Every year, about 150,000 overseas Filipino workers come home to the Philippines to celebrate the Christmas season with their families and friends. But for the millions who cannot go home, receiving a call from a loved one is the next best thing that truly gets them into the spirit of the season.
Thus, PLDT Carrier Business has rolled out a new generation of PLDT Budget Cards just in time for the holidays that allow calls to your loved ones abroad from either your landline or mobile phone for as low as P1.00 per minute. PLDT Carrier Business is the international business unit of leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT.
“This is our way of saying thanks to our millions of overseas workers who are longing to hear the voice of their loved ones, especially during this Christmas season,” said PLDT FVP and Head of International and Carrier Business Kat Luna-Abelarde.
Available at SM stores nationwide, the existing PLDT Budget Card can be used not just by PLDT subscribers but also by Smart, Sun and Talk ‘n Text subscribers to avail of the IDD service to frequently called countries at the most affordable IDD rates.
The lower updated rate list is perfect for longer calls. With the PLDT Budget Card, you can call the United States, Canada, Hawaii, Hong Kong, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea for only P1.00 a minute.
Other popular call destinations with significantly lower rates (from P8.00 to P3.00) include Australia, Brunei, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand and Saipan.
For those calling families and relatives in Macau, Taiwan, Brazil, Denmark, Mexico, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Ireland and Thailand, the PLDT Budget Card rate is now only P5.00 per minute.
The new PLDT Budget Card comes in two denominations, P50 and P100, with 30-day validity period. It will be available soon at SM stores and various distributors nationwide.