Keep those pairs of scissors in the drawer. Thanks to Globe, iPad owners now don't have to cut regular sized SIM cards to fit the slate's micro-SIM card slot.

Hardcore gadget geeks who have managed to snag the much-awaited Apple iPad 3G now have the perfect mate for their device: The first-ever Micro-SIM available only from Globe Tattoo, a power-surfer’s ticket to a no-holds-barred web experience. Anytime you’re on the move with the Globe Micro-SIM and your IPad 3G, you can browse the internet, send email and instant messages, and virtually chat with online pals, day or night.

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Designed especially for use in tablet devices like the iPad 3G, the Globe Micro-SIM is powered by a new Unlimited Data Plan exclusively available from Globe Tattoo. The Unlimited Plan is a pure data plan ideal for daylong browsing so you can constantly tweet, update your status, email and post photos or videos whenever the mood strikes you, all for only P 999 a month.

Now there’s no need to take scissors to a standard SIM card to make it fit into the iPad SIM card slot. Globe’s spanking-new Micro-SIM is small enough to fit the iPad 3G and hook you up to Globe’s wireless 3G network so you can seamlessly cyber-surf anywhere in the Philippines.

Manny Escosa, Head of Globe Tattoo, explains, "The Globe Micro-SIM is our nod to the gadget lovers out there who want the richest online experience they can get on their iPad 3G. And since the Micro-SIM is powered by our new Unlimited Data plan, it’s now a snap for iPad fans to get Globe-connected and get the best possible browsing experience."

A handy tip for newbies: If you’ve got the iPad in your hands and are wondering how you can easily distinguish the iPad 3G from the Wi-Fi-only model, just check the back of the device; if there’s a black strip at the top, you’re holding the 3G model which is a perfect fit for Globe’s Unlimited Data plan.

iPad with Globe Tattoo MicroSIM

So if you’ve already got your iPad 3G and you’re dying to take it for a spin, drop by any Globe store to get on the net. Grab your Globe Tattoo Micro-SIM and sign up for the Globe Unlimited Data Plan for just P999, or if prepaid is your ticket to online bliss, you can get Globe’s Micro-SIM for just P 50.00 and start surfing for P 5.00 for every 15 minutes.

To know more about the Globe Micro-SIM and the Unlimited Data plan, call (02) 730 1000, surf over to or visit any Globe store.

How to Use your Micro-SIM for Globe Unlimited Data Plan

After inserting the micro-SIM into the SIM tray/slot, follow these easy steps:

1. Go to “Settings”.
2. Press “Reset” then “Reset Network Settings”
3. Go to “Cellular Data”
4. Press “APN”
5. Change APN to
a. Postpaid:
b. Prepaid:
6. Deactivate Wi-Fi to be able to browse using the SIM (click Wi-Fi menu, turn-off)

NOTE: Every time you remove your Micro-SIM and then re-insert it, you need to go through Steps 1-6 again.

Press release courtesy of Yoshke Dimen of Fluxion and Globe Telecom

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