Globe ready to transmit voice calls for emergency hotline 911 and complaint hotline 8888
Globe Telecom is ready to transmit voice calls for emergency hotline 911 and complaint hotline 8888 on August 1, as directed by the government.
During President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address SONA the other day, he mentioned numerous plans for the country and among those announced the nationwide implementation of 911 hotline for emergencies and the establishment of 8888 hotline as an easy way to receive complaints regarding government agencies.
Globe has released a statement submitting to those announcements and hopes to make their services better for their subscribers. Attached below is the press release by Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo:
“We are also expediting migration of our system to immediately enable transmission of SMS or text messages thru 8888 and we are confident that we will be able to achieve this target within the timeframe of 30-45 days given to us by the government. As suggested by the government to discourage prank calls, we would also like to inform our customers that those calling the hotlines will incur regular voice charges plus an additional P5/call for those calling the 911 hotline.”