Unlimited Int’l Data Roaming with Globe
International data roaming has become one of the most dreaded activity when traveling abroad. I’ve been bitten with one for a smacking Php25,000 bill after an overnight stay in Singapore a couple of years back.
And I only used up about 40+MB of bandwidth during that 24-hour stay. Since then, I have never attempted to activate data roaming when on trips.
Looks like I’ll be tempted again this time now that Globe and Bridge Alliance has partnered to offer Bridge DataRoamUnlimited.
Rates are as follows:
$10 for 24 hours
$27 for 3 days
$40 for 5 days
That’s already pretty cheap compared to the previous rate of about Php500 per MB.
Ten (10) countries are included in this Bridge Alliance — Hong Kong (CSL), Singapore (Singtel), Thailand (AIS), Malaysia (Maxis), Macau (CTM), Australia (Optus), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), Indonesia (Telkomsel), India (Bharti Airtel), and South Korea (SK Telecom).
Just make sure you are registered to the right telco/carrier once you land in these territories.
Here’s how to activate unlimited data roaming:
BDU < country > < denomination > < start Date mm/dd/yy >
Example: BDU Singapore 40 01/01/11**
Send to 2884 here or abroad.