Globe Telecom on Tuesday said that it is expanding its international reach with the establishment of an operating company in the United Kingdom.
“Globe is very excited to set foot in the United Kingdom, home to many Filipinos working in a variety of sectors, are permanent migrants, or those visiting for business or leisure, with the launching of UK Globetel Ltd. and the unveiling of our various services,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, head of International Business Group at Globe.
UK Globetel, a new member of the Globe group of companies, was recently set up to handle the offering of various telecommunications services in the UK to Filipinos residing in and visiting that country.
Globe Local UK SIM (subscriber identification module) is the flagship product that will serve domestic UK mobile telecommunication requirements of Filipinos in UK, while providing affordable rates for calls and text messages to their families and friends in the Philippines.
The company said that local and international short messaging service and call rates are available for as low as 10 pence per text message and 10 pence per call minute, the lowest calling rate from UK to the Philippines in the market today.
Partner retailer in UK
The Globe Local UK SIM is available at selected Filipino stores and partner-retailers in the UK, while its top-up is available in over 40,000 corner stores carrying Paypoint and Payzone payment terminals.
Families of UK-based Filipinos can also avail of Globe DUO UK, a calling service that assigns a virtual UK number to a registered Globe Prepaid, Postpaid and TM mobile number in the Philippines. Once registered to the service, subscribers will be provided a local UK number that will serve as their Globe DUO UK number for 30 days. Their contacts from UK can call the virtual UK number day or night with unlimited call time, and will only be charged with domestic UK rates instead of standard international direct dialing rates.
“Our thrust is to constantly find innovations and value-for-money offerings that will allow them to constantly keep in touch and keep their ties stronger with their loved ones whether in the UK or back here in the Philippines,” Eala said.