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Globe extends International Calling Service for only $1

Globe Telecom is giving more reasons for Filipinos from around the World to stay connected to their loved ones back home in the Philippines with its most affordable calling service DUO International, now available for only US$1 per month from the original price of US$25.

For the entire month of October 2014, FIlipinos based in the Countries covered by DUO International can save as much as 96% when they call their families, friends and loved ones in the Philippines. With Globe Duo International, a Globe or TM number in the Philippines is assigned with a landline number in the chosen DUO International Country. International calls are charged at local rates, eliminating anxiety over international long distance charges.

For as low as 3 cents or P1.50 a day, overseas Filipinos in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can call their families in the Philippines and enjoy talk time upto 100 minutes per day.

Globe Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for International and Business Markets Gil Genio said that, “At Globe, we continue to find ways to delight our customers wherever they are in the World. The DUO International $1 promo is proof that the wonderful services of Globe can span continents as we serve our kababayans abroad who have relatives, friends and associates in the Philippines though calling services that are made easy, convenient and very affordable to them”.

Meanwhile, Globe International Business Group Marketing Director Carmina Villo stated that, “As Filipinos, calling the people most important to us while being away is still a preferred method to communicate. This is despite the prevelance of alternative platforms such as over-the-top applications and social networks. With DUO International at $1, one can call the Philippines as frequently as possible without having to worry about expensive international long-distance charges. This is our way of creating a wonderful world where we bridge the distance between the overseas Filipino and their loved ones back home”.

Subscriptions can be done at with an option for those in the US, Canada, Japan, Spain and the UK is to purchase a DUO prepaid card at participating Filipino stores in the said countries, then registering online.

ANother alternative for Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers is to register via SMS by texting DUO 45 to 8888. They must have at least P46 load credits to register successfully as the P45 load will be credited from their load wallet. Afterwards. they will receive an SMS notification with the assigned DUO International number upon successful registration.

For more information on the Globe DUP International $1 promo or to subscribe to it, log on to DUO/ and for the other Globe Services please visit

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