5G speed test on the Globe Telecom Huawei P40 Pro in BGC in June 2020 by Revu Philippines

Your current Globe or TM LTE SIM card is 5G-ready

In Business, Phones by Alora Uy Guerrero9 Comments

Remember this speed test done on Globe Telecom’s 5G network in June at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City?

(Update, August 27: Good news for prepaid users! Read Globe 5G service now open to prepaid Globe, TM subscribers.)

Watch this raw video to see the potential of 5G

As shown in the video, faster downloads is obviously one of the advantages of 5G. And if you’re a Globe or TM subscriber, we have good news for you: You won’t need to buy another SIM card to be able to enjoy speeds that are even better than most residential Wi-Fi networks.

According to the Ayala-led telco, Globe and TM LTE SIM cards have been future-proofed to automatically work with 5G and receive 5G signal where it’s available. You don’t have to pay additional fees or go to a Globe store and change your SIM card; whatever you have now is fine.

Globe and TM LTE SIM cards have been future-proofed to automatically work with 5G and receive 5G signal

As long as you already have a 5G-ready device, you can get lightning-fast speeds (and more, as we tackled in this article and in this one) at the following areas: BGC, Valero Street and Rockwell Center in Makati City, and Gen. Malvar in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

“[The service] will then be progressively rolled out to more areas in the country and to prepaid customers,” Globe said in a press statement.

Some of the 5G-capable smartphones that the Philippine telco offers include the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro Plus, Nova 7, Nova 7 SE, Mate 30 Pro 5G, and Mate Xs and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. More 5G devices that are compatible with its network should be available soon.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.