Globe (Philippine Telecommunications Company)

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Globe is the mobile division of Globe Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. At present, Globe is the largest service provider in the Philippines, with a subscriber base of 65.5 million subscribers as of October 2015.


Globe offers different levels of service, dependent on both the population and the financial capability of the subscriber. A list is provided below:

  • Globe myLifestyle (postpaid cellular service)
  • Globe Load Tipid Plan (consumable version of postpaid. Prepaid in nature yet top ups is Postpaid in nature because it re-bills every month and subscriber has to choose when does he/she wants the automatic top up to be done by the system)
  • Globe Platinum (high-end postpaid service)
  • Globe Prepaid (prepaid cellular service)
  • TM also known as Touch Mobile (cheap-cost prepaid cellular service)
  • Globe Tattoo (offers a variety of broadband services in postpaid and prepaid)
  • Tattoo at Home (stylized as T@ttoo @ Home | is the internet service division of Globe that caters to fixed installed home internet connection such as Fiber-fast (LTE) broadband, DSL & WiMAX)

Globe has rolled out Globe broadband powered by WiMAX (Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access). Globe's network is considered[by whom?] the first and biggest 2.5 GHz WiMAX (802.16e) broadband network in South East Asia. It is first in the Philippines to commercially launch a consumer WiMAX offering. Currently,[when?] Globe has around sixty thousand subscribers on its LTE & WiMAX network, after only a few weeks. The service is initially available in selected areas in South Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. Globe continues to roll out WiMAX sites, as a complement to its existing DSL and 3G Internet facilities, to ensure the Internet gets to every Filipino who needs it. Globe is providing WiMAX to selected local community government offices in Cavite, Batangas and Cagayan de Oro City. Globe is also providing Internet access via WiMAX to selected schools and city hospitals in Mindanao as part of its thrust of community service to the marginalized areas.

Globe has been expanding its wireless broadband network to accommodate the increasing demand for the Internet. In 2009, Globe introduced Globe Tattoo and Tattoo at Home broadband powered by WiMAX (Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access). In June 2009, the company launched hyper-speed plans via fiber-to-the-home technology.

Globe brought iPhone 3G to the Philippines on August 22, 2008.

With Globe Tattoo, users can experience speeds of up to 12 megs/s and 42 megs/s, delivered via 3G High-Speed Packet Access+ (HSPA+) and/or 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies respectively (where service is available).

In addition, most Globe Tattoo at Home plans are bundled with unlimited Globe/TM calls as well as unlimited landline calls to the same area code where the service is installed (e.g. If the service is installed in Metro Manila with area code 02 users can call a landline so as long as the telephone number also starts at 02 prefix)

Globe GCash & GCash Remit are text based electronic cash transfer service in which remittances delivered straight to a registered Globe or TM phone in response to Filipino expatriates and overseas Filipino workers growing needs as well as for domestic cash remittance service in which subscribers with verified GCash Accounts can withdraw the money in any Globe Stores or partner establishments such as pawnshops or banks. Or thru the use of the so-called GCash Card (could be a MasterCard or a plain Globe ATM Card) which is being sold separately to subscribers in caravans at train stations, events, arcades, malls etc.

GCash Virtual Pay (Powered by MasterCard and American Express answered the need for a more secure mode of payment for Internet buys. It’s a new payment option for merchants and consumers transacting on the web, which assures security and confidentiality. Difference is GCash MasterCard has a physical card that can be bought at events or caravans being done by the company every month at places such as bus or train stations, malls, arcades etc. While on the other hand, GCash Amex is only a virtual card and there's no actual physical card.

Commonly used service terminologies:

SuperDuo is an unlimited mobile-to-landline call service, which also enables subscribers to make unlimited calls to any Globe, TM and Tattoo mobile numbers within the Philippines.

GoSurf is a consumable volume-based internet offer which is available for both Postpaid and Prepaid subscribers. It was the company's answer to the fast-rising market of heavy internet usage in the Philippines. Without worrying about the cap or internet speed being throttled to 2G subscriber can browse, download, stream and do heavy internet activities knowing that it counts either per megabytes or per gigabyte charging depending on the subscription availed by the user. Unlike SuperSurf since this is consumable by nature it's not covered by the company's Fair Usage Policy (FUP) so there's no threat of getting internet speeds throttled from either 3G/4G to default 2G speeds. Prepaid Subscribers has a lot of denominations to choose from. For as low as 10 pesos subscriber can enjoy 40 megabytes of volume allowance valid for a day. Though denominations are somehow similar to what's being offered to Postpaid subscribers the difference is Prepaid has lower denominations such 10, 15, 30 & 50 unlike Postpaid that starts at 99 pesos charged to monthly bill. For Postpaid subscribers plans starts at 100 megabytes for 99 pesos (not available as standalone plan but as an add-on top up for existing postpaid plan such as the myLifestyle Plan). Standalone plans for Tattoo GoSurf Plans starts at 1.5 gigabytes for 299 pesos. Followed by 3 gigabytes for 499 pesos, 5 gigabytes for 999 pesos, 10 gigabytes for 1,799 pesos & lastly 15 gigabytes for 2,499. All denominations are valid for 30 days starting at 99 pesos up to 2,499 pesos with their respective volume allowances.

SuperSurf is a browse-all-you-want mobile Internet browsing service which enables subscribers to gain access to surf, e-mail, chat and blog from mobile phones, laptops or desktop computers of up to 800 megabytes/day (for prepaid) and 1 gigabytes/day or 3 gigabytes/month (for postpaid). When the mentioned allocations has been used up subscribers will then experience reduced speeds in their browsing which is covered by the company's Fair Usage Policy (technically known as data capping). In which it was implemented to reduce high internet traffic which is caused by over usage of subscribers whom internet activities are beyond normal internet surfing such as downloading large volume of files, streaming HD videos peer-to-peer sharing id est.

GoUnli is a service that provides unlimited Globe to Globe/Tattoo/TM text and calls for 7 days or one day.

Globe IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunnel Service is a service that provides public access to IPv6 websites.

Globe area codes[edit]

Network information[edit]

LTE Cat4 CDMA2000:
GSM: 515 01/PH 01/PH Isla/Isla (inactive), 515 02/PH 02/PH Globe/GLOBE
EDGE: 515 02/PH 02/PH Globe/GLOBE
UMTS: 515 02/PH 02/PH Globe/GLOBE
LTE: 515 02/PH 02/PH Globe/GLOBE

SMS Centers:
+639150200003 (Islacom)
+639170000130 (Globe/TM)

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