December 19, 2014

Globe partners with LINE for free international calls to Globe, TM for the holidays



Globe and LINE Partnership

Globe Telecom, through its International Business Group, has forged a partnership with leading communications application LINE, which will provide wonderful opportunities for Filipinos around the world to connect to their loved ones in the Philippines during the holiday season.

For nine days from December 24, 2014 to January 1, 2015, LINE users worldwide, including the 12-million strong Filipinos in various communities abroad, can make free calls to Globe mobile and TM subscribers in the Philippines. This offer is a special gift from Globe and LINE that will make this Christmas season extra memorable, letting the warmth of the celebrations to radiate across the seas.

“This year, our customers enjoyed a richer mobile experience with our global partnerships with Spotify and NBA that fully enabled their digital lifestyles. As we end the year on a high note, we are excited to announce another collaboration with leading messaging app LINE as our way to reach out to Filipinos abroad and still let them feel the true spirit of Christmas by giving them the chance to call their loved ones in the Philippines on Globe and TM for free,” said Globe Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Gil Genio.

“At Globe, we know how much Filipinos value relationships, which is why we continuously strive to provide them with groundbreaking means to stay connected with those that matter most. Our partnership with LINE allows overseas Filipinos worldwide to share the joys of a truly Pinoy-one-of-a-kind Christmas with their loved ones despite being separated by distance,” Genio added.

“Calling is still one of the most popular ways to send Christmas greetings. Hearing the voice of a loved one saying ‘Merry Christmas’ definitely warms the heart of every Filipino. Furthering our commitment to bridging the gap between our kababayans around the world and their loved ones back home, we are happy to forge an alliance with LINE to let Filipinos, no matter where they are, enjoy worry-free and non-stop calls using the app,” added Globe Senior Vice President for International Business Rizza Maniego-Eala.

“Being a popular mobile messenger app worldwide, LINE is very pleased to provide high-quality service to Filipinos particularly during this season when keeping in touch is paramount. Our collaboration with Globe ushers in a new era in telecommunications as the synergy of an app and a network is created, expanding our reach to more Filipinos who wish to get in touch with friends and family using Globe and TM in the Philippines,” said Head of Line Philippines Greg Kim.

LINE users around the world through their smartphones can now have their holiday greetings heard for free by Globe and TM customers from Christmas Eve all the way to New Year’s Day with Line Premium Call function which allows users to make a call from LINE to Globe and TM numbers.

The LINE app offering is another expansion of Globe’s comprehensive line-up of services for overseas Filipinos, which include DUO International for 24 countries, international SIMS in the UK, Spain, Italy, and co-branded partnerships in Hong Kong, Singapore and Saudi Arabia, among many others.


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