Since last year, Globe has been strongly pushing its customers to embrace newer technologies to better internet experience.

Globe has asked customers to switch to the 5G-enabled 4G LTE SIM and get a 4G LTE device. Here’s why:

3G technology is old

The 3G network was the first technology with sufficient speed to provide a decent user experience on a smartphone. The technology, however, was first launched in Japan in 1998. Since then, so many advances were made to improve further the technology and the mobile devices capable of handling newer and better technology.

The introduction and adoption of social networking and online content such as Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, and others fueled the need to develop new and faster wireless technologies such as 4G LTE and later on 5G.

3G is slow

While it can handle essential internet services, the technology is limited and slow to upload or download big files that are typically needed for work from home setup, distance learning, news updates, entertainment videos, or virtual face time with families and loved ones.

3G is outdated

With the pandemic impacting how the public sector can deliver services better to its constituents, local government units use the internet to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and how they make important announcements and developments through social media or online. If you are still using a 3G SIM or mobile device, you are probably missing out on this important news from your LGUs.

3G delivers low quality when it comes to new applications and internet use

Using 3G is beset with a poor experience for video streaming experience, including latency, buffering, and interrupted video streaming. Watching your favorite Koreanovela on Netflix using 3G technology can be a real challenge.

3G is limited 

Doing cashless transactions through 3G is slow, risky, and inconvenient. Shopping for your groceries, ordering food for deliveries, and making your bank transactions in the safety and convenience of your home can be difficult with 3G.

3G needs to go 

More networks in many countries have replaced their old 3G networks with more advanced 4G LTE and 5G networks. Major global carriers are no longer allowing their customers to continue with their 3G SIMs and devices.

Globe customers are encouraged to switch to the 5G-ready 4G/LTE SIM now to experience and continue to enjoy better services. The company has been aggressively pushing its network upgrades and modernization despite limitations imposed by the pandemic. Upgrading is free at all Globe Stores, and customers will retain their old number.

For more information, please go to https://www.globe.com.ph/help/mobile-internet/lte/faqs.html.

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