MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom on Monday announced the activation of local interconnection in Tarlac between its landline service, Globelines, and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT).
The move will allow Globelines and PLDT subscribers to call each other locally within the province.
Subscribers will no longer pay for long distance charges when calling the other network, unlike in the past when they would be charged P6.50 per minute.
"This shows that despite being competitors, major players like Globe and PLDT can still provide cooperation, coordination and support towards affording more people greater access to telecommunications," said Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head of Globe Corporate and Legal Services Group.
The move is in compliance with the compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers under Republic Act 7925.