There’s a lot of Partners asking what’s the best mobile data plan for Uber to use their UberPartner App/Device. This has been a concern for a while now but we only chose to only publish now because we want to try and test several plans first ourselves. So here’s our recommendation—
[with 1.7GB data allowance good for 30days]
Uber advises that the usual data usage of UberPartner App per month (considering you go online 6 days a week for 10-15 hours per day), is around 2 GB consumption per month.
So you might think the 1.7 GB allocation wouldn’t be enough? Well, based on experience, we’re able to use this for 30 days with an average of 10-15 online hours per day with no need of adding on additional data allowance. We use UberPartner App, Waze, Viber and COC. We don’t use Facebook and Youtube.
If in case, you think the data allowance would not be enough if you use other apps, don’t worry, there’s a way to monitor your data usage online and register to additional plans online in case data would not be enough. Read on to learn how we do this.
How to register to Smart BigBytes?
To register, just text “BIG299” to 9999 from your Smart Prepaid or Postpaid, just make sure you have enough load. But of course we don’t like typing in the phone and having to go to stores just to load the phone. So, continue to read this post to know how we manage our load online and how we enroll our device remotely from your laptop.
This is NOT (yet) a sponsored post. But if there are Smart people reading this, we hope you can come up already with an affordable alternative like the “UBER10” plan for us partners.
Also, as much as we wanted to put here a sulit Globe plan, we had a very bad experience trying Globe, just 1 week with it and after spending Php 599!!!, we gave up. We’re kind of frustrated because there are a lot of “deadspots” in Metro Manila when we drive.
How to monitor your data usage and register to promos online?
First, register your account in https://my.smart.com.ph/
After signing up and logging in, you’ll be taken to your Smart Account Dashboard. You can add multiple numbers (both postpaid and prepaid) if you want to manage multiple numbers in just one Smart account.
You’ll be taken to the dashboard of that number. Here, you can see the load balance, available texts, and even the remaining data in your promo/plan. You can either buy load here for your number or register to a plan or promo online:
How to buy Smart eload online?
After clicking the “Buy eLoad Online” (pink) button, you’ll be redirected to this page to select the amount you want to load.
Then, select if you want to load an enrolled number in your account or send to someone else.
You’ll be taken to the payment page. You can pay online via BancNet where you can pay with just your ATM number. Please note that not all banks or ATMs are linked to BancNet. Refer to the list below of BancNet affiliated banks. But with the recent merge of BancNet and Megalink, we hope they can cover all banks in the near future.
How to register to promos/plans online?
You can register your number to promos or plans online without the need to type in your phone. Here’s how:
Select the “Get Add-Ons” button to enroll and register the number to a plan/promo:
Since we use a Broadband Prepaid Sim, we choose “BroadBand Prepaid” and choose “BigBytes299” under “Data” subscription.
You will then be taken to a confirmation page.
- Make sure that the number you want to enroll has enough load.
- Remember also that Php1 is required as maintaining balance.
- You cannot register a number to promos/plans online if it is not linked to your MySmart account.
Lastly, you can go back to your Smart Dashboard and your load and promo subscription should be reflected.
What’s your mobile data plan of choice? Let other partners know, comment below.
Hope this helps guys!