Globe’s 5G service now available to Prepaid and TM Subscribers - TeknoGadyet

Monday, September 7, 2020

Globe’s 5G service now available to Prepaid and TM Subscribers

After being initially available to postpaid and platinum subscribers, Globe’s 5G service is now available to Prepaid and TM Subscribers. And, as mentioned before, if you have an LTE SIM, no need to change or upgrade your SIM to enjoy fast 5G connectivity. But of course, you need a 5G handset to do so!

Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before!
Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before!

Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before! (8/5/20)

Pioneering the commercial rollout of 5G in the country, Globe Telecom has announced that its postpaid and platinum subscribers in Makati, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), and Ortigas can now enjoy the much-awaited latest wireless technology using their 5G-enabled smartphones.

With this, Globe has become the first telecommunications firm to introduce a commercial 5G network in the entire Southeast Asia region, following its Air Fiber launch for broadband customers in 2019.

Among its current available 5G-enabled areas, Globe shares that subscribers can enjoy the most reliable connection in Valero Street, Rockwell Center, and Dela Rosa in Makati, Gen. Malvar in Ortigas, and BGC Amphitheater in Taguig.

In the coming months, Globe is expected to widen its 5G coverage to enable its prepaid subscribers in key cities in Metro Manila to experience faster and better connectivity and network signal.

Speed Like Never Before

Theoretically speaking, 5G download speed could be higher than 1Gbps. And as early as now, we are experiencing almost speed near the 1Gbps mark. Based on our real-world Globe 5G Speed Test using a retail unit of Huawei Nova 7, we did achieve more than 700Mbps of download speed!!! Not only that, but we also tested several locations in Makati City, and we recorded more than 100Mbps of download speed consistently across various locations.

Globe 5G Speed Test

That is speed far beyond anything that has come before 5G, and we are just starting out, imagine what it will be in the near future!

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Seamless Transition To 5G

Globe subscribers who currently use LTE SIM cards no longer need to upgrade to a 5G SIM to be able to activate 5G.

Likewise, no additional charges will also be imposed when Globe subscribers connect to the 5G network since its usage will be deducted on the customer's existing postpaid or prepaid data allowance.

Globe 5G-Enabled Smartphones
Globe 5G-Enabled Smartphones

Among the 5G-enabled smartphones offered in Globe's postpaid plans include the Samsung S20 Ultra, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Nova 7 SE, Huawei P40, and the Huawei P40 Pro. In addition, more 5G phones are coming to Globe, including the one we had for the test – the Huawei Nova 7.

Globe’s 5G Journey

One of Globe’s significant efforts towards 5G is the launch of its Globe Air Fiber 5G in June of last year, which augmented the company’s target to bring Filipinos not just access to faster, more stable and decent internet connection but to also bridge Filipino families and enterprises to smart homes and smart cities through the Internet of Things (IoT).

Globe initially offered its Air Fiber 5G service with speeds of up to 100Mbps in Pasig, Cavite, and Bulacan.

The company is also the first telco in the country to bring the first-ever 5G-enabled smartphone in the form of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G in February of this year via its Globe Platinum plan. In a live speed test conducted on the day of the launch, Globe’s 5G network recorded a download speed of 873 Mbps using the said flagship business smartphone.

While the 5G network is often perceived as substantial only to large businesses and enterprises, Globe boosts its efforts to streamline 5G to the consumers to enable its subscribers to live a digital lifestyle with crystal clear phone calls, high-quality video streaming, uninterrupted gaming, and lightning-fast downloads.

In the long run, the Globe 5G network is projected to fuel IoT, robotics, smart cities, and even in the healthcare industry, as the Philippines strives to be a digitally-enabled country.

For more information about Globe's push for 5G, visit

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