• October 4, 2023

FIBA global partner and mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving Filipino basketball fans the chance to witness and experience—live and exclusively—the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

Here are ways to make the most of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 experience, which is happening from August 25 to September 10 at the Philippine Arena, Smart-Araneta Coliseum, and the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.

Be part of the biggest FIBA crowd in history

As Gilas Pilipinas battles the Dominican Republic team at the Philippine Arena on August 25, 8 p.m., Smart joins the rally to gather all passionate Filipino basketball fans to support the national basketball team and set the attendance record for the biggest FIBA Basketball World Cup.

After facing the Dominican Republic, Gilas will square off against Angola on August 27 before wrapping up the first round of the group phase versus Italy on August 29. After these, Gilas will play at least two more games to conclude the group phase.

Smart is making it easier for fans to secure seats to the games by offering tickets at select Smart Stores located at SM and Robinsons Malls.  Single game tickets are now available on Ticketnet and SM Tickets for as low as P499.

In partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the local organizing committee for FIBAWC 2023, Smart will also be deploying 400 buses across Metro Manila and Clark, Pampanga to bring fans to the Philippine Arena and back for the August 25 game.

Top up with Gilas Power 399, FIBA Basketball World Cup Load Cards

Smart subscribers can make the most of the Smart LiveStream App by topping up with Gilas Power 399, which is packed with 78GB of data good for 30 days, including 1GB per day to access all FIBA Basketball World Cup Games on the Smart LiveStream App. Subscribers can avail of this prepaid offer exclusively via the GigaLife App or Maya.

Fans can also get the chance to win premium tickets to the games with every purchase of the limited-edition FIBA Basketball World Cup Load Cards.

Watch the games anytime, anywhere with Smart

Smart is also making it easier for the fans to enjoy its fastest speeds and widest coverage by offering the Smart Prepaid eSIM, a quick and hassle-free way to enjoy local data, call, and text services without having to insert a physical SIM card or taking up a SIM slot in your device.

The Smart Prepaid eSIM is also well-suited for fans from all over the world flying in to watch their favorite basketball stars. It is available for only P99 in major airports, Smart Stores nationwide, accredited retailers, the Smart Online Store, and Smart flagship stores on Lazada and Shopee.

Basketball fans may also enjoy Smart WiFi in key areas—like airports and the Smart Araneta Coliseum—so they can share the experience in real time.

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