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Globe prepaid roaming on 4G in the USA

  • 30 June 2022
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Is a Globe Philippines 4G LTE sim card able to roam on T-Mobile 's 4G network?

 

I am able to roam on 3G but not 4G.

I understand 3G will be decommissioned on July 31, 2022


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Close… T-MObile will decommission 3G on July 1, 2022

 

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/coverage/t-mobile-network-evolution

 

  • As of March 31, 2022, Sprint’s older 3G (CDMA) network will be retired
  • As of June 30, 2022, Sprint’s LTE network will be retired
  • As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile’s older 3G UMTS network will be retired

Oddly enough, Sprint LTE is still running today.

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Hey Ejg2, 

Traveling to different countries has always sounded like a super exciting opportunity. I have never been able to do it myself so I am super excited for you and hope your upcoming travels are AMAZING. 

There are many factors that can play into the ability to roam on another network. You would want to check with Globe Philippines to make sure that they offer roaming in the US and that your plan allows it. They would also be able to tell you what carrier your phone will be allowed to connect to. The other factor is whether or not your phone has the antenna built in to pick up our service. If all of those stars are aligned, I see no reason why the sim card itself would not be able to allow access to our networks. 

Hope this helps!

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I recently heard of a similar situation with Vodafone Ireland. This is something you need to address to your Philippine carrier. For T-Mobile’s part, they are perfectly happy letting other carriers roam their LTE network. 

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