How to Activate a 5G and LTE Globe SIM


Have you got a new Globe SIM? When you activate your Globe SIM, you’ll be able to use Globe’s nationwide 4G/LTE network, so you can send and receive texts, call friends, and browse the Internet.


Globe SIM cards are 5G-ready, which means you can browse the Internet at 5G speeds as long as you’re using a 5G-capable handset. If 5G is currently not available in your area or if you don’t have a 5G phone yet, you don’t need to worry, because your new Globe 5G-ready SIM can use both 4G/LTE and 3G.


It’s time to upgrade your 3G SIM to an LTE or 5G-ready one. If you want to upgrade your Globe SIM without losing your old number, you can buy an LTE Upgrade SIM. Upgrade using your old non-LTE SIM by texting UPGRADE to 8080. Insert the newly bought SIM card and then enter the 6-digit upgrade code when prompted. Learn how to upgrade your Globe SIM by reading this article.


The newest Globe 5G-ready prepaid SIM card comes with a *1 load and free 1GB of mobile data (valid for 7 days), which can be redeemed by downloading the GlobeOne app. With your new phone number, you will also get a free *50 and 1GB of additional data via GCash.


Are you now ready to activate your new SIM card? Globe may activate your new SIM immediately after insertion if it recognizes the SIM automatically. However, if that doesn’t happen, you can activate it manually.


Turn on your mobile data

Activating your Globe SIM is as simple as turning on mobile data. Connect your new SIM card to your handset’s SIM slot and turn on mobile data. Globe will send you a welcome text message as soon as it detects that your SIM is attempting to connect to the Internet. Your new Globe SIM is now activated after you receive that text message.


Globe will never give you free mobile data (unless you download the GlobeOne app first), so you can’t surf the Internet yet. To get your free 1GB data, download the GlobeOne app or buy prepaid load and subscribe to an Internet promo.


Call 222

You can actually activate your Globe SIM by simply calling 222 if the previous method didn’t work. This is actually automated call service, and you will then receive an SMS welcoming you to the Globe network as well as a load balance summary. Once you receive those texts, your Globe SIM has been activated, and you can now text, call, or surf the Internet.


How to activate a Globe SIM card

Please dial *143#

To activate your Globe prepaid SIM, dial the USSD code *143# and navigate to My Account > Data Balance. Once your Globe SIM is activated, you will receive an SMS response and a welcome message.


Do you need help?

As you can see, it’s easy to manually activate your Globe prepaid or postpaid SIM. To take advantage of Globe prepaid promotions and to avoid possible disconnection due to inactivity, be sure to load your Globe SIM.


Please call Globe’s toll-free hotline 211 or the landline 02-77301000 if you have questions or concerns.