Global Roaming Privileges at Smart Communications
Favorite thing: Global roaming rates are very expensive and since GSM (global system for Mobile Communications) phones are more popular than CDMA (Code Divisivion Multiple Acess), there are more countries with roaming areas for GSM and the latest hybrid of 3G (WCDMA-Wireless Code Division Multiple Access). 3G is also catching up in North America.
It is better to buy a pre-paid SIM card here (note: only GSM phones need SIM, 3G and CDMA does not!) which is only 50 pesos and load with pre-paid credits than use your CDMA phone here since you need a dual phone (means it has GSM and 3G Capabilities for your roaming here) and besides, the philippines has the chepeast SMS rates for local use at just 1 peso per sms sent (it costs 40 cents in the states or 18 pesos sms text!) so you can just use your sms rather than relying on calls (calls cost about 7.50 pesos a minute on a pre-paid card) and save a lot than roaming (a roaming call here costs 80 pesos a minute and a international text costs 25 pesos).
You can buy SIM cards and Pre-paid Loads Everywhere!
- Budget Travel
- Business Travel
- Road Trip
Private Resort: Alcatrocks
Fondest memory: Been here for a surprise party of our friend. It is a nice and clean private resort. Though not kid-friendly pool. I recommend this place for private gatherings.
81 Don Bosco St. Better Living Subd., Paranaque
Good place for Swimming and Private Gatherings.
Swimming pool (4-5 1/2 ft)
- Spa and Resort
Favorite thing: -Unlike all other Churches visited, Baclaran Church gives candles for those who'll pray - all for FREE
- Budget Travel
- Religious Travel