Globe Telecom Inc. will officially launch its 5G roaming service in North America next week through Canada-based Telus on Tuesday, June 15, and USA-based AT&T on ThursdayJune 17.

The telco also today (June 10) announced its 5G roaming partnership with the leading European technology communications firm, Vodafone.

This means Globe roamers in Hungary, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands will get enhanced 5G connectivity experience by July 2021.

Visiting Vodafone subscribers may also experience 5G connectivity in the Philippines as long as they have 5G-enabled handsets and in 5G-powered locations in the country.

So far, Globe has the widest coverage of 5G roaming in Europe: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Estonia through Telia Company; Italy through Telecom Italia; and Hungary, Germany, Ireland, and Netherlands through Vodafone.

“Together with our customers, we look forward to the day that the world will open once again for travel,” says Coco Domingo, Globe Vice President for Postpaid and International.

“For our part, we will fulfill our commitment to innovate with a purpose so customers will be prepared to roam the world with 5G technology at their fingertips.”

Postpaid and Prepaid customers that they can register under Roam Surf Plus, Globe’s latest add-on call and SMS promo, on top of their Roam Surf 399 which allows all-day surfing for Postpaid customers and 1GB of data for Prepaid customers for 24 hours upon activation.

For an additional P200, Postpaid roamers will get all-day calls and all-net texts while Prepaid roamers get 60 minutes of calls and 60 all-net texts valid for 24 hours for both customers.

To register, Postpaid customers must activate Roam Surf 399 by turning on their mobile data and data roaming.

Prepaid customers can register to Roam Surf 399 via GCash, GlobeOne or *143#.

Once active, text ROAMSURFPLUS to 8080 for free. The offer is available for a limited time.

Source: Manila Bulletin (