Globe and Line Offer Free International Calls to Globe and TM Subscribers for the Holidays


Globe Telecom and popular messaging app Line will offer free calls from December 24, 2014 to January 1, 2015. Line users, including the 12 million strong Filipinos around the world, can use the Premium Call function on their Line app (on their smartphones), to call for free Globe and Line subscribers.

A Line user – especially overseas Filipino workers – during the promo period, are provided 100 minutes of calls which can be used to connect with loved ones. Prepaid subscribers with zero load balance can even receive said Line calls.

This is great news.Telcos and online communication apps used to be two separate worlds. But now Globe and Line are bridging the gap.

From left to right: Greg Kim, Head of Philippine Operations, Line; Rizza Maniego-Eala, SVP for International Business, Globe Telecom; and Gil Genio, Globe Executive Vice President and COO.

The Line app promo is in line with Globe’s expansion of services for overseas Filipino workers, which include DUO International for 24 countries, and the opening of an overseas Globe store in Italy.


Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for