How to Use and Activate Globe Micro Sim for ipad 2 and 3
This hub is about how to activate and use Globe micro sim for the ipad 2 and 3. I mentioned 3 in advance because I’m gonna add it here anyway. When you don’t have a wifi, 3G network and 4G network is an amazing alternative especially while you’re on the road, or in a remote area. For Globe prepaid and postpaid subscribers, there are 2 ways on how to set the APN of the new ipad 2 to run the 3G and 4G network. Know them here.
So you are smiling like crazy and excited while unboxing your new ipad 2 with wifi and 3G or ipad 3 with wifi and 4G. Yeah you chose the latter because you knew you’re not always surrounded by wifi. And you are someone who is always on the go…camping, traveling sometimes planking. (laughs) Turning on your new gadget, you hit the internet already. How you are loving Safari so much but then it says, connection failed. And you realize you don’t have a wifi at home. Not a problem, that’s why you bought the ipad 2 with 3G in the first place or ipad 3 with 4G recently if you are so hip.
First let me tell you what you need to connect to the internet without wifi using your ipad 3g or ipad 4g. You’ll need a Globe micro sim. This is gonna be your best friend. Micro sim is different from the usual sim cards used to mobile phones. It’s micro and designed for tablets like that of the ipad 2. Some people though cut their sim cards to fit the sim tray of the ipad 2 3G or ipad 3 4G. For postpaid subscribers I think they give it for free. How much is the Globe micro sim? I bought mine just for 40 pesos. It’s Globe Tattoo microsim and can be used for call, text and internet. How cool! Instead of cutting your sim cards, why not buy a micro sim and use it to your ipad or iphone 4 right?
By the way, Globe is offering an ipad 3G plan of 999 with micro sim for postpaid. You will be having unlimited internet. Your 3G network is active all throughout the plan which expires after 2 years just like any other postpaid plan. But if you don’t prefer that, here are the ways on how to set your APN settings to keep your ipad 3G running and connecting to the internet. I know when ipad 3 is released here in the Philippines, Globe will definitely offer flexible plans for the ipad 3 with 4G too. And ipad 2 will be so lower in price for that matter.
How to activate 3G on the ipad 2:
There are 2 ways on how to activate your 4G and 3G in your ipad using Globe microsim.
- Turn off Wi-fi before browsing using the Micro Sim (tap Wifi menu and turn it OFF)
- Tap Settings
- Tap Reset then tap Reset Network Settings
- Tap Cellular Data
- Tap APN (Access Point Name)
- Type the following in the box
- internet.globe.com.ph (for postpaid)
- http.globe.com.ph (for prepaid)
It's also the same as how to activate 4G in the ipad 3.
Please remember that you have to repeat the steps every time you remove the sim from the tray. For prepaid users, there are PowerSurf services available to have unlimited internet browsing per day, or week or just use your regular load which consumes P5 per 15 minutes of surfing the web. If you want unlimited internet using 3G, bite the plan 999 for ipad 3g.
Another way on how to activate the settings of ipad 2 3G is by downloading the Globe App for ipad. It’s available via itunes of course. There is also Globe App for iphone users. When you have the Globe App, you can activate your 3G network, check your load balance, and do other services available for Globe users.
This article explains the different and easy ways on how to load and reload your Globe MicroSim to be used in the ipad when browsing the internet.
© Copyright 2012 by Fehl Dungo
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