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Smart Buddy Prepaid Micro-SIM for Php40

Aside from the micro-SIM only postpaid Plan 999 for Smart Bro, I also got access to a prepaid micro-SIM card for Smart Buddy.

I am told just today that these micro-SIM cards are now being distributed to select Smart dealers nationwide and should be available to the public by September or as early as next week.

The Smart Buddy micro-SIM will retail for Php40 in stores. It will work with the iPad WiFi+3G and any other mobile handset that requires a micro-SIM, including an open-line iPhone 4 (the SIM pack puts a disclaimer that the “Apple iPhone 4G is not available from Smart Communications Inc.”).

For details on availability and additional information on the prepaid micro-SIM, you can ask @smartcares on Twitter.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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58 Responses

  1. rommel says:

    sim card for my Ipad

  2. Angelo says:

    @abe sorry for my ignorance but which devices uses this micro sim? aside from the iPad and iphone. thanks.

  3. Angelo says:

    @abe thanks.

  4. Jhay says:

    So by offering the micro-sim earlier than Globe to the public, does Smart hopes to cut in the former’s iPhone 4 sales by encouraging unlocked iPhone 4s? :P

  5. dongv says:

    nice one, smart trying to steal the iphone 4 & ipad user that got their units from elsewhere,
    maybe they provide a FREE unlock service for iPhone 4, then nobody will needs micro-sim from Globe anymore,
    probably more & more phone coming with micro-sim in place of the standard sim card,

  6. denzy says:

    sir abe, ngcut me ng smart browser sim, gumana namam siya s ipad ko, same lng po ba to nun? kung s speed parehas lng ba to nun? thnaks po!

  7. islacom says:

    hi everybody i’ve been using cut smartsim for my 3g iPad both buddy and bro sim works, same lang for speed,depends on the location and area, so far ok naman for my experience, i haven’t tried globe or sun, if any of you have feedback about globe or sun experiences, please do share them. thank you

  8. cj says:

    Globe is really something else. The Globe Ad (June 12 Phil. Star)announced: “Drop by any Globe store and grab a Globe Tatoo Micro-Sim…If prepaid is preferred for online bliss, get Globe’s Micro-Sim for just P50 and start surfing for P5 for every 15 minutes.”

    To this day, there isn’t one available.

    And now Smart has beaten Globe to the punch.

    One big boo to Globe and its proven track record of lousy service.

  9. fr0stbyte says:

    Bili kayo nito tapos i-Unlisurf niyo for 50 pesos. Astig!

  10. xtian1986 says:

    4G on iphone? since when? LOL

  11. mr. bogus says:

    good akala ko sasamantalahin ng mga kartel tong micro sim na to…

  12. Jason says:


    I think it means Apple iPhone 4th Generation not the 4G network.

  13. denzy says:

    in my experience, mas mabilis ang sun broadband sim, tried tattoo and smart, super bagal dito s area namin s bulacan..

    sabi s sun shop pre activated yung broadband sim, pero kailangan mo din siya iactivate, using sim applications tapos, activate gprs.. ayun gumana na siya s ipad ko..

  14. islacom says:


    Q: Sun Prepaid ba yung broadband sim mo? how much cost ng simcard only ? What is the APN Settings for the Sun Network? Have you tried download speed sa iPad mo? how was it? at what speed did it reach for your device?

    Thanks in advance

  15. denzy says:


    A: P50 pesos lng, try lng naman ginawa ko, sabi kasi s store pang usb lng daw pede, eh 50 lng naman kaya binili ko na..

    APN: minternet

    speedtest.net 500plus kbps and download speed, upload mga 300plus kbps

    at first, parang di siya kumukonek pero once na maopen siya dirediretso na..

  16. islacom says:


    I went to sunshop earlier, yes they were selling 50 pesos broadband sim, how can you use the unlisurf50 from sun if you already cut the sim?

  17. trickz85. says:

    is it for net surfing only? or also for call and text? tnx

  18. Jack says:

    Can you provide me an apn for smart communication in Nexus one.

  19. Hello, i’m an Engineer from Cagayan de Oro, and I have just recently bought a Smart Bro Microsim card at P 40 with 30 min free, from the Smart Center in the nearby Lim Ket Kai mall. I hope it activates after I recharge my Ipad unit.

  20. WEBMASTER says:

    San available ung Micro sim ng smart anong lugar?? Meron na ba nakabili sa inyo nito??

  21. WEBMASTER says:

    San available ung Micro sim ng smart anong lugar?? Meron na ba nakabili sa inyo nito?? Na try nyo na ba to sa Iphone 4?

  22. mike says:

    pwede rin ba tong smart micro sim sa iphone 3gs?

  23. Alence says:

    Ei hi guys… please help me… ndi ko ma configure ung ipad 3g… i tried following the instruction on the activate MMS/GPRS/3G but its asking for the model of the unit… ano ialalgay dun?

  24. ronkie says:

    nice one…

    Pero nagputol na ako ng sim. I have to retain my number since iphone3g pa lang, ito na talaga gamit ko…


    ipad and iphone 4 lang ang ginagamitan ng micro sim as far as i’m concerned…

  25. Jayna says:

    Hi! I have a smart micro sim na pinacut. But i dont know how to use it for myipad wifi +3g… Can you please help me? Please….

  26. Norman says:

    Got a microsim plan 999 at globe, so far, I’m pretty much satisfied on this.

  27. chriztoph3r says:

    Hi. Im just wondering if the sun broadband sim is for data only. Is there a way that i could use it like a normal sun prepaid sim too? Im planning to buy one and cut it for my iphone4. Thnx. Hope you guys can help me out. Pls email me. Thnx! Ü

  28. Gail :)) says:

    Naguguluhan po ako. Ask ko lang po kung gagana ba ang micro sim ng Smart sa Iphone 4 na pina-open line from USA.

  29. Hyung Wook Sae says:

    Hi, my mom bought an iPhone 4 in UAE and would like to ask the people here if I cut a normal SIM card and used it in the iPhone 4, would it still give me the usual things? Like let’s say, Globe blah blah, o.o and can we still write SMS or even call to other people? Please answer this noob-ish question, thanks!

  30. rommel says:

    where I can buy micro sim????

  31. christianpaul says:

    gagana ba ang micro sim na yan sa iphone 4S? pls reply….

  32. Name: says:

    san po ba magandang pa-open line ang iphone 4S? ung affordable lang ang bayad. thank you

  33. crmz says:

    sir ano po idea nyo about this link offering an unlocking for iphone 4s?baka kasi scam lng to….

  34. crmz says:

    sir ano po idea nyo about this link on the net offering an unlocking software for iphone 4s?baka kasi scam lng to….meron ba kaung ma recommend na legit? thanks

  35. pauldiapz says:

    me MICRO SIM ba ang talk n text??? haizt!!!

  36. mervz says:

    sorry to tell you guys, even tama po ang pag ka cut nang regular sim para maging micro sim still may problema pa din in terms of feature kasi ang regular na sim isnt intended for micro sim compatible device kaya malaking posibilidad na ang mga feature nang regular na sim ay hindi gagana, kasi sa akin ilang ulit na akong nag cut its working naman yong sim na recognize siya pero ang problema hindi ako mka call, kailangan ko daw i check ang settings nang phone ko in order to make a call, pero yong mga globe subscriber at ilang contact ko sa smart mkakatawag sila, ang conclusyon ko dito hindi ko pa masasabi na tested yong sim nang smart sa mga micro sim compatible device because for the past time hindi sila connected sa apple which is importante yon pra malaman nila kung ano ang systema pra maging smooth yong operation nang network sa mga nasabing device especially sa iphone 4, as of now di ko pa alam ang update kasi until now nag hahanap pa ako nang mga dealer na nag bebenta nang micro sim from smart

    • weel says:

      Sakin ok naman ang Smart Buddy Prepaid Sim na cut ko lang para maging micro-sim sa iPhone 4 ko… pati sim card ko n Sun Cellular wala rin problem… mas nagustuhan ko lang ang Smart dahil pag wala ako sa bahay ginagamit ko ang 3G mas mabilis, kesa sa Sun Cellular na Edge lang ang gumagana at mabagal pa…

  37. Chayster says:

    Sir yuga ask ko lang kung paano magactivate ng Always ON sa Smart prepaid gamit ang ipad? I tried registering sa connect website nila pero when i add the mobile number it says an activation code is sent to my number eh paano ko macocomplete un registration kung hindi ko naman maopen ang text message sa ipad? Thanks!

  38. jukai says:

    hey where is the nearest store for a smart microsim?? i live in bulacan. please response. thanks

  39. cezz says:

    talagang 40 pesos langpo ba ung microsim my friendsays it is 200 and may i know wer can i get one ? thanks po in advance

  40. Steve Verano says:

    Hi! How to get this micro sim? Thanks

  41. khaey says:

    hi.mayroon bang micro sim for talk n text??? please reply.. i really needed it

  42. sir ask ko lang na try mo na ba mag skype video calling gamit micro sim mabilis ba like other country gumagamit ng 4g ngayon

  43. Thorleif Bluesmann says:

    Where can I get a Micro Simcard for my iPhone 4 in the Philippines. I live in Olangapo. Is there a shop in Olangapo where I can buy this?

  44. benchmark says:

    Well if you need a new one, I am not sure about it, but I only know you can avail one in Smart or Globe telecom center. But maybe you can search the net, some people here charge for Php150 for cutting a regular sim and making it into microsim. Maybe try searching the net and buying a regular sim and cut it by following some videos or website on the instruction how.

  45. che says:

    gagana po ba yang smart microsim na yan sa lg optimus vu? salamat po….

  46. analou says:

    hi good day, naghahanap po ako ng mini sim for my iPhone4s saan po ba banda ang store nyo?

  47. analou says:

    where can i buy smart mini Sim for my iPhone 4s
    kailangan ko kasi ngayon na week….pls tell me where can i buy.?

  48. Dren says:

    pwede po mgtanong??kabibili q kc ng galaxy s3..and it also uses micro sim..i would like to retain my contacts..i’m using talk n txt sim..can i cut it and have same result as the smart and other sims??tnx..mas mura kc ung unlitxt sa tnt..

  49. Edren says:

    pwede po mgtanong??kabibili q kc ng galaxy s3..and it also uses micro sim….can i cut my talk n text sim and have same result as the smart and other sims??tnx..mas mura kc ung unlitxt sa tnt..tska mejo mtagal nrn saken ung sim q..it would hurt a lot to part with it

    • Weel says:

      Oo naman pwedeng-pwede mo po gawin un at 100% gagana po yan, ingat lang sa pag cut ng sim kung manually mo cut tulad ng ginagawa ko, pinapatong ko lang ung orig na micro sim then tsaka ko trim ung normal sim! Hehehe… Pero may mga nag cucut naman nyan na offer nila is 50 pesos… Hope this help :)


    kpag microsim po how much ang charge sa net? prepaid po ba yan o postpaid?

  51. macy says:

    panu mag register ng unli txt sa micro sim sa smart ? ayaw kasi eh ..

  52. joey says:

    saan pwede makabili nyang smart buddy sim?hnde kc pwede lte sa cp ko.

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