Its just a matter of time before Pokemon GO hits the Philippines. And when it gets here, Smart has a welcome gift for would-be trainers. For 7 days, Smart subscribers will get to enjoy free data access to Pokemon GO when it launches in the country.
Free Data Access to Pokemon GO
That’s right, 7 days of free data access to Pokemon GO. The promo is available to Smart and TNT subscribers on iPhone or Android smartphones. This is a welcome treat because according to Marty the Smarty (via this article), Pokemon GO eats up roughly 20MB of data per hour of play. Meaning if you play the game 2 hours a day for 7 days a week, you spend over 1GB of data per month (!).
Just to be clear, Pokemon GO is not yet available in the Philippines. We’re still waiting for it to come. If anyone wants to try it out, the game can be downloaded and then side loaded on Android devices. Be warned though, that side loading is risky.
Smart for #PHforPokemonGO
Smart is all out in getting Pokemon GO to launch in the Philippines. The telco joined the rally for #PHforPokemonGO on social media since the game’s release last July. On Twitter alone, the anticipation and clamor for the game reached more than 14 million impressions on over the last couple of weeks for Smart and Pokemon Go.
“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… Smart subscribers nationwide can look forward to more special treats and promos that will allow them to make the most of their Pokemon GO experience.” said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Mobile Business Head.
About Pokemon GO
A location-based augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO lets players assume the role of a trainer who discovers and catches Pokemon or “pocket monsters” as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.
Developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company, Pokemon GO has swept gamers since it was first launched in the USA, Australia and New Zealand on July 6. The game is now available in over 30 countries, including Japan, where the original Pokemon game and anime series originated.