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16 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

My fiancée uses globe to make calls while living in the Philippines. Can globe be used in the United States or will we have to change the cell phone number and switch it to another company within the US?  

Change to USA based carrier, bring her unlocked phone and use it here if you want


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Just get a new cell number with a US carrier. It would be very costly to use existing service in the US with roaming and people from US wouldn’t be calling your fiance even though in the US as they get hit for international calling.


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36 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

My fiancée uses globe to make calls while living in the Philippines. Can globe be used in the United States or will we have to change the cell phone number and switch it to another company within the US?  

No Globe in the states.   Need to sign up with a new carrier.   Her unlocked phone might work here, there are lots of depends with that as to brand and then what model even as to what bands it supports.   You can go online to the carrier sites and enter in the IMEI# to see if it will work with that carrier

 

I have an OPPO I use when in the Phils, when I first brought it to the states it worked fine with ATT, but over time they upgraded services and the OPPO only sort of worked so I had to buy a phone.

 

I get unlocked GSM/CDMA phones so I am not restricted to certain carriers.


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On 7/30/2019 at 7:17 AM, JeffandNadine said:

My fiancée uses globe to make calls while living in the Philippines. Can globe be used in the United States or will we have to change the cell phone number and switch it to another company within the US?  

She will have to change carriers and numbers. I just bought us both new Pixel phones. It gave me an excuse to get a new phone))


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21 minutes ago, boris64 said:

She will have to change carriers and numbers. I just bought us both new Pixel phones. It gave me an excuse to get a new phone))

We simply put an at&t sim in her Philippines phone.  No issues 


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Just now, payxibka said:

We simply put an at&t sim in her Philippines phone.  No issues 

Her Philippine Samsung phone would have worked here but it was handed down to her younger brother when she left. She has been using my spare Nexus 6 until we both upgraded...


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I just changed 3 phones over to AT&T without a problem.  They were on Globe and Smart in the Philippines.  They can't keep their number but that wasn't a problem since all the phones had their call histories and contacts in them.  They used them without a hitch chatting with friends and family back home.  The people back home had to change their numbers but it was not a hassle at all.


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On 7/31/2019 at 12:46 PM, John & Rose said:

I just changed 3 phones over to AT&T without a problem.  They were on Globe and Smart in the Philippines.  They can't keep their number but that wasn't a problem since all the phones had their call histories and contacts in them.  They used them without a hitch chatting with friends and family back home.  The people back home had to change their numbers but it was not a hassle at all.

Everybody my wife knows uses Facebook messenger for everything anyway....


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Same for my wife there are times she uses FB messenger, other times just picks up the phone as I have the OBI setup here and at our home in the Phils.


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On 7/30/2019 at 5:17 AM, JeffandNadine said:

My fiancée uses globe to make calls while living in the Philippines. Can globe be used in the United States or will we have to change the cell phone number and switch it to another company within the US?  

I used Globe too back home but when I got here my husband got me a Tmobile phone (iPhone).  Most use FB Messenger and Viber anyways. 🙂

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4 hours ago, JeffandNadine said:

I asked because my fiancee has no facebook, thanks everyone.

Regular international SMS will cost a fortune. She needs an alternative to that. 

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On 8/3/2019 at 9:12 PM, apple21 said:

Regular international SMS will cost a fortune. She needs an alternative to that. 

Exactly my thought, good thing her number is prepaid though she said it is very important for her she has had that number since her first phone early 2000’s. I am getting her an extension line from mine. Our 90 days started yesterday, she’s here so we can take care of that now. Thank you very much! 

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Posted (edited)

@JeffandNadine

 

She can keep the prepaid sim active by maintaining an outstanding load balance of PHP 100 or PHP 150 if she really wants to keep that number. 

 

That Globe sim can still receive SMS for free though sending SMS and making or receiving calls will incur hefty charges.

 

She can download the Globe iOS or Android app to check for load balance or add funds in case you don’t have a spare phone for the Philippine sim.

 

I agree with everyone, get a US sim to use here. She can keep that Philippine sim in case she wants to visit the Philippines once she gets her AP card and retain the same number. She will just need to load a certain amount per year to keep the load and roaming active. 

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