Free Bee, the ultimate mobile app for overseas Filipinos, is bringing families closer by giving away special prizes and a chance to get unlimited premium calls during the holiday season.
In previous years, Free Bee Day is celebrated in the airport to welcome overseas Filipinos who are coming home for the holidays. But given the restrictions due to the pandemic, Free Bee shifted this activity online to spread that warm feeling of homecoming to Filipinos, wherever they are in the world. From December 1 to 12, 2021, active Free Bee users will have the chance to receive prizes from Free Bee and its sponsors.
Free Bee users have also been working together to reach 100,000 calls by noon of December 11, 2021. Users who have made a call between November 22 and December 22, 2021 will have the chance to get unlimited premium calls on December 12 and on Christmas Day.
Free Bee is also dropping a special video campaign, “Dama ang Pasko sa Diskarteng Free Bee” on 12.12, which reflects the unique ways of celebrating Christmas with Free Bee, despite the distance between overseas Filipinos and their loved ones.
“Christmas is a special holiday for Filipinos, especially for OFWs. Upholding our company’s pillar of malasakit, we at PLDT Global are here to make sure that they can feel the warmth of a Pinoy Christmas no matter where they are in the world and reward them with special gifts from our partners,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, President and CEO at PLDT Global.
Ultimate app for overseas Filipinos
Backed by PLDT Global Corporation, the international arm of the Philippines’ largest fully integrated telco PLDT, Free Bee is a multi-awarded app that helps overseas Filipinos through various services.
They can enjoy free two-minute calls to PLDT, Smart, and TNT customers in the Philippines. They can also subscribe to premium calls that allows them to make affordable calls to their families even if they are offline or do not use a smartphone.
With the upgraded Free Bee app, Filipinos in Canada, South Korea, United States, India, Singapore, Australia, and Japan can use a Virtual Philippine Number — a local Smart number that is assigned or paired to their Free Bee account– so that their families back home can call or text them and be charged only with local rates.
Free Bee users can also enjoy unlimited app-to-app calls and messages with their friends when they are online, wherever they are in the world.
Free Bee also comes with Bee Coins – an in-app digital currency or credit that allows the user to purchase any call or text plans within the app. Free Bee users can easily purchase prepaid load on the Bee Shop and send it to their families back home or pay for Philippine bills even if they are abroad.
Available in 200 countries and with over 1 million downloads, Free Bee continues to expand its list of partners on What’s The Buzz – the one-stop shop within the app that enables users to look for information, entertainment, job listings, important hotlines, and other services to help them with their needs.
Free Bee is part of a broader PLDT program aligned to help the country achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal #9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, and underscores the company’s focus area of connecting Filipinos everywhere. Download the Free Bee app via Google Play or App Store. For more information, visit www.freebeecalls.com.