- Pokemon Go PH release date is at the end of July
- Freenet, PayMaya, and Globe Switch confirm collaboration with the official game app
- Delay is reportedly due to change in servers to accommodate large number of players
The official Pokemon GO app release date in the Philippines is reportedly delayed at the end of July.
Pokemon GO release could be really soon as Freenet and PayMaya confirmed collaboration with the game to support players’ in-game needs. Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers can get the latest news and social media feeds from the local Pokemon GO community for free or without data charge.
This is part of Freenet’s mission to enable communities such as those who are eager to play Pokemon GO to stay active and participate in various activities and discussions through digital means.
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PayMaya, on the other hand, will support players in in-app game purchases. Players only have to download the PayMaya app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, load up their accounts with at least P60 to cover the standard app store verification fee, and link their virtual VISA card to their app store accounts to be able to make in-app purchases for Pokecoins, the in-app currency used inside the Pokemon GO game.
In addition, Globe Switch users will get free access to Pokemon GO app for seven days. Globe Switch is an app that the telco released to help users monitor their internet usage. It also showcases deals and discounts, as well as allows users build their own mobile internet package depending on their needs.
Previous rumors claimed that the popular augmented reality game will arrive in Philippines’ shores on July 25. However, the game is still not found in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
According to reports, the delay is due to a change in the server for Southeast Asian countries in order to accommodate a large number of players. It is expected that Pokemon GO will be a big hit in the Philippines.
However, some people are concerned that Pokemon GO will increase crime rates as players need to walk the streets with their smartphone on to catch Pokemon. - Kami Media