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Globe Subscribers Will Be Charged For Calling 911

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Subscribers of Globe Telecom will be charged P5.00 on top of regular voice charges when calling the new 911 emergency hotline, according to a report by GMA News on Wednesday.

Globe General Counsel Froilan Castelo confirmed the news: “We would also like to inform our customers that those calling the hotlines will incur regular voice charges plus an additional P5/call for those calling the 911 hotline.” Castelo mentioned that the measure was suggested by the government to discourage prank callers.

“As a telecommunications provider, Globe recognizes the importance of such communication tool for the government to effectively carry out its initiatives for the benefit of the public,” the lawyer noted.

The upcoming 911 hotline will be replacing Patrol 117 as the country’s national emergency hotline number. A citizen’s complaints hotline will also be implemented using the 8888 hotline.

Source: GMA News Online

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9 Comments

  1. I don’t get the Php 5 on top of regular calls. This should be public service, right? Free dapat ito. LABO GLOBE! Pati ito pagkakakitaan? Paano if wala pala na load pero kailangan mag-911? Sorry na lang ganon?

  2. Mali nanaman mentality netong mga toh. Emergency nga charges agad iniisip niyo! Dapat free tong services na toh. If may mag prank call im sure may caller id naman. Penalize niyo nalang mga prank callers ng mataas like 300 on thier postpaid bill or prepaid load pag nag prank sila.

  3. Inutil tlaga yan ang kasabihan walang libre kahit sankapa hahaha leche tlaga mga to emergency call n nga charges pa nakapa inutil tlga mga mukhang pera sana may ibang tel co papasok para mawasak nyan globe at smart…

  4. Pera-peraan lng din ang globe. For emergency purposes daw kaso kung wala kang load, 50/50 aabutin mo… Paload ka muna in case of emergency. Sana yung emergency text service itaas na lng sa 5 pesos dahil 3 pesos lng pinapautang ngayon ng globe baka sakaling makatulong pa pag may emergency. Dapat gobyerno na bumayad ng 5 pesos mo… Sisingilin ka pa imbes na tumulong, peperahan ka pa ng globe…

  5. 911 is actually a paid service even in the US. But Im sure that is something a person is MORE THAN WILLING to pay.

    Kung may bayad man, sana makakatawag ka pa rin kahit zero balance ang load. Then they can just deduct the fee when the user reloads. It would be a shame if there is an emergency and you cant call 911 because “wala kang load”.

  6. Putang inang globe yan. Emergency nga may charge pa..para madiscourage daw mga prank callers kailangan may charge.mga ulol kakahiya kau. Lumayas na kau dito sa Pilipinas.

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