Japan-based Filipinos get more affordable IDD calls to Globe, TM
MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Globe Telecom marked the launch of its partnership with leading Japanese telco Brastel with the introduction of their co-branded reloadable calling card. The product was developed for the 250,000 overseas Filipinos in Japan and offers calling rates to Globe and TM in the Philippines that are as low as half the cost of other offers in the market.
Officials in the photo, from left: Carmina Velayo-Villo – Head of Marketing for Globe International Business; Rizza Maniego-Eala, Senior Vice President for Globe International Business; Jorge Tatsuki Takata – General Manager for Carrier Operations & Support, Brastel
"Globe is starting 2015 with a great proposition for our kababayans in Japan whether as residents, temporary workers, students or visitors. We have forged ties with a respected company such as Brastel in order to provide Filipinos abroad with more affordable means to communicate with their loved ones back home," said Gil Genio, Globe EVP & COO for International and Business Markets .
"Japan has always been an important market for Globe because of the hundreds of thousands of Pinoys based there. This partnership with Brastel gives us an opportunity to offer good quality calls, superior rates and a widely-accessible reloadable card product available in over 44,000 outlets across the said country," added Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe SVP for International Business.
"Since our founding in 1996, we at Brastel aim to give our customers a voice by providing them with the best packages and offers. Through our partnership with Globe, we are delighted to enable stronger connections between overseas Filipinos in Japan and their family and friends back home," noted Wilson Kendi Kawai, Brastel CEO.
The Globe-Brastel card is available for free at Filipino stores across the Land of the Rising Sun. To make a call, dial the access number, country code, area code and phone number from any landline, mobile or payphone. Reloading the card is easy via the widely-accepted Smart Pit payment gateway at partner convenience stores such as Family Mart, Mini Stop, Circle K and Lawson. It can also be reloaded via the Brastel website using a credit card in denominations of 2,000 yen up to 10,000 yen.
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