Globe makes international calls accessible and affordable through Globe DUO International


Globe DUO International now available in 24 countries for only US$1/month

DUO International allows a subscriber to have his own international number. People abroad can call you at that number as often as they want and will be charged domestic rates instead of having to spend on IDD calls. The caller from abroad will be charged based on his existing landline or mobile subscription plan.

DUO International is a subscription service that assigns a virtual number to a registered Globe Postpaid/Prepaid and TM mobile number. Callers from abroad can call the international virtual number attached to the Globe Postpaid/Prepaid or TM mobile number, giving the callers a “local” calling experience.

The service is designed to receive incoming calls only. You cannot use your DUO International number to make outgoing calls or texts.

Here’s the Promo:

When you subscribe to DUO International from October 1 to 21, 2014, you can avail of a special discounted price of $1 (or P45) instead of the $25 (or P999) regular price. So, for the entire month of October 2014, Filipinos based in countries covered by DUO International (see list of countries below) can save as much as 96% when they call their families, friends, and loved ones in the Philippines.

For as low as US$0.03 or P1.50 a day, overseas Filipinos in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom call their families in the Philippines and enjoy talk time of up to 100 minutes per day.

According to Gil Genio, Globe Executive Vice President and COO for International and Business Markets, picking up the phone remains the familiar way to stay in touch with our “kababayans” overseas, this despite the availability of applications on desktops and mobile platforms and on social media. There is no need to worry about whether the other party is online (or can get online) or whether he has (or if he can use) the same app they are to communicate on. He added that there is also no need to buy call cards or worry about International long distance charges.

How to subscribe

Subscriptions can be done at For those in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Spain, and the U.K. is to purchase a DUO prepaid card at participating Filipino stores in the said countries, and then by registering online.

Another alternative for Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers is to register via SMS by texting “DUO <country code> 45” to 8888. They must have at least P46 load credits to register successfully as the P45 load credits will be deducted from their load wallet. Afterwards, they will receive an SMS notification with the assigned DUO International number upon successful registration.

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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