Globe Expands Service to Canada
Globe Telecom expanded its international inbound calling offer to Canada through Duo International.
The Duo service aimed to serve Filipino workers and migrants in Canada as well as their contacts in the Philippines.
Canada is home to 900,000 permanent residents and transients from the Philippines, making it a viable market for Globe’s roster of international services.
“Almost 90 percent 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 C$1 a day,” said Globe’s International Business Group head Rizza Maniego-Eala.
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 families 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 their families in the Philippines at a more affordable rate compared to standard IDD charges.
Subscribers 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.
The service is open to Globe Postpaid, Prepaid and TM subscribers.
Duo International is also offered in the United States, Korea and the United Kingdom.