Sustaining its leadership in the data roaming business with the widest coverage worldwide, Globe Telecom is now offering its flat rate for unlimited data roaming service of P599 per day to its prepaid customers, providing over 97% of its total mobile customer base uninterrupted access to the internet in over 50 countries worldwide, over 4 times bigger than the footprint of competition.
With Globe Prepaid Roam Surf, prepaid customers can access the internet abroad for an entire 24-hour cycle, making their data connectivity experience more seamless and worry-free. This gives Globe the clear edge in the roaming business for offering data roaming services for a complete full-day cycle, without having customers worry about the expiration of their data roaming subscriptions at the stroke of midnight.
Prepaid customers travelling to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nauru, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAW, Uganda, United Kingdom, and USA can avail of Globe Prepaid Roam Surf.
Roam Surf for Globe Prepaid offers customers the ability to choose from three variants, P599 for 24 hours, P1797 for 3 full days and P2995 for 5 full days. Customers can dial *143# and access the International and Roaming menu to register to the service without having to memorize registration keywords.
“Launching the Globe Prepaid Roam Surf is part of our commitment to enable more Globe customers to maximize their digital lifestyle even while abroad. We know Filipinos love to share their experiences as they happen, and with Globe Prepaid Roam Surf, customers can “virtually” bring their friends along on any travel adventure without being dependent on Wi-Fi,” says Coco Domingo, Vice President for Globe Platinum and Roaming Business. “With the Globe Prepaid Roam Surf, prepaid users no longer need to buy local SIMs and change numbers or search for Wi-Fi spots in their destinations just to connect to their loved ones and the things they love doing on their smartphones. We empower them to continue living their digital lifestyle with access to the Internet anytime and anywhere they need it, at a price that’s within reach and an experience that’s convenient and hassle-free.”
To register, prepaid customers can dial *143# at least 24 hours prior to departure and select International Roaming to register to Globe Prepaid Roam Surf. Prepaid users availing of the service will receive a message confirming their Roam Surf subscription which includes the name of the partner-carrier at their destination. Customers need to maintain a minimum load of P150 plus the denomination of the Roam Surf to be availed. No load is deducted until the subscription is successfully activated in the country of destination. Globe prepaid customers are advised to change their APN settings on their smartphones to internet.globe.com.ph to ensure that they get to enjoy uninterrupted data roaming connectivity.
In 2014, Globe launched the flat rate for unlimited data roaming service of P599 per day to its postpaid customers, paving the way for a boost in its data roaming business with its customer base growing by two-fold as a result of strong take-up of the service and the increasing appetite for data connectivity while abroad.