Globe Telecom Partners With HDmessaging to Launch GMESSAGE Service

Becomes the first Asian operator to deliver ultra-fast IP messaging integrated with standard SMS to give consumers the ultimate messaging experience

Dec 13, 2012, 09:30 ET from HDmessaging, Inc

BURLINGAME, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom becomes the first operator in Asia to launch GMESSAGE, a new mobile messaging service available to smartphone users worldwide.

Built and managed by HDmessaging who also powers T-Mobile's 'Bobsled' service and LG's 'LG Talk' service, the GMESSAGE service goes beyond services delivered via standard internet connection by providing users with a single platform for all their phone-based instant messaging needs.

As a branded hybrid messaging service, GMESSAGE is perfect for Filipinos who have led the world in text messaging over the last 10 years.

GMESSAGE allows users to send and receive unlimited messages for free with other GMESSAGE users, and for P0.15 ($0.004) per message to non-GMESSAGE users. They can share photos, music, video clips, voice notes, and more. GMESSAGEs can be sent to individuals or groups as large as 25 users, even if those friends are using SMS.  GMESSAGE also allows the user to privately share their location in messages. GMESSAGE is available today as a free downloadable application from Google Play (Android) and soon from the Apple App Store.

Unlike over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Viber, GMESSAGE incorporates SMS as one of its main features. This means being able to experience the benefits of next-generation messaging by sending messages via SMS to your friends even if they don't have a smartphone, a data plan or a downloaded application. 

"We pride ourselves in offering our users innovative mobile services. By working with HDmessaging, we have been able to deliver a next generation messaging service that we will rapidly expand to new platforms and with new features," said Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe Telecom. "Text messaging is what our customers love and use most of all, so it is important that we continue to offer world leading messaging services."

"The Philippines is the logical place for mobile messaging innovation and we are honored to have been chosen by Globe to power GMESSAGE. It breaks the mold for carrier messaging by offering free messaging worldwide, and combining IP and SMS messaging platforms in a unique way to offer the end consumer a wealth of benefits" added Rob Lawson, COO of HDmessaging.

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About HDmessaging

HDmessaging is powering a revolution in mobile messaging.  Our white-label platform and applications for mobile operators provide group conversation, IP-based messaging, media sharing, cross-platform access, SMS compatibility, cloud storage and more. MagicWords, our patented context engine for mobile messaging, makes messaging more compelling for consumers and provides a new monetization opportunity for our operator partners. HDmessaging is a privately held company with offices in USA, Finland, and India. For more information visit

About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom 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 including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at and Facebook at

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