Globe Telecom gets bigger as it expands its footprint to reach more Filipinos around the world with the establishment of an operating company in the United Kingdom.
UK Globetel Limited, a member of the Globe group of companies, was recently set-up 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.
“Globe is very excited to set foot in the United Kingdom, home to many Filipinos working in a variety of sectors, are permanent migrants, or those visiting for business or leisure, with the launching of UK Globetel Limited and the unveiling of our various services,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Head of International Business Group at Globe. “Our thrust is to constantly find innovations and value-for-money offerings that will allow them to constantly keep in touch and keep their ties stronger with their loved ones whether in the UK or back here in the Philippines.”
Globe Local UK SIM is the flagship product that will serve 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. Local and international SMS and call rates are available for as low as 10 pence per text message and 10 pence per call minute, the lowest calling rate from UK to the Philippines in the market today. The Globe Local UK SIM is available at selected Filipino stores and partner-retailers in the UK while its top-up is available in over 40,000 corner stores carrying Paypoint and Payzone payment terminals.
Families of UK-based Filipinos can also avail of Globe DUO UK, a calling service that assigns a virtual UK number to a registered Globe Prepaid, Postpaid and TM mobile number in the Philippines. Once registered to the service, subscribers will be provided a local UK number that will serve as their Globe DUO UK number for thirty (30) days. Their contacts from UK can call the virtual UK number day or night with unlimited call time and will only be charged with domestic UK rates instead of standard IDD rates.
Available for only £17.00, Globe DUO UK promotes a “local” calling experience, giving UK-based Filipinos more value for their money. Their Filipino families and loved ones can register to Globe DUO UK via SMS or via the website at http://duouk.globe.com.ph/.