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Posted by Felix Okoli on July 15, 2010 at 13:18:34:

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Globacom Nigeria has a broadband internet service it calls the GLO 3G Plus package. It is a package that allows internet savvy customers to get reliable data services on a 3G broadband.
I guess it is called 3G plus because the speed is a little higher 3G. Actually, at its peak period, it can go as fast as 3.6Mbps.
I had been using a data package from a different ISP and thought I should give Glo a try for this July since my former ISP was giving me such a slow and disappointing internet service. To my amazement, Glo has performed quite better as the speed and reliability is superb. There is hardly any down time and I can browse with Glo's 3G for a whole 24 hours.
The Glo 3G package is a fast and reliable Broadband package by Globacom and I did not know that until I walked into their office today.
To get the Glo 3g experience, here is what you need to do:

1. Visit a Glo office
2. Have at least N9000 (N8500 for USB modem and N500 for a day browsing)
3. Come with proper ID card
4. Apply for the service and let them tell you how to install it on your computer. You can take your laptop there too if you can.
5. After installation, subscribe for your package and start browsing.
6. After 24 hours, you can ask for a different plan if satisfied.

The N8500 is basic cost of the USB device which will give you a much faster browsing experience than if you were just using your phone. There are as couple of plans on the 3G plus internet service:

- Always Max on a monthtly fee of N10,000 for a max download data of 5gb

- Always Min(I am on this plan) on a monthtly fee of N5,000 for a max download data of 1.5gb

- Always Day on a 24hr plan for N500 for a max download data of 5gb

- G300 on a bundled 300hrs pack for N15,000 and for a max download data of 4gb

- G100 on a bundled 100hrs pack for N15,000 and for a max download data of 3gb

- G Work on a time period of 30 days (8a.m - 9pm) pack for N6,000 and for a max download data of 3gb

- G Leisure on a time period of 30 days (8p.m - 9a.m daily and all day during weekends) for N6,000 and for a max download data of 3gb

I think you should be able to choose which of the above plans fit you.

My Dislikes
Well, inasmuch as this Glo internet service is superb and highly reliable, I found out my major dissatisfaction with the service is the data download limit.
I found out that in less than a week, I already have used more than 1GB thanks to Youtube videos which download very fast.

Conlcusion
Well, if you really need a reliable internet service, GLO 3G plus should be first on your table. But I just hope they would be able to remove the download limit for any or all of the plans or just increase it.
Also, if you use it for mainly business or for checking your email, this broadband service can come in handy, in most places that you go but if you are the kind of person that downloads a lot of videos and multimedia or visit heavy websites like Youtube, then you should be ready to pay from your pocket when your subscription elapses.




Comments:
Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Kola on August 12, 2010 at 02:03:58:

I have been using Always Max but now I want to switch to Always day. How should I activate it?


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on August 12, 2010 at 02:05:36:

Just fire up the glo software and open up self care and load N500 credit on it. With that you should then click the send button next to always day and it will be activated for you for 24 hrs browsing


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by OliGee on August 12, 2010 at 02:14:32:

The problem with this service is that it doesn't last long even if it is efficient. Why don't they all just give us unlimited MB instead of limiting it to 5gb


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on August 13, 2010 at 00:40:08:

Well the 24-7 i month plan depends on your quota size. But set up fee for modem is N8500 then you may pay at least N5000 for a month's browsing for a max quota of 1.5GB


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Mba on August 13, 2010 at 00:41:05:

It is really much faster and reliable only that it finishes on time


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Shittu on August 13, 2010 at 00:41:44:

How much does the total cost for getting one and is there any free promo?


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Pete Etim on August 13, 2010 at 00:43:23:

Is Glo 4g plus faster than Fastlink?


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Kamoru on August 13, 2010 at 00:45:50:

I have been waiting for something like this and I would hope Glo would just crash the price of broadband internet since they now have their own cable


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Odom Ugo on August 13, 2010 at 00:46:36:

I use torrent and want to know if this service allows the download of movies with torrent


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on August 13, 2010 at 00:48:26:

I don' think using torrents to download movies would pay you in the long run. A typical dvd movie would use up to 1GB and that could cost you about N5000 per such download


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Ernest Chidi on August 13, 2010 at 00:49:20:

Must I use the 3g modem? Is it not possible to use my 3g phone connected to a computer?


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on August 13, 2010 at 00:51:45:

Well using your phone for full internet browsing on a computer would definitely shorten your phone life since it heats up and the battery may lose its efficiency as well as reduce the phone's lifespan. It is only good to use your phone for only mobile browsing but using it for full computer browsing? That would not be ideal


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by BENEDICT on September 06, 2010 at 19:09:05:

Is your services in ijaiye-ojokoro area of lagos state.


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by charles on September 07, 2010 at 01:13:30:

felix, i must confess u are doing a good work already. my question is: is there any weekly package..what happens too when u recharge and do not use all ur credit before it expires?.how do u switch to other packages from d day package


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on September 07, 2010 at 01:13:30:

@Benedict, the best thin is to ask at a nearby Glo office there but I think that Glo covers Lagos pretty much. Also you can find out for yourself if you have a 3G capable phone, just put in a Glo sim there and see if it there is a 3G indicator showing on the phone.

@Charles, once you subscribe to a pakcage, your credit is alreayd used up, all that remains it the time or download quota, your credit is deducted by the amount of the plan you subscribed to. For instance, if you subscribe to N500 and have only N500 in your sim, then the whole credit goes to the balance and your credit reads zero.


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by SEGUN on September 10, 2010 a1t 00:30:30:

Goodmorning, pls can this ALWAYS MAX work for gprs enabled phones that are not 3g. Also can it work in non 3g locations like Abeokuta. And finally when I load the #5000 how do I activate it. THANKS AND GOD BLESS


Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by oba on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 15:40:0:

How do i subscribe to Always Min? Thanks for your kind reply.


    Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 15:40:0:

    Just send activate to 127 and make sure you have up to N5000 in your sim


      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Arabmoney on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 20:53:21:

      Hello man...big ups..I got 3 questions..
      1} I use starcomms izap on my old computer with windows vista and i had superfast connection. Now i got a new laptop with windows 7 and the speed is now terrible...when i test on speedtest.net i get download speed of 0.05Mbps max..The customer care dunno what to do and i dont know if its cos i use win7,d laptop is hp compaq presario cq61.

      2} I got a friend's MTN fastlink t test and see if the speed will be ok but after the software got installed it said sim not present.My friend uses vista.Do you know what i can do?

      3} This Glo1 submarine cable stuff how fast is it and is it available? please check the speed on speedtest.net n lemme know.

      Thanks in advance sorry if q's r 2 long/much..im in dilemma cos im sick of slow speed i hope you can gimme pro advice n solution.


        Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 20:53:21:

        1) There are various reasons why your internet connection may be slower than usual
        - It could be your new laptop
        - It could be the ISP
        - It could be the Operating system

        My advice: Try it again on your old laptop to see if the speed is much faster and then you decide.
        You may also get an antivirus solution for your new laptop if it doesn't have.
        Windows 7 is also known to slow down user experience than Vista

        2) For the MTN fastlink, it may be that
        - Your windows installation is much higher than the MTN fastlink software and so fastlink may not support it
        - You are not using the reguired sim card. Are you using a 36k sim or a 128k sim?

        3) The Glo submarine would provide the fastest internet service available for West Africa


          Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by MRS OLOWOSOYO I. F. on Friday October 8, 2010 at 23:36:36:

          Is it all glo lines that can be activated for browsing? What about the Gloprofit lines? can they be activated for browsing 3g? if they can how can i configure it?
          thanks.


            Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Friday October 8, 2010 at 23:36:36:

            Yes all Glo lines. Just subscribe by sending activate to 127 and you will receive a list of options.
            The least is N500 for always day and you can get this by sending "10" to "127" in an sms.
            10 for Always Day (N500)
            11 for Always Min (N5000)


              Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by ken on Monday October 11, 2010 at 10:38:17:

              pls what if i load the 500 credit and did not use it for that day, can't i use it the next day.
              is it available in kaima in Bayelsa state.
              thanks


                Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Monday October 11, 2010 at 10:38:17:

                You can use it for the next day only if you have not subscribed to the plan. Loading credit is one thing, subscribing or activating is another


                  GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by jakes on Sunday October 17, 2010 at 8:48:53:

                  can somone please tell me how to check my G-work balance as i will ilke to know how many megabites i have left



                    GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Emeka on Sunday October 17, 2010 at 8:48:53:

                    Just send info to 127 and they will give you the details


                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by umar mohammed on Monday October 18, 2010 at 24:27:53:

                      how do i load my 3G BROADBAND?



                        Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by israel on Friday November 19, 2010 at 9:44:11:

                        I use glo 3g (although in an edge environment) And its rili better than some of the newtworks that i have been upto. Please my questions is that, is there any 3G service in the whole of Ogun state and if yes where?



                          Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by OgbongeBlog on Wednesday December 1, 2010 at 9:2:43:

                          Glo now has N1000 pkg for 150Mb and its called "Always Micro".. to subscribe to it, text 13 to 127. More so, Glo has reduced the price of Always Max to N7500 and also giving you 6Gb instead of 3G @ N10, 000.



                            Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 10:24:36:

                            Thanks for sharing that news



                              Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by ENEMA STELLA on Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 16:13:58:

                              why cant i just browse with my laptop since it has a space for a sim card instead of buying a modem



                                Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Tuesday December 21, 2010 at 12:15:41:

                                If your laptop has a sim card spot, then you may have to run the set up on your laptop using that port as a modem. If your laptop discovers the sim as a modem, then all you need to do is run internet setup using your control panel. Just make sure you use the internet setting for glo on a computer which are:
                                APN: gloflat
                                Username: flat
                                Password: flat

                                No proxies or ports required.



                                  Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Emeka Aba on Thursday December 23, 2010 at 17:17:40:

                                  This was very helpful, thanks a lot



                                    Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Allison on Thursday December 23, 2010 at 17:19:15:

                                    I wish Glo would be giving free month browsing or bonuses for every subscription that one pays for



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by chris ogbodo on Thursday December 30, 2010 at 20:32:46:

                                      how can i use glo 3g plus on my windows 7 laptop.



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix on Thursday December 30, 2010 at 20:32:46:

                                      It should just work on Plug and Play. I had a little problem though on using the Glo 3g plus on a Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7. It just doesn't seem to show the interface or connect so what I did was to just plug it in after doing the installation and then using the control panel to connect using the modem in setting uo internet connection. However now i found out that it works pretty fine and the interface is showing. This was due to me connecting it to another USB port. The laptop has 3 USB ports so I tried the third one on the left and it started showing the GLo 3g box. With that you will be able to connect. However as long as your glo modem is identified by the laptop, you can still browse with it using the computer's default internet setup.


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by emma on Saturday January 1, 2011 at 18:1:28:

                                      is glo ok?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix on Saturday January 1, 2011 at 18:1:28:

                                      I believe it is ok


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Emeka on Saturday January 1, 2011 at 17:46:23:

                                      Hello..

                                      I am proposing getting ur modem N subscrbe 2 3G stuff with Always MAX but I want to know if your coverage is better in Awka because I have tried using mtn N multilinks but they don't serve me well there in Awka..... pls let me know abt this also do will can I exhaust my 3G stuff before 30 days if I browse and downlaod a lot? or is it unlimited till my 30 days access expire?


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Emeka on Saturday January 1, 2011 at 17:46:23:

                                      Hello..

                                      I am proposing getting ur modem N subscrbe 2 3G stuff with Always MAX but I want to know if your coverage is better in Awka because I have tried using mtn N multilinks but they don't serve me well there in Awka..... pls let me know abt this also do will can I exhaust my 3G stuff before 30 days if I browse and downlaod a lot? or is it unlimited till my 30 days access expire?


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix on Saturday January 1, 2011 at 17:46:23:

                                      Yes you can exhaust the 3gb before the said 30 days. It can even be exhausted in a single day if you download up to 3gG. The service is based on the plan you subscribed for. So whichever comes first, the 30 days or the download quota can finish your internet plan and you would have to renew it after then


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Chimezie on Thursday January 13, 2011 at 17:43:20:

                                      please is there any glo 3g sevices that is lower than N5000 for 30days.



                                      Browsers not browsing Posted by Vincent on Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 23:42:8:

                                      I am using Windows 7, the interface is showing, it connects very well but the browsers (all) doesnt browse, it's only Meta Trader platform that connect. what do i do?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Vincent on Wednesday February 16, 2011 at 5:54:21:

                                      I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. it's unfortunate that the Modem connects, d interface shows, but no program works except Meta Trader platform. No browser works n no other application is able to connect. what do I do?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Eagles on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 23:21:29:

                                      Hello, pls how do i activate my glo 3g plus for ₦5000 a month,? I've recharged the amount but i cn't activate it. Pls i need help now



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 23:21:29:

                                      If you are using the modem, then after loading the credit, you need to plug in the glo modem and open up the dialog, go to self care and click on Always mini. That would give you a one month internet service for 1.5gb. If you are not using the modem but your phone, then you should send an sms with the words "11" to 127 and you will receive a confirmation sms that you have been activated for that plan

                                      For
                                      Always Day Send 10 to 127
                                      Always Min Send 11 to 127
                                      Always Max Send 12 to 127
                                      Always Micro Send 13 to 127
                                      G 300 Send 21 to 127
                                      G 100 Send 20 to 127
                                      G leisure Send 30 to 127
                                      G Work Send 31 to 127


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by VINCENT on Monday February 28, 2011 at 20:29:36:

                                      I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. it's unfortunate that the Modem connects, d interface shows, but no program works except Meta Trader platform. No browser works n no other application is able to connect. what do I do?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Otega on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 10:17:53:

                                      I use GLo Always Max. How do I check my balance? I see the checkbalance in the Self Care Menu but it shows misleading info. I loaded N7,500.00 yesterday and all it shows me is "YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCES ARE MAIN: N 42.65 PROMO: N 1250.00 YOU HAVE 20 SMS TILL 10/04/2011. Get 10 to 20 percent free airtime bonus on recharge of N500 and abov%...". The Check Data Usage and balance button keeps showing 6108MB. How do I guage my usage and balance? How do I set up SMS and calls? Are the 20 SMS free or charged to my account?




                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by mary on Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 14:27:6:

                                      my glo internet modem is not working on windows 7



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix Okoli on Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 14:27:6:

                                      In a way you are right as I had the same problem too but was able to solve it.
                                      What you need to do is just make the installation first and letthe glo software be on your desktop, then plug in your modem and use the Connection link by the down right on your desktop and create a new connection called glo, put the username and password as gprs and then connect.
                                      On my Windows 7 sony laptop, one could not connect to glo using their interface so you would have to use windows own connection programme to create a connection for yourself but you have to start up the glo programme first before connecting with the computer's programme else it will not work


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Iyke on Sunday May 8, 2011 at 19:31:44:

                                      Glo 3G connects on my laptop - window 7 but it doesn't browse, it showing 0:00, please help! what should i do?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by on Thursday May 12, 2011 at 18:31:58:

                                      I thought there was a package for N7500 and is 6GB for 30 days bt its nt mentioned above. Is it dat it was scrapped or there was never a thing like dat.I'm new to glo 3g and I only asked someone who told me about dat plan.bt am surprised its nt here.pls its urgent



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Kemi on Saturday June 4, 2011 at 16:57:51:

                                      I use blackberry butInstead of using the blackberry subscriptions i prefer to use always micro because it is cheaper do u think it is better and what other benefit do i lose for not using the blackberry subscriptions?
                                      And how do i check my balance on always micro pls?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by innocent on Friday June 17, 2011 at 20:25:20:

                                      is glo compatible with universal modem.



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by jghfyutxy on Thursday July 7, 2011 at 22:40:30:

                                      conscience is an open wound. only truth can heal it.



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by anonymous on Wednesday July 20, 2011 at 11:51:4:

                                      The 3G/5G download limits,is it per day or per month?



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Felix on Wednesday July 20, 2011 at 11:51:4:

                                      It is based on which plan you are on. I think the 3gb and 5gb is per month


                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by henry nryaisagbonhi on Saturday July 23, 2011 at 6:42:12:

                                      i am trying to find out my glo internet package balance. how do i do it.
                                      some directive said "info to 127" but its not working atall on my phone.
                                      what is the right code



                                      Re: GLO 3G Plus Internet service Posted by Jimi on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 11:49:48:

                                      How can i use the promo credit balance on my glo modem sim card?






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