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Philippines: 7 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

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 costs in the Philippines?

You can get a Filipino SIM card for 40 PHP (0.75 USD) from Smart and Globe and 49 PHP (0.90 USD) from Dito in their stores. The MVNOs (Cherry Prepaid, GOMO, TM & TNT) sell SIM cards for between 29 PHP to 299 PHP (0.55 USD-5.40 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: 20th of December 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in the Philippines?

Anyone living in or visiting the Philippines can buy a Filipino SIM card from the mobile network operators (Smart, Globe & Dito) or the MVNOs (Cherry Prepaid, GOMO, TM & TNT) with no restrictions (for now).

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in the Philippines.

Furthermore, your phone needs to be unlocked (SIM-lock free) to use a Filipino SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in the Philippines?

You can get a Filipino SIM card in Smart, Globe & Dito stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. They 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).

You can buy a Filipino SIM card in the following 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 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
  • Cherry Prepaid: 29 PHP
  • GOMO Philippines: 299 PHP (with data)
  • TM Philippines: 40 PHP
  • TNT Philippines: 30 PHP

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)
  • Dito Telecommunity: N/A – SIM cards may be sold at airports
  • Cherry Prepaid: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports
  • TM Philippines: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports
  • TNT Philippines: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports

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Can You Use Your Phone in the Philippines?

The Philippines uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in the Philippines. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in the Philippines, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU Regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in the Philippines.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in the Philippines or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in the Philippines (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in the Philippines

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)

The following frequencies are used in the Philippines:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2000 MHz (Band 23), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2500 MHz (Band 41) & 3300 MHz (Band 52)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in the Philippines, check out this page by Kimovil or this one by Will My Phone Work (outdated, unfortunately, but extremely user-friendly – useful for phones launched in or before 2019. It does not check for 5G NR compatibility).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in the Philippines

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in the Philippines. All mobile operators in the Philippines offer VoLTE. However, VoWiFi is not available with Dito Telecommunity. TNT is the only MVNO with VoLTE and VoWiFi access.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in the Philippines (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in the Philippines:

  • Smart Communications Philippines
  • Globe Telecommunications Philippines
  • TNT Philippines

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in the Philippines:

  • Dito Telecommunity

The following mobile operators do not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi in the Philippines:

  • Cherry Prepaid
  • GOMO Philippines
  • TM Philippines

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in the Philippines

Commercial 5G NR has been available in the Philippines since 2019. It is available on the Smart, Globe & Dito networks (although Dito reserves 5G NR for wireless broadband only for now). GOMO, TM & TNT, which are all MVNOs, also have 5G NR access, but Cherry Prepaid does not.

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. Data can be exchanged for minutes and SMS (0.2 GB for 3 local minutes or 30 local SMS).

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Best eSIM in the Philippines

Smart Philippines offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

While Globe Philippines also has eSIMs, they are not offered to prepaid customers (yet).

Dito Philippines, Cherry Prepaid, GOMO Philippines, TM Philippines & TNT Philippines have no eSIMs at all.

Smart struck a special deal with Airalo, where you can get the Smart Traveler offering as an eSIM through their platform before arriving in the Philippines.

This is was one of the few eSIMs on the Airalo platform offering 5G NR.

Philippines Smart Philippines eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options for Smart (currently, out of stock, unfortunately – and they were very popular):

  1. Philippines/Smart 10 GB eSIM for 15 days
  2. Philippines/Smart 30 GB eSIM for 15 days
  3. Philippines/Smart 50 GB eSIM for 30 days
Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For now, you have these five Alpas Mobile options:

  1. Philippines/Alpas Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Philippines/Alpas Mobile 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Philippines/Alpas Mobile 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Philippines/Alpas Mobile 10 GB eSIM for 30 days
  5. Philippines/Alpas Mobile 20 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Philippines eSIMs Compared guide.

Or you can get Philippines eSIMs from Nomad.

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Philippines eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Philippines eSIMs Compared guide.

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Philippines eSIMs from Holafly or SimCorner:

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No unlimited data for Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly and SimCorner Philippines eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Philippines eSIMs Compared guide.

With these eSIMs, you can skip the queues and avoid physical SIM cards in the Philippines and use them immediately upon arriving in the Philippines!

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TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Just like in Europe, many readers tend to visit multiple Asian countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like the Philippines).

The Asialink eSIM can be used in 13 14 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit.

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in the Philippines and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparion of several eSIMs for the Philippines.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for the Philippines

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for the Philippines, I recommend going with SimCorner's Philippines Travel SIM cards. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM cards to be used in the Philippines and 20+ countries, including neighboring Indonesia, Malaysia & Taiwan.

You have the following two Philippines Travel SIM cards:

  1. Philippines SIM card with 6 GB for 8 days in 30 countries
  2. Philippines SIM card with 6 GB for 15 days in 20+ countries (new: also available as an eSIM)

You have these two Asia SIM cards:

Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 15 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM cards can be used in the Philippines and the following other countries:

  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guam 1
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan 1
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia 1
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand 2, 3
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

1 for the 8 day version only
2 for the 15 days version only
3 only 500 MB in Thailand – better get the SimCorner Thailand Travel SIM Cards instead

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card (new: also available as an eSIM) 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in the Philippines and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner
International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 0.34 USD to 384 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card (or eSIM) covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in the Philippines

SIM card registration, with the use of your personal information (such as your passport), is not required when buying a SIM card in the Philippines.

However, this is about to change in 2023.

After a 6-month delay (February 2022), the new president, Ferdinand (Bongbong) Romualdez Marcos Jr., signed a SIM card registration bill into law on the 10th of October 2022 (Republic Act 11934).

It will take at least 180 days (8th of April 2023) before the law takes effect (but mobile operators can request a 120-day extension, which would push the deadline to the 6th of August 2023).

So (unfortunately), you may have to start showing your ID for SIM cards when you head to the Philippines.

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Philippines Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the more popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

Mostly because it is one of the cheaper places to be in the region.

The same can also be said about mobile data rates in the Philippines – they are low.

The average price for 1 GB of data in the Philippines is 29.15 PHP (0.52 USD), around the Asian average of 1.47 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

In fact, the Philippines is somewhat in the middle in terms of being the cheapest or most expensive country for mobile data in Southeast Asia, behind Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia & Indonesia, but ahead Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei & Timor-Leste – in that order.

Data-featured prepaid plans can be generous in the Philippines, even the expensive plans.

While the prices for data-featured plans are low, will you also get slow speeds in the Philippines?

Somewhat, to be honest.

The Philippines' median mobile download speed is around 22 Mbps.

For reference, the global median is around 31 Mbps at the moment.

The Philippines has one of the slowest median mobile download speeds compared to its (indirect) neighbors like China (92.53 Mbps), Singapore (69.04 Mbps), Taiwan (58.83 Mbps), Vietnam (39.39 Mbps), Japan (39.34 Mbps), Thailand (35.16 Mbps), Malaysia (30.50 Mbps).

But it at least has faster median mobile download speeds than Indonesia (17.33 Mbps) 🥴.

The Philippines' mobile download speeds have increased by 27.4% year on year.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in the Philippines.

That would be Smart, with a median mobile download speed of 24.07 Mbps. Followed by Dito (16.96 Mbps) and Globe (15.25 Mbps).

Yes, even newcomer Dito has (slightly) faster mobile download speeds than Globe – embarrassing 🥴.

The fastest download speeds can be found in Caloocan, with a median mobile download speed of 25.71 Mbps.

Quezon City and Manila have median download speeds of more than 20 Mbps (23.75 Mbps and 15.19 Mbps, respectively).

While Davao City and Cebu City are the cities with the 4th and 5th fastest median mobile download speeds, they are on the slow end (15.19 Mbps and 13.31 Mbps, respectively).

Yeah, 4G/LTE has never been (truly) fast in the Philippines 😭.

The mobile operator with the best 5G NR speeds is also Smart, with a median download speed of 200.43 Mbps. It is followed by Globe (121.29 Mbps).

Dito launched 5G NR for home use only (wireless broadband) – not mobile use yet, which is why it is not included in any 5G NR-related report.

Anyway, so what about coverage? Which Filipino mobile operator has the best coverage?

Smart has the best coverage – it even won the Philippines Speedtest Best Mobile Coverage Award of Q1-Q2 2022.

While all mobile operators have a general availability of more than 92% according to Opensignal (which includes 2G and 3G reception), Smart has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience (7.8 on a 10-point scale), followed by Globe (7.5) and newcomer Dito (4).

So which mobile operator is winning the 5G NR race in terms of coverage?

Currently, Smart has the best 5G NR reach (4.4 on a 10-point scale), ahead of Globe (3.5).

Regarding 5G NR availability, in the places where 5G NR should be available, Smart is winning the race (14.7%), ahead of Globe (8.8%).

So what about the overall network performance by the Filipino mobile operators?

Smart is the winner of the Philippines Mobile Experience Awards of April 2022.

So you basically cannot go wrong with Smart.

With astonishingly low SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, fair mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a good network experience in the Philippines.

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Currency in the Philippines

20 Philippine Peso Bank Note
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The Philippines uses the Philippine Peso with the symbol PHP (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as . For example, 25 PHP = ₱25.

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

  • 1 PHP = 0.02 USD
  • 10 PHP = 0.20 USD
  • 100 PHP= 1.80 USD
  • 1000 PHP = 18.05 USD
  • 10 000 PHP = 180.55 USD

For up-to-date PHP:your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

If your credit/debit card charges you foreign exchange fees, get yourself a Wise Borderless Account and Debit Card.

Their fees are MUCH lower than banks and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

I have saved literal THOUSANDS of Australian Dollars and Euros, my main currencies, when using Wise abroad when traveling compared to my debit and credit cards.

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Filipino Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Smart Communications Philippines, Globe Telecommunications Philippines, Dito Telecommunity, Cherry Prepaid Philippines, GOMO Philipines, TM Philippines & TNT Philippines, 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)

With that being said, let’s see what the Philippines has to offer to us.


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.

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

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Finally, you can get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

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No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the link above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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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 22 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
50 PHP500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
99 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
299 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Smart Philippines Allnet 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
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 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (3 GB)7 days
249 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 GB/day (21 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 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 (3 GB)7 days
249 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 GB/day (21 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 Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

Smart Philippines Giga Video+ 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
99 PHP8 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 days
149 PHP12 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
Smart Philippines Power All 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:

PricePlanDataGame Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Games-1 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 13 days
50 PHPGiga Games-2 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 23 days
99 PHPGiga Games-1 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 17 days
99 PHPGiga Games-2 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 27 days
199 PHPGiga Games-1 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB) 17 days
199 PHPGiga Games-2 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB) 27 days
299 PHPGiga Games-1 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 130 days
299 PHPGiga Games-2 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 230 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile
2 for Call of Duty Mobile, Facebook Gaming, League of Legends Wild Rift & Mobile Legends

Smart Philippines Giga Games Plans
Giga K-Video Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Giga K-Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga K-Video 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga K-Video 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga K-Video 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Viu & YouTube

Smart Philippines Giga K-Video 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:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Stories 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga Stories 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
199 PHPGiga Stories 1996 GB3 GB/day (21 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga Stories 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
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:

PricePlanDataVideo Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Video 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga Video 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
199 PHPGiga Video 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga Video 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC & YouTube

Smart Philippines Giga Video Plans
Double Giga Games Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Double Giga Games can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataGames Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile

Smart Philippines Double Giga Games Plans
Double Giga Stories Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Double Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days
399 PHP6 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

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

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

Double Giga Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataVideo Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days
399 PHP6 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

Smart Philippines Double Giga Video Plans
Double Data Giga Games Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Double Data Giga Games can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataGames Data 1Validity
50 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (63 GB)3 days
99 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile

Smart Philippines Double Data Giga Games Plans
Double Data Giga Stories Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Double Data Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
399 PHP12 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

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

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

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

PriceDataVideo Data 1Validity
50 PHP2 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHP4 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHP8 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
399 PHP12 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

Smart Philippines Double Data 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
Smart Philippines All Data Plans
Unli Giga Stories Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Unli Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
75 PHP1 GBUnlimited3 days
149 PHP2 GBUnlimited7 days
399 PHP4 GBUnlimited30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

Smart Philippines Unli Giga Stories Plans
Unli Giga Video Plans – Smart Philippines

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

Unli Giga Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataVideo Data 1Validity
75 PHP1 GBUnlimited3 days
149 PHP2 GBUnlimited7 days
399 PHP4 GBUnlimited30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

Smart Philippines Unli Giga Video 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
Bro Famload Video Plus Plans – Smart Philippines

The Bro Famload Video Plus plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for the Bro data-only SIM card.

Bro Famload Video Plus can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataYouTube DataValidity
199 PHPFamload Video Plus 1997 GB21 GB OR 3 GB/day (21 GB)7 days
599 PHPFamload Video Plus 59915 GB45 GB OR 3 GB/day (45 GB)15 days
999 PHPFamload Video Plus 99930 GB90 GB OR 3 GB/day (90 GB)30 days
1499 PHPFamload Video Plus 149990 GB90 GB OR 3 GB/day (90 GB)30 days
Smart Philippines Bro Famload Video Plus Plans
Bro Famload Video Plans – Smart Philippines

The Bro Famload Video plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for the Bro data-only SIM card.

Bro Famload Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataYouTube DataValidity
199 PHPFamload Video 19912 GB7 GB OR 1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
599 PHPFamload Video 59940 GB5 GB OR 1 GB/day (15 GB)15 days
999 PHPFamload Video 99970 GB30 GB OR 1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
1499 PHPFamload Video 1499100 GB30 GB OR 1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
Smart Philippines Bro Famload Video Plans
Unli 5 Plans – Smart Philippines

The Unli 5 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
Bro Unli Plans – Smart Philippines

The Bro Unli plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for the Bro data-only SIM card.

Bro Unli can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataVideo QualityValidity
599 PHPUnli DataUnlimitedHD quality30 days
999 PHPUnli FamUnlimitedUltra HD quality30 days
Smart Philippines Bro Unlu Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Smart Philippines

  • Name: SMART LTE
  • APN: internet OR smartlte

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

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

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No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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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 SMSValidityActivation Code
50 PHPGo505 GBN/AUnlimited3 daysGo50
75 PHPGo755 GBUnlimited 2Unlimited3 daysGo75
90 PHPGo908 GBN/AUnlimited7 daysGo90
120 PHPGo12010 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 daysGo120
140 PHPGo14011 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 daysGo140
250 PHPGo25015 GBN/AN/A15 daysGo250
400 PHPGo40025 GBN/AN/A15 daysGo400

1 to Globe and TM numbers
2 also for off-net use

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 2Off-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
70 PHPGosakto701 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowanceUnlimited7 days
90 PHPGosakto902 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowanceUnlimited7 days
120 PHPGosakto1203 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 days
140 PHPGosakto1404 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)UnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 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
15 PHPGoSURF15100 MB30 MB 22 daysGoSURF15
50 PHPGoSURF502 GB 31 GB/day (3 GB)3 daysGoSURF50
299 PHPGoSURF2992 GB10 GB30 daysGoSURF299
500 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 PHPGoPlus14911 GB8 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited7 days
250 PHPGoPlus25015 GB15 GBN/AN/A15 days
400 PHPGoPlus40025 GB15 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
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
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
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, WeTV & 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 GBClash of Clans, Call of Duty Mobile, Legends of Runeterra, Mobile Legends, MU Origin 2, PUBG Mobile & Twitch1 day
10 PHPGoRide101 GBGrab, Google Map & Waze1 day
10 PHPGoShare101 GBFacebook, Houseparty, Instagram, Kumu, Snapchat, TikTok & Twitter1 day
10 PHPGoShop101 GBBeautyMNL, Foodpanda, GrabFood, Lazada, Shopee & Zalora1 day
10 PHPGoWatch101 GBGmovies, HBO GO, iWant, NBA, Netflix, Viu, WeTV & 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

APN/Internet Settings – Globe Philippines

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

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Dito (Telecommunity) Philippines

Dito Philippines Logo
© Dito Philippines

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.

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

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No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

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

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
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:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
279 PHPDito Level-Up 9924 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
561 PHPDito Level-Up 19954 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
843 PHPDito Level-Up 29993 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
1407 PHPDito Level-Up 499180 GBUnlimited900 minutesUnlimited90 days
2817 PHPDito Level-Up 999390 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:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
505 PHPDito Level-Up 9948 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
1015 PHPDito Level-Up 199108 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
1525 PHPDito Level-Up 299186 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
2545 PHPDito Level-Up 499360 GBUnlimited1800 minutesUnlimited180 days
5095 PHPDito Level-Up 999780 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:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
713 PHPDito Level-Up 9996 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
1433 PHPDito Level-Up 199216 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
2153 PHPDito Level-Up 299372 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
3593 PHPDito Level-Up 499720 GBUnlimited3600 minutesUnlimited365 days
7193 PHPDito Level-Up 9991560 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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Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Prepaid Philippines Logo
© Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Prepaid is a Globe MVNO.

It is one of the few MVNOs in the Philippines.

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

This is what you will learn about Cherry Prepaid:

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

Coverage – Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Prepaid is a Globe Telecommunications Philippines MVNO, meaning Cherry Prepaid 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 Cherry Prepaid, jump to the Globe Telecommunications Philippines Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Cherry Prepaid

You can get a Cherry Prepaid SIM card for 29 PHP with 250 MB for 7 days that renews every week for six weeks (1.5 GB) from Cherry Prepaid resellers, such as grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. SIM cards are not sold at airports, such as Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

Cherry Prepaid Philippines SIM Card
© Cherry Prepaid
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Cherry Prepaid has no eSIMs.

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with Cherry Prepaid.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Prepaid top-up vouchers, using Globe's top-up cards, are sold in Globe stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout the Philippines.

The following Cherry Prepaid top-up options are available:

  • 100 PHP
  • 300 PHP
  • 500 PHP

To top up your Cherry Prepaid 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.

Text BAL to 2136 or dial *139#, select option 1, select option 1 again, and select option 1 once again to check your Cherry Prepaid balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Cherry Prepaid

Cherry Prepaid has three data-featured prepaid plans:

All Cherry Prepaid plans can be activated by dialing *139#.

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.

Kacher Combo Plans – Cherry Prepaid

The Kacher Combo plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Kacher Combo can be activated by dialing *139#:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
30 PHPKacher30500 MB30 minutesUnlimited3 days
50 PHPKacher501.5 GB30 minutesUnlimited5 days
70 PHPKacher702 GB60 minutesUnlimited7 days
99 PHPKacher993 GB60 minutesUnlimited10 days
Cherry Prepaid Philippines Kacher Combo Plans
CMSURF Plans – Cherry Prepaid

The CMSURF plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

CMSURF can be activated by dialing *139#:

PricePlanDataLocal SMSValidity
10 PHPCmsurf10150 MBUnlimited1 day
20 PHPCmsurf20350 MBUnlimited7 days
50 PHPCmsurf501.7 GBUnlimited15 days
99 PHPCmsurf993.5 GBUnlimited30 days
199 PHPCmsurf1996 GBUnlimited60 days
299 PHPCmsurf2999 GBUnlimited60 days
399 PHPCmsurf39912 GBUnlimited60 days
499 PHPCmsurf49915 GBUnlimited60 days
Cherry Prepaid Philippines Cmsurf Plans
Ganda Plans – Cherry Prepaid

The Ganda plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Ganda can be activated by dialing *139#:

PricePlanDataLocal SMSValidity
15 PHPGanda15250 MBUnlimited3 days
30 PHPGanda30550 MBUnlimited7 days
60 PHPGanda602.1 GBUnlimited15 days
90 PHPGanda903.2 GBUnlimited15 days
Cherry Prepaid Philippines Ganda Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Cherry Prepaid

  • Name: Cherry Mobile Internet
  • APN: internet.cherry.com.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.

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

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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
299 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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TM (Tambayan) Philippines

TM Philippines Logo
© TM Philippines

TM (Tambayan) Philippines, just TM, is a Globe Telecommunications Philippines budget sub-brand.

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

This is what you will learn about TM:

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

Coverage – TM Philippines

TM is a Globe Telecommunications Philippines sub-brand, meaning TM 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 TM, jump to the Globe Telecommunications Philippines Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – TM Philippines

You can get a TM SIM card for 30 PHP with 400 MB/day (6 GB) for FunAliw apps (Facebook, Mobile Legends, TikTok, WeSing & YouTube), 30 local minutes & unlimited SMS for 15 days from TM resellers, such as grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores (but not in Globe stores). TM SIM cards are not sold at airports, such as Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

TM Philippines SIM Card
© TM Philippines
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TM has no eSIMs.

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with TM.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – TM Philippines

TM top-up vouchers are sold in grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout the Philippines (but often not in Globe stores).

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

  • 20 PHP
  • 50 PHP
  • 90 PHP
  • 150 PHP
  • 180 PHP
  • 299 PHP
  • 350 PHP
  • 599 PHP
  • 999 PHP
TM Philippines Top Up Cards
© TM Philippines

To top up your TM SIM card, 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.

Dial *143# to check your TM balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the GlobeOne app (Android/iOS) – that is not a mistake on my end.

Globe Philippines GlobeOne App
© Globe Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – TM Philippines

TM has seven data-featured prepaid plans:

All TM plans can be activated by dialing *143# or texting the Activation Code to 8080.

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.

Wise Signup Banner

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

Easysurf – TM Philippines

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

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate Easysurf:

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
10 PHPEasySURF1040 MBN/AN/AN/A1 dayEZ10
15 PHPEasySURF15100 MB30 MB 1N/AN/A2 daysEZ15
30 PHPEasySURF30300 MB50 MB 2N/AUnlimited2 daysEZ30
50 PHPEasySurf502 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 3N/AUnlimited3 daysEZ50
70 PHPEasySurf701 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 3N/AUnlimited7 daysEZ70
75 PHPEasySurf752 GB2 GB/day (6 GB) 3UnlimitedUnlimited3 daysEZ75
90 PHPEasySurf902 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 3N/AUnlimited7 daysEZ90
99 PHPEasySurf992 GB2 GB/day (14 GB) 3N/AUnlimited7 daysEZ99
140 PHPEasySurf140 with All-Net2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB) 3UnlimitedUnlimited7 daysEZ140
299 PHPEasySurf2992 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ299
599 PHPEasySurf5995 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ599
999 PHPEasySurf99910 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ999
1299 PHPEasySurf129915 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ1299
1999 PHPEasySurf129930 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ1999
2499 PHPEasySurf129950 GB10 GB 3N/AN/A30 daysEZ2499

1 for Instagram
2 for Facebook, Snapchat & Viber
3 for FunAlwi apps (the full list can be found here)

TM Philippines Easysurf Plans
© TM Philippines
All-Net Surf Plans – TM Philippines

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

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate All-Net Surf:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
20 PHPAll-Net Surf 20300 MB150 MB/day (300 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited2 daysANS20
30 PHPAll-Net Surf 30750 MB150 MB/day (450 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited3 daysANS30

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Mobile Legends, TikTok & YouTube

TM Philippines All-Net Surf 20 Plan
© TM Philippines
Surf4all Plans – TM Philippines

The Surf4all plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate Surf4all:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
99 PHP9 GB7 daysSURF4ALL99
249 PHP20 GB7 daysSURF4ALL249

Note: you can share your data with three other TM customers (like your friends and family)

TM Philippines Surf4all Plans
© TM Philippines
TM EasyPlan Plans – TM Philippines

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

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate TM EasyPlan:

PricePlanSocial DataValidity
150 PHPEasyPlan 15 Days4.5 GB 115 days
300 PHPEasyPlan 30 Days4.5 GB 130 days
TM Philippines Easyplan
Facebook Plans – TM Philippines

The Facebook plans are combo bundles (yes, really) with data for Facebook (with 5G NR access) and SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate Facebook:

PriceFacebook DataOn-SMSValidityActivation Code
10 PHP1 GBN/A3 daysFB10
15 PHP200 MBN/A2 daysFB15
30 PHP300 MBUnlimited3 daysFB30
50 PHP500 MBUnlimited5 daysFB50
50 PHP600 MBN/A7 daysFACEBOOK50
199 PHP1 GBN/A30 daysFB199
TM Philippines Facebook Plans
Games Plans – TM Philippines

The Games plans are combo bundles (yes, really) with data for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Free Fire, Legacy Discord, Lineage Revolution & Rules of Survival (with 5G NR access) and SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate Games:

PriceGame Data 1Local SMSValidityActivation Code
15 PHP100 MBN/A1 dayGAMES15
20 PHP100 MBN/A2 daysGAMES20
30 PHP300 MBUnlimited3 daysGG30
50 PHP300 MBN/A7 daysGAMES50
50 PHP500 MBUnlimited5 daysGG50
99 PHP300 MBN/A30 daysGAMES99

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Free Fire, Legacy Discord, Lineage Revolution & Rules of Survival

Big-A-Ten Plans – TM Philippines

The Big-A-Ten plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for Call of Duty Mobile, Facebook, League of Legends Wild Rift, Mobile Legends, TikTok, Viu & YouTube, individually.

Text the Activation Code to 8080 to activate Big-A-Ten:

PriceSocial DataValidityActivation Code
10 PHP1 GB (Call of Duty: Mobile)3 daysCOD10
10 PHP1 GB (Facebook)3 daysFB10
10 PHP1 GB (Mobile Legends)3 daysML10
10 PHP1 GB (TikTok)3 daysTikTok10
10 PHP1 GB (Viu)3 daysVui10
10 PHP1 GB (Wild Rift)3 daysWR10
10 PHP1 GB (YouTube)3 daysYT10
TM Philippines Big-A-Ten Plans
© TM Philippines

APN/Internet Settings – TM Philippines

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

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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TNT (Talk ‘N Text) Philippines

TNT Philippines Logo
© TNT Philippines

Talk ‘N Text Philippines, just TNT, is a Smart Communications Philippines budget sub-brand.

To learn about TNT's frequencies, jump back to Smart’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about TNT:

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

Coverage – TNT Philippines

TNT is a Smart Communications Philippines sub-brand, meaning TNT uses the Smart Communications Philippines network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with TNT, jump to the Smart Communications Philippines Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – TNT Philippines

You can get a TNT SIM card for 40 PHP with 9 GB of data from TNT resellers, such as grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores (but often not in Smart stores). TNT SIM cards are not sold at airports, such as Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA/MNL).

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© TNT Philippines

Dial *123# to enter the TNT menu.

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TNT has no eSIMs.

Note that the Filipino mobile operators will require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards (starting in 2023).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Philippines (Alpas Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Philippines Alpas Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Philippines eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Philippines eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 2 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Philippines plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

Or get the Philippines eSIMs from SimCorner (6 GB/15 days) or Holafly (8 GB/30 days)

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No unlimited data for the Philippines (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With SimCorner, you can use the same code (PHONETRAVELWIZ) for extra savings, although the links above will do the same automatically.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Philippines eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for the Philippines (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that TNT 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 – TNT Philippines

TNT top-up vouchers, using Smart's top-up cards, are sold in Smart stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout the Philippines.

The following (online) “TNT” 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 TNT SIM card, call 1511 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# to check your TNT balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the GigaLife app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery) – that is not a mistake on my end.

Smart Philippines GigaLife App
© Smart Philippines

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – TNT Philippines

TNT has 22 data-featured prepaid plans:

All TNT plans can be activated on the GigaLife app (yes – TNT customers can use the Smart app, indeed).

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.

Pantawid Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Pantawid can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
10 PHPPantawid 10100 MB100 minutes100 SMS1 day
15 PHPPantawid 15150 MB150 minutes150 SMS1 day
20 PHPPantawid 20200 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
TNT Philippines Pantawid Plans
Surfsaya Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Surfsaya can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 PHPSurfsaya 20300 MB150 MB/day (300 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited2 days
30 PHPSurfsaya 30450 MB250 MB/day (750 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited3 days
49 PHPSurfsaya 49500 MB100 MB/day (700 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
99 PHPSurfsaya 991.5 GB100 MB/day (700 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited7 days
199 PHPSurfsaya 1992 GB200 MB/day (6000 MB)UnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Mobile Legends & TikTok

TNT Philippines Surfsaya Plans
Allnet Plans – TNT 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
50 PHP500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
99 PHP1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
299 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
TNT Philippines Allnet Plans
All Data+ Plans – TNT 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
TNT Philippines All Data+ Plans
Giga Stories+ Plans – TNT 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 PHP2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB/day (3 GB)7 days
249 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 GB/day (21 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 Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

TNT Philippines Giga Stories+ Plans
Giga Video+ Plans – TNT 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 (3 GB)7 days
249 PHP6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 GB/day (21 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 Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

TNT Philippines Giga Stories+ Plans
Giga Games Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Games can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataGame Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Games-1 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 13 days
50 PHPGiga Games-2 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB) 23 days
99 PHPGiga Games-1 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 17 days
99 PHPGiga Games-2 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB) 27 days
199 PHPGiga Games-1 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB) 17 days
199 PHPGiga Games-2 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB) 27 days
299 PHPGiga Games-1 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 130 days
299 PHPGiga Games-2 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB) 230 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile
2 for Call of Duty Mobile, Facebook Gaming, League of Legends Wild Rift & Mobile Legends

TNT Philippines Giga Games Plans
Giga K-Video Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga K-Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga K-Video 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga K-Video 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga K-Video 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Viu & YouTube

TNT Philippines Giga K-Video Plans
Giga Stories Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Stories 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga Stories 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
199 PHPGiga Stories 1996 GB3 GB/day (21 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga Stories 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days
TNT Philippines Giga Stories Plans
Giga Video Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataVideo Data 1Validity
50 PHPGiga Video 501 GB1 GB/day (3 GB)3 days
99 PHPGiga Video 992 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
199 PHPGiga Video 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB)7 days
299 PHPGiga Video 2994 GB1 GB/day (30 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC & YouTube

TNT Philippines Giga Video Plans
Double Giga Games Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Double Giga Games can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataGames Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile

TNT Philippines Double Giga Games Plans
Double Giga Stories Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Double Giga Stories can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days
399 PHP6 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

TNT Philippines Giga Stories Plans
Double Giga Video Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Double Giga Video can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceDataVideo Data 1Validity
50 PHP1 GB2 GB/day (6 GB)3 days
99 PHP2 GB2 GB/day (14 GB)7 days
299 PHP4 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days
399 PHP6 GB2 GB/day (60 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC, NBA League Pass & YouTube

TNT Philippines Double Giga Video Plans
All Data Plans – TNT 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
TNT Philippines All Data Plans
Magic Data Plans – TNT 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
TNT Philippines Magic Data Plans
Giga Video 5G Plan – TNT Philippines

The Giga Video 5G plan are data bundles with 5 GB of data on 5G NR, 1 GB on 3G and 4G/LTE & 1 GB/day (7 GB) for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC & YouTube for 7 days, costing 99 PHP.

Giga Video 5G can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceData (5G NR)Data (3G & 4G/LTE)Video Data 1Validity
99 PHP5 GB1 GB1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC & YouTube

TNT Philippines Giga Video 5G Plan
Giga Games Pro Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Games Pro can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataGames Data 1Validity
199 PHPGiga Games Pro 1996 GB3 GB/day (21 GB)7 days
999 PHPGiga Games Pro 99924 GB3 GB/day (90 GB)30 days

1 for Arena of Valor, Call of Duty Mobile, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Facebook Gaming, League of Legends Wild Rift, Mobile Legends & PUBG Mobile

TNT Philippines Giga Games Pro Plans
Giga Stories Pro Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Stories Pro can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
199 PHPGiga Stories Pro 1996 GB3 GB/day (21 GB)7 days
999 PHPGiga Stories Pro 99924 GB3 GB/day (90 GB)30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Kumu, TikTok & Twitter

TNT Philippines Giga Stories Pro Plans
Giga Video Pro Plans – TNT Philippines

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

Giga Video Pro can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataVideo Data 1Validity
199 PHPGiga Video Pro 1996 GB3 GB/day (42 GB)7 days
999 PHPGiga Video Pro 99924 GB3 GB/day (90 GB)30 days

1 for Cignal Play, Giga Play, IW TFC & YouTube

TNT Philippines Giga Video Pro Plans
5G Unli Plans – TNT Philippines

The 5G Unli Plans are unlimited data bundles for Smart's 5G NR network (remember, TNT is a Smart sub-brand).

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.

5G Unli Plans can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PriceData (5G NR)Data (3G & 4G/LTE)Validity
299 PHPUnlimited3 GB7 days
599 PHPUnlimited12 GB30 days
799 PHPUnlimited24 GB30 days
TNT Philippines 5G Unli Plans
Call of Duty Mobile Plans – TNT Philippines

The Call of Duty Mobile plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for Call of Duty Mobile.

Call of Duty Mobile plans can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 PHPCOD 10200 MB/day (600 MB)3 days
50 PHPCOD 50500 MB/day (3.5 GB)7 days
TNT Philippines Call of Duty Mobile Plans
League of Legends Wild Rift Plans – TNT Philippines

The League of Legends Wild Rift plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for League of Legends Wild Rift.

League of Legends Wild Rift plans can be activated on the GigaLife app:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 PHPWR 10200 MB/day (600 MB)3 days
50 PHPWR 50500 MB/day (3.5 GB)7 days
TNT Philippines League of Legends Wild Rift Plans

APN/Internet Settings – TNT Philippines

  • Name: TNT
  • APN: internet OR smartlte

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