Come on Niantic!
The Pokemon GO hype is definitely real and we are still patiently waiting for its official rollout in the Philippines. Even the Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, played it on the streets of New York. We are very hopeful though as the game has started becoming available in our neighboring countries like Hong Kong.
We can’t wait for it to finally arrive in the Philippines!
If you’re like us, then see you out there SOON as we try to “catch ’em all!”
A location-based augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO lets players assume the role of a trainer who discovers and catches Pokemon or “pocket monsters” as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.
Players level up their Pokemon and battle other trainers to gain Pokecoins that can be spent on in-game items.
Developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company, Pokemon GO has swept gamers since it was first launched in the USA, Australia and New Zealand on July 6. The game is now available in over 30 countries, including Japan, where the original Pokemon game and anime series originated.
Oh, and by the way, if you’re worried that you don’t have mobile data when you spot a hard-to-catch Pokemon, worry no more as Smart Communications announced that it will give its subscribers 7 days of free data access to Pokemon GO upon the launch of the hit game in the Philippines. This offer is available for both Android and iOS users.
Smart and TNT subscribers who are using iPhones or Android smartphones can enjoy 7 days free data access to Pokemon GO upon accessing the game and start playing without data charges for 7 days upon the launch of the game in the country.
Moreover, if you want to amp up your game fast with Pokecoins but don’t have a credit card to buy these in-game, you can do so through PayMaya!
How convenient, right?!
Another way is to use Smart’s Google Direct Carrier Billing for Android users or Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile service for iPhone users.
With Smart’s Google Direct Carrier Billing for Android users, subscribers can easily purchase Pokecoins, Pokemon Go’s currency mainly used for buying items that will help gamers catch Pokemons – directly charged to their prepaid load or postpaid account.
Smart Postpaid subscribers who are iPhone users can also conveniently buy Pokecoins, charged to their monthly billing, through Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile service.
Catch the latest updates on Pokemon GO by following Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications), Snapchat (LiveSmartPH), Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart).
Excited for Pokemon GO? So are we!!! Come on Niantic, roll it out please! :)