PLDT Global Corp, the international arm of telco and digital services provider PLDT, bags two major awards for innovations that assist overseas Filipinos and their families at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Awards 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In photo are PLDT Global Corp vice president and head for Carrier Business Edith Gomez (second from left) accepting the award for Outstanding Applications Company and PLDT Global Corp. country head for Americas and Pacific James Melon with the award for Oustanding Customer-Facing Innovation.
PLDT Global bags international awards
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - January 28, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The international arm of leading telco and digital services provider PLDT has bagged two major awards for innovations that assist overseas Filipinos and their families at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Awards 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Among dozens of international carriers and technology companies shortlisted across different categories,  PLDT Global Corp. won the awards for “Outstanding Applications Company” and “Outstanding Customer-Facing Innovation” for Free Bee.

Free Bee, an ad-based solution which delivers free international call to the Philippines even if the recipient is not connected to the internet or does not own a smartphone, has become the go-to calling app for Filipinos living and working abroad.

Free Bee enables longer, ad-free calls to key migrant destinations such as the US, Canada, India and South Korea at affordable rates.

Since its launch in 2017, Free Bee has also partnered with other companies and organizations all over the world to provide services such as Smart, TNT, and Sun load top ups, online bills payment, application for insurance and loan products, and lifestyle guides for Filipinos overseas.

“These awards are a testament to our unwavering commitment to deliver digital solutions that empower and uplift the lives of global Filipinos. We are honored that our peers in the industry recognize our initiatives, and we are inspired to work even harder to deliver only relevant and meaningful services to our customers,” PGC president and CEO Katrina Luna-Abelarde said.

PTC is the leading global non-profit membership organization promoting the advancement of information and communication technologies in the Pacific Rim.
 

 

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