Globe, PLDT seal interconnection in Pangasinan

Posted at 07/08/14 1:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom's landline subscribers in Pangasinan can now call other carriers without incurring long-distance charges.

This after the activation of the local interconnection in Pangasinan between Globelines and PLDT last July 1.

The local interconnection between Globelines and PLDT means their landline customers will no longer have to pay for long distance charges when calling one another.

Previously, Globelines and PLDT customers were charged with long distance rates when making phone calls to each other.

Now Globe subscribers can dial the seven-digit telephone number to connect with PLDT and vice-versa.

"Rest assured that Globe Telecom will continue to pursue collaboration and cooperation with competition to enhance our customers’ access to telecommunication services. We are hopeful that we will be able to establish the same kind of collaboration in other areas of the country to provide cost-effective services to our customers,” said Atty. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel.

At present, Globe and PLDT are in talks for similar interconnection arrangements in Zambales, Misamis Occidental and Ilocos Norte.

Globe and PLDT currently 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, GenSan/South Cotabato , Tarlac and Davao del Norte.

Castelo said Globe Telecom is open for discussions for potential interconnection arrangement with other local exchange carriers.