We are not charging extra for 5G on our SIM Only plans. This great news comes days after our new SIM Only plans launch and sets Globe2 apart from those providers (who shall not be named) who charge extra for 5G.
What is 5G and what is the benefit?
5G is the fifth generation wireless technology that devices such as (selected) smart phones can use. The deployment began in 2019 and currently the coverage is limited to a few locations across the UK dependent on the network. 5G can work up to 10x quicker than 4G so you can stream and download videos faster than ever.
Currently, we can provide 5G Sim Only contracts on O2 and Vodafone on one month contracts. We can also provide network-billed 5G plans for EE Business, please get in touch fore more information.
What speeds can you achieve with a 5G SIM Only plan?
Early tests published on Youtube, shown results between 200-350Mbps download speed. This is 5x the average fixed broadband speed and almost 10x the average mobile speed as reported by speedtest.net. However, we expect results of around 100Mbps depending on your area.
The O2 Coverage checker is very useful and can give you estimated download speeds, so we recommend you head there first to get an idea on the speed you can achieve.
You can find our best 5G SIM Only deals here.
How can I get 5G at no extra cost?
First, you need a 5G compatible device, for example the Samsung Galaxy S20+. If you have a 5G compatible device, simply order one of our 5G Vodafone Sim Only or 5G o2 Sim Only plans and you have got yourself a 5G sim at no extra cost.
If you already have a Sim Only plan with us, simply get in touch and we will request the 5G service to be enabled. To get in touch, please use our contact form or get in touch via 03333 446 441 or [email protected].
Can I get 5G if I already have a Globe2 SIM Only plan?
Simply, get in touch as usual and we would be happy to enable it for you so you can enjoy faster download speeds and less latency.
What 5G SIM Only plans are available?
Our current, most popular 5G plan is our unlimited bundle; which includes, unlimited UK minutes and texts as well as unlimited data. This is currently (at the time of writing) on offer for £20 + VAT, however, we advise you click here to see our latest pricing.
For 5G EE Sim Only plans, please get in touch via email.
If you want to switch provider, why not check out our handy guide on How to change mobile provider by text and keep your mobile number.
What phones are 5G compatible?
We created an article to help you identify, but most (if not all) of the latest flagship phones (i.e Samsung and iPhone) come with 5G.
Read our article on our 5G ESIMs where we list all the compatible 5G devices available.