Filipino travelers today.
The simple and hassle-free enhancements to Smart’s data offers appeal particularly to millennial travelers, according to Mariano, especially since they are the types of travelers who are always eager to instantly capture and share their experiences online via Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks.
Say goodbye to register via text or call our roaming hotline. After your touchdown baby post in Instagram, all you have to do is turn on ‘data roaming’ on your data-enabled phone and you will instantly be connected to Smart’s preferred roaming partners in that country. “This is part of our commitment to allow their subscribers to live the ‘Smart Life’ even while traveling overseas,” said Tina Mariano.
Moreover, Surf Abroad 550 is now available as a fully automated service for Smart Postpaid subscribers for a worry-free data roaming experience.
Smart’s data roaming coverage has now been expanded to more than 53 additional countries from just 57 countries in 2014, including top tourism destinations such as Myanmar, India, Finland, and Luxembourg, among many others. By the end of the year, the list will further be expanded to include a total of 180 countries around the world.
The service is expected to contribute to the skyrocketing growth of Smart’s mobile data business, which has
already registered a sharp 21% year-on-year growth to reach P4.7 billion during the first six months of 2015.
Available for only P550 per day, Smart’s Surf Abroad 550 will give users high-speed mobile Internet connections in covered countries, valid for one day.
The new offer is powered by a network-lock technology that makes sure the service only works on partner networks and eliminates the hassle of having to manually select a roaming partner whenever a subscriber wants to access data services.
By automatically registering to the service with preferred roaming partners abroad, subscribers will no longer have to suffer from “bill shock” when they return to the country.
Once the service is active, subscribers will receive an SMS notification informing them that they have already been subscribed to the enhanced Surf Abroad 550 package.
For more information on this new offer, visit smart.com.ph/roam.
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