THOMASIANS finally got their own UST-Globe subscriber identity module (SIM) card during the enrollment for school year 2010-2011.

A booth was set up at the first day of enrolment last May 31, where students got their own UST-Globe SIM, exclusive to Thomasians through a tie-up between the University and Globe Telecom. About 2,000 SIM cards were initially distributed to University employees, alumni, and faculty members on May 5.

Emily Cioco, marketing field supervisor of Fonetech said Globe Telecom aims to distribute some 16,000 SIM cards by June 12. Fonetech is the official distributor of the special Globe SIM card.

“Right now, we are targeting 16,992 SIM cards by the end of enrollment [period], so students better hurry while supplies last,” Cioco said.

The UST-Globe SIM card charges 50 centavos per text message and P3 per minute for calls to Globe or Touch Mobile (TM). It charges the normal rate of P1 per text and P6 per minute for calls to other networks.

In an earlier interview, Fr. Arthur Dingel, O.P., assistant to the Rector for planning and quality management, said the SIM will be able to receive up-to-date announcements from the University such as class suspensions, for free.

Enrollees were asked to pay a P20 “activation fee” upon claiming their exclusive SIM card last May 31. Darenn G. Rodriguez



  1. There are still lot of students who don’t have their UST sim. Especially those in 4th year (like me and my blockmates) na nasanay na mag-enroll online. We asked the Eng’g Dean’s office pero sabi nila wala daw sakanila yung mga sim card. They asked us to go to the Office for Planning and Development (main bldg.) Sa office naman na yun (na may sobrang taray na staff) they told us na they don’t have the sim cards, and to ask Globe kung kelan ulit sila babalik sa UST. Then we dialed 211, talked to a CSR who said “We have no idea of that promo, ma’am.”, then transferred the call to the manager who said “Please ask your faculty’s dean because we don’t handle that case.” We don’t know where to go now 🙁

    To the Varsitarian staff, please help us reach the persons involved in distributing the sim cards.


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