Vonage Launches New Unlimited Calling Plan to the Philippines in Partnership with Globe Telecom
HOLMDEL, N.J., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide, in partnership with a leading Philippine telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, announces an exclusive new calling plan. The plan combines unlimited(1) calling to all of Globe’s more than 31 million mobile and wireline subscribers, with Vonage’s ultra-low per minute rate to all other numbers in the Philippines. Additionally, the plan provides unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and 60 other countries around the world. The innovative Vonage Extensions(TM) service, which allows calls from mobile phones, is also included for no additional charge.(2 )
The new plan, Vonage(®) Unlimited to Globe(®) Philippines, is available immediately at a flat rate of $29.99 per month (plus taxes and fees). The plan is the result of the recently-announced collaboration between Vonage and Globe. The partnership marks a significant milestone in Vonage’s strategy to expand internationally.
“Our strategic partnership with Globe allows us to provide a low-cost, simple to use calling solution for the three and a half million Filipinos living in the U.S.,” said Kimberly O’Loughlin, Managing Director for International Markets for Vonage. “With our new plan, the Filipino community can affordably stay connected with friends and family abroad without the worry of counting calling card minutes or managing expensive long distance costs. We are exploring additional alliances and plan to announce at least one additional partnership this year.”
“We are happy to launch with Vonage our first foray into the VoIP arena for inbound calling from the U.S.,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Group Head for International Business for Globe Telecom. “This collaboration between Globe and Vonage presents a firm promise that we will continue to stay attuned to the needs of our market, developing products that are truly relevant and competitive.”
The new plan can be purchased online, via telesales, and at select Seafood City locations in California. Additionally, Vonage will participate in several upcoming Filipino fiestas in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Secaucus, N.J. to introduce the new calling plan to Filipinos living in the U.S. More information about the plan as well as dates and locations of all events can be found at www.ph.vonage.com.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail –for one low monthly rate. Vonage’s service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (www.vonage.co.uk).
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook: http://facebook.com/GlobePH.
(1) Unlimited calling is subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service. All residential plans are based on normal residential, personal use by single-family household members. See Vonage.com for details.
(2) Extensions(TM) calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on the user’s mobile plan.