SMART-i GO MALAYSIA (SMART-i) has forged a partnership with FLEXIROAM to bring the best of internet roaming facility for its 1.5 million users.
By combining the strength of SMART-i GO MALAYSIA’s tourist mobile application and FLEXIROAM’s mobile expertise, this partnership offers both of their users the best in terms of access and content through an all-inclusive digital communication package.
This partnership was formalized with the signing of a MoU between SMART-i GO MALAYSIA and FLEXIROAM.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Ryan Loh, Chief Operating Officer of Smart-i Go Malaysia and Ms. Elfrida Ong, Vice-President (Operations) of FLEXIROAM. The event was held at KL Tower on 22 March 2017.
This partnership will focus on the international and domestic tourism markets for Smart-i Go Malaysia following FLEXIROAM’s ongoing success in offering international travellers with data roaming in over 100 countries and territories.
This collaboration is tailored to meet the needs of the tourism industry. Smart-i Go Malaysia’s app users would be able to purchase the FLEXIROAM X Starter Pack and get 500MB of free data via the app.
This will enable users to access to a range of attractive online domestic travel packages which the app has to offer, including through social media tools such as Google Search™, Youtube™ and Google Maps™.
“Through a digital promotional campaign via social media, users will be offered pointers to better understand the benefits and direct value of this partnership. Important information will be made accessible, for example, finding new interesting tourist spots in Malaysia, places to eat, travel packages and transportation bookings”, Mr. Ryan Loh said.
“We are committed to this partnership with FLEXIROAM as it would be beneficial to the 1.5 million of our users and downloaders who rely on Smart-i Go Malaysia while in Malaysia or planning to spend their vacations in the country. At the same time, this initiative would also help boost the domestic tourism sector”, he added.
The digital communication package is essentially well adapted to travellers who have high data usage as mobile usage is an essential element of travel technology. Mobile usage is on the rise throughout the entire traveller’s journey and more are using their smartphones to make reservations regarding their travels.
According to the TripBarometer Connected Travel report, Malaysia is placed on fifth place with 53%, with Thailand at number one with 65%.
“The partnership between SMART-i GO MALAYSIA and FLEXIROAM will enhance tourist experiences in Malaysia. Tourists will be able to stay connected online with their friends and family whilst in Malaysia. By using Flexiroam X, tourists will have data access to use the Smart-i app to plan for their trips,” said Ms. Elfrida Ong.
SMART-i GO MALAYSIA was launched in February 2015. In less than two years, this app has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. Currently it is ranked as one of the most popular app downloaded by tourists domestically and internationally. The app can be downloaded for free on both Play Store and App Store.
ABOUT SMART-I GO MALAYSIA
A Malaysian home grown firm which specialises in promoting Malaysia’s tourism sector. Smart-i Go Malaysia was inspired and conceived in line with the call by Malaysian Government for the private sector to play an active role in promoting the tourism sector. In line with these efforts, Smart-i Go Malaysia developed the app aimed at providing a myriad of information for the benefit of foreign tourists as well as Malaysians. The information include Malaysia’s history, multi-cultural heritage, places of interest, cuisine, shopping outlets and tourism packages. Our team comprises dynamic individuals with a diverse wealth of experience, who have a common passion for all things mobile. We relish technical challenges. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our team, Smart Malaysia was accorded the Golden Award “For Mobile Application of the Year (Best Entertainment and Lifestyle) at the “Mobile Business Excellence Award 2015” held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2015 and the Master Class Award in The Outstanding Customized Apps Developer category at the “ASEAN Outstanding Business Awards 2016”. For more information, please visit www.smart-i.my or follow us on FB https://www.facebook.com/smartimalaysia .
ABOUT FLEXIROAM LIMITED
FLEXIROAM (ASX: FRX) is the leading telecommunications company offering a globally unified voice and data service for mobile users around the world. The company was established in 2011 by Jefrey Ong with the aim of expanding the horizons for global communication. Its flagship data roaming product, FLEXIROAM X allows users to earn data which is usable in over 100 countries and has one of the longest validity of any data roaming plan available on the market today.
FLEXIROAM is an asset light telecommunications company that does not own physical infrastructure yet able to connect to around 580 network operators globally. FLEXIROAM aspires to be a household name in borderless mobile broadband service in Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit https://www.flexiroam.com/.