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  • Any news when Globe's 28yo 2G network will be decommissioned?

    LTE's more than 10 years

    Windows 7 ended support 2 years ago.

    Windows 8 will end support in 1/2 a year from now.

    So after nearly 3 decades maybe it is time to upgrade a 2G phone/device to a 4G phone/device?

    Para magamit yung spectrum niya for better 5G for all!

    -- edited by filipinX on Jul 27 2022, 07:20 PM
  • Walang NTC memo so far so sa kanila na yun.

    And relatively significant pa 2G device adoption sa Pinas. Given na currently nae-experience pa economic effects ng pandemic, kinda ill timed if within the next year or so ang shut down lalo na prepaid karamihan ng devices at walang maasahan ang consumers na yun to replace the device but themselves and money from their pocket.


    Also, at the rate Globe is refarming, baka mauna pa 3G i-retire. 2G kasi can be maintained with minimal spectrum and Globe has sufficient 900MHz to support 2G (while allotting some to 3G/4G/5G) until external forces force them to and 2G upkeep costs has been relatively low lately they can more or less maintain it.

    Also, Globe has to finish deploying VOLTE to most of their subscribers first before they can seriously sunset 2G/3G, which sadly is postpaid pa lang nila nadedeploy.
  • Any news when Globe's 28yo 2G network will be decommissioned?

    Was talking to an internal source from Globe the other day. It's possible that they sunset 2G and 3G in a few years na since they're also having a hard time looking for suppliers to maintain the legacy network. They've also noted that in the rural areas, steady decline narin ang naka latch sa legacy 2G and 3G. Mostly nakikita kong maaffect are old M2M machines (old CC POS etc) that are still on GPRS and WCDMA.

    Also, they have plans on deploying mmWave once the NTC allocates the spectrum for bidding. :)
  • Also, Globe has to finish deploying VOLTE to most of their subscribers first before they can seriously sunset 2G/3G, which sadly is postpaid pa lang nila nadedeploy.


    old technology pa to pero til now hirap pa sila ideploy, limited to postpaid subscriber lang unlike smart 2020 pa available na to prepaid subs, napaka bagal ng improvement ng globe when it comes to their wireless service, bumawi na lang sila sa fiber offering
  • old technology pa to pero til now hirap pa sila ideploy, limited to postpaid subscriber lang unlike smart 2020 pa available na to prepaid subs, napaka bagal ng improvement ng globe when it comes to their wireless service, bumawi na lang sila sa fiber offering


    mukhang inaayos pa ng globe yung implementation nila ng VoLTE though sabi ng friends ko na meron, mas stable daw VoLTE/VoWIFI ng Globe vs sa Smart based on their experience. Also, di pa lahat ng prepaid may VoLTE support sa Smart. Lahat ng prepaid sims ko so far eh di pa activated ang VoLTE. Baka sa mga new numbers mostly ata inuuna nila.



    Was talking to an internal source from Globe the other day. It's possible that they sunset 2G and 3G in a few years na since they're also having a hard time looking for suppliers to maintain the legacy network. They've also noted that in the rural areas, steady decline narin ang naka latch sa legacy 2G and 3G. Mostly nakikita kong maaffect are old M2M machines (old CC POS etc) that are still on GPRS and WCDMA.


    May chance din na baka palipasin muna nila yung economic downturn since may backlash pa rin yung pag-retire ng 2G/3G.

    Also, they have plans on deploying mmWave once the NTC allocates the spectrum for bidding. :)

    I guess that's to be expected. Though I wonder which specific mmwave bands ang ipapa-auction ng NTC.
    Hopefully by that time rin eh may mmwave support na mga devices na darating sa Pinas coz mostly sa US pa lang meron or country/network-exclusive variant sa South Korea and Japan.

    -- edited by dmz01 on Jul 29 2022, 03:50 AM
  • @DMZ

    nag bawas ba ng bandwidth si globe sa mga frequency nila? B1/B3 naka 5mhz na lang, B41 10mhz, kaya pala hindi makahataw, parang nilagyan nila ng speed limit sa baba ng bandwidth naka deploy
  • @all

    guys ask ko lng kung meron paba postpaid plan ang globe na wireless un router na may simcard
  • @Hamz

    Wala namang changes sa area ko so far (haven't been places lately so can't check elsewhere)

    B1 : 10MHz
    B3: 10MHz + 5MHz
    B8 : 10MHz
    B28: 15MHz
    B38/B41: 20MHz (*2 for B41, B38 subset of B41)
    B40: 15MHz (*2)
  • @mhax

    Wala na sa website nila, at least. And yung existing customers aggressively na rin nila mina-migrate to fiber if covered na sa area.
  • @dmz

    kamusta nga pala yung B7? di ba meron globe nyan, pero dineploy nila B38/41 instead, mas ok siguro gamitin yan high frequency, kita ko din yung comment mo sa fb regarding n7 ng smart hehe

    -- edited by Hamz on Sep 19 2022, 01:36 AM
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  • naka ipv6 na din ba kayo using globe prepaid? ang taas ng ping sa ipv6
  • Any news on the horizon sa VOLTE for prepaid users?
  • Any news on the horizon sa VOLTE for prepaid users?

    I've seen posts on FB who got their Globe Prepaid accounts provisioned for VoLTE and VoWiFi via Globe's twitter and messenger support channels :)
  • ^ napa activate ko na sa globe prepaid ko last week yung vowifi and volte, problema lang hindi pa stable, minsan hindi maka receive ng call pag naka airplane mode sa vowifi, unlike sa smart stable na

    @DMZ lahat ba ng naka prepaid ipv6 na binibigay ni globe? ipv6 sakin problema ko lang mataas latency sa mga site, ok na sana
  • @Hamz
    paano niyo napa activate yung sa prepaid?
  • ^ message mo lang sila sa messenger, pa activate yung vowifi, manual activation, mag create sila ng case, after 20mins activated na yan
  • @DMZ lahat ba ng naka prepaid ipv6 na binibigay ni globe? ipv6 sakin problema ko lang mataas latency sa mga site, ok na sana


    not always. random lang though mas madalas these days than before.
  • @Hamz,
    Automated pala, I raised a request sa messenger hopefully maactivate.
  • Tried my luck sa pag request ng activation ng volte/vowifi via messenger, and this is their response:

    Thank you for waiting. Upon checking, your SIM is active and LTE provided. However, we're sorry to inform you that we cannot activate your VoLTE/VoWIFI right now since upon checking here in our system, there is an ongoing network improvement in your area. As long as there's no delay in our needed equipment and materials, you may be able to see an improvement in your network experience in November 2022. Rest assured that Globe is committed to providing you with better coverage. For future reference, may we also know if you have an alternative mobile number?
  • not always. random lang though mas madalas these days than before.


    nakadikit na yata sa prepaid account ko yung ipv6, badtrip lang high latency, iba yung route nya sa ipv4, may workaround kaya para maalis sa ipv6?

    @bagi092 hanap ka lang ng matinong agent nakakapag process ng manual activation, yung iba hindi pa updated,chat mo lang sa messenger random agent naman mag hahandle ng concern mo
  • ^parang walang option mapunta sa agent, puro automated lang nakikita to.

    si Gie lang lage. hehe!

    -- edited by frequenzy on Nov 24 2022, 08:53 PM
  • ^ mag chat ka lang ng kung ano ano yung wala sa menu, para bigyan ka ng option na talk to agent
  • nakadikit na yata sa prepaid account ko yung ipv6, badtrip lang high latency, iba yung route nya sa ipv4, may workaround kaya para maalis sa ipv6?


    configure mo APN mo to use IPV4 only. Either create ka bagong APN or edit your existing one. It varies depende sa OS and device though so search mo na lang sa Google. For iOS, it requires creating a profile/policy via Apple Configurator though which in turn requires a macOS device.
  • ^ try ko palitan ng ibang APN sa ios device, kung sa modem madali lang sana yan ipv4 only, wala pa naman ako macOS
  • iirc may mga iOS APN generator online kaso not sure how much detail/granularity they provide vs actual Apple configurator. Also you must also trust na safe yung site. Thugh it can help especially if you don't have access to a macOS device