Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm since it first launched last July 6. Now the game is already available in over 30 countries. In the Philippines, a lot of people are eagerly waiting for the game’s local release. And on social media, the anticipation for the game has been climbing more than ever.

As of August 6, 2016, Pokemon Go is finally available in the Philippines.

As a way of adding to the excitement for millions of Filipino fans, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications has just announced that it will give its subscribers 7 days of free data access to Pokemon GO when it launches in the country. This applies to both Android and iOS platforms.

What’s in Store for Filipino Players?

Smart and TNT subscribers can look forward to special treats and promos to improve their overall experience. They’ll be able to make secure in-app purchases without a credit card using Smart’s Google Direct Carrier Billing (for Android users).

This service allows players to purchase Pokecoins, the game’s currency, to buy items to help them on their journey. The costs can then be charged to their prepaid load or postpaid account.

For iPhone users on postpaid, they will also be able to buy Pokecoins through Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile service. Charges will reflect on their monthly bill.

For the latest updates regarding Pokemon Go, you may follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Snapchat (LiveSmartPH), Twitter, and Instagram (@LiveSmart).

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.