Typhoon Yolanda victims get free text for five days from Globe, Smart, Sun

posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013


To help the communities severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the country’s three mobile phone operators — Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular are jointly offering 25 free SMS per day for five days that may be used for local and international messages.

This will be available to all their customers in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Aklan, Antique, and Capiz from November 13 to 17.

“This free service is open to all Globe and TM subscribers in these Visayas provinces.

This is the company’s way of giving assistance to our customers who suffered from the typhoon’s onslaught and who need to reach out to their family and friends in the country and abroad,” said Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor for Globe Consumer Business Group.

“This is a time for Filipinos to come together and help our countrymen in their hour of great need. This joint effort will help Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text subscribers in the typhoon-struck areas to communicate with their loved ones at home and abroad,” said Charles A. Lim, executive vice president of Smart and chief operating officer of Digital Mobile Philippines.

The three operators came to this unprecedented agreement in response to the extreme devastation caused by the super typhoon. They are also working to restore their respective services and assist emergency relief activities of the government and humanitarian agencies.

How to avail of the free local and international text

For Globe and TM customers in the affected Visayas provinces, the free service can be availed by texting BangonPinoy to 8888.

To get the latest service advisories, emergency hotline, and other important information, please go to http://beta.globe.com.ph/yolanda/relief

For more information, please contact:

Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
Email Address: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph

Aside from free texts, Libreng Tawag stations and free charging of mobile phones are available in these areas:

  • Madridejos Municipal Hall, Bantayan Island (with free mobile phone charging)
  • Smart cellsite in Sta.Fe, Bantayan Island (with free mobile phone charging)
  • Cebu Cultural Center, Bantayan Island
  • Municipal Hall, San Francisco, Camotes Island, Cebu
  • Ormoc airport, Ormoc City, Leyte
  • Ormoc City Plaza, Ormoc City, Leyte
  • Smart Store, Ormoc City, Leyte (with free mobile phone charging)
  • Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte
  • Smart cellsite near VNG Subdivision, Tacloban City, Leyte
  • DSWD booth, Tacloban City Hall
  • PLDT Office, Jones St., Tacloban City, Leyte
  • PNP Headquarters, Tacloban City, Leyte
  • Roxas City, Capiz (free mobile phone charging only)
  • Old Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan (free mobile phone charging only)