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Free Pokemon GO Access to Smart Subscribers as the Game Enters Philippines

Pokemon Go Philippines App

Free Pokemon GO Philippines Access to Smart Subscribers as the Game Enters PH

 It’s hard to resist the Pokemon GO wave as it hits the Philippines and becomes available to millions of smart phone owners in the archipelago. With a large percentage of the population growing up at a time when the original Pokemon series was being aired, Smart really knows its market as it offers free access to Pokemon GO for its subscribers.

Pokemon Go Ph App
Pokemon Go Ph App image courtesly of

Global Hit

Mentioned and celebrated through practically all platforms of social media, this augmented reality game basically lets you ‘catch’ Pokemons, train them and even battle it out with other Pokemon owners. Using the GPS function of your phone together with the camera, Pokemon GO is a highly interactive game that actually encourages people to go outside.

7 Days Of Free Poke-Hunting

Smart Communications will provide free data access for the Pokemon GO app for a period of seven days for ALL subscribers. That’s plenty of time to catch Pokemons and hopefully grab your own Pikachu.

The promo will be available to both Smart and TNT subscribers, regardless of your current plan. There’s also zero distinction when it comes to mobile type, so Android users and iPhone users can both enjoy the game free of charge.

Available Upon Launch

The seven-day period starts upon the launch of Pokemon GO in the Philippines which won’t be long in coming. There’s already a clamor for the game in many countries and a trending hashtag in Twitter #PHforPokemonGO which raises the anticipation of every aspiring Pokemon trainer. Released on July 6 in just a few selected markets, this location-based game is currently available in 30 countries, including USA, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia.

Pokemon Go Philippines App
Pokemon Go Philippines App

Smart Statement

Smart Mobile’s Business Head Kathy Carag reveals more treats and promos available to their subscribers once Pokemon GO becomes available nationwide.

“Smart is one with the whole nation in waiting for Pokemon GO to finally go live in the Philippines, and we are very excited to welcome the game in our own big way,” says Carag.

As early as now, would-be Pokemon trainers are informed of the availability of in-app purchases through the Smart Network. Using their mobiles, players can quickly purchase Poke Coins and simply have the amount added to their postpaid barring the need for credit cards. As for prepaid subscribers, the amount will be deducted from their current balance.

Pokemon Go PH app photo via Youtube
Pokemon Go PH app photo via Youtube

So When Will Pokemon GO Philippines App be Available?

Original reports say that Pokemon GO Philippines would be available in the last week of July – which is obviously not the case. There’s no specific time announced yet but if there is, you can be sure that the release will be broadcasted all over social media. What to keep in mind though is that the seven days of FREE play will commence on the launch date with no necessary registration beforehand. This means that once you’ve got the great news that Pokemon GO is available in the country, you can go directly to the app and start polishing your trainer gear.

For more information on what’s in store, check out Smart Communications in Facebook, @LiveSmart (Twitter), or LiveSmartPH (Snapchat).

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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