On 2015-05-19 Globe Telecom sent a message alert that it is no longer needed to set our mobile phones to a certain setting to connect to their mobile Internet, beginning on 2015-05-20. Yes, an alert only a day before the big change, and not everyone received it.
The message is simple and I quote:
Hi! Starting May 20, you’ll be able to use mobile internet without manually configuring your phone’s internet settings, giving you a hassle-free surfing experience. To avoid unexpected charges, turn on SurfAlert. This FREE service will put browsing on hold when your device tries to connect online and you’re not registered to a surf promo. For info, dial *143# > MyAccount > Mobile Internet usage. You can also turn off your cellular data in your phone settings. Thank you!
If you did not receive it, or your phone doesn’t have USSD support, then follow the steps below to activate this free-of-charge service.