Globe iPhone 3G Unboxing and Activation Tips

Got ourself an iPhone 3G and we’re still poking around to the full review to follow. For the meantime, here’s some unboxing pics and additional activation tips for Globe subscribers.

  • Only iPhones that were purchased from Globe Telecom can be activated to work on their network. If you bought your iPhone 3G outside the country, Apple made sure you can’t activate it on other carriers in other countries. (That doesn’t stop you to go get your own unbricking software).
  • For postpaid accounts, there are two activation process — one for the Globe SIM and another for the iPhone 3G. This shouldn’t take a lot of time to do and will all be processed in-store (i.e. Globe Business Centers).
  • For pre-paid kits, you’ll only need to activate the iPhone 3G and this can be done in-store or on your own. Globe has added an activation link bookmarked into the Safari browser. This is fairly easy as you only need to type in your Globe phone number; you’ll then receive an SMS with a PIN you key in to complete the activation process.

Prepaid kits do not have 3G internet access out of the box so you’ll have to bring your unit to the nearest Globe Business Center to have the settings keyed in.

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  • Mark

    I have an iphone 2g 16gb which is an open line which i have bought in UAE, when I went for a vacation in the Philippines it work with a pre-paid sim from Globe. How come iphone 3g is said to be block by apple if bought outside the country. Is this mean that iphone 2g is exempted from being block by other network compared to iphone 3g?

  • Apple is clever in doing the blocking thingy. But am sure Pinoys will always find a way around it.

    It would be interesting if Smart will also carry the IPhone 3G. I love competition. It benefits us consumers.

    Thanks for the post (and the pics)!

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  • artpologabriel

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  • Bells

    I have updated my iphone to version 2.2.. It asked for activation inserting my sim card (Globe) but it appears to say that it the sim card inserted is not a carrier. How come this happens?

  • Kuya

    Use QuickPWN 2.2.1 then restore your iphone to that version

  • richard

    mates i have an iphone 3g and i have been to the costumers and all i hear is that i can’t activate an 3g since i dint buy from globe the iphone..and that really pisses me off i mean this globe got iphone just a month back and r we supposed to wait until then total crap wel guys can u please help me in activating my unit to 3g i will really appreciate it thanks