Globe flat data roaming rate now in 75 countries
MANILA, Philippines – Forty more countries have been added to Globe’s coverage of P599 ($13.32*) daily, flat data roaming rate.
The Ayala-led telecommunications firm now has 75 countries – including popular tourist destinations such as Brazil, France, Greece, Japan, the Netherlands – covered by “worry-free mobile surfing experience wherever they are around the world,” Globe said.
By turning on data roaming, customers will automatically be connected to a Globe partner carrier at their current destination to start surfing, checking e-mails, and updating on their social networking accounts.
Globe ensures that with the daily P599 flat rate, its 2.1 million postpaid customers will have 24 hours data roaming access, without registering with other promos. The standardized rate also allows “hassle-free experience” without memorizing registration keywords, monitoring multiple data roaming rates, and tracking different time zones to avail of the “best” offers.
The offer also aims to shield customers from bill shock, Coco Domingo, Globe Platinum Business and Roaming vice president, said.
“In this day and age where Internet connection and social media are part of one’s travel essentials, we find it fitting to expand the coverage of our default data roaming rate of P599 per day and benefit more users as they travel abroad for business or pleasure,” Domingo added.
Apart from the expanded coverage, Globe’s postpaid customers are automatically entitled to enjoy free TravelCare insurance. With a TravelCare insurance package, customers can be covered up to P200,000 ($4,449.53) worth of protection from travel inconveniences like delayed or cancelled flights, lost or damaged luggage, including accidental death or medical emergencies.
Globe customers can now avail of the 24 hours of data roaming at only P599 when they are in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, and Hong Kong.
Other countries covered by the unlimited daily data roaming services include Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, US, and Viet Nam. – Rappler.com
($1 = P44.95)
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