Globe Telecom, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTI Telecom, partners with Americatel Corporation to launch ZeroUnlimited Philippines–the first wireless plan with unlimited domestic and international calling to the Philippines—extending both companies leadership in the Filipino-American telecommunications consumer segment.
The new IDD plan for the Philippines, which is part Americatel’s ZERO11 wireless™ service, its flagship contract-free prepaid wireless service. It is designed to place unlimited calls within the US and to the Philippines. ZERO11 wireless™provides a reliable, affordable and easy to use service with exceptional call quality to the Philippines, supported by the partnership between Americatel and Globe as well as a direct transpacific fiber interconnection.
ZeroUnlimited Philippines is the first ever wireless plan with unlimited domestic and international calling to the Philippines at one low flat monthly fee. The service works with most unlocked GSM phones in the United States (including Hawaii). There is no need to purchase a new phone, equipment or pay set-up fees. The monthly fee of only $79.99 includes unlimited domestic calls within the US, international calling to up to five (5) Globe and TM cellular or landline numbers in the Philippines, as well as unlimited domestic texting and unlimited incoming international SMS. Data plans are available at $10 a month for 250MB and $20 a month for 2GB of data. Customers can dial any other number in the Philippines or worldwide at an additional charge as low as 2 cents ($0.02) per minute.
“With an estimated four million Filipinos in the US, we felt that it was time to launch a call service that would give our kababayans value for money and maximized talk time with friends and relatives in the Philippines. Our partnership with Americatel, a leader in call services to ethic markets in the US, is attuned to our thrust of putting our customers first by offering customized and relevant products and services,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Group Head for International Business of Globe Telecom.
In order to receive the benefits of ZeroUnlimited Philippines wireless plan, customers must purchase the plan with a free ZERO11 wireless™ SIM card and insert the activated SIM card into their unlocked GSM phones. The service can be purchased at authorized dealers throughout US, by calling toll free number 1-877-724-8325 or online at www.zero11wireless.com/philippines. Customers must pre-register up to five (5) Globe and TM numbers (cellular or landline) for unlimited calling to the Philippines. The service activation is instant and free.
Americatel Corporation has been the leading provider of telecommunication services to ethnic consumers in the United States. The company also works with international telecommunications carriers and internet service providers transacting with the world’s emerging economies. Americatel Corporation services consumers in North America, through its Americatel® brand ZERO11 wireless™ and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Startec Global Communications, has been serving Filipino communities with affordable, premium quality long distance products since 1989. A subsidiary of Platinum Equity, a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, metals services, manufacturing and distribution, Americatel’s combined technological expertise and customer service focus make it the company ethnic customers worldwide can trust with their important calls.
Globe Telecom maintains the widest international coverage among all Philippine telecommunication companies, with over 600roaming partners from all over the world. The company’s US-based subsidiary, GTI Telecom, administers its partnership with Americatel Corporation to provide affordable, contract-free prepaid wireless and other long distance services to the Filipino communities in the US.
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