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Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi Review

A couple of months ago, I decided to buy the Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi as my other internet sucks because of some cabling issues at my place. Argh!

I bought the Globe Home Prepaid WiFi, which is a plug-and-play LTE WiFi router that comes with a Globe prepaid SIM card, from the Globe Store at Greenbelt. It’s 1,999 pesos with a free 10 GB which can be used upon activation. Oh, and on a side note, they have an ongoing promo where you can save 500 pesos if you’ll swap your old Globe pocket Wifi for the Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi.

What’s inside the box?

 whats inside the box of globe at home

 How to set it up? 

  1. Plug the Wi-fi.
  2. Connect your device to the network name that matches the SSID found at the bottom label of the modem. Enter the WIFI key as your password.

How to configure the modem?

  1. Connect your device to the network name.
  2. Launch the browser and access
  3. On the landing page, click Log In and enter the default username and password which are found also at the bottom label of the modem.

landing page of globe at home

4. Upon log in, menus are available. You can customize the network name and password through the WIFI Settings menu.

How to activate the free 10GB? 

  1. Download the Globe at Home app from Google Play or from App Store.
  2. Connect your phone to the Globe Prepaid wifi network.
  3. Input the Prepaid Wifi number.
  4. Enter the 4-digit verification code which you can view by accessing and checking the SMS tab.
  5. Secure the app by nominating a PIN.
  6. On the app’s dashboard, click “Activate Now”.

What are the Surf Promos? 

  1. GoSURF 50 – 1 GB for PhP 50.00 (valid for 3 days)
  2. HomeSURF 15 – 1 GB for PhP 15.00 (add-on for GoSURF 50 and all HomeSURF promos, valid for 1 day)
  3. HomeSURF 199 – 5 GB + FREE 7 GB for PhP 199.00 (valid for 7 days)
  4. HomeSURF 599 – 15 GB + FREE 25 GB for PhP 599.00 (valid for 15 days)
  5. HomeSURF 999 – 30 GB + FREE 35 GB for PhP 999.00 (valid for 30 days)
  6. HomeSURF 1499 – 45 GB + FREE 55 GB for PhP 1,499.00 (valid for 30 days)

How to reload?

There are a couple of ways to subscribe to promos:

A. By texting the keyword and sending it to 2 + the 10-digit Prepaid number.

B. By clicking “Get More Data” on the app. You can choose either to charge it to your Globe/TM mobile number via Share-A-Promo or to use your credit/ debit card via Webloading.

Note: If you have used up the allocated data, you can always register to any HomeSurf promo even if your previous enrollment hasn’t expired yet.

Speed Tests: 

Here are the random tests I did in Makati.

Date Time Download (Mbps) Upload (Mbps) Ping
September 17, 2018 1:09 PM 5.64 1.33 283
October 6, 2018 10:00 AM 7.84 0.27 262
November 14, 2018 2:42 PM 13.02 0.31 74

Final thoughts: 

Well, this isn’t as stable as I expected. This isn’t also for people who love heavy streaming and downloading as the WIFI signal can get crappy at times (no Netflix, sad). But, I’m sticking to it for now while we’re still figuring out the cabling issues because it offers me a lot of flexibility as I only reload when needed. Plus, promos are a lot cheaper than having a Globe Postpaid plan.

Update as of May 23, 2019: 

Upon checking the promo at their Greenbelt store is no longer available.

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  • Ric

    Globe at home is OK but i dont tecommend it. If you stream TV, data goes fast.

    Trying to load more data is a pain in the ass. The globe at home app fails everytime i try to purchase more data.

    You need a Globe phone in order to l load. Say you want to purchase the 1499 load. Ok buy 3 500 loads, then send via Txt to your modem number.

    If you have a Smart Sim, forget it, they dont allow crossing. For the cost your better off getting fiber or DSL.

    I give it ONE STAR outta 5. At night when everyone is off wirk using the net, you can forget about steaming as all it does is buffer every few minutes.

  • The Bloggeram

    Hi, Ric.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂 About the reloading, you can also try the webloading that allows you to use your credit or debit card. But, yeah, the app can still be improved in so many ways. I agree with you, the connection could be crappy most of the time, well at least in my area. Given the choice, I would also go for DSL or fiber in a heartbeat.

  • VauughnnyTa

    Globe home prepaid wifi, is this applicable to Laptop and skype? I actually have my online job and video calling to Skype is a must. Fiber providers su**s you know. I applied for fiber connection and its almost 1 month, still, no installation happened.

  • The Bloggeram

    Hello, Vaughnny. How’s your fiber application? Has it been processed already? Yes, the Globe Home Prepaid Wifi can be used for skype but it’s kind of unreliable, so I suggest to still go for Fiber especially if you have important skype calls.

  • Rochelle Recamadas Peñaranda

    Hello! Do you think this modem can handle a wifi cctv? Yung isang cctv cam lang po para sa maliit din na site office. Thanks.

  • Ira Taryn Blanco

    Does it have a data limit per day? Because I have a pocket wifi and the limit is up to 800mb daily, and it makes it useless since I cant even watch the videos I need to. I just ordered the prepaid home broadband few minutes ago and I’m worried about the data limit, and if the 1499 surf will not be enough for my calls and youtube/Netflix binge. Thanks.

  • The Bloggeram

    Hi, Ira. Yes, I think the Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi is covered by their Fair Use Policy. Im not just sure on how much is the limit per day. You may want to consider calling their hotline for a precise answer because honestly I don’t use this connection whenever I binge-watch because its signal in our place tends to become very erratic.