Globe Duo for Pre-paid Subscribers

Globe Telecom, in a press release on June 4, 2009, announced that its Duo service is now available to both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers.  The press release reads as follows:

Globe makes it easy and convenient for consumers to get unlimited mobile and landline calls through its breakthrough service DUO – Mobile and Landline in One, with the launch of DUO in Prepaid both in Metro Manila and Cebu.  Fast becoming popular to customers in Metro Manila and Cebu, Globe DUO is now available in Prepaid in Metro Manila starting June 5 and this was introduced in Cebu since May 25.

Fast becoming popular to customers in Metro Manila and Cebu, Globe DUO is now available in Prepaid in Metro Manila starting June 5 and this was introduced in Cebu since May 25.

New Globe prepaid subscribers can get the special DUO prepaid SIM pack at only P45 to enjoy Globe DUO. Experience the ultimate in unlimited mobile and landline calling within Metro Manila and Cebu for five days for just P125 and P350 for 14 days.

The new DUO prepaid SIM packs are available in Globe Business Centers and partner retailers in Metro Manila and Cebu.

“We want everyone to experience the best in unlimited calling at an affordable price. So we are introducing the prepaid variant and we have initially rolled it out in Cebu and now in Metro Manila. DUO is an innovative service and a great offering that we want to make available to more customers,” said Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz, Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Globe,

Also, Globe announces that new postpaid subscribers can get a Globe Plan for as low as the GFlex 250 and subscribe to DUO at P399 for 30 days to enjoy unlimited DUO-to-landline, landline-to-DUO, and DUO-to-DUO calls. Globe now offers the lowest unlimited Globe Plan at only P649 per month, making it simple and affordable to get on DUO. The GFlex 250 is a line-only plan.

DUO is the first and only ultimate unlimited mobile and landline call service in the world. It is a 2-in-1 service that makes use of just one SIM so a subscriber gets to carry around just one mobile phone for all his calling needs.

The new DUO enables subscribers to make unlimited calls from Globe to any landline number and from any landline to Globe, as well as to and from any DUO postpaid mobile subscriber for as long as they are all within the same area code.

Globe makes it very easy for consumers to get on DUO. For Globe prepaid subscribers, purchase the new DUO SIM pack then register via SMS to DUO: text DUO MM 125 or DUO MM 350 and send to 8888. Upon subscription to DUO, the amount (P125 or P350) will be deducted from the prepaid load and the subscriber gets a DUO landline number. Enjoy unlimited calls to any landline as well as DUO-to-DUO mobile calls immediately upon activation of the service.

For Globe postpaid subscribers, they can instantly start using DUO by simply texting DUO <area> ON to 8888, where area is MM for NCR and CEB for Cebu subscribers. Once registered to DUO, enjoy unlimited calls to any landline as well as DUO-to-DUO mobile calls within the same area code at anytime of the day. DUO is currently being exclusively offered within Metro Manila and Cebu for free NCR to NCR and Cebu to Cebu calls.

Customers can also visit any Globe Business Center in Metro Manila and Cebu to get a Globe Plan and subscribe to DUO at only P399 for 30 days. Globe Plans start at P500 and even offer a free camera phone.

For postpaid, new DUO activations have an initial 90-day subscription that is automatically renewed on a monthly basis unless otherwise requested by the subscriber. Every Globe postpaid line is entitled to one DUO subscription. Subscribers of SME and Corporate Managed accounts must contact their account managers to get DUO.

DUO is an add-on to the Globe postpaid plan and the subscriber gets a DUO landline number, enabling a SIM to carry both a landline and a mobile number. Call any landline within Metro Manila by dialing 02 and the landline number. Any landline within Metro Manila can call the DUO subscriber by dialing the DUO landline number. Use the area code 032 for landline calls within Cebu. For unlimited mobile calls, dial the DUO number of the subscriber. 
 
For prepaid subscribers, make sure not to remain unsubscribed to the DUO service for more than 30 days after the DUO subscription expires. In this way, the subscriber gets to keep the same DUO number. A new DUO number will be assigned for DUO subscriptions made after the 30-day grace period. Unlike for postpaid, there is no automatic renewal for DUO subscription in prepaid as this is charged to the load credit.

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