Smart, Vodafone partner on 5G roaming services in Australia

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered with leading global operator Vodafone to provide 5G roaming services for subscribers in Australia. This is the next step in Smart’s nonstop 5G roaming expansion in key markets across Asia, the Middle East, and now, in Australia.


Australia remains a key destination for Filipinos and a trade partner of the Philippines. Vodafone 5G network is progressively being rolled out across Australia, while its 4G mobile network serves over 23 million subscribers in the land down under.

This partnership with Vodafone Australia further solidifies Smart’s leadership as the Philippines’ first mobile network operator to have the most extensive 5G roaming rollout with telco industry leaders around the world, providing unparalleled roaming experience for Smart customers,” said Alice Ramos, Vice President and Head of Roaming and Consumer Business at Smart.

Smart prepaid and postpaid customers in Australia can enjoy worry-free 5G roaming speeds using their Smart 5G-certified device and Smart 5G-capable SIM.

Overseas customers can enjoy the full potential of Smart’s 5G roaming service with GigaRoam plans for as low as P999. Travelers can easily update their social media, upload travel vlogs, and access work-related productivity apps.

To discover more data plans while on-the-go, roamers can visit

The launch of Smart’s 5G roaming service in Australia follows groundbreaking 5G partnerships with various operators worldwide. Smart recently teamed up with the world’s largest mobile network operator China Mobile.  This, after providing the widest 5G roaming coverage in the Middle East with Zain in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, as well as full 5G coverage in the United Arab Emirates with Etisalat and du. Smart also earlier teamed up with top 5G mobile network operators FarEasTone in Taiwan and KT Corp in South Korea.

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