LTE in the Philippines: how to check if your SIM is 4G/5G LTE-ready


ASUS ZenFone 3 SIM configuration with MicroSD expansion
ASUS ZenFone 3 SIM configuration with MicroSD expansion

With 5G LTE looming next year, PLDT and Globe has provided a way for Philippine customers to check if their mobile SIM card is 4G LTE-ready.

4G LTE can offer at least three times the speed of 3G, resulting in decreased buffering time and an overall improved mobile experience.

Globe Telecom, TM: How to check if your SIM is LTE-ready

For Globe Prepaid and TM customers, follow the steps below to check if your SIM is LTE-ready:

  • Dial *143#! on phone
  • Naviate to My Account > LTE SIM Check
  • Wait for a confirmation message containing information about your SIM type

Smart Communications, Sun, TNT: How to check if your SIM is LTE-ready

For customers under Smart, Sun, or TNT, follow the steps below to check if your SIM is LTE-ready:

  • Create a new SMS message containing the word SIMCHECK
  • Send it to 5832 (this is a free service)
  • Wait for a confirmation message containing information about your SIM type

If you are still using a non-LTE SIM, Smart and Globe both offer FREE SIM card replacement! Just go to a physical Smart or Globe store to have your SIM card replaced for free!


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