Globe urges mobile customers to replace old SIMs with LTE SIMs for free

Published January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Globe is encouraging its mobile customers to replace their old and obsolete SIMs to LTE SIM cards to receive an improved mobile data service.

Since December 18, 2019 Globe has been sending text messages to customers who continue to use their old and obsolete SIMs.  If you received a message, just go to your nearest Globe Store to get a SIM replacement.  Switching to an LTE SIM is free of charge. You will retain your old number when you switch to an LTE SIM card.

You can check if you are still using a 3G SIM by texting SIM Check to 8080.

Sending “SIM Check” to 8080 will let you know if you’re using an old SIM card or an LTE SIM card.

Having an LTE SIM offers a lot of benefits that will elevate and change your mobile digital experience.

For starters, latching to the LTE network empower users with higher speed, a must especially for gamers, people on the go or those who really need information fast.   But more importantly, having an LTE SIM provides better mobile data experience.

Check the differences between an LTE SIM card against an old and obsolete SIM.

– Speed is the big difference as 4G brings broadband to your phone. It is up to 10x faster than 3G. For example: To download a five minute video with an LTE SIM card will only take one minute.
– To download a two hour movie will take 30 minutes.
– Faster access to the internet, faster loading of pages, watch YouTube  videos without buffering.


– To download a five minute video will take four minutes or more.
– To download the same movie will take three and a half hours or more.
– Buffering will be experienced.

Get to celebrate the new decade with your new LTE SIM card. You can have your old SIM cards replaced at your nearest Globe branch.