Got a special mail today from PLDT. It’s one of those pamphlets they’re sending out too all DSL subscribers – International Dialing for DSL Subsribers (or ID-DSL). This new service by PLDT allows you to call any landline or cellular phone abroad at low rates of 8 cents per minute.
If you are a PLDT myDSL subscriber, all you need is the VoicePad dialer software installed in your PC. Likewise, you may call abroad using your regular landline as long as you register by calling 10-10-10. The rates for that is $0.10 per minute if you are under Plan 2500 or higher and $0.15 if below that. Likewise, by using the VoicePad you are only charged $0.08 and $0.12 per minute respectively.
To use the VoicePad, you need to go and register at www.mypad.net and your monthly phone bill is charged a flat rate of Php50 as service charge. When using a landline handset, all you need is to dial 101-99 + country code + area code + the number you are calling. You need to add the 101-99 prefix or else you are still charged the regular rate of $0.40 per minute.
These rates only apply to top 20 selected destinations which can be found at www.mypad.net.