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Globe expands worldwidest network, brings international inbound calling service to Canada

Globe DUO Canada

Globe Telecom continues to expand its worldwidest network by extending reach of its international inbound calling offer DUO International to serve Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Filipino migrants in Canada as well as their contacts in the Philippines. More details after the jump.

Canada is one of the top countries worldwide that houses the most number of overseas Filipinos with over 900,000 permanent residents and transients, making the country a viable market for the telco’s roster of international services.

DUO Canada is a subscription service that assigns a virtual Canadian landline number to a registered Globe number in the Philippines. This allows Filipinos in Canada to call their loved ones in the country through their virtual Canadian landline number.

Calls to the virtual Canadian landline number assigned to the Globe subscriber will be charged at domestic Canadian call rates, effectively lowering call costs. This allows Filipinos in Canada to contact loved ones at a much affordable rate compared to standard IDD charges to the Philippines.

With DUO Canada, OFWs no longer need extra call cards or internet connection to call loved ones in the Philippines. They can call the Philippines anytime, anywhere they are using any Canadian phone. They can also choose which Canadian landline number will be assigned to the Globe subscriber in the Philippines. Available landline numbers are for Calgary, Durham, Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Windsor and Winnipeg.

Open to Globe Postpaid, Prepaid and TM subscribers, DUO Canada is available for P999 or CAD$25 per month of subscription. The DUO Canada number is valid for thirty (30) days.

“Almost 90% of Filipinos in Canada are permanent migrants who are unable to visit family and friends back home as frequent as those in other countries, and we are proud to be able to give them an innovative and affordable way to keep in touch with loved ones in the Philippines for less than CAD$1 a day,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Head for International Business Group at Globe.

To register to DUO Canada, Globe subscribers in the Philippines can text DUO CANADA 999 to 8888 or visit the website at www.globe.com.ph/duocanada and click the ‘Subscribe’ button.

Aside from Canada, DUO International is also offered in the United States, Korea, and the United Kingdom. Recently, the telco opened UK Globetel Limited, a member of the Globe group of companies, to handle the offering of various telecommunications services in the UK. Services such as voice, SMS, MMS, load top-up and mobile data will be offered by UK Globetel to Filipinos residing in and visiting the United Kingdom.

Leading the roster of UK Globetel Limited offers is the Globe Local UK SIM that serves domestic UK mobile telecommunication requirements of Filipinos in UK while providing affordable rates for calls and text messages to their families and friends in the Philippines.

Source: Globe Telecom

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