I received an SMS the other day from Globe:
Stay in touch even while outside the country with Globe Prepaid Roaming. To activate, txt GROAM ON <start date mm/dd/yyyy> <no . of days> to 2884, 24 hours before departure. Ex. GROAM ON 08/08/2005. P500 credit balance is required before activation. Maintain daily balance of P500 for continuous roaming service. For more info, txt GROAM HELP to 2884.
It used to be that if you wanted to activate roaming on your prepaid Globe SIM, you had to visit a Globe Business center, fill out a prepaid roaming request, attach a copy of your credentials (i.e. ID) and wait a couple of days. For subsequent requests, you can just fax the form.
Now Globe has made it more convenient for its prepaid subscribers to roam.
It’s very much like Smart’s own prepaid roaming system, wherein users can send ROAM ON to 333 to activate or ROAM OFF to 333 to deactivate. The difference is that Globe’s prepaid roaming includes both voice and SMS, while Smart’s is only for SMS.