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More Builds, Site Upgrades Bring Improved Globe Services in Aurora, Sorsogon

Baler, Donsol towns shift to 4G LTE

Globe’s aggressive builds and modernization of its network to 4G LTE are expected to bring a better and more enjoyable mobile experience to its customers in key locations in Aurora and Sorsogon provinces.

Aside from Baler, Globe has upgraded its network capacity to 4G LTE in Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, and San Luis in Aurora; and in Donsol, Castilla, Gubat, Matnog, Pilar, and Sorsogon City in Sorsogon Province. 

For the past three months, the company has made 13 site upgrades in the four towns of Aurora. 4G LTE is now fully available in the five towns and in the capital city of Sorsogon after Globe modernized 15 sites in Sorsogon province. 

Baler and Donsol are expected to fully experience the migration to 4G LTE, the new standard of mobile data, within the first two weeks of April. The remaining areas will also get to experience the improvement within the month.

“For the customers to experience the advantages and benefits of having clearer voice calls, low probability of dropped calls, and to send and receive text messages on time, we are asking them to upgrade their old 3G SIM cards now to 5G-ready 4G LTE SIMs. To upgrade to 4G LTE capable mobile devices, they can avail of existing Globe promos that will give them the best value for their money,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.

In order to help customers migrate faster and with ease, Globe has designated the following establishments to help them upgrade their SIM cards for FREE.

In Baler:

Maricel Store in Barangay Buhangin

Grace Store in Suclayin

Flora Store in Barangay Sabang

In Dipaculao:

Dipaculao Public Market in South Poblacion

In Maria Aurora:

Sheryl Store in Barangay lll (Poblacion)

Rochelle Store in Dianawan

Jaynifer Store in Dikildit

In San Luis:

Jane  Store in Barangay San Isidro

Anie Store in Diteki

In Castilla:

GIECAM in Macalaya

In Donsol:

Bitangcor Sari Sari Store in Dancalan

Llave Sari Sari Store in Ogod (Crossing)

Mateo Store in Poso Poblacion (Barangay 5)

In Pilar,

Asutillyo in Dao (Poblacion)

Agustin added customers will keep their old numbers when they switch to 4G LTE SIM cards. If quarantine protocols in their respective areas will allow, customers can also go to the nearest Globe Store to change their SIM cards. View FAQs for more information.

Customers who wish to upgrade their mobile devices can also check all Globe stores to see the affordable and available 5G-ready 4G/LTE capable mobile devices.

Globe’s aggressive and sustained network builds and upgrades are showing enhanced overall customer data experience as the telco emerged as the most improved in mobile average download speed across all technologies to 16.44 Mbps in Q4 2020 from 13.50 Mbps in Q4 2019, a 22% improvement according to Ookla data1.

Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), specifically UN SDG No. 9 which emphasizes the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

1Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data comparing mean download speed Q4 2019 to Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

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