One of the most inconvenient events that may happen to all of us is having an intermittent connection, especially today, most of us are now working from home and students having online classes. What if you were working on a deadline and the internet connection suddenly stopped? You will be left hanging, wasting time until the connection comes back. Or what if you are just playing your favorite MOBA game, Dota 2 and your Internet connection suddenly stopped? You will get hammered with a low-priority penalty that takes time to recover.
Having an internet backup connection during internet interruption is very crucial, but since this unfortunate event rarely happens, we should look for an internet backup that doesn’t break our wallet but reliable.
You probably heard GOMO! from our previous post that went viral, it is a new digital telco that provides Internet data with “no expiration”. It is like a bank, but for your internet data. Because of this feature, using GOMO as your Internet backup will save you a lot of money without worrying about extra monthly bill for an internet you only use as a backup. You load it, and only use it when there is no internet connection.
The only drawback of GOMO is their poor network coverage, Globe, their network partner, does not have enough towers that will give strong internet connection in every area of the Philippines. The speed you will be getting will depends on the Globe signal. So, before deciding on using this guide make sure you already know the internet speed connection in your area. If it is good, well this is for you!
Lastly, only use this guide when your main internet connection is from other Telcos, and not from Globe. Also do not use this guide if your sole purpose is to make it your primary internet connection, promise, it will cost you even more. Also, this guide involves replacing the built-in sim with the Globe Prepaid WiFi router which will void the warranty of your device. If all good for you, let’s go ahead.
In this article, we will show you how we pair GOMO And Globe Prepaid WiFi as our cheapest backup internet connection.
GOMO and Globe Prepaid Wifi
Since GOMO is under Globe network and their sim cards is pretty the same, using GOMO sim is compatible for any Globe’s Prepaid Wifi devices
Their newest Globe Prepaid Wifi is an 4G/LTE router that cost around PHP 999, it comes with a Globe sim that has a 10GB FREE data. However, in this guide, we will not use it.
On the other hand, GOMO Sim is a 5G ready sim and it is currently available through online via their official website at gomo.ph or from Lazada and Shopee. They currently have a promotional price of PHP 199 from PHP 299 that includes FREE 25GB of data. You can check here our GOMO Sim review and unboxing for other details.
Globe Prepaid Wifi Unboxing
Since we are already done with the unboxing of GOMO sim from our previous article. This time let us unbox this Globe Prepaid WiFi.
Inside, you will be greeted with Quick Starter guide and some SIM guide information.
The Globe Prepaid Wifi device itself, showing their branding and the LED lights for power, internet, and wifi connection.
At the back, you will find a bunch of stickers for basic guide and some important information. Your sim card phone number is also located here and the default access for the WiFi connection. For the ports, you can connect to one (1) UTP connection and up to 4 wireless device connections. Also, a port for the power and reset hole button.
Below, you will find the warranty stickers. Under the Do not Tamper sticker, you will find here the sim card slot.
The 2-meter UTP cable for your desktop computer.
The FREE Globe sim card. The main sim card has already been removed and was already placed inside the WiFi router.
Lastly, the 12v (1amp) charger that powers the WiFi router.
We are now done with our quick unboxing; let’s proceed on how we can use GOMO With Globe Prepaid Wifi.
How to Use GOMO With Globe Prepaid WiFi
First, you need to insert your GOMO Sim into your mobile phones to get your FREE 25GB data load. You need to download the GOMO app from Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS) to activate the sim.
Once done, we can now insert our GOMO sim into our Globe prepaid WiFi router.
At the bottom, remove the warranty sticker seal to reveal the router’s sim card slot. Once done, push the sim card to untack it, then replace it with the GOMO sim.
Now, boot up the router. In few minutes, you should be connected to the internet. If you have a desktop computer, you can connect through UTP cable to access the admin dashboard. For wireless connection, the Wi-Fi SSID and password are located at the back of the router.
For accessing the admin dashboard, here are the login details.
Admin login details:
- Portal: http://192.168.1.1/login.cgi
- Username: user
- Password: @l03e1t3
Note: Internet speed connection that you will get will still depends by your geographical location. In our case, this speed test result is from General Santos City at Barangay Lagao. The nearest tower is 2.26 km.
The same speed test result on our GOMO Review, we got 13.6 Mbps download speed and 9.9 Mbps upload speed with 78 Ping, enough to browse websites and play your favorite video games. The speed result is not bad for an area that is far from the tower.
While near the Globe tower, we get something like a 40Mbps download and 20Mpbs upload speed.
GOMO and Globe Prepaid Wifi as your internet backup connection is a great deal, it serves as like your emergency kit. Rather than subscribing to an expensive monthly bill that you only use when there is no internet connection, you’ll be saving a lot of money with GOMO because of its unique feature “no expiry” of data load.
You can stack up data load onto your GOMO account without worrying about your load getting expired. You only use it when intermittent internet connection kicks in and you still have enough data for the next downtime.
For PHP 299 of 25GB data, you can do a 1-day extensive work or even more. It can even download a full game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and has extra data.
For those who are planning to use this as your main home internet connection, please don’t. It is going to be expensive.