Years passed since 5G was first introduced in the Philippines, and it is becoming more stable recently. This technology is a game changer as it gives drastic speed improvement over 4G. But how do we utilize this technology with the available promos of our networks?
Globe offers the Go5G in three validities:
- Go5G 99 – 3 days of unlimited 5G data for only PHP 99.
- Go5G 199 – 7 days of unlimited 5G data for only PHP 199.
- Go5G 299 – 15 days of unlimited 5G data for only PHP 299.
Take note that to enjoy this Go5G promo, your device supports 5G as well as you are in Globe’s 5G coverage. You also must register first to any Go or Go+ promos such as Go90, Go120, Go140, Go250, Go400, Go+99, Go+129, Go149+, Go+250, and Go+400. In case you are no longer in the 5G coverage area, you will be consuming the data of your Go or Go+ promo.
To register Globe Go5G promos, just go to the GlobeOne app, go to the Offers section, and select Go5G.
Smart Unli 5G Data
Meanwhile, Smart also offers Unli 5G Data in three validities:
- Unli 5G DATA 299 – 7 days of unlimited 5G data and extra 3GB non-5G data for only PHP 299.
- Unli 5G DATA 599 – 30 days of unlimited 5G data and extra 12GB non-5G data for only PHP 599.
- Unli 5G DATA 799 – 30 days of unlimited 5G data and extra 24GB non-5G data for only PHP 799.
Similar to Globe, your device and area should also be 5G-ready. But unlike Globe, this Smart Unli 5G Data does not require you to register other promos just to use it. Just keep in mind that the extra non-5G data will be consumed when you use it in non-5G areas or your signal is 2G/3G/4G.
To register Smart Unli 5G Data promos, just go to the GigaLife app, click the ALL DATA icon, and select UNLI 5G DATA.
Moreover, DITO launched recently its 5G Data promo under DITO Home 5G Prepaid. It comes in two variants:
- UNLI 5G UNLIMITED DATA – 30 days of unlimited 5G data for only PHP 1,090.
- DATA-CAPPED 100GB – 100GB 5G data for 30 days for only PHP 590.
Availing of these two 5G promos of DITO is very expensive because you first need to buy DITO Home 5G Starter Kit which costs PHP 12,990. That starter kit includes 1 DITO Home 5G Modem, 1 DITO Home 5G SIM, 50GB of open access data, and a free 30-day subscription to Prime Video.
You may only register for this promo when you are in the 5G coverage area which is still limited as of writing. There are no details yet if the included SIM or the UNLI 5G promo will work when inserted into the smartphone.
5G Coverage area list
List of Globe 5G-ready areas:
- Metro Manila: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela
- Rizal: Angono, Antipolo City, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Morong, Pililla, Rodriguez (Montalban), San Mateo, Tanay, Taytay, Teresa
- North Luzon: Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, La Union, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales
- South Luzon: Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Laguna, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon
- Visayas: Aklan, Cebu, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Leyte
- Mindanao: Agusan Del Norte, Bukidnon, Cotabato (North Cotabato), Davao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur
List of Smart 5G-ready areas:
- NCR: Manila, Quezon City, Paranaque, Pasay, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Rizal, Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Marikina, Las Pinas, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela
- North Luzon: Bulacan, San Jose del Monte, Malolos, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Plaridel, Baliuag, Baguio, Benguet, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, La Union
- South Luzon: Laguna, Cavite, Camarines Sur and Norte, Oriental Mindoro, Sorsogon, Albay, Quezon, Batangas, Masbate, Palawan
- Visayas: Cebu City, Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Danao, Carcar, Liloan, Mandaue, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, Talisay, Toledo City, Balamban, Barili, Dumanjug, Lapu-Lapu, Aklan, Ilo-ilo, Antique, Bohol, Leyte, Negros Occidental and Oriental, Capiz, Samar
- Mindanao: Davao City, Davao Del Sur and Del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte and Del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Occidental, Panabo, Tagum, Carmen, Digos, Braulio E. Dujali, Santo Tomas, Montevista, Nabunturan, Compostela, North Cotabato, Lanao Del Norte, Sultan Kudarat
List of DITO 5G-ready areas:
- NCR: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasig, San Juan, Valenzuela, Pasay, Pateros, Quezon, Taguig
- Cebu: Cebu City, Mandaue City
These unlimited 5G promos of Globe, Smart, and DITO are great if you want to enjoy the speed of 5G connectivity. Although they are still expensive given that 5G is the current latest mobile network in the Philippines. Besides, some 5G coverage areas cannot provide the speed that 5G must offer, it is not yet stable. So, the best thing to do is to check first what 5G network is faster in your area.
Personally, I would try first Smart Unli 5G Data since registering it is not complicated, next is Globe, then lastly DITO since it is very expensive. But if the signal of DITO in your area is strong and you have the budget to avail of its starter kit, you may try it because it uses a modem, which means you can connect other devices in your house. It is still not clear if DITO Home 5G prepaid works when the SIM is inserted into your phone.
Although you can also buy Smart Bro Rocket WiFi, Smart’s 5G-ready pocket WiFi if you want to use Smart and connect multiple devices. However, we don’t know yet if Globe’s Go5G works on a 5G-ready pocket WiFi or modem.
Hopefully, in the coming days, 5G coverage expands and improves its speed. In case 5G is not available in your area, you can register non-5G unlimited data promos like GOMO UNLI DATA and Smart UNLI DATA or Smart UNLI FAM.