Smart 5G-ready SIM cards spotted online

Smart 5G-ready SIM cards spotted online




5G connectivity is yet to be widely available in the Philippines but 5G-ready SIM cards from Smart are already being sold online.

Spotted by HungryGeeks.ph, the Smart 5G-ready SIM cards are sold online via the Facebook Marketplace and Shopee. It features a triple cut design like current 4G LTE SIM cards and offers 1GB of data upon activation. The packaging also recommends using it on a 5G-enabled smartphone.


 

Although the packaging shows a PHP 40 SRP, listings show varying price tags ranging from PHP 250 to PHP 999 for SIM cards with special numbers that are easy to remember.

The said 5G-read SIM cards are yet to appear on Smart’s website, so we reached out to them to confirm its existence. We’ll report the information as soon as we receive it. For now, it’s advisable to avoid purchasing these SIM cards until it’s officially offered by Smart themselves.

UPDATE (January 20, 2020, 3:50 PM): Smart has sent us a statement regarding the 5G-ready SIM cards that are appearing online.  You can read it below:

Actually, we started to deploy 4G SIMs that are 5G-ready last year. What’s new is the packaging. We will soon provide people a simple test to find out if your 4G SIM is 5G ready. Future-proofing our SIMs is part of our step by step preparations for the launch of 5G later this year. This is aligned with preparations being done for rolling out 5G in our network as well as for making 5G handsets and devices that are certified for use in the Smart network available for customers interested in moving up to 5G.

— Ramon “Mon” Isberto, public affairs head of PLDT and SMART



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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10 Responses

  1. K L says:

    5G Read po kung ng y…

  2. Justin says:

    Mga utu-uto.

  3. Jowel says:

    Ayusin nyo muna ang 4g at fibr nyo bago kayo mag 5g… Puro fake ads lang ginagawa nyo, me pa fastest internet pa kayong ina advertise eh ang in reality ang bagal ng internet nyo.

  4. Rivera says:

    Haha 5G. Current signal nga dito sa amin, waley. Pag emergency pa chamba chamba pa na maka tawag. ???

  5. Raphael says:

    I bought mine at our local drugstore. Akala ko bagong sim. Try ko kung mabilis nga sya using my note 10 5g

  6. ben says:

    Ang bagal ng 5g na sim ng smart !!!!

  7. Mc acz says:

    Hindi pala applicable ang 5g sim sa mga phone under 2g/3g/4g ang phone eh di useless lang din kasi hindi nmn lahat nka 5g n ang gmit n mobile phone,kailangan p pala bumili ng 5g mobile phone!!???

  8. Actros says:

    Smart pakibalik ung pinaload q na 200pesos hindi pumasak sa 5G sim nyu 09610280410 ausin nyu naman serbisyo nyo hindi puro kau fake news

  9. Vinoe says:

    Buti kahit location okay na okay smart. consistent 70 to 140mbps. Pano pa kaya sa 5G

  10. Good Health says:

    I bought my 5G Ready SIM at Robinson. When I tried to activate it and purchase load, it would not. I went to the SMART Dealer I asked to please load my new SIM. They said it cannot be activated or loaded as the technology is not yet in place with SMART Communications. I told them I want a refund! They said I must go back to Robinson and request a refund. Robinson said they cannot issue a refund because the package was already opened! What a game! And once again, the people lose to big, heartless corporations like SMART. Once again the UNETHICAL BUSINESS TRICKS of SMART PREVAIL. (SMART = Satan Makes Another Ruthless Trick)

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