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SIM Cards in the Philippines: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

The Philippines – known for its beaches, tasty fruits & many festivals throughout the year.

The country is a popular travel destination for those trying to flee cold falls and winters from Europe.

But besides its warm weather, what else does the Philippines have to offer? A lot.

Of course, you can spend all your time at the beach.

With more than 7100 islands, you will be bound to find a beach to your liking.

You can also visit caves, such as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Or visit and swim in one of the many volcanos, like Taal Volcano (Taal Lake).

But be sure to pick out a safe volcano… you do not want to burn alive, I hope.

There are many more things you can do in this lovely country.

There are many dedicated Philippines blogs out there that will do a better job promoting the country than I will because… well… I focus on SIM cards 😎.

If you had asked me about Filipino SIM cards a few years ago, I would have told you all of them are bad and expect lousy service throughout your trip.

However, things have significantly improved over the years, especially with the introduction of 5G NR, with the country achieving incredible speeds.

But I am getting ahead of myself – how much do SIM cards cost in the Philippines?

You can get a Filipino SIM card for 40 PHP (0.70 USD) from Smart and Globe and 49 PHP (0.85 USD) from Dito in their stores. The MVNOs (Cherry Prepaid, GOMO, TM & TNT) sell SIM cards for between 29 PHP and 299 PHP (0.50 USD-5.30 USD) from resellers like convenience stores and kiosks. SIM cards are also sold at airports, including Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

Yeah, Filipino SIM cards are affordable and so are many data-featured plans.

While you may be able to achieve download speeds of 200 Mbps in Manila or other big cities, do not expect much on remote islands.

Still, nowadays, you should still have reception in most places in the country – and that is what matters the most to travelers and the local population.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in the Philippines. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Philippines Guide (logos of Smart, Globe, Dito, Cherry Prepaid, GOMO, TM & TNT)

Original publication: 16th of December 2019. Last updated: 1st of February 2024.


Table of Contents

What is the Best SIM Card in the Philippines?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in the Philippines, I recommend going with Smart. It has the best coverage and the fastest speeds. Consider GOMO for generous data plans with no expiry. GOMO Data can be exchanged for minutes and SMS.

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The Philippines has three mobile operators and four Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Smart Communications Philippines
  • Globe Telecommunications Philippines
  • Dito Telecommunity
  • Cherry Prepaid (Globe Telecommunications Philippines MVNO)
  • GOMO Philippines (Globe Telecommunications Philippines MVNO)
  • TM Philippines (Globe Telecommunications Philippines MVNO)
  • TNT Philippines (Smart Communications Philippines MVNO)
Cellular Connectivity Illustration by Phone Travel Wiz

In this guide, I will only stick to the mobile operators and MVNOs bolded above, as they are the most popular options for travelers.

I decided to stop reviewing MVNOs (in most cases) and spend that testing time on travel eSIMs (like the ones for the Philippines, for example) instead because most Phone Travel Wiz readers avoid MVNOs. But if you really want a SIM card from an unbolded option, you have to do the research yourself, I am afraid.

Anyone living in or visiting the Philippines can buy a Filipino SIM card with no real restrictions, but you do have to comply with the Philippines' SIM card registration regulations.

Regarding the registration requirements, you must show your passport at the point of sale.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
SIM Card Registration Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Where Can You Buy a Filipino SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get a Filipino SIM card in Smart, Globe & Dito stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. Some Filipino airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

You can expect to pay the following for Filipino SIM cards:

  • Smart Communications Philippines: 40 PHP & 399 PHP
  • Globe Telecommunications Philippines: 40 PHP
  • Dito Telecommunity: 49 PHP
  • GOMO Philippines: 299 PHP (with data)

The following Filipino mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Smart Communications Philippines: 349 PHP, 699 PHP, 999 PHP, 1499 PHP & 1999 PHP (Travel SIM)
  • Globe Telecommunications Philippines: 300 PHP, 500 PHP & 1000 PHP (Travelers 5G Loaded SIM cards

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned above.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date PHP (Philippine Peso) to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) exchange rates.

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For reference, below are some exchange rates between PHP and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 PHP = 0.020 USD
  • 10 PHP = 0.20 USD
  • 100 PHP= 1.80 USD
  • 1000 PHP = 17.80 USD
  • 10 000 PHP = 178.05 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for the Philippines

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want a local Filipino eSIM, you can get one from Smart Philippines.

But remember that you have to comply with the Philippines' SIM card registration regulations, even when you get a Filipino eSIM.

If you do not wish to deal with registration for whatever reason, like privacy, consider getting a travel eSIM for the Philippines.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for the Philippines only, eSIMs for multiple Asian destinations & even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Philippines eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Here is a quick introduction to your Philippines travel eSIM options:

And I know you love discounts, so use one of these codes when getting a travel eSIM:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Philippines eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Filipino Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Smart Communications Philippines, Globe Telecommunications Philippines, Dito Telecommunity & GOMO Philipines, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

Let's see what the Philippines can offer us in terms of SIM cards.


Smart (Communications) Philippines

Smart Philippines Logo
© Smart Philippines

Smart Communications Philippines, just Smart, is the largest mobile operator in the Philippines.

It overtook Globe Philippines between 2015 and 2022 by investing a lot in its network, making Smart having the best network in the country.

Smart has the fastest 5G NR speeds – it even won the Philippines Speedtest Fastest 5G Mobile Network award.

Smart uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Smart:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Smart SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Smart Philippines

Smart has the best coverage in the Philippines.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Smart's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Smart Philippines

You can get a Smart SIM card for 40 PHP with 9 GB of data or 399 PHP with unlimited data for 15 days (Smart Bro data-only SIM card) in Smart stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB), (Davao) Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) & Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

Smart Philippines SIM Card
© Smart Philippines

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Smart Traveler SIM – Smart's tourist offering.

You can get the Smart Traveler SIM for free with no perks at select international airports.

However, you will be highly encouraged (read: pressured) to purchase one of these five Smart Traveler SIM cards:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
349 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
699 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (15 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited15 days
999 PHP12 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days
1499 PHP24 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days
1999 PHP36 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, KakaoTalk, Line, WeChat & WhatsApp

Smart Philippines Tourist SIM Cards

The Smart Traveler SIM cards are only sold at the following international airports:

  • Angles/Mabalacat (Central Luzon/Greater Manila) – Clark International Airport (CRK)
  • Bacolod – Bacolod-Silay International Airport (BCD)
  • Batanas – Basco Airport (BSO)
  • Boracay – Kalibo International Airport (KLO)
  • Cabatuan/Iloilo – Iloilo International Airport (ILO)
  • Cagayan de Oro/Iligan/Northern Mindanao – Laguindingan (International) Airport (CGY)
  • Caticlan – Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (MPH)
  • Cebu – Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB)
  • Clark – Clark International Airport (CRK)
  • Davao – Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
  • Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL)
  • Puerto Princesa – Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS)
  • San Vicente – San Vicente Airport (SWL)
  • Siargao – Siargao Airport (IAO)
  • Tacloban – Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC)

You can get the Smart Traveler SIM card also at Caticlan Jetty Port and Manila Harbour.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

It is possible to get a Smart eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for the Philippines, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Smart (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just the Philippines or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Philippines eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Alpas Mobile (Philippines only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Philippines – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Philippines & Asia (11 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Philippines, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Philippines eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with Smart for now.

Note that Smart offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Smart Philippines

Smart top-up vouchers are sold in Smart stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout the Philippines.

The following (online) Smart top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
50 PHP 1365 days
100 PHP365 days
200 PHP 1365 days
300 PHP365 days
500 PHP365 days
1000 PHP 1365 days

* available as online top ups only

Smart Philippines Top Up Cards
© Smart Philippines

To top up your Smart SIM card, call 1510 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# or *123*777# to check your Smart balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the GigaLife app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Smart Philippines GigaLife App
© Smart Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Smart Philippines

Smart has 16 data-featured prepaid plans:

All Smart plans can be activated on the GigaLife app.

I will list all the prices in PHP (Philippine Peso).

To convert PHP to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Allnet Plans – Smart Philippines

The Allnet plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Allnet can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
30 PHP100 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
50 PHP500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
99 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
299 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
499 PHP4 GBUnlimitedUnlimited60 days
599 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited90 days
999 PHP8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited180 days
1999 PHP12 GBUnlimitedUnlimited360 days
Smart Philippines Allnet Plans
Power All Plans – Smart Philippines

The Power All plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Power All plans can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataTikTok DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
50 PHP5 GBN/AN/AUnlimited5 days
99 PHP8 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 days
149 PHP12 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
499 PHP20 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
749 PHP40 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
899 PHP60 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Smart Philippines Power All Plans
Double Giga Stories + Plans – Smart Philippines

The Double Giga Stories + plans are combo bundles (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Double Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
65 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)N/AUnlimited3 days
130 PHP3 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
399 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days
749 PHP12 GB2 GB/day (120 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited60 days
899 PHP18 GB2 GB/day (150 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited90 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

Smart Philippines Double Giga Stories + Plans
Double Giga Video + Plans – Smart Philippines

The Double Giga Video + plans are combo bundles (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Double Giga Video + can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataVideo Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
65 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)N/AUnlimited3 days
130 PHP3 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
399 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days
749 PHP12 GB2 GB/day (120 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited60 days
899 PHP18 GB2 GB/day (150 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited90 days

1 for IW TFC, Netflix & YouTube

Smart Philippines Double Giga Video + Plans
Giga Stories+ Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Stories+ plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Giga Stories+ can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSSocial Data 1Validity
75 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
149 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
449 PHP4 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
549 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
649 PHP8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

Smart Philippines Giga Stories+ Plans
Giga Video+ Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Video+ plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Giga Video+ can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSVideo Data 1Validity
75 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
149 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
499 PHP4 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
549 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
649 PHP8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for IW TFC, Netflix & YouTube

Smart Philippines Giga Video+ Plans
All Data+ Plans – Smart Philippines

The All Data+ plans are combo bundles (yes, really) with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

All Data+ can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
75 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
149 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
499 PHP24 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
599 PHP36 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
699 PHP48 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Smart Philippines All Data+ Plans
Unli 5G Data (with non-stop data) – Smart Philippines

The Unli 5G Data (with non-stop data) combo bundles (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS with unlimited data bundles for Smart's 5G NR network.

You must be on Smart's 5G NR network to get unlimited data.

Otherwise, you will use limited data from your 3G and 4G/LTE data allowance.

Unli 5G Data (with non-stop data) can be activated on the GigaLife app:

Price5G NR Data<= 4G/LTE DataValidity
99 PHPUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
149 PHPUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
299 PHPUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
999 PHPUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Smart Philippines Unli 5G Data (with non-stop data) Plans
Giga Power+ Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Power + Plans are combo bundles (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Giga Power + plans can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
99 PHP8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
199 PHP20 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
699 PHP84 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
799 PHP96 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
899 PHP108 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Smart Philippines Giga Power + Plans
Magic Data + Plans – Smart Philippines

The Magic Data + plans are combo bundles (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS without expiry.

Magic Data + plans are also available for the Bro data-only SIM card.

Magic Data + can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
149 PHP2 GB50 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
299 PHP6 GB100 minutes100 SMSNo expiry
499 PHP24 GB200 minutes200 SMSNo expiry
649 PHP36 GB300 minutes300 SMSNo expiry
749 PHP48 GB600 minutes600 SMSNo expiry
Smart Philippines Magic Data + Plans
Giga Games Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Games plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Giga Games can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataGames Data Validity
50 PHP1 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 13 days
50 PHP1 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 23 days
99 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 17 days
99 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 27 days
299 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 130 days
299 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 230 days

1 for Call of Duty, FB Gaming & Mobile Legends
2 for Call of Duty, FB Gaming, League of Legends & Mobile Legends

Smart Philippines Giga Games Plans
Giga Stories Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Stories plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
399 PHP6 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
499 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
599 PHP12 GB1 GB/day (60 GB)60 days
699 PHP18 GB1 GB/day (90 GB)90 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

Smart Philippines Giga Stories Plans
Giga Video Plans – Smart Philippines

The Giga Video plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Giga Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataVideo Data 1Local SMSValidity
50 PHP1 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)Unlimited3 days
99 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)N/A7 days
299 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)N/A30 days
399 PHP6 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)N/A30 days
499 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)N/A30 days
599 PHP12 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)N/A30 days
699 PHP18 GB1 GB/day (90 GB)N/A90 days

1 for Netflix, IW TFC & YouTube

Smart Philippines Giga Video Plans
All Data Plans – Smart Philippines

The All Data plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

All Data can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataValidity
50 PHP2 GB3 days
99 PHP6 GB7 days
299 PHP24 GB30 days
399 PHP36 GB30 days
499 PHP48 GB30 days
599 PHP72 GB30 days
Smart Philippines All Data Plans
Magic Data Plans – Smart Philippines

The Magic Data plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) without expiry.

Magic Data plans are also available for the Bro data-only SIM card.

Magic Data can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataValidity
99 PHP2 GBNo expiry
199 PHP6 GBNo expiry
399 PHP24 GBNo expiry
499 PHP36 GBNo expiry
599 PHP48 GBNo expiry
Smart Philippines Magic Data Plans
Unli 5G Plans – Smart Philippines

The Unli 5G plans are unlimited data bundles for Smart's 5G NR network.

You must be on Smart's 5G NR network to get unlimited data.

Otherwise, you will use limited data from your 3G and 4G/LTE data allowance.

Unli 5 can be activated on the GigaLife app:

Price5G NR Data3G-4G/LTE DataValidity
299 PHPUnlimited3 GB7 days
599 PHPUnlimited12 GB30 days
799 PHPUnlimited24 GB30 days
Smart Philippines Unli 5G Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Smart Philippines

  • Name: SMART LTE
  • APN: internet OR smartlte

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Globe (Telecommunications) Philippines

Globe Philippines Logo
© Globe Philippines

Globe Telecommunications Philippines, just Globe, is the second-largest mobile operator in the Philippines.

It used to be the biggest until Smart Philippines managed to revamp its network and became (much) better than Globe.

Globe uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Globe:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Globe SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Globe Philippines

Globe has extensive coverage throughout the Philippines.

Its 5G NR coverage is not as extensive as Smart Philippines'

Below is Globe's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Globe Philippines

You can get a Globe SIM card for 40 PHP with 2 GB of data for 7 days in Globe stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB), (Davao) Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) & Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

Globe Philippines SIM Card 1
© Globe Philippines

You can get an additional 2 GB of data for 7 days if you register your SIM card on the GlobeOne app (Android/iOS).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Globe Traveler SIM – Globe's tourist offering.

The following three Globe Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
300 PHPTravelers 5G Loaded With 10 GB10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
500 PHPTravelers 5G Loaded With 20 GB20 GBUnlimitedUnlimited15 days
1000 PHPTravelers 5G Loaded With 40 GB40 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Globe Philippines Tourist SIM Cards

The Globe Traveler SIM cards are only sold at the following international airports:

  • Angles/Mabalacat (Central Luzon/Greater Manila) – Clark International Airport (CRK)
  • Boracay – Kalibo International Airport (KLO)
  • Davao – Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
  • Cabatuan/Iloilo – Iloilo International Airport (ILO)
  • Cebu – Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB)
  • Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL)
  • Puerto Princesa – Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS)

You can get the Globe Traveler SIM card also at Caticlan Jetty Port.

Globe Philippines Tourist SIM Card Airport List
  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

While Globe does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for the Philippines because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Globe.

Especially if you get an Asia-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for the Philippines in my Philippines eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Alpas Mobile (Philippines only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Philippines – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Philippines & Asia (11 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Philippines, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Philippines eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Globe for now.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Note that Globe offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Globe Philippines

Globe top-up vouchers are sold in Globe stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout the Philippines.

Globe Philippines SIM Card 2
© Globe Philippines

The following (online) Globe top-up options are available:

  • 10 PHP
  • 20 PHP
  • 30 PHP
  • 50 PHP
  • 90 PHP
  • 100 PHP *
  • 150 PHP
  • 299 PHP
  • 300 PHP *
  • 500 PHP *
  • 599 PHP
  • 999 PHP

* available as a top-up voucher. All the other denominations, including the ones with a star, are online top-up values only.

Globe Philippines Top Up Card
© Globe Philippines

To top up your Globe SIM card, call 233, enter the VoucherCode#, and enter the PIN#, or dial *143# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *143# to check your Globe balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the GlobeOne app (Android/iOS).

Globe Philippines GlobeOne App
© Globe Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Globe Philippines

Globe has nine data-featured prepaid plans:

Globe plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8080, dialing *143#, or on the GlobeOne app.

I will list all the prices in PHP (Philippine Peso).

To convert PHP to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

GoUNLI Plans – Globe Philippines

The GoUNLI plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

GoUNLI can be activated on the GlobeOne app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 PHPGoUNLI2050 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
30 PHPGoUNLI30100 MBUnlimitedUnlimited2 days
50 PHPGoUNLI50500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
95 PHPGoUNLI951 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
180 PHPGoUNLI1802 GBUnlimitedUnlimited15 days
350 PHPGoUNLU3503 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Globe Philippines GoUNLI Plans
GoALLNET Plans – Globe Philippines

The GoALLNET plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

GoALLNET can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8080:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
30 PHPGoAllNet30100 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 dayGOALLNET30
50 PHPGoAllNet50300 MBUnlimitedUnlimited3 daysGOALLNET50
Go Plans – Globe Philippines

The Go plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Go can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8080:

PricePlanDataOn-Net Minutes 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
50 PHPGo505 GBN/AN/AUnlimited3 daysGo50
59 PHPGo595 GBN/AN/AUnlimited3 daysGo59
75 PHPGo755 GBShared with local minutes allowanceUnlimited Unlimited3 daysGo75
90 PHPGo908 GBN/AN/AUnlimited7 daysGo90
120 PHPGo12010 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 daysGo120
140 PHPGo14011 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 daysGo140
250 PHPGo25015 GBN/AN/AN/A15 daysGo250
400 PHPGo40025 GBN/AN/AN/A15 daysGo400

1 to Globe and TM numbers

Globe Philippines Go Plans
Gosakto Combos Plans – Globe Philippines

The Gosakto Combos plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Gosakto Combos can be activated by dialing *143#:.

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1On-Net Minutes 2Local SMSValidity
70 PHPGosakto701 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)N/AUnlimited7 days
90 PHPGosakto902 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)N/AUnlimited7 days
120 PHPGosakto1203 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
140 PHPGosakto1404 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days

1 for Gowatch & Plan apps: Arena of Valor, Call of Duty, Clash of Clans, FREE FIRE, HBO GO, iflix, Marvel Super War, Mobile Legends, NBA, Netflix, ONE, PUBG Mobile, Rules of Survival, Viu, Vlive & YouTube + Goshare & Shop apps: Facebook, Instagram, Lazada, Shopee, TikTok, Twitter & Zalora
2 to Globe and TM numbers

Globe Philippines Gosakto Combo Plans
GoSURF Plans – Globe Philippines

The GoSURF plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

GoSURF can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8080:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1ValidityActivation Code
30 PHPGoSURF30300 MB50 MB2 daysApp only
299 PHPGoSURF2992 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF299
599 PHPGoSURF5995 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF599
999 PHPGoSURF99910 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF999
1299 PHPGoSURF129915 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF1299
1999 PHPGoSURF199930 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF1999
2499 PHPGoSURF249950 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF2499

1 for Gowatch & Plan apps (Arena of Valor, Call of Duty, Clash of Clans, FREE FIRE, HBO GO, iflix, Marvel Super War, Mobile Legends, NBA, Netflix, ONE, PUBG Mobile, Rules of Survival, Viu, Vlive & YouTube), Goshare & Shop apps (Facebook, Instagram, Lazada, Shopee, TikTok, Twitter & Zalora), Golisten & Travel apps: Google Maps, Grab, Spotify, Waze, WeSing & YouTube Music) + Golearn & Work apps: Viber, Wikipedia, WhatsApp, YouTube Learning & Zoom
2 for Instagram only
3 +unlimited local SMS

Globe Philippines GoSurf Plans
Go+ Plans – Globe Philippines

The Go+ plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Go+ can be activated on the GlobeOne app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1On-Net Minutes 2Local SMSValidity
99 PHPGoPlus998 GB8 GBN/AUnlimited7 days
129 PHPGoPlus12910 GB8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
149 PHPGoPlus14912 GB8 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited7 days
250 PHPGoPlus25015 GB8 GBN/AN/A15 days
400 PHPGoPlus40025 GB8 GBN/AN/A15 days

1 for GoAnime apps (iQiyi, Netflix, Viu, WeTV & YouTube), GoKorean apps (Netflix, V Live, Viki, Viu, WeTV & YouTube), GoLearn apps (Canva, Google Suite, Udemy & YouTube Learning), GoListen apps (Spotify, SoundCloud, WeSing & YouTube Music), GoPinoy apps (Kumu, iWantTFC & Vivamax), GoRide apps (Grab, Google Map & Waze), GoShare apps (Facebook, Houseparty, Instagram, Kumu, Snapchat, TikTok & Twitter), GoShop apps (BeautyMNL, Foodpanda, GrabFood, Lazada, Shopee & Zalora), GoWatch apps (Gmovies, HBO GO, iWant, NBA, Netflix, Viu, WeTV & YouTube) & GoWork apps (Facebook Meeting Room, Microsoft Teams, Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp, Yahoo Mail & Zoom)
2 to Globe and TM numbers
3 also for off-net use

Globe Philippines Go+ Plans
Go5G Plans – Globe Philippines

The Go5G plans are unlimited data bundles for Globe's 5G NR network.

You must be on Globe's 5G NR network to get unlimited data. Else, you may be charged standard data rates.

GoSURF can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8080:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
99 PHPUnlimited3 daysGO5G 99
199 PHPUnlimited7 daysGO5G 199
299 PHPUnlimited15 daysGO5G 299
Surf4All Plans – Globe Philippines

The Surf4All plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

You can share the data allowance of Surf4All plans with four Globe customers.

Surf4All can be activated on the GlobeOne app:

PricePlanDataValidity
99 PHPSurf4all999 GB7 days
249 PHPSurf4all24920 GB7 days
Globe Philippines Surf4all Plans
GoBoosters Add-Ons – Globe Philippines

The GoBoosters are add-ons for select apps. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

GoBoosters can be activated on the GlobeOne app:

PricePlanDataApp(s)Validity
10 PHPGoAnime1 GBiQiyi, Netflix, Viu & YouTube1 day
10 PHPGoKorean1 GBNetflix, V Live, Viki, Viu, WeTV & YouTube1 day
10 PHPGoLearn101 GBCanva, Google Suite, Udemy & YouTube Learning1 day
10 PHPGoListen101 GBSpotify, SoundCloud, WeSing & YouTube Music1 day
10 PHPGoPinoy1 GBKumu, iWantTFC & Vivamax1 day
10 PHPGoPlay101 GBCall of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact, League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, Mobile Legends, Pokemon Unite, PUBG Mobile & Wild Rift1 day
10 PHPGoRide101 GBGrab, Google Map & Waze1 day
10 PHPGoSELL1 GBCarousell, Facebook, Grab, Instagram, Lazada, Shopee & Viber1 day
10 PHPGoShare101 GBFacebook, Discord, Instagram, Kumu, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitch & Twitter1 day
10 PHPGoShop101 GBBeautyMNL, Foodpanda, GrabFood, Lazada, Shopee & Zalora1 day
10 PHPGoWatch101 GBHBO GO, iWant, NBA, Netflix, Viu & YouTube1 day
10 PHPGoWork101 GBFacebook Meeting Room, Microsoft Teams, Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp, Yahoo Mail & Zoom1 day
15 PHPGoBoost151 GBN/A – data allowance can be used for any site or app1 day
99 PHPGo5G995 GBN/A – data allowance can be used for any site or app3 days
199 PHPGo5G1995 GBN/A – data allowance can be used for any site or app7 days
299 PHPGo5G2995 GBN/A – data allowance can be used for any site or app15 days

APN/Internet Settings – Globe Philippines

  • Name: Globe
  • APN: internet.globe.com.ph

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Dito (Telecommunity) Philippines

Dito Philippines Logo
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Dito Telecomunity Philippines, just Dito, is the smallest mobile operator in the Philippines.

It launched in March 2021 after winning the third telecommunications bid of 2018.

Before Dito entered the market, Smart and Globe had a duopoly.

In the previous version of this guide, I was antagonistic towards the market in the Philippines because the network performance of both mobile operators was terrible.

But now, the other two mobile operators are doing much better, and so is Dito.

It managed to get more than 7 million subscribers within a year of launching.

And it still needs to launch its services in about 30 provinces (as of May 2022).

Before you consider going with Dito, you need to have a Dito-compatible device.

It needs to support VoLTE to make calls. However, you can try to use a non-compatible device that supports VoLTE with a Dito SIM card.

But that will be at your own risk… if you do not mind wasting 0.95 USD 🤪.

Dito uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: N/A – never had it
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 2000 MHz (Band 23), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2500 MHz (Band 41) & 3300 MHz (Band 52)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Dito:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Dito SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Dito Philippines

Dito has the worst coverage in the Philippines.

But that is because the mobile operator is just over 1-year old… so it did not have the chance to fully develop yet.

Nevertheless, it does have extensive coverage throughout the country.

Below is Dito's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Dito Philippines

You can get a Dito SIM card for 49 PHP with 3 GB of data, unlimited on-net minutes, 100 off-net minutes & unlimited local SMS for 15 days in Dito stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. SIM cards may be sold at airports.

Dito Philippines SIM Card
© Dito Philippines

1 GB of data will be immediately after inserting your SIM card into your phone.

The other perks may take up to 48 hours before they are activated.

You will get an SMS message once the freebies have been added to your account.

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Dito has no eSIMs.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for the Philippines, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Dito.

Especially if you get an Asia eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Asian countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Philippines eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Alpas Mobile (Philippines only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Philippines – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Philippines & Asia (11 countries) – include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Philippines, APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Philippines eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

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Note that Dito offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi) yet.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Dito Philippines

You can top up your Dito SIM card on the Dito PH app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery) – the same counts for checking your balance. Top-up vouchers are not sold.

Dito Philippines Dito PH App
© Dito Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Dito Philippines

Dito has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Dito plans can be activated on the Dito PH app.

I will list all the prices in PHP (Philippine Peso).

To convert PHP to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Level-Up Packs Plans – Dito Philippines

The Level-Up Packs are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Level-Up Packs can be activated on the Dito PH app:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
99 PHPDito Level-Up 997 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
129 PHPDito Level-Up 12910 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
199 PHPDito Level-Up 19916 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
299 PHPDito Level-Up 29928 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
499 PHPDito Level-Up 49955 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
999 PHPDito Level-Up 999120 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days
Dito Philippines Dito-Level Up Packs
90 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs – Dito Philippines

The 90 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

90 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs can be activated on the Dito PH app:

PricePlanDataBonus DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
279 PHPDito Level-Up 9924 GB3 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
561 PHPDito Level-Up 19954 GB6 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
843 PHPDito Level-Up 29993 GB9 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
1407 PHPDito Level-Up 499180 GB15 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
2817 PHPDito Level-Up 999390 GB30 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
Dito Philippines 90 Days Advance Pay Dito-Level Up Packs
180 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs – Dito Philippines

The 180 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

180 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs can be activated on the Dito PH app:

PricePlanDataBonus DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
505 PHPDito Level-Up 9948 GB6 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
1015 PHPDito Level-Up 199108 GB12 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
1525 PHPDito Level-Up 299186 GB18 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
2545 PHPDito Level-Up 499360 GB30 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
5095 PHPDito Level-Up 999780 GB60 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
Dito Philippines 180 Days Advance Pay Dito-Level Up Packs
365 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs – Dito Philippines

The 365 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

365 Days Advance Pay Level-Up Packs can be activated on the Dito PH app:

PricePlanDataBonus DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
713 PHPDito Level-Up 9996 GB12 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
1433 PHPDito Level-Up 199216 GB12 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
2153 PHPDito Level-Up 299372 GB36 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
3593 PHPDito Level-Up 499720 GB60 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
7193 PHPDito Level-Up 9991560 GB120 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
Dito Philippines 365 Days Advance Pay Dito-Level Up Packs

APN/Internet Settings – Dito Philippines

  • Name: Dito
  • APN: internet.dito.ph

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GOMO Philippines

Gomo Philippines Logo
© GOMO Philippines

GOMO Philippines, just GOMO, Prepaid is a Globe MVNO.

GOMO, a digital sub-brand by Singtel from Singapore, is also active in Australia (Gomo), Singapore (GOMO) & Thailand (GOMO by AIS).

GoMo in Ireland and Switzerland is owned by Iliad from France – not Singtel.

To learn about GOMO's frequencies, jump back to Globe’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about GOMO:

* Coverage
* How to Get a GOMO SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – GOMO Philippines

GOMO is a Globe Telecommunications Philippines MVNO, meaning GOMO uses the Globe Telecommunications Philippines network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with GOMO, jump to the Globe Telecommunications Philippines Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – GOMO Philippines

You can get a GOMO SIM card for 299 PHP with 30 GB (no expiry) from Cherry Prepaid resellers, such as 7-Eleven, Supermarket & The SM Store. SIM cards are not sold at airports, such as Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

Gomo Philippines SIM Card
© GOMO Philippines
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GOMO has no eSIMs.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for the Philippines because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from GOMO.

Especially if you get an Asia-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for the Philippines in my Philippines eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Alpas Mobile (Philippines only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Philippines – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Philippines & Asia (11 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Philippines, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Philippines eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with GOMO for now.

Buying an eSIM for the Philippines Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Alpas Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with GOMO.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – GOMO Philippines

You can top up your GOMO SIM card on the GOMO PH app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery) – the same counts for checking your balance. Top-up vouchers are not sold.

Gomo Philippines Gomo PH App
© GOMO Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – GOMO Philippines

Cherry Prepaid has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Data Offers. It is a combo plan with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in PHP (Philippine Peso).

To convert PHP to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Data offers can be activated on the GOMO PH app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
399 PHP30 GBN/AN/ANo expiry
499 PHP25 GB100 minutes500 SMSNo expiry

You can convert your data into ‘Mo credits, allowing you to exchange 0.2 GB of data for 3 local minutes or 30 local SMS.

Gomo Philippines Data Offers

APN/Internet Settings – GOMO Philippines

  • Name: GOMO
  • APN: gomo.ph

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in the Philippines

Getting a SIM card from Smart or GOMO would do you well when considering a Filipino SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.