Dec 202014

MANILA, Philippines – Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. and dominant carrier Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) continued to expand interconnection links in the provinces, this time allowing subscribers in Ilocos Sur to call each other for free.

Globe announced in a statement that the commercial activation of the interconnection deal with PLDT took effect last Dec. 10 allowing their landline customers to realize substantial savings as they no longer have to pay for long distance charges when calling one another.

Landline subscribers of Globelines and PLDT were charged with long distance rate when making phones to one another.

Globe general counsel Froilan Castelo said Globelines subscribers could simply dial the seven-digit telephone number to connect with PLDT and vice-versa.

“The goal of the company has always been to offer products and services that are relevant to our customers. The expansion of our collaboration with competition further enhances our customers’ access to affordable telecommunication services especially for those that are residing in the provinces,” Castelo said

According to him, Globe is also open for discussions for potential interconnection arrangement with other local exchange carriers.

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Globe and PLDT have existing interconnection in Metro Manila, Cavite, Iloilo, Capiz, Batangas, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Leyte, Davao City, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Laguna, Quezon, La Union, Nueva Ecija, and Benguet, General Santos/South Cotabato , Tarlac, Davao del Norte, and Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Zambales.

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