Interconnection allows customers to realize savings from long-distance calls
Globe Telecom said interconnection of its landline service, Globelines, with its main competitor has been expanded further and is now covering the province of Camarines Norte.
The interconnection enables Globelines customers in the province to call customers of other telco providers without additional charges, allowing them to realize substantial savings as they no longer have to pay for long distance charges when calling one another. The interconnection in Camarines Norte took effect last June 10.
Prior to the interconnection, landline customers of Globelines and other telco providers were charged with long distance rate when making phones to one another. With the interconnection, Globe customers can simply dial the seven-digit telephone number to connect with other telco providers and vice-versa.
“Interconnection significantly reduces the cost of connectivity among our customers. Rest assured that Globe will continue to live out its commitment of providing its customers with affordable and easily accessible ways of communication in support of nation-building. We will continue seek an expansion of our interconnection to include more areas and provinces in the country,” Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said.
Interconnection among telco providers is in line with provisions for compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers under Republic Act 7925. The law aims to create a universally accessible and fully integrated nationwide telecommunications network to encourage more infrastructure investments from the private sector that would benefit the consumers.
In addition to Bataan and Isabela, Globe has existing interconnection agreement with its main competition in Metro Manila, Cavite, Iloilo, Batangas, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Leyte, Davao City, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Laguna, Quezon, La Union, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, GenSan/South Cotabato, Tarlac, Davao del Norte, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Zambales, Ilocos Sur, Capiz, Cagayan, Nueva Viscaya, Iloilo, Bataan, and Isabela.