Globe Telecom offers IDD load for OFW families

Posted at 09/09/09 12:23 PM

MANILA - Globe Telecom Inc. is now offering prepaid credit for international direct dialling (IDD) services to help keep Filipinos connected to their loved ones overseas.

In a statement, the second-largest telecommunications firm said it has launched its IDD Suki promo, which allows Globe prepaid subscribers to purchase IDD credit in sari-sari stores, groceries, and other load outlets.

"Since it is readily available in all your suking tindahan, there is no need to go far to avail of this IDD promo," Globe Segment Business Head for Overseas Filipino Communities Alan Supnet said.

Globe offers 2 IDD Suki packages, depending on the country where one wishes to call. IDD Suki 20 allows a user to make an IDD call to the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Singapore for 5 minutes for P20, while IDD Suki 30 provides a 3-minute call to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, or Kuwait for P30.

Aside from being readily accessible, Supnet said Globe's promo is more convenient to use since it no longer requires users to dial PIN codes and prefixes, unlike traditional IDD phone cards.

"With Globe IDD Suki, Globe prepaid subscribers can now easily call their loved ones in 8 countries at very affordable rates. Compared to other IDD promos, IDD Suki is easy to use. There is no need to dial prefixes, prepaid call numbers or PINS, or listen to a recording," he said.