Globe + VOIP = G-Webcall Nano nano

by Ka Edong on August 10, 2006

Nano nano…

Here’s a way for jetsetters to phone home while travelling:

It’s a service of Globe that let’s Globe post-paid subscribers place Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calls from their computer to any TM or Globe phone anywhere in the world.

For travellers using Globe post-paid, they’ll need to:

  • Download software, install in computer
  • register for the G-Webcall service via Globe cellphone
  • place calls from computer to Globe/TM cellphones anywhere in the world
  • place calls to other G-Webcall users for FREE

Rates are P7.50 per minute which is charged to the caller’s post-paid account. This is a lot cheaper than making an IDD call from a Globe phone while roaming … around the globe. When roaming, IDD calls can cost as much as P65 to P85 per minute (if I recall correctly) depending on the location.

Can’t help but compare this to Skype. Skype calls to the Philippines (landline, cellphone) cost around USD 0.25 (around Php13) per minute.

So, this G-Webcall thing is not a bad deal for Globe users/families.

  • Limitations: Service is only for Globe post-paid subscribers. They can place calls only to Globe/TM phones.
  • Advantages: Ease of payment – through the regular Globe post-paid cellphone bill
  • Ideal for: Jetsetters with a computer abroad, calling family in the Philippines

The interesting thing here is how a telco is embracing VOIP to complement its regular voice calls services. Not bad.
Here’s how OFW’s can use Call the Philippines via VOIP
Visit for details.
ka edong
no phone home


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