I recently tried the ₱499 (+77 Shopee shipping) GoMo SIM 30-Day Unlimited Data, and all I can say is that it works! And because I put the SIM card on a Globe At Home prepaid router, the whole family is enjoying it as well. Perfect timing.
Now the fun part. The thing about this “unlimited data” promo is that they don’t offer it like forever. They come and go, now you see it, now you don’t. Why? Because unlimited data promo is used primarily to lure people to use their service. If GoMo would make this permanent, other telcos would go out of business because naturally, everyone will jump into GoMo. The network overloads, the internet speed sucks again, GoMo gets sued, and so on and so forth.
The same thing actually happened with DiTo and Smart’s Giga app. Their unlimited data promo was suspended indefinitely.
I guess if you are truly looking for an unlimited internet access in the Philippines, mobile data isn’t the one that you should be looking at. I know there are unlimited mobile access abroad, but nope, it’s not something that will happen in the Philippines yet.
The best bet for unlimited access is to apply for a Fiber connection from Globe, PLDT, Sky, Converge, etc.
Telcos are throwing at us with so many promos we can hardly keep up. I know Globe is currently running an unlimited 5G data promo for ₱599, but the pain in the ass is that you have to have a 5G router/mobile phone to avail this otherwise, you’ll end up consuming the limited 4G data allocated given to you.
And, did you know that 5G routers will cost you ₱12,000 up?
So back to my GoMo review. I know that after a month of using it, it’s impossible to avail of another 30-day unlimited mobile data unless they’ll offer it again. On their FB page, I saw a lot of people requesting to have it again, but I guess, for now, the only way to enjoy it is to buy a new GoMo SIM card.
Would I recommend GoMo? Yes, if you lower your expectations of not enjoying it the next month or the following months. And yes, if the Globe network runs fast in your area. After all, GoMo is Globe Telecom.