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How to Activate Globe Roaming to Use Abroad and Outside the Philippines

Updated on September 4, 2012

If you want to activate your Globe sim for roaming abroad, you can now do this easily without needing assistance from Globe customer’s support. The steps are discussed in this page. Many OFWs prefer using Globe sim card and use Globe International Roaming services while they are outside the Philippines to save lots of load and money. Getting in touch with your loved ones has never been this easy via SMS, text and call.

Globe prepaid roaming activation is as easy as a text message. For postpaid users, you can also activate your roaming by going to the Globe Centers and let them do it for you. It’s free. Or you can just call Globe hotlines anytime. For now, I’m going to discuss how to activate roaming for prepaid users and subscribers for OFWs, and Filipinos abroad and globally.

Globe Roaming Activation Requirements:

You will need the following:

  • At least P100 pesos load
  • Your phone

Take note that you need to maintain certain amounts to keep your roaming services active and working for you. For SMS and text, you must maintain at least P25 load to keep on sending and texting within your roaming time. For calls, you must keep at least P80 otherwise your call will not proceed.

How to activate?

Just type GROAM ON (mm/dd/yyyy) (number of days) and send to 2884

Example: GROAM ON 08/15/2012 60

You will then receive a confirmation message once your roaming is activated. Activation is free. Yay! And oh remember that roaming activation is best done at least 24 hours before your departure or before you leave the Philippines.

My sister’s roaming was activated the day before her flight to Canada. Now, she is freely texting us like before. Skype helps too if you’re not into so much texting and using your Globe sim number to communicate.

Some more countries that allow prepaid roaming are the following:



Saudi Arabia












Reactivate your Roaming if Disconnected

For some instances that your Globe roaming was disconnected, you can activate it again by contacting and calling the special Roaming Hotline from Globe at +63917211 or +6327301212. No charge if you’re using a mobile phone but you will get charged if you’re using a landline for this.

Globe roaming if you went back to the Philippines

If you went back home in the Philippines, you must turn your roaming OFF and deactivate it. Don’t worry, you will receive a message once you set foot in the Philippines again as a reminder.

How to activate Globe roaming if you’re abroad and outside the Philippines?

Recently, I sent my sister a new iphone 4s in Canada when a friend went there. The phone was brand new and so was the micro sim. When my sister received it, she asked me to activate its roaming. I went to the Globe Center in SM the next day and one of the staff, activated it in just a minute. I also loaded it with P150 just to make sure. By the way, the activation was free. The next day, she texted me already.


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      arnel arabe 

      23 months ago

      I use *143# to activate my roaming and it responded me that they texted my once I arrived in the country of destination but still I don't have receive any text messages from globe. Can you please help me to fix this?

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      Henry E. Mendoza 

      2 years ago

      Good day sir/ma'am my globe sim card have still load almost 599 why not service im here in kuwait this is my number +639267550864 until now no network how can i do please reply

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      Anisa A. sabtalan 

      3 years ago

      Pki activate nman ang number ko hnggang ngayon wla pang cgnal 09065675859

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      Gilda morales 

      3 years ago

      Puedi ko pa bang pa roaming ang ang phone kahit NASA chicago na Ako.

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      3 years ago

      bakit po hindi pa magamit ng asawa ko ang roaming nya, umalis po sya kahapon hanggang ngayon hindi nya magamit yung roaming nya, may load po syang 150 kaso wala pa rin. .

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      3 years ago

      Sorry to inform you that I requested my sister to activivate my roaming sim twice already but until now my phone is activated. Pls help!

      Kung di pa ma activate sayang talaga ANG pera pina load ko.

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      3 years ago

      sayang lng pera namin sa mga load hnd naman pumapasok kht nakaroaming na!!

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      3 years ago

      Hello globe,

      Sayang lng pera nmin sa inyo ndi namin magamit sim card niyo . wla nman signal panu magagamit ng asawa ko . di nmin maactivate . useless lng !!! ndi nman macontact customer service niyo !!!

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      3 years ago

      I left phil yesterday iniactivate ko ang globe roaming ko with the load of 100 sbi sa msg pgdting ko dto sa uae mgactive xia pero dmating aq dto wala signal hanggang ngaun globe bkit gnun...??

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      jayr ramos 

      3 years ago

      Hello globe,

      2x na po tinawagan ng bayaw ko sa pinas ang cust service nyo na iactivate ang roaming ng globe sim of me and wife(even though ng groam on kami before alis pinas) until now wala pa din signal.. paki ayos naman po ang service nyo pls... thank you

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      4 years ago




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      mary grace alamada 

      4 years ago

      sir/madam: paki check nman po ng roaming number ko. dito ako dubai now..bakit wala ako signal? tulungan nyo nman po ako...+639369748403

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      4 years ago

      I activated my roaming in phil. But when im here at japan still no signal

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      5 years ago

      My girlfriend at Norway is currently using globe roaming, no need to activate, just buy globe family roaming pack, it has 2 sims, for your family and for you the one who`s out of country, its automatically activated, just load 100 every tree months to avoid disconnection. :D

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      5 years ago

      Can use there in japan.?how to activate the roaming in japan

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      Mike M. 

      5 years ago

      may i ask this question how come my Globe prepaid sim after i register and received a confirmation (loaded the required amount balance) it said roaming will be active once i arrive in Qatar my country of destination, No signal appear upon switching my unit. i have done it for a couple of times by sending my SIM back in the Philippines and same things happen on signal on my unit. But once i return in the Philippines it still active after several months.

      Can somebody give me the logic.

      Thank you

      Mike M.

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      5 years ago

      im here in Hk i activate my globe roam before i leave Phils but i didn't wrok to activate it here?

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      6 years ago

      Thank you so much for your amazing words. Globe roaming services are very useful and helpful for OFWs and Filipinos abroad getting in touch with their loved ones back home. Bless ya!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Very informative and useful to those who will be needing this service.


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