Globalgig carried out and completed a network update during the start of August 2018. If you are currently experiencing service problems, it is likely that the update was not effective on your SIM and you will need to request a replacement SIM. Click here to order a replacement SIM.
Recent Network Change
Why is Globalgig upgrading their
We look to increase network capacity, delivering faster speed for your mobile device and wireless applications.
What do I need to do to get the
To get the over-the-air update you will need to ensure that your Globalgig SIM card is in a working device that is turned on at the time of the scheduled update.
We will be sending you additional notifications on over-the-air updates.
What if I miss the scheduled update?
We will be sending a reminder one hour before the update. If you do miss the 1st update we will schedule a 2nd update later in the week. Please keep a look out for any notifications.
If you know you wont be able to make any of the updates then you will need to request a SIM swap. You can request this from the SIM Swap form: https://www.globalgig.com/sim-swap/
What if I will need to swap out my
To order your Replacement SIM please fill in out the online form:
Via My Account: If you have a Globalgig My Account, login using your registered email address and password and click Activate my service. You will need the 19-digit SIM number on the back of your SIM card.
Online: If you do not have a Globalgig My Account go to globalgig.com/activate to connect your service. You will need the 19-digit SIM number found on the back of your SIM card and your payment card details.
Call-to-Connect: Alternatively, you can call our customer service team who will be happy to take you through the process. You will need the 19-digit SIM number found on the back of your SIM card and your payment card details.
What should my APN be set to?
You need to set your APN to mbb.voiamo.net
How to do this depends on which device you are using. Click to download the instructions relating to the device you are using:
Globalgig is a data only service that does not support traditional voice and SMS platforms.
There are a variety of apps available such as WhatsApp and Viber that can be used to send messages and make calls which are supported by a data connection.
How much data do I need?
Depending on whether you need a little or a lot of data, Globalgig has a data plan for you.
The data package size you need will depend on what you’ll be using data for:
If you’re just sending a few emails and briefly surfing web pages you’ll require one of our smaller packages.
If you’re streaming music and videos regularly you’ll need one of our larger packages.
Where can I use my service?
All Globalgig plans can be used across our 100+ country network.
The countries included in your data package depends on whether you have an Essential or Go Global data plan.
Additional international charges and/or excess usage charges may be incurred when exceeding your data plan bundle.
How can I make changes to my service?
You can make some changes to your service by logging in to My Account.
Changes that are not available online can be made by contacting our support team who will be happy to take you through whatever you need.
My Account is a convenient way to manage your Globalgig services online. My Account allows you to:
Track your current data usage
Update your payment details
Update your personal information
View your previous bills
Forgotten your password? Click the forgotten password link on the My Account login page.
Thinking of leaving us?
Please contact our support team who are here to help with billing, technical or coverage queries. If you do decide to cancel your Globalgig service, cancellation will take place at the end of your current bill cycle as long as you provide a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.
Billing & Payments
Each month we will send you a bill detailing your service charges
When you activated your service, you provide us with your payment details and authorised the automatic debiting of the amounts due each month from this payment details.
Your monthly invoice will state the exact date we will debit your payment details.
Globalgig is a post-paid service, which is invoiced on the 1st of each month. All overage and out of bundle charges are charged in arrears.
All times and dates are calculated in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), this includes service activation, usage reporting and suspensions.
Pro-rata charges are applied when you connect or upgrade your SIM after the 1st of the month. They commonly appear on your first invoice, or on an invoice following a plan change that has happened mid-month.
Pro-rata charges are calculated by dividing the cost of your plan by the number of days in the calendar month then multiplying that by the number of days connected on your plan.
Early Termination Fees (ETFs)
An Early Termination Free may apply if you disconnect your service during your plan’s minimum term.
For example, if you activate a data plan on a 3 month minimum term and decide to cancel during month two.
An ETF is calculated by multiplying your monthly plan fee by the remaining number of months in your minimum term period. Your final invoice will show this as an Early Termination Fee.
If you exceed your monthly plan inclusions you will start to incur excess usage or overage charges. These charges are calculated on a pay-per-MB rate that depends on which plan you are on and in which country the service was used.
Keep an eye out for the usage and spend alerts we’ll email you, or monitor your usage in My Account to make sure you’re aware of any additional spend.
Globalgig provides an international data service. Your international inclusions depends on which plan you have. Any international usage outside of your plan inclusions will be charged on a pay-per-MB rate that depends on which plan you are on and where the charges are being incurred.
Keep an eye on the usage and spend alerts we’ll email you, or monitor your usage in My Account to make sure you’re aware of any additional spend.
If there is an outstanding balance on your account, you will continue to receive invoices even after disconnection, until any outstanding balance is cleared.
We’ll send usage alerts to your registered email address when you have used up 50%, 85% and 100% of your monthly data inclusions.
You can also track your usage via My Account.
Please note: Usage notifications are a best efforts service and may be late due to delays in receiving data records from our network partners.
We will send you spend alerts for every £10 you spend in overage charges or international charges in excess of your monthly data inclusions. We will also send you alerts when you reach 85% and 100% of your spend limit (usually £50)
Please note: Spend alerts are a best efforts service and may be late due to delays in receiving data records from our network partners.
We limit additional charges, either due to exceeding your monthly data inclusions or using your service in a destination not included in your plan to £50 each month.
You can increase this limit if needed.
Please note: You may receive invoices with charges in excess of the £50 limit due to delays in receiving data records from our network partners.
Orders & Shipping
How much does delivery cost?
Globalgig currently only delivers within the UK. All UK SIM deliveries are free of charge. Devices will be charged at a standard shipment cost.
How long does delivery take?
All Globalgig orders should be delivered within 2-3 working days.
You can call our support team to enquire about the status of your order.
What is your returns policy?
Customers have the right to return any online purchases within 14 days without reason for a full refund.
Globalgig hotspots should be returned to the following address:
iGEM Communications Returns, Unit 3, Dunlop Road, Hunt End Industrial Estate, Redditch, B97 5XP
If you suspect your hotspot is faulty, then please contact our Customer Care team who will help you diagnose the problem. If a faulty hotspot is returned within warranty, then free replacement will be sent or a full refund will be issued.
Hotspots returned outside the warranty will not qualify for a refund and any requested replacement hardware will be charged for.
1-year warranty starting from the day the customer orders the device
Device must not appear to be damaged. This includes damage from water
Device must not have been personalised in any way
The Globalgig Customer Service Team is available Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm and closed Bank Holidays.