How to Reload Your Globe Tattoo Broadband
As I read up on how to reload a Globe Tattoo SIM for use with a Globe MyFi, I realized there was room for improvement by Globe. Instructions on How to Reload Your Globe Tattoo Broadband—and a suggested improvement for the telco—follow.
Take note of your Globe Tattoo SIM number located on the upper right hand side of the SIM card. Write it down on a piece of paper or save it in your Phonebook. You will need this when you reload your Globe Tattoo.
- If you are reloading via Autoload Max, give your Globe Tattoo SIM number to the retailer. The retailer will load it like a regular prepaid cellphone.
- If you are reloading via Share-a-load or transferring load from a Globe or TM cellphone to your Globe Tattoo:
- Using your Globe or TM cellphone, text and send the text to “2” plus your Globe Tattoo SIM number which you took note of. For example 2905xxxxxxx
- Your Globe Tattoo will receive a message confirming the successful reload
- When doing Share-a-load via Globe Prepaid, available denominations are P1 – P150
- When doing Share-a-load via Globe Postpaid, available denominations are P1 – P150, P300 and P500
A Suggested Improvement
I’ve always wondered, from the first time I tested Globe Tattoo, why it’s not possible to reload through a text sent through the Globe Tattoo kit itself? All Globe Tattoo modems (including Globe MyFi) come with software that lets you control it from your computer. The software also comes with an SMS manager, which allows the SIM to send and receive text messages. Why can’t Globe Tattoo users reload their service by buying prepaid load cards, and sending something like “reload [card number] [card pin]” to 222?
Granted, AutoLoad Max and Share-a-Load are also very convenient. But here’s why I want to rely on prepaid load cards. It Keeps Costs Separate. Reloading your Globe Tattoo SIM with using a prepaid or postpaid phone (Share-a-Load) can make it harder to gauge how much you’re spending to go online. You may end up with no more load on your phone to do calls and text—or an expensive bill. A prepaid load card is a separate expenditure that you can easily track.
What do you think dear readers? Does my suggestion make sense? Or is their actually a way to reload a Globe Tattoo SIM through a text sent from the modem itself? Feel free to hit the comments.
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