Unlocking of Mobile Phones

What is the NTC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 01-05-2019 about?

The NTC MC No. 01-05-2019  is the government mandate defining the rules and regulations on the unlocking of mobile phones and devices for PTEs (Public Telecommunications Entity).

What are the requirements to have my device unlocked?

For Globe Business and Globe Postpaid customers, the account holder can request for unlocking provided that their subscription is already out of contract and has no remaining balance from the previous bill.

For Prepaid customers,  the requirement for handset unlocking are the IMEI of the Globe-provided handset availed as a prepaid phone kit along with an active Globe mobile number.

Where can I have my device unlocked?

For Postpaid and Prepaid customers:

The request can be made via Globe stores, hotline, and online through Gie of Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

For Business:

You may forward your request for unlocking through these two channels:

What handset models can you unlock?

We already have unlocking processes in place for the following models:

  1. Apple handsets and tablets
  2. Samsung handsets
  3. Huawei handsets
  4. Lenovo handsets
  5. Nokia handsets
  6. Cherry Mobile handsets

Currently, we’re still working out support for the following:

  1. ASUS handsets
  2. Blackberry handsets
  3. Cloudfone handsets and tablets
  4. LG handsets
  5. Sony handsets

Can I have my phone unlocked even if I’m within contract?

If you’ll request this, the unlocking of your device will be subject to settlement of pre-termination charges.

Can prepaid phonekits be unlocked as well?

Yes, they can. The IMEI of the Globe-provided handset you availed as a prepaid phone kit and an active Globe mobile number would need to be provided upon request.

The IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is your mobile phone’s unique serial number which can be found as a sticker on your device’s box and also at the back of your device.

I have a dual SIM device, can I have one of the SIM slots unlocked?

Unlocking can only be done for both slots at the same time.

Which Globe stores can I go to request for unlocking?

You may visit any one of our stores in these locations:

RegionGlobe store
Northern/Central Luzon
SM Cabanatuan
SM Baguio
SM Urdaneta
SM Tarlac
SM Pampanga
SM Marilao
North GMASM Valenzuela
Eastwood Mall
SM Masinag
SM Marikina
South GMAShangri-La
Alabang Town Center (ATC)
Greenbelt 4
SM Mall of Asia (SM MOA)
SM San Lazaro
SM Sta. Mesa
GLOBE HQ, Taguig
South LuzonSM Sta. Rosa
SM Dasmariñas
SM Bacoor
SM Batangas
SM Lucena
SM Naga
SM Legazpi
VisayasSM Cebu
SM Bacolod
Boracay (DMall)
SM Iloilo
MindanaoCDO Limketkai
Gaisano Butuan
Davao Abreeza
SM General Santos

Can I have my modem/tablet/tattoo stick unlocked?

We are currently working on the unlocking process for other types of devices and will comply with the mandate by its effectivity date.

Do I have to pay anything to have my device unlocked?

No, device unlocking is free of charge.