GLOBE TELECOM OFFERS COST SAVINGS FOR CUSTOMERS WITH BRIDGE VOICESMS ROAM
New plans offer up to 80% savings on international roaming changes
9 December 2011 – Globe Telecom (Globe) launches Bridge VoiceSMS Roam, a fixed-rate voice and SMS roaming bundle plan that offers customers convenience, flexibility and cost savings when they travel across 11 countries in the Asia Pacific – Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Globe customers will have the option to choose from three Bridge VoiceSMS Roam bundle plans that are tailored to suit their different usage needs. Customers can use Bridge VoiceSMS Roam at the visited country to receive incoming call, make outgoing local call and international call back home to Philippines, and send SMS to any country. Incoming SMS is free-of-charge. The three bundle plans* are:
Bridge VoiceSMS Roam15 – US$18 for 15 voice call minutes and 15 SMS messages
Bridge VoiceSMS Roam30 – US$32 for 30 voice call minutes and 30 SMS messages
Bridge VoiceSMS Roam60 – US$60 for 60 voice call minutes and 60 SMS messages
Each Bridge VoiceSMS Roam plan is valid for seven (7) days.
*Prices listed are indicative in US dollars and exclude taxes. Customers can check with their local Bridge Alliance member operator for pricing in local currency and other local terms and conditions which may apply.
With Bridge VoiceSMS Roam, Globe customers can now stand to save up to 80% versus prevailing international roaming rates. For example, a customer using Bridge VoiceSMS Roam30 in India can expect to save approximately US$88, when compared to the prevailing voice and SMS roaming rates.
“The high cost of international roaming charges has been a perennial issue for travellers, but it is also tedious to be out of touch with colleagues at work, friends and family. Through our partnership with Bridge Alliance, Globe is able to provide a practical solution for our customers, enabling them to stay connected even while travelling across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom.
“Bridge Alliance continues to deliver benefits to customers with our comprehensive suite of cost effective solutions for voice, SMS and data roaming, and strengthens our position as the preferred network of choice for our member operators’ customers. We congratulate Globe Telecom for launching the service and offering these benefits to their customers.” said Annie Gan, Chief Executive Officer, Bridge Alliance.
Bridge VoiceSMS Roam is currently available for subscription with AIS in Thailand and Globe in Philippines. Other Bridge Alliance member operators will offer Bridge VoiceSMS Roam in phases, namely – Airtel (India), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Maxis (Malaysia), SingTel Mobile (Singapore), SingTel Optus (Australia), SK Telecom (Korea), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan) and Telkomsel (Indonesia). Customers can contact their local Bridge Alliance member operator for more details on product availability, service coverage and local terms and conditions which may apply.
About Bridge Alliance
Bridge Alliance is Asia Pacific’s largest and leading mobile alliance group. The alliance is a current partnership of eleven leading mobile operators, namely, Airtel (India), AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), SingTel Mobile (Singapore), SingTel Optus (Australia), SK Telecom (Korea), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan) and Telkomsel (Indonesia). With an extensive footprint across Asia Pacific, Bridge Alliance provides seamless connectivity and straightforward services to customers roaming on the alliance network.
With a combined customer base of over 400 million mobile subscribers and a shared infrastructure, Bridge Alliance offers significant commercial benefits to its alliance members and partners. Through close collaboration, members leverage on the collective strengths of the alliance to develop innovative solutions for the Asia Pacific markets. Bridge Alliance operates through a Singapore-incorporated joint venture company, Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd.
For more information, visit www.bridgealliance.com
About Globe Telecom
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services which include mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom; both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and across the region.
For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph
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