Globe 5G Mobile Technology
5G technology is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable internet connections than ever before.
All Globe and TM customers in a 5G area can experience 5G mobile with the following:
- A 5G-capable mobile phone which is compatible with the Globe network
- A 4G/LTE SIM
Globe is rolling out its 5G coverage starting with the commercial business districts (CBDs) in BGC, Ortigas and Makati. Within the year, 5G coverage will soon be widespread over Metro Manila. Customers on roaming who visit the country with 5G-capable devices will be able to experience 5G outdoor coverage in these CBDs. As more 5G-capable devices are made available to the market, Globe will make sure 5G is enjoyed by more Filipinos. Outside of Metro Manila, customers will enjoy 5G starting 2021.
Globally, 5G is in its infancy stage. Besides the advantage in speed and lower latency available to customers today, a lot of exciting things are being developed here and abroad that maximize this technology. Capabilities that allow for medical surgeries to be done remotely, to self-driven cars to artifically-powered drones are all being ideated and developed by a multitude of companies. Our goal is to continuously introduce these new and innovative technologies to our customers as they become available.
You'll know if you're in a 5G-enabled zone since most 5G-enabled devices will show a 5G signal name or icon beside the signal strength indicator of the mobile phone.
To know if your device is 5G-capable, you can check the specification on the mobile device box/manual. You can also check to see if there's a 5G option in the network settings on your phone.
5G promises speed that's faster than what you can currently enjoy, depending on your device and location.
While both use the same 5G technology, 5G mobile offers high speed data services while on-the-go in contrast to 5G broadband which is designed for high broadband speed at home.
FOR GLOBE CUSTOMERS TRAVELING ABROAD
When traveling abroad and latching onto a 5G network, 5G speed can range from 150-200 Mbps. This can be affected by:
> Your proximity to a 5G cell site. This has a bearing on both your indoor and outdoor coverage
> Whether or not the roaming partner's frequency/network band supports your 5G device's network band
> Your data roaming subscription
FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES
On your visit to the Philippines, Globe's 5G speed can reach up to 100 Mbps and this can be affected by:
> Your proximity to a 5G cellsite which has a bearing on both indoor and outdoor coverage
> Whether or not the frequency/network band of your 5G device is supported by Globe
> Your data roaming subscription
To enjoy 5G roaming, make sure of the following:
> Your SIM is 4G/LTE
> If you're a postpaid customer, your data roaming/mobile is turned ON to automatically activate Roam Surf 399
> If you're a prepaid customer, register to a Roam Surf promo via the GlobeOne app
> You're in a 5G-enabled area
Prior to your departure, check if your 5G device's frequency/network band is supported by the roaming partner in your destination country. You may also check your phone's frequency band from your phone manufacturer's website.
Upon your arrival abroad, you'll know you're in a 5G-enabled zone when you see the 5G icon displaying in your smartphone.
You'll be able to enjoy 5G roaming on your Roam Surf promo at no extra charge.
5G roaming won't interfere when you make IDD calls but your device will automatically shift its signal to 3G or 4G/LTE during a call and revert to 5G after.
Currently, our 5G-ready roaming partner is AIS Thailand, with N41 (2600MHz) frequency band. Listed below are the provinces with 5G-ready coverage:
|Amnatcharoen||Chiang Mai||Lamphu||Nakhon Sawan||Phatthalung||Ranong||Sing Buri||Ubonratchchatani|
|Ang Thong||Chiang Rai||Loei||Nakhon Si Thammarat||Phayao||Ratchaburi||Sisaket||Udon Thani|
|Bangkok||Chumphon||Mae Hong Son||Narathiwat||Phetchaburi||Roi Et||Sukhothai||Uthai Thani|
|Buriram||Kalasin||Maha Sarakham||Nong Bua Lam Phu||Phichit||Sa Kaeo||Suphan Buri||Yala|
|Bueng Kan||Kampheng Phet||Mukdaha|| Nong Khai||Phitsanulok||Sakon Nakhon||Surat Thani||Yasothon|
|Chaochoengsao||Kanchanaburi||Nakhon Nayok||Nonthaburi||Phrae||Samut Prakan||Surin|
|Chai Nat||Khonkaen||Nakhon Pathom||Pathum Thani||Phuket||Samut Sakhon||Tak|
|Chaiyaphum||Krabi||Nakhon Phanom||Pattani||Prachinburi||Samut Songkhram||Trang|
|Chanthaburi||Lampang||Nakhon Ratchasima||Phang Nga||Prachuap Khiri Khan||Satun||Trat|
Prior to visiting the Philippines, check if your 5G device's frequency/network band is supported by Globe. These are Globe's supported frequencies: N78 (3.5 GHz) and N41 (2.6GHz).
You may also check your phone's frequency band from your phone manufacturer's website.
Upon your arrival here, you'll know you're in a 5G-enabled area when you see the 5G icon displayed on your smartphone.
Globe 5G is currently available in Metro Manila and 8 key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. Coverage expansion continues for both outdoor and indoor.
For a full list of 5G-covered areas in the Philippines, go to https://www.globe.com.ph/5g/areas.html.
With Globe's 5G technology, we're making available special 5G data offers for those with a 5G phone, an LTE/4G SIM.
- GoBOOST 999* (50GB for 30 days) for P999 (For those currently on postpaid plans 1299 and higher)
- GoBOOST 1999 (100GB for 30 days) for P1,999
To experience these offers, you may register via the GlobeOne app or via text using the syntax below:
- For GoBOOST 999, text GOBOOST999 to 8080.
- For GoBOOST 1999, text GOBOOST1999 to 8080.
You may register to these offers for as many times as your spending limit will allow. If you register while you still have your GoSURF data, the GoBOOST data will get used up first.
To know your remaining data, you may check via the GlobeOne app or you may text DATA BAL to 8080, for free.
You may opt out from your subscription to these offers via text:
- For GoBoost 999, text GOBOOST999 STOP to 8080.
- For GoBoost 1999, text GOBOOST1999 STOP to 8080.
These 5G offers don't have rollover capability, aren't subject to the Fair Use Policy for data promos and will be used up first over your personal data allowance.
These offers are available starting January 14, 2021. If the initial registration fails, simply try again after an hour.
*Registration to GoBOOST 999 may fail if your plan is below 1299.
5G phones that support the 3500 Mhz band can detect our Globe 5G signal, assuming they have a postpaid LTE SIM and they are in the 5G area. To ensure seamless experience, we recommend that you buy only Globe network-approved 5G devices.
You can get the following models for sale at our Globe stores: Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Mate40 series, Huawei Nova7 and Nova7SE, Samsung S20 Ultra, Samsung Note20 series and Oppo Find X2 Pro.
At present, 5G mobile isn’t available yet for iOS.
Yes, that would be possible but we can't guarantee your mobile phone's compatibility with the Globe network.
Your existing 4G LTE SIM is already capable to receive and use the 5G signal assuming that the area you're at is 5G zone.
5G mobile works in SIM1 and SIM 2 for some devices such as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. However, you can't set both SIM slots simultaneously to the 5G network. The other SIM slot will be set to 4G only.
This is possible due to the faster download and upload speed that 5G offers. However, your data allowance and the per MB/GB data rate you now enjoy will still apply. You can track your data usage on 5G through the GlobeOne app.
For now, no additional or premium charges will apply for browsing on the 5G network. If you have a monthly data allowance on your postpaid plan or are subscribed to a data promo on your prepaid account, the use of the 5G network will just be deducted from your data allowance. If you are, however, browsing without a data allocation or a data promo, standard rates will apply.
There are no additional charges for voice calls made on the 5G network. And yes, you can make IDD calls on 5G as it won't interfere with your current voice features.
Most mobile devices allow you to switch the 5G network access on and off. To be sure, kindly refer to the user manual of your mobile phone.
For inbound roamers, the 5G experience will be limited to the outdoor coverage for now. Inside the home or building, the signal will go back to 4G/3G. Also, inbound roamers with 2G/3G SIM cards won't be able to connect to the 5G network.
Limiting your data usage depends on your mobile phone; you may use the data saving mode of the native data tracker found in your device's settings.
You may try doing these steps:
- Refresh your mobile data connection by enabling the airplane mode for a few seconds, and then disable afterwards.
- Restart your mobile phone and then try connecting to 5G mobile data again.
It could be that you don't have a 5G-capable phone or your 5G phone doesn't support the hardware and software compatibilites that we currently have.
We're currently working to make more 5G-ready devices available to you. You may check these available 5G devices in the Globe stores and the Online Shop: Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Mate40 series, Huawei Nova7 and Nova7SE, Samsung S20 Ultra, Samsung Note20 series and Oppo Find X2 Pro.