How to Activate Your Smart Buddy International Text Roaming Service

By Robin Sarmiento

Smart Communications is one of the major telecommunication companies in the Philippines. One of its prepaid cell phone service plans is known as Smart Buddy. Aside from basic usage, it allows the subscriber the option to access several international services. One of these is the international text roaming service.


Step 1

Access your cell phone text message editor.

Step 2

Type "ROAM ON" and send it to 333.

Step 3

Wait for the confirmatory text message informing you that international roaming has been turned on.

Via SIM Settings Menu

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button of your cell phone.

Step 2

Scroll through the different menus and select the "SMART Menu."

Step 3

Choose "SIM Settings/Connect."

Step 4

Select "Roam" to activate the service.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to activate the roaming feature at least one hour before your flight leaves the Philippines. Also, it is necessary to have at least a PHP100.00 balance on your prepaid account.