This post will explain how to activate Globe roaming ( GROAM ON ) service with your prepaid mobile phone.
I am now out of the country with the family for Christmas and New Year (for a change) since we always celebrate these holiday seasons in the Philippines for decades. Prior to leaving the country, I experienced a problem with how to activate roaming with my smart mobile phone.
I am a smart prepaid SIM user, but for sure even globe prepaid subscribers experience the same thing. I wrote this post to discuss the usual problem of OFW, and overseas travelers who wanted to experience a culture other than the Philippines.
Globe roaming or GROAM ON for prepaid subscribers is easy to activate. To stay on the safe side, it is better to load at least P300 on the day before departure.
Also, make sure that your phone has a minimum load of P100 while outside the country to experience a consistent connection with loved ones in the Philippines.
If you forgot to load, don’t worry there is Globe e-loading station in the airport. The minimum prepaid e-Load amount for Smart is P200 so maybe Globe offers the same.
Here are other ways to activate the Globe roaming feature
To activate Globe roaming just text GROAM ON then send it to 2884. This should be done 24 hours (at least) prior to departure.
To send text messages going to the Philippines, dial plus sign + country code + the 7 digit mobile number. Example: +63 917 1234567
To make calls to relatives in the Philippines just dial *131*63 918 1234567# for mobile phones and *131*6321234567# for the landline. Replace the numbers with the respective area code and mobile/landline number.
Watch How to Activate Globe Roaming when you are about to leave the Philippines or when you are already abroad
How to Prevent Globe Roaming No Signal Issue?
You can prevent the no signal issue when you are roaming with your Globe Sim abroad. Here is what you need to do. Just remember this tip is just prevention. If your prepaid SIM already has no signal then this suggestion will not work. Also, I am only speaking based on my experience so please also remember that.
When we are living abroad for 1 month or more, we tend to replace our Globe SIM card and use a local sim from the telco provider of the foreign country. We just keep Globe SIM to a safe place. We forget that our Globe sim has an expiration and will tend to lose signal if no mobile activity for a certain period.
According to Globe Prepaid SIM terms and conditions, the sim card will expire within 1 year. This is from the last reload or eload, if there is no mobile activity using coming from the sim. Also, the remaining load is forfeited and not refundable if the sim expires. If the latter happens then the no signal issue takes place. To prevent it from occurring here are my two suggestions:
Load your globe sim card at least once a year
You can load using your sim card of the minimum regular load available. You can read my tutorial here on how to reload your SIM thru BPI if it can help you. Or you can request your relatives in the Philippines to eload your Globe prepaid number once every year.
Use your Sim card once every month for at least 1 hour
If you happen to use the sim card of your host country abroad, replace it with your Globe sim card once every month. Keep the latter on your phone for at least one hour. To maintain mobile activity every month, you can activate the roaming feature by dialing the required number. These inquiries are free so you can do it anytime you one.
*For other globe roaming concerns I suggest you visit the telco’s official website
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hi guys pwede nyo po ako tulungan bout my O+ 8.7 android. nkpag roaming aq bago aq umalis ng pinas pagdating q d2 s portland usa at lagpas n ng 24hrs nde p rn activate roaming q s globe at sinubukan q ung roaming n sim ng fren q nde rn gumana s fon q. anu b kelngan ko gawin? tnx plz help me.
I’ve got a problem too regarding my Globe sim. I wasn’t able to buy load for my sim before my flight, and right now I don’t have any signal in my Globe sim. Do I still have any options to get back the signal of it?
I have problem my Globe Roaming not Working sign here UAE please activate Because i cannot contact my family
Please activate my Globe Roaming Signal not working here UAE please because i can’t dial *143# because signal not PROVISIONED showing always please fix this my problem
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i can’t dial *143# because signal not PROVISIONED showing always please fix this my problem.
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Hi. I’m currently in abroad and it’s been a year since I left. Almost 1 year ko din nagamit yung globe sim card ko which is nakaka receive pa ako ng text message especially pag OTP. Pero recently lang, biglang nawala yung signal. Do you know if possible pa ba magamit tong sim card ko?
Hi~Hello there. I need help & support with my Globe Roaming SimCard using my iPhone 6S that I believe I messed up something with its settings. It was working perfectly fine at first.
But, honestly, i dont remember anymore what I did how come I CANNOT send/receive msgs. Thanks in advance.