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Globe APN Settings for Mobile Internet on Android [✏]

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's not everywhere that we find a signal for wifi network. That's why it's still advantageous to be subscribed to an unlimited data plan. Alternatively this is also available to prepaid subscribers with a rate of Php10 per 30 minutes of connection.

For Android users that are Globe subscribers and want to connect the internet via the mobile network, here's the APN settings that worked for my phone which is an HTC Wildfire S running on Android 2.3.5.

Name:      [you can put any name here]
APN:        www.globe.com.ph
Proxy:       203.177.42.214
Port:         8080
Authenitcation Type:  PAP
APN Type:   default

Leave the other fields with their default values. With these settings you can now connect to the globe mobile network and surf the internet.


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For the month of July, I was one of those Globe subscribers who availed of their one-month long promo of free access to mobile Twitter. Through this, I got to explore the settings of mobile network on my phone. This information could be helpful for other subscribers of the network so I decided to make a post about it. :)


[UPDATE]: Many have found this post helpful and I'm glad that this setting worked for you. As for those asking, I'd reiterate points here that have been asked several times by blog visitors *see long list of comments below*


  • You need balance to be able to surf using this setting.
          You need at least Php5.00 to be able to surf the internet (Regular rates cost P5/15minutes).


  • Internet connection using this setting may be very sloooow.
          Internet speed actually would depend on the 3G signal in your location. As for me, internet was fastest when I'm in Manila. Worst case I've experienced was the internet was too slow that no web page would load. I had to refresh the page several times before the web page loaded successfully. This may be the case for those who posted that this setting is not working for them. Certain apps (i.e. Facebook) may also encounter errors/exceptions because it cannot connect successfully to the internet.


  • I recommend to use Opera Mini Browser when using this setting. 
          This browser uses less data (compared to other mobile browsers) in surfing the mobile net. With a slow connection, this browser can load web pages faster because it needs fewer data to load the pages. Other browsers would still work too though.


  • I have tried  this setting only on a Globe simcard.

          I haven't used this on a TM, but maybe it would work too. Just try it yourself. :D

If your question was not answered by the points above, scroll down on the comments section below. Others might have posted the same question that you have. :)

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[UPDATE (July 19, 2013)]
Hi guys. I've tried using this setting for 3G recently and to my surprise, it was not working and displayed 'Invalid APN Setting'. I am not sure what happened but it was connecting properly before. Maybe Globe modified the network setting?

Anyway, please continue sending your feedback. I hope this becomes fixed soon.

[UPDATE (October 27, 2013)]
I think it's working again! I tried to connect again from my phone today and no error was displayed. I was able to load a page (twitter.com) but the connection is still too slow. :O

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114 comments

  1. how to register or to set the settingd.i want to abail internet to my mobile?tnx

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  2. @Anonymous:

    In my phone (HTC Wildfire S), the above settings can be applied by going to

    Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names

    then choose 'New APN' in the Menu.

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    2. paano sa cloudfone thril 430x. im not that techie :( help!

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    3. @Anthony: Please don't post your mobile number here. As for your question, try surfing the internet after connecting via Mobile Network and see if the page would load.

      @kim: Maybe there's something written in your phone's manual for that. :)

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    4. just wanna know if i can also use this setting if im using TM sim card?

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    5. I haven't tried that but I think it should work too, since Globe and TM are of the same telco.

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  3. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!! /sobs/ lol. 3g worked !!

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    1. @Anonymous:

      You're welcome! Happy surfing! (>^ω^<)

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  4. there is no default on my APN type...
    -Internet + MMS
    -Internet
    -MMS
    those are the choices... I'm using galaxy Y

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    1. @Anonymous:

      I am not that familiar with the config on other phones. On mine, the APN type is a text field and you just have to type the words "default" on it.

      Hmmm. I suggest you try all three of them and see if one works.

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    2. THANKS! i got it working... :D
      I used the Internet as the APN type...

      one more question.. can it be used to connect the apps to the internet?

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    3. @Anonymous:

      Yes it can. It will work just like when you are connected on a wifi network with internet access. The speed of the connection will just depend on the 3G signal in your location.

      You're welcome! :)

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    4. pano naman ung MCC and MNC?

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  5. how's the speed of the connection?

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    1. @Anonymous:

      That would really depend on your location. As for my experience, loading and posting on my twitter timeline would take at least 10 seconds (I'm in Manila). I really haven't tried surfing the internet or logging in on FB via 3G so I don't have a rough idea on the general speed of the connection.

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    2. wow fast connection... loading google is taking me years... :(

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    3. @Anonymous:

      0.0 Try surfing the net during the wee hours of the morning. Usually it's faster during that time. If it's still slow, then it's really in the signal in your location. Maybe you could report that to Globe, so that they can improve their service in your area. :D

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    4. what time is the wee hours?
      haha.. reporting slow cheated connection on globe... XD

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    5. It means during the very early hours of the morning (1:00AM - 6:00AM for me). The connection gets faster I think because most people are asleep and are not online therefore there's less traffic in the internet highway. :D

      Hehe. Good luck! ^________^

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    6. yah i iagree with that... ok thanks.. :D

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  6. it helped me a lot thanks do you know how to fix this for facebook? api.facebook.com[java.net.UknownHostException]

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    1. @Rusty Al Mercado

      Sorry, no. :( I have not encountered that error yet.

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  7. @katalina
    thanks for this, hapi na ang new year ko! :

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  8. @bajoi!

    You're welcome! I-enjoy lang ang pag-surf sa internet sa bagong taon! :)

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  9. I cannot set up outgoing email of globe for xperia go. tried the setting they gave but ain't working

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    1. @ Anonymous:

      Hi! This setting applies only for the internet connection. Unfortunately, I have not yet discovered a valid setup for emails on an Android.

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  10. GOT IT....... THANKS using S.E.WALKMAN rooted to gingerDX 2.3.7

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  11. what browser do you use?
    do you use the default internet or installed other browsers..
    and can you use viber with it? >:)

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    1. I've tried using the default internet browser, but it was soooo slow. Try installing Opera Mini Browser. Pages load faster with it. :)

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    2. I haven't actually tried it, but Viber should work too.

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  12. worked for me although its kinda slow...

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    1. I know! That's why I use it mainly for Twitter only. :p

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  13. Do i need an extra load to activate apn?

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    1. By 'activate apn' you mean setting up the values above? No, you don't need load to do that. Just access the settings on your phone and set up the values indicated. You'd only need load once you connect to 3G via those settings.

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  14. The browser is fine i can connect to the internet but the apps can't.

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    1. How's the connection in the browser? Maybe the data connection is just too slow for the apps to load.

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  15. hi is this for unlimited internet?
    or kailangan ko mag maintain ng load or what? :)
    thanks!

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    1. This can be used for either regular or unlimited subscription. Pag nag-subscribe ka sa FB-all-day ng Globe halimbawa, pwede to. Pag regular load, P5/30mins(?) ang rate.

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  16. I did it as what you've instructed. But still I cant access on web. Do I have to register on Globe? Or it's for free?

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    1. No, you don't have to register. However, you'll need load to access the internet using this setting.

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  17. working po buh 2 ?

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    1. Kaka-try ko lang ngayon. Yup gumagana pa din naman. :)

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  18. is it working also to sony xperia S phone? thanks!

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    1. Yes. This setting is for any Android device.

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  19. it is applicable also for globe promos like alltxt20 ung my free fb for 2 days??

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    1. Yes, I think so. Eto ginamit ko nung may promo pa ang globe na twitter-all-day for P10.

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    1. No. Minimum required balance is P5.00 to be able to access the internet (for 15 minutes I think).

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  21. bkit d q n poh maopen ung opera mini s cp q..?tama nman ung apn s settings ., dti kc gmit q n browser UC browser ., pero ngmit q nmn ung opera mini ngayon d xa mainstall ., no internet connection dw ., help poh ., tnx ., !!!!!!!! :)

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    1. Minsan kasi paputol-putol tapos depende pa sa lugar kung mabilis o mabagal yung connection. I-try mo lang nang i-try. xD

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  22. free unlimited internet na po ba kahit 5php lang balance ko? thanks!

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    1. Kung regular load yan hindi, 15 minutes of internet connection lang yan.

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  23. Pano po set up ang VPN setting ng mobile phone q pra magamit q kht nd aq nka wifi????

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    1. Sorry, I haven't tried using VPN. Maybe you could refer to this link instead:

      techrepublic.com/blog/smartphones/securely-connect-your-android-smartphone-via-vpn/3321

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  24. Currently, GPRS ang connection niya. Pero yung isa kong kasama rito sa bahay 3.5G... Would you know why kaya? :)

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    1. Pareho kayong Globe? I'm not entirely sure about this, pero maybe it depends on the phone kung gano kalakas yung sagap niya ng signal. Pwede ring nagfa-fluctuate yung network. Try to restart the phones kung ganun pa din ang sagap signals nila.

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  25. Thank you so much!

    Alternatively you can use the following proxies:

    Proxy: 203.177.10966
    Port: 8080

    Proxy:3417385686
    Port: 8080

    Apparently it's faster.

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    1. You're welcome! Anyone out there who have already tried using these proxies? You can also give your feedback here. :) Anyway thanks! I'll try them and see if they would work for me.

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  26. Thankyou! Anyway. Pano po mag register dun sa Twitter all day na 10? Pag naka regster na ko dyan... pwede ko ba magamit yung Twitter App ko or sa Internet browser?

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    1. Ang alam ko tapos na yung TWITTER10 promo nila na to. Meron ang Globe ngayon, yung SOCIAL SURF BUNDLE na all-day unlimited access to FB, Twitter and Multiply. Just text SOCIAL20 to 8888.

      Hindi naglo-load sa twitter client kaya browser na lang ang ginagamit ko.

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  27. pwede ba sa bugged sim ang mga proxies na yan?tnx

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  28. ayaw gumana panu ba ?

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    1. Hi! Everything that you need to know is on the post. Just try connecting again.

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    2. this one is working.. tested

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  29. Thanks a Lot :D. MY 3G NETWORK IS NOW WORKING kke ~ ! FINALLY ..

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  30. thanks! but, puede rin bah sa TM??

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    1. do you know how to fix this for facebook? api.facebook.com[java.net.UknownHostException]

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  31. Kelangan po ba may balance pag ngasusurf?
    At sa opera mini lang po ba gumagana yun?

    Im using htc desire hd,,

    Hsdpa yun connection na lumalabas..

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  32. bakit ayaw gumana sa tablet ko galaxy yung setting?

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  33. S3 here... globe prepaid. .I taut the apn u gave me was totally free access for unlimited mobile data for netting... thanks anyways

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  34. Xperia Go ST27i GPRS and Mobile Net Surfing working. Thanks to you. Glad I read this. Two thumbs up for you.

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  35. Mine is custom rom.. ultima rom.. 4.1.2 siyah kernel latest...i9300 rooted.. globe prepaid... santiago city..

    Pls help me set my apn... i cant connect into mobile data... much tnx.

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  36. helped me alot

    tnx btw.

    and for additional info for other users

    dont edit the existing apn's add a new one then use the above details some of the settings on the existing ones messes on the connection, well thats the situation for me, anyways tnx again :))

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  37. hello. yan lang ba tlga gagawin? nothing more? i'm using a xperia tipo dual and ayaw nya gumana..

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  38. Works like a charm! Thank you!

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  39. YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING!!! THANKS SIR!!! :D

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  40. my phone is Torque droidz mate android version 2.2(froyo)

    how can i configure my internet connection using globe or smart sim????


    someone help meee????

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  41. bakit po khit nkaregister nko sa power surf bumabawas pa rin sya sa regular load ko?

    my cp unit is galaxy 5, should i buy a new card?

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  42. help me with my sony experia...i cant access:(

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  43. my unit is cherry mobile spark tv i follow the steps but isnt working whats next

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  44. my cellphone is HTC Glacier 2.3.4...i don't know what to do??i'm a globe user also..

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  45. May blog post din ako about this pero for all networks na.

    http://mobile.gjamoroso.com/2011/03/mobile-internet-settings-for-globe-sun.html

    You can check it out, and ask questions if you want

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    1. Thanks for this Hihey! This will be helpful for everyone. :)

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  46. Ako nalang ata hindi maka connect. Naka subscribe ako sa superfb pero nde talaga siya maconnect sa net. Samsung s3, globe user. Malabon area

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  47. Not working -___-

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  48. Pwede po ba sa xperia sl yan?
    wala ba kinalaman ang sim card? Kya ayaw gumana skin? Ty

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  49. Ganito din naging problema ko for a month,after mag send ng apn update tong globe na nainstall ko naman na hindi ko alam na ganito pala mangyayari eh dun na nagsimula ang isang buwan na kalbaryo. Nakaka connect naman ako tru wifi pero yun nga sa mobile data hindi na. Umabot pa ako sa point na pinatos ko yung free browse na nilalagay ng mga marunong mag hack ng free net kaso diko matagalan yung bagal at 5mbps lang kaya sa mga files na pwedeng idownload. After ng mahaba habang reasearch natry ko din to yung tulad ng sabi ng nag blog kaso di tumalab sa phone ko actually samsung galaxy s4 gamit ko ilang tips na ginawa ko then finally kagabi nakita ko yung options sa apn settings ko na "reset to default" clinick ko yun then nawala mga apn settings na nilagay para makapag browse ka ng libre naisip ko baka gumana na ulit pag ka click ko sa globe prepaid apn settings ko boom sobrang bilis na ulit ng net ko nagagamit ko na yung mobile data ko.

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  50. how to set up on htc butterfly..I followed the steps above but still connection failed due to incorrect APN setting

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    1. Hi! As I've mentioned above, this setting seems to be not working anymore as of the latest trial that I did (07/19/2013). I guess we just have to look out for updates from Globe as they may have changed the setting.

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  51. just got my blackberry q5, 300mb for a month powersurf un ni-subscribe ko.. nag ddisconect sya and i have to turn off and on the data option.. bakit ganun? and ambilis magbawas ng KB kahit sobrang saglit lang ako ng facebook at onting bbm chat lang nagawa ko...

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    1. Hi Ruby! Hindi ako sure, pero pwedeng naka-auto sync ang mga apps mo kapag kumokonek sa internet. So kahit FB lang at BBM yung ginagamit mo, umaandar pa din yung ibang apps mo sa background kaya ambilis umakyat ng KB usage mo.

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  52. phone ko ay xperia u. pwede po ba yung apn n nasa itaas ang gamitin pr sa globe? and then gamitin na yung mga promo ng globe pra sa internet surfing? thank you.

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    1. Hi Chris! Yup, dapat. Naka-promo din ako dati nung ginamit ko yung settings na yan.

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  53. I think I just need to thank you for this :)
    Just got my new smartphone and not much of this phone in Philippines (Oppo R819), its a really great phone but the Data Settings (APN) is not ready here (unlike my Note 2), looked for several threads, post and blogs til I found this one. Apparently, the Configuration Settings sent by globe doesn't accept the default PIN which is "1234" so I need to configure it Manually. Thanks for this! 3G is now working in my phone :)

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    1. Hi Ivan! You're welcome! How's the connection speed on yours? It's still too slow on my phone, takes lots of time to load a standard webpage.

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  54. Hey guys,who to hack sim Internet?is the any way?

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  55. Using a galaxy's3 (i9300) ROOTED running cyanomod ROM v10.1.3 ... Cant seenm to connect to data. With agh I've settings.. Any idea if there how to solve! Thanks

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  56. thank you for sharing this!!!! fast internet for my globe postpaid!!!

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  57. pano sa xperia z? :(

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    1. Hi! Sorry, di ko pa na-try mag-configure sa ibang phone maliban sa HTC, so hindi ko alam.

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  58. tnx for this po :)

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  59. you're totally an angel for me., thought I would be wasting my load balance just to connect on the net. so i have to do a research just to solve this shitty proxy authentication error. :D thnx

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  60. Still.it doesn't work? :3

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