The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and Globe Telecom have come to an agreement to extend the provision of 15 days free text to all networks and calls to Globe and TM to its customers in Marawi City until .
This way, Marawi residents and soldiers who are still in the battle zone can continue to communicate with their families even if they do not have any means of buying prepaid load.
All Globe and TM prepaid customers in Marawi City will receive a text message from Globe and TM to inform them about the promo extension. The free service will be available to prepaid customers and does not include mobile data.
“Access to communication remains critical given the continuing battle in Marawi City. This is why Globe is extending this free service as we remain supportive of the AFP’s and DICT’s efforts in providing assistance to the residents and the soldiers in the area,” said Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.
Last June 22, Globe initially announced the free mobile service offer alongside the AFP and DICT to benefit those who are still in Marawi City amidst the ongoing conflict. Globe also worked together with former assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, to allocate prepaid load and mobile Wi-Fi devices which can be used by volunteers who are helping Marawi evacuees who are staying in Iligan City.
Aside from load and devices, Globe also put up various Libreng Tawag and Charging Stations across Iligan province.