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Globe upgrading old SIMs with LTE SIMs for FREE

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The new LTE SIM retains the old number while offering faster internet service. Photo from Globe website.

Globe Telecom is offering free upgrades of old phone SIMs to the enhanced LTE SIMs at the Globe Store.

The Philippine telecom company reiterated in January its call for its mobile customers to to replace their old and obsolete SIMs to LTE SIM cards to experience better mobile data service. Since December 18, 2019 Globe has been sending text messages to customers who continue to use their old and obsolete SIMs.

Here are reminders from Globe to its customers:

If you received a message, just go to your nearest Globe Store to get a SIM replacement. Switching to an LTE SIM is FREE of charge and very easy. You will retain your old number when you switch to an LTE SIM card.

How do you know if you have an old and obsolete SIM? You can check if you are still using a 3G SIM simply by texting SIM Check to 8080.

Having an LTE SIM offers a lot of benefits that will elevate and change your mobile digital experience.

For starters, latching to the LTE network empower users with higher speed, a must especially for gamers, people on the go or those who really need information fast. But more importantly, having an LTE SIM provides better mobile data experience.

Check the differences between an LTE SIM card against an old and obsolete SIM.


Speed is the big difference as 4G brings broadband to your phone. It is up to 10x faster than 3G.

For example: To download a five minute video with an LTE SIM card will only take one minute. Using the old SIM, To download a five minute video will take four minutes or more.

With the LTE SIM, To download a two hour movie will take 30 minutes. Using the old SIM, To download the same movie will take three and a half hours or more.

The LTE SIM will allow Faster access to the internet, faster loading of pages, watch YouTube videos without buffering. With the old SIM Buffering will be experienced.

Get to celebrate the new decade with your new LTE SIM card. Go to your nearest Globe store now.

Globe Telecom launched in 2019 the Philippines’ and Southeast Asia’s first 5G postpaid service.

Globe called on Globe Rewards users to donate points for relief drives for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. The company has also called for start ups to be geared towards doing social good.

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