Globe 5G roaming now available in 39 countries

Published April 20, 2022, 11:11 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

As the Philippines re-opens its borders, Globe Telecom Inc. has expanded its 5G mobile roaming services in 39 countries to date.

Now, Globe has inbound roaming partnerships with Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA, and Vietnam.

In addition, the telco continues to explore more 5G roaming partnerships in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

In the domestic front, Globe’s 5G network currently covers 93 percent of the National Capital Region.

The service is also available in Rizal, Bulacan, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Laguna, Oriental Mindoro, and Quezon in Luzon; Aklan, Cebu, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental in Visayas; and Bukidnon, Davao Del Sur, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, and Zamboanga del Sur in Mindanao.

The 5G technology provides up to 100 times faster speed than 4G and offers very low latency and higher bandwidth.

Through its ongoing network upgrade and expansion, Globe enables tourists to experience 5G in major Philippine destinations.

“We want to make sure we can give tourists instant and seamless connectivity,” says Coco Domingo, Globe Vice President for Postpaid and International Business.

To enable Globe 5G inbound roaming, foreign tourists should see to it that their SIM and devices are 5G-ready.

Before arrival, they should check the compatibility of their device frequency band with Globe’s 5G Network and ensure that the data roaming subscription in their home networks allows 5G surfing.

On the other hand, Globe Postpaid and Prepaid customers currently abroad and those planning to travel outside the Philippines could also enjoy 5G roaming in 44 Globe 5G roaming-ready countries, including Iceland (via partner Nova).

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To experience 5G Roaming, postpaid customers can simply turn on their mobile data and data roaming to activate RoamSurf 399 for one-day all-day data access.

Prepaid customers can register to RoamSurf 399 via GlobeOne or GCash apps to enjoy 1GB data roaming access for 24 hours.

For extended trips abroad, Globe offers Roam Surf Longer Stay, which gives customers more GBs for all-access surfing and longer validities.

They can choose from 3, 5, 7, 15, and 30-day data packs.

 
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