Globe ONENUMBER and eSIM Technology: All You Need to Know

Here, how it all works and the key features to note



In the fast-paced digital age, there’s no doubt that communication technologies play a significant role in everyday life. They enable people to get in touch with anyone at any time, becoming a lifeline for both personal and professional endeavors.


As new technologies emerge, tech giants like Apple make sure they follow suit by regularly introducing innovative products. Here, the iPhone may be its most well-known device, but in the game, the Apple Watch is not one to be discounted either. With the introduction of eSim technology, telecom service providers like Globe now allow users to share their mobile phone numbers directly with their Apple Watch.


If you yourself are looking to experience what the Apple Watch has to offer, scroll through. The guide ahead covers everything you need to know about the all-new Globe ONENUMBER.



What is Globe ONENUMBER, and how does it work?

Globe’s ONENUMBER is an add-on service that allows you to share your mobile phone number with your Apple Watch. Thanks to eSIM technology, users can now power their Apple Watch with LTE connectivity and enjoy a vast array of life-enabling benefits. 


For starters, you can make or receive calls; you can also use data-dependent services even if your smartphone isn’t within your reach.


What exactly is an eSIM? How is it different from a standard SIM?

The main difference between an eSIM and a nano SIM is that the latter is physical and can be removed. While device configurations may vary, eSIMs are generally embedded into the gadget and can be adjusted via your mobile provider.


Apart from minimizing digital waste, eSIMs allow you to activate a mobile plan and switch gadgets without the constraints of a physical nano SIM.


Who is eligible to use the Globe ONENUMBER?

Eligible users must be using an iPhone 6s or a newer model, which must be running on iOS 15.2 or later. Users must also own an Apple Watch Series 3 or higher (cellular) running on watchOS 8.3 or later. Finally, users must be subscribed to an existing Globe Postpaid or Platinum Plan.


What are the Apple Watch requirements?

This service is available to users whose devices fulfill the following:


  • An iPhone 6s or newer running iOS 15.2 or later

  • An Apple Watch (GPS+Cellular) Series 3 or later, or Apple Watch SE running on watchOS 8.3 or later

  • An active Globe SIM card (Physical SIM or eSIM) that’s connected to your iPhone

  • The iPhone must be connected to the Globe network, and Bluetooth must be turned on

  • The iPhone is connected to the internet (Wi-Fi or data)



How do I activate Globe ONENUMBER199 on the Apple Watch?

To avail the add-on service, follow these steps:


  1. Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone. Make sure that your iPhone is currently subscribed to a Globe Postpaid or Globe Platinum plan.

  2. Open the Watch App on your iPhone. 

  3. Tap the “Cellular” tab.

  4. Tap “Set Up Cellular.”

  5. Once the Globe sign-up page loads, enter your GlobeOne registered email address and password.

  6. Input your 11-digit Globe Postpaid mobile number in order to send an OTP verification code to your iPhone.

  7. Confirm the subscription and accept the Terms & Conditions.



My iPhone or Apple Watch got lost. What should I do?

In instances where the iPhone or Apple Watch goes missing, you must contact Globe immediately to terminate your ONENUMBER add-on. Here’s how you can do that online:


  1. Log in to GlobeOne app.

  2. Go to “Help & Support.”

  3. Go to the search bar and type “I want to change my plan and boosters.”

  4. Tap “Raise a Concern.”

  5. Provide a detailed description of your concern.



What will happen if I decide to change phone numbers?

If you wish to change your phone number, you can contact Globe to help you opt out of ONENUMBER and remove the carrier plan.


How can I cancel ONENUMBER?

If you wish to cancel your ONENUMBER add-on, you can follow the same steps mentioned above. Within 48 hours, a Globe representative will contact you to get the process going.


What happens if I lose my eSIM voucher before scanning it?

If you lose the voucher, visit the nearest Globe store to receive a new one for free. If you cannot claim the free voucher, make sure your line is temporarily disconnected. This is a safeguard that prevents any unauthorized usage.


Enjoy the benefits of ONENUMBER199

Ultimately, the goal of eSIM technology is to provide a seamless experience for all mobile users. Apart from minimizing digital waste and making it easier for Globe subscribers to adjust their plans, innovations such as ONENUMBER let you make the most out of your device.  


If you are looking to avail ONENUMBER199, here’s something else to note: Until June 30, 2022, subscribers can enjoy six months’ worth of the service for free. You will be charged on the seventh month on top of your monthly plan, with the option of opting out anytime.


Get the digital lifestyle you rightfully deserve. Visit our page for more details on Apple Watch and our other postpaid devices.



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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