Prepaid SIM Card for Philippines
*) Compared to receiving calls on your Australia number roaming with an Australian carrier. Retaining your Australian number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
All tariffs in Philippines
|Calls to Australia||9 Pesos/min ($0.21)|
|Receive all calls dialed to the Philippine number||Free|
|Receive calls on your Australian mobile phone number||1 hour free call forwarding from the US included in price. Additional call forwarding from 33¢/min.|
|Mobile Internet||1GB for 499 Pesos ($11.90) or Unlimited for 999 Pesos ($23.80)
Bundles valid 30 days
|Receive text messages||Free|
|Send text message within Philippines||1 Pesos ($0.02)|
|Send text message to Australia||15 Pesos ($0.36)|
|Calls within Philippines||7.50 Pesos/min ($0.18/min)|
|Call travel companion also using HolidayPhone||6.50 Pesos/min ($0.15/min)|
Currency exchange rate used above: 1 AUD = 42 Philippine Pesos
Flat Rate Mobile Internet in Philippines
Flat rate mobile Internet packages are available. 1GB costs just 499 Pesos ($11.90) and is
activated through a quick text from your phone. Just make sure you have call balance available
as the Internet package cost is deducted from your call balance.
If you need more than 1GB, you can choose unlimited data access for 999 Pesos.
For Blackberry users, the Blackberry Services including unlimited data costs 599 Pesos.
The data packages are valid for 30 days.
The Philippine SIM Card can be used as a data SIM card in a dongle, ipad/tablet, MIFI-router or used for tethering with laptop.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees while traveling and no more worrying about your phone bill when you return home after using mobile internet abroad.
How long does 1GB data last?
That's a tough question to answer! It depends on how you usually use data, but for most of our customers, 1GB is more than enough.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Calls between two travelers in Philippines using HolidayPhone
The rate for calls between two travelers using our Philippine simcards equals that of local calls as stated above. If you are traveling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone simcards for all travelers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local Philippine mobile phone number provided with the Philippines SIM Card you receive from us.
As a comparison, it could cost you up to $6/minute to make calls between two foreign mobile phones if you don't use a local SIM card in Philippines. The international roaming charges at both ends mean that the caller and receiver both end up paying astronomical charges for the call. It only takes a couple of minutes to regain the cost of your HolidayPhone kits if you're both using Philippine sim cards, paying just $0.15/minute!
Make calls within Philippines and topping up call balance
There is no initial call balance on the prepaid SIM card for Philippines, but you decide yourself what
amount you'd like to top up when ordering from us.
The call credit is used for outgoing calls, text and internet packages.
If you during your trip need additional top up, you can buy top-up vouchers in kiosks, newsstands and supermarkets across Philippines, or on our website for digital delivery by email.
The Philippine SIM Card is valid 120 days from the last top up, so it can last forever as long as you top up at least once every 120 days.
Calling Australia from Philippines
When calling Australia using your HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +61 followed by the Australian phone number without the leading 0. For example: 03 9999 1111 becomes +61 3 9999 1111.
Receive calls in Philippines
You receive inbound calls dialed to your Australian mobile phone number just as usual as all calls are seamlessly forwarded from Australia to your Philippine prepaid SIM card without any international roaming charges.
A Philippine mobile phone number is included, that can be used when people within Philippines or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. There is no cost for receiving unlimited calls dialed directly to your Philippine number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls forwarded from Australia. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs $1-$5 per minute to receive calls while roaming with an Australian carrier abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to $300 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your Australian phone number while traveling.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a service that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your Australian calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Keep in mind:
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your mobile cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ