An estimate of 350,972 Filipinos are listed to be living within Japan’s geographic confines. Imagine how they communicate with their loved ones here in the Philippines. Globe understands how much they want to exchange “Ogenkidesuka” with each other every time, which is why Globe is offering that possibility.
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 offers calling rates to Globe and TM in the Philippines that are as low as half the cost of other offers in the market.
Gil Genio, Globe EVP & COO for International and Business Market, said
“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”.
You might be wondering why Globe has chosen Japan. According to Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe SVP for International Business, “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.’
Brastel, on the other hand, was founded in 1996 and since then, Brastel CEO Wilson Kendi Kawai said that they aim to give their customers a voice by providing them with the best packages and offers. Through Brastel’s partnership with Globe, they are delighted to enable stronger connections between overseas Filipinos in Japan and their family and friends back home.
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 and a phone number from any landline, mobile or payphone. Reloading the card is easy via the widely- accepted Smart Pit payment getaway 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.
For more information on the international services of Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph/international