How to watch Gilas Pilipinas games live on your phone for free

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All the good seats to Gilas Pilipinas’ games at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament have long been sold out. Even if you do find a source who will gladly sell you tickets, getting a good view of the court will set you back anywhere from P7,000 (about $150) to north of P10,000 ($210) per seat.

Front-row admission for tonight’s Gilas Pilipinas versus France game cost the most, with courtside seats selling for P50,000 ($1,060) each. Crazy, we know!

There’s always option B, especially if you won’t have access to television at 9 p.m. on July 5 (Philippines versus France) and 6 (Philippines versus Turkey): Watch the qualifiers on your smartphone or tablet for free using Voyager Innovations’ freenet app for Android or the SafeZonePH app for iOS.

Watch the qualifiers on your smartphone or tablet for free via freenet app for Android or SafeZonePH app for iOS.

Voyager is a subsidiary of PLDT, and we figure this week won’t be the last we hear of the company. On June 30, coverage of the inauguration of the Philippines’ 16th president, Rodrigo Duterte, was broadcast live on the freenet and SafeZonePH apps. So now’s probably the time to get a cheap burner SIM from any of the PLDT Group’s service providers, as admission to the digital viewing party is exclusive to Smart, Sun, and TM subscribers.

Simply download the appropriate app for your device, and then register to the service, free of charge. The full schedule of the qualifiers has been posted on FIBA’s website.

Or you can stream the games online via Sports5’s website.

And then there’s option C: You can stream the games online via Sports5’s website.

Happy viewing!

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.