[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Philippines is becoming a preferred tourist destination these days, thanks to a vigorous push by the Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign. In 2015, a record five million tourists visited the country.

This means a few more million people in the Philippines who would want a quicker connection to their hosts and friends in the country and a seamless connection to the internet.

This is the reason why, Smart Communications, the country’s leading telecommunications conglomerate, in line with their goal to incessantly find innovative ways to delight their clients by enhancing mobile data lifestyle and introducing communication solutions, launched GoLocal in December 2015.


GoLocal is a portable wifi rental service providing travelers with all-day data for all their mobile devices throughout their stay for as low as $1.67 per day. They can access the internet for getting around, staying connected and booking all their travel arrangements without the burdensome roaming fees.

It can also connect up to 5 digital devices with speeds of up to 42mbps. GoLocal has wide coverage because it is powered by Smart, the largest mobile network in the Philippines.

According to PLDT and Smart EVP and Head of Enterprise, International and Carrier Business Ernesto R. Alberto, “Leisure or business travelers use free wifi services in restaurants, malls, and hotels, but there still limitations in terms of coverage as well as data security and privacy. Mobile data is needed to browse the internet, look up directions, book a ride, discover interesting places to go, etc. With the GoLocal Pocket Wifi,our visitors can stay connected anytime and wherever they want.”

The service can be booked online and the devices can either be picked up at the airport upon their arrival or delivered to hotels via courier.

To learn more about GoLocal, you can visit their website, www.golocal-app.com.