Beefing up its lineup of roaming services to suit the diverse needs of today’s travelers, leader in mobile Smart Communications recently launched Chat Abroad, the country’s first “chat apps only” data roaming service for Smart Prepaid subscribers.
Smart Chat Abroad allows prepaid subscribers to use 6 popular chat messaging apps—Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram, WeChat, Line, and WhatsApp—while travelling in over 130 countries.  The service comes at a fixed rate of only P150 per day.
With Smart Chat Abroad, Smart Prepaid subscribers now have another option when communicating back home or even with their travel companions abroad.
“Smart Chat Abroad is the best data roaming service for those who just want to use messaging while abroad. It is designed for budget travelers, so they can stay connected with people who matter to them at rates that are friendly on the pocket,” said Tina Z. Mariano, head of Smart’s Global Access Group. The service was unveiled during the Smart Unboxed 3.0 event held recently at the Smart Store in SM North Edsa.
“Expanding the suite of services to address the needs and budget of Filipinos traveling abroad either as tourists or as expatriate workers enables us to corner a bigger share of the roaming market. We will continue to design products and services that are in synch with the evolving needs of the market.”
With Smart Chat Abroad, one can send and receive text chats or messages, stickers, photos and GIF images.
Mariano said the service is also user-friendly.  To avail of Smart Chat Abroad, simply dial *133# once abroad, select 5 (Data Roaming), 2 (Chat Abroad), then the number of days that you wish to avail of Chat Abroad.
The service is available when traveling to over 130 countries. For a list of countries and more information on Smart Chat Abroad and other roaming services, click on