Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT recently set up interconnection links with Globe Telecom in the eastern Visayas islands of Leyte, Southern Leyte and Biliran, allowing free local calls between subscribers of the two service providers.
The interconnection agreement covers PLDT and Globelines subscribers in the towns and cities of Tacloban, Julita, Alang-Alang, San Isidro, Ormoc, Matalom, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Maasin, Sogod, and Liloan, as well as Biliran and its towns of Naval, Cabucgayan, Kawayan, and Mariripi.
“PLDT subscribers in Leyte may now call their friends, family members, and business associates – regardless of their telco connection – anytime without having to worry about long distance charges,” said PLDT AVP and Head of Cebu/Bohol/Samar/Leyte Customer Service Operations Zone Elmer Lintag.
He said PLDT’s business offices in Cebu City and Tacloban which cover Leyte Islands, offers voice, video, and data or triple play services on a single internet protocol (IP) platform. The business office also serves walk-in telephone applicants, actual installation and repair, accepts bills payment, and handles report repairs and billing concerns.
“The IP backbone runs on PLDT’s Domestic Fiber Optic Network (DFON), the most extensive fiber optics network in the country which is now over 100,000 kilometers long. It facilitates the direct transmission of the internet data to our gateway, providing fast and reliable internet experience to our subscribers,” Lintag added.
Earlier this year, PLDT has interconnected with Globelines covering Camarines Sur’s Nabua, Camaligan, Canaman, Naga, Iriga City, Libmanan, Pili, Buhi, Ragay, Calabanga, Baao, Goa, Sipocot, Caramoan, and Bula.
The interconnection has likewise encompassed seven municipalities in Camarines Norte, namely Daet, Labo, Talisay, Jose Panganiban, Basud, Paracale, and Sta. Elena.
Previously, PLDT has set up interconnection links in the provinces of Albay and Sorsogon in the Bicol region. The free local calls to Globelines subscribers in Albay can be made in the following cities and municipalities: Daraga, Guinobatan, Legazpi City, Ligao City, Oas, Polangui, Tabaco City, and Camalig. Sorsogueños are now likewise making free local phone calls to Sorsogon City and the surrounding towns of Bulan, Castilla, Gubat, Casiguran, and Donsol.