Smart is now offering their prepaid subscribers with a way to retrieve their SIM contacts in case youâ€™ve misplaced your SIM or worse your device through their new SIMSafe service.
Losing a phone and all of the crap that it entails isnâ€™t the most jovial thing that could happen to anyone. Technology can do little for your lost phone, but services like Gmail which automatically syncs your contacts to your account can take away some of the burdens off. Now Smart brings that same technology to their prepaid subscribers through SIMSafe.
SIMSafe is basically a paid insurance for your SIM and the contacts in it. By subscribing to this service youâ€™re entitled for a replacement SIM with the same number online and gives you the ability to disable the lost SIM to prevent further charges and back-up your contacts online and migrate those on your new phone.
As mentioned above, this is a paid service and it’s going to set you back a one-time PhP120 charge on your load balance in order to avail it. The fee is good for a year of coverage so youâ€™re just basically paying PhP10 every month for the service.
If you find that the benefits are worth the fee, here’s how you subscribe to this SIMSafe:
1. To register, text REG and send to 7467. (PhP1/msg)
2. You will receive a text message outlining the next steps needed in the registration process. To confirm your registration, simply text the following to 7467 (PhP120/msg):
Example: Agree JuanDC Juan Dela Cruz JuanDC@xyz.com and send to 7467.
Smart’s SIMSafe is a great investment especially because nobody can foretell when youâ€™re going to lose your phone. Of course you can always opt for the cost-free way of backing up your contacts but features like blocking the SIM and getting a replacement SIM with the same number that were only previously available for postpaid subscribers can now be taken advantage by prepaid users through this service.
The only possible roadblock for the SIMSafe is its fee. So we want to know if the PhP120 fee for a year of coverage is justifiable and if not what are you willing to shell out for this service.