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Globe provides access to Filipinos in Afghanistan

Globe supports Filipinos in Afghanistan with roaming credits, free prepaid load


MANILA – Globe Telecom extended the needed help to Filipino workers caught in the Afghanistan crisis as it extended free prepaid load and postpaid credits to customers still in the middle of the conflict.


In a statement, Globe Telecom said this will allow stranded Filipinos to use Globe’s roaming services to connect with and update their loved ones of their latest conditions.


The company began extending bill credits for Postpaid subscribers and sending free load for Prepaid and TM users today. Customers can use it to make or receive calls, and send text messages to all networks while in Afghanistan.


“In light of this situation, we are offering assistance to our subscribers in Afghanistan. It is of utmost importance that our customers are able to reach out and communicate with their loved ones,” said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Postpaid and International Business.


To enjoy the free roaming service, subscribers need to make sure they are connected to Globe’s roaming partner Roshan.


To make a call, Dial “+”+ country code + area code + telephone number (ex +63773101212) or dial “+” + country code + mobile number (ex. +639171234567. To send a text, type “+” + country code + mobile number (ex. +639171234567).


It will be recalled Taliban forces took over the capital, Kabul, yesterday, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to flee the country, ending two decades of US military presence.


The Department of Foreign Affairs *DFA) already ordered the mandatory evacuation of over 130 Filipinos in the war-torn country. Many are still waiting for further developments due to the cancellation of commercial flights.


Last February, Globe provided prepaid load and postpaid bill adjustments to its customers in Myanmar after the military seized power in a coup vs the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. (Melo M. Acuña)






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