Telco giant Globe Telecom has encouraged mobile phone users who are still using 2G/3G SIM cards to upgrade them to 4G for free.

The move came to help consumers have a better Internet experience as mobile data consumption surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There are a lot of things you can do with your phone other than call, text, and take pictures. We want all our customers to experience the wonders of data connectivity so they too can learn, get entertained, socialize, shop, or even work within the confines of their own homes,” said Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu.

“They can only do that with 4G and other more advanced mobile technologies,” he added.

Those who are still using 2G/3G SIM cards may bring them to the nearest Globe Store to upgrade to 4G SIM for free.

To check if their SIM card is 4G-capable, Globe postpaid and prepaid customers only need to text SIM CHECK to 8080.

Postpaid subscribers may also request to have their SIMs changed via the GlobeOne App.

To maximize the 4G experience, consumers must also upgrade their devices to 4G smartphones. Consumers may visit Globe’s online ( and physical stores to find out the right 4G device that suits their budget and needs.


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