MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom (PSE: GLO) becomes the first telecom company in the world to offer all major global over-the-top (OTT) messaging services for free as part of its core call and text bundle. Its unlimited call and text service will now include Viber with 200 million users around the world, Facebook Messenger with 60 million users, Kakao Talk with 90 million users, and major OTT players with over 650 users all for free.
Today, Globe launches Globe Prepaid GoUNLI30, a 30 peso (US 70 cents) bundled prepaid offer which provides subscribers with unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe & TM users, and unlimited access to instant messaging and chat applications Viber, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and major OTT players without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges.
Globe Prepaid GoUNLI30 allows subscribers to connect with Globe/TM network via unlimited calls and texts, with subscribers from other Philippine mobile networks via unlimited texts, and with over 1 billion users from all over the world via access to the different instant messaging apps. Globe Prepaid GoUNLI30 is valid for 1 day.
In addition, Globe is launching another globally innovative service: a dedicated mobile internet promo for customers who use messaging applications frequently. Subscribers who prefer pure messaging apps and want to get access to over 1 billion users around the world can register to UNLICHAT25, a mobile internet promo which offers uninterrupted use of Viber, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and major OTT players for only P25, or US 60 cents valid for 1 day, without the need for Wi-Fi.
With these mobile internet promos, subscribers can connect with more than a billion users around the world regardless of mobile networks or even location, for as long as they have accounts from the chat applications.
"Globe is at the forefront of innovation once again as the first telco in the world to bundle our unlimited call and text service with free access to the world's major messaging applications. With our modernized network, we now have the capability to do first-to-market offers like these that give our subscribers access to bandwidth-heavy services such as data and apps, making their mobile experience better than ever before. True to our promise of enjoying Globe your way, we allow our customers to communicate via OTT players for free their own way," said Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe. "Our customers are social, technology-savvy users, who constantly look for new ways to connect with their contacts and friend circles -- here and overseas. It is our job to allow them to do so at a reasonable price."
Bithos added, "With GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25, subscribers can enjoy the biggest wonderful digital world and a richer messaging, calling, and sharing experience with the different features and functionalities of the chat applications -- anytime, anywhere. Connect with your friends and contacts from all over the world minus the hassle of looking for a Wi-Fi spot or worries of additional data charges. Only Globe lets you liven up your conversations, deepen your connections, and widen your reach by giving you more ways to stay connected with all your friends, no matter where they are."
To register, subscribers can text GOUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25 to 8888, or call *143# for free. Both GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25 support major OTT players.
As of end-June 2013, cumulative mobile subscribers stood at 36.1 million. Globe prepaid subscribers stood at about 34.2 million, 14% above last year's 30.1 million and 3% higher than previous quarter's 33.3 million.
For more information, please contact:
Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
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Globe Press Room: www.globe.com.ph/press-room
SOURCE Globe Telecom, Inc.