Earlier this year, in October, the Philippines’ first ever fully digital telco was launched. It’s called GOMO, and it runs on the Globe Telecom network. Since it’s fully digital, all you have to do is purchase their SIM card and start using data — data that doesn’t expire!
You heard that right! GOMO’s data package has no expiration date. Let’s get to know more about this newest telco, and what it has to offer to Filipino Internet users, especially those who are working from home, running an online business, or attending online classes.
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What is GOMO?
GOMO is a fully digital telco, which means that it offers services that are similar to other mobile network operators (like Globe and Smart), but it doesn’t own any radio frequencies. Hence, it runs on the Globe Telecom network, making use of its cell towers and resources.
Aside from the Philippines, GOMO has been launched in other countries as well. In Singapore, it runs on the Singtel network. In Ireland and Thailand, GOMO runs on the Eir and AIS networks, respectively. So it’s pretty much making a presence internationally.
What are the Features of a GOMO SIM?
A quick visit to the GOMO Philippines website shows that there are currently two offerings: The first is a SIM card that contains 25GB of data and is priced at PHP 299 each. For a limited time, however, you can buy it for only PHP 199. This introductory price will be available until January 15, 2021, after which the SIM card price goes back to PHP 299.
The second SIM card offer also contains 25GB of data, with the addition of 100 minutes of calls and 500 text messages that can be used for any network. This SIM is priced at PHP 499.
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What are the Perks of Having a GOMO SIM?
First of all, as mentioned earlier, GOMO SIM data has no expiration date. You don’t have to worry about validity dates, unlike other data promos where you have to constantly check the dates to make sure that your data hasn’t expired!
Secondly, each GOMO SIM comes with ‘Mo Creds, a feature that allows you to convert data into call and text allocations. For example, let’s say that you need to contact someone but you don’t have load. Using your ‘Mo Creds, you can easily convert 200MB of data into 30 texts, or 400 MB into 6 minutes to make a call. It’s easy, fast, and there are no fees required!
Finally, GOMO SIM cards are 5G and LTE ready. You can expect fast, reliable Internet connection anytime! Of course, this would depend on your location. Since GOMO runs on Globe Telecom, the quality of your connection depends on the network’s bandwidth. Other things to consider are distance from the cell tower, possible obstructions in your area (e.g. tall buildings, infrastructure), and the number of subscribers, which could lead to “high traffic.”
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Where Can I Buy a GOMO SIM?
You can buy a GOMO SIM through any of these platforms: (a) the GOMO Philippines website; (b) the GOMO PH app, which is available on App Store, Google Play, and AppGallery; (c) GOMO’s official store on Lazada; and (d) GOMO’s official store on Shopee.
For payments, you can use a debit card or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), or you can also pay via GCash. Delivery is free (yes, FREE) anywhere in the Philippines through GOMO’s courier service providers. Keep in mind, though, that delivery time could take 3 to 5 days for Metro Manila customers, 5 to 7 days for those in Luzon provinces, and 8 to 12 days for customers in Visayas and Mindanao.
How to Reload GOMO SIM once the 25GB is consumed?
To reload your GOMO SIM, you can buy data directly from the GOMO website or through the GOMO PH app. You can pay using your debit card or credit card, or via GCash. Data with no expiration date, credits that can be converted into texts and calls, free delivery. Based on these perks, it’s not surprising that GOMO is fast gaining popularity among Filipino users! If you are looking for a new way to connect, or even a back up option for your everyday work, study, and online activities, consider getting a GOMO SIM.