Prepaid loads now have 1 year validity

“The order to extend the validity
of prepaid loads of P300 or higher to one year was actually set for implementation in January.”

No more “missing” prepaid loads.

Telecommunication giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom have fully complied with a government order requiring all prepaid loads to have one-year validity.

Effective July 5, PLDT and Globe said they would comply with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) memorandum extending the expiration periods for prepaid loads.

“We are grateful to the NTC, DICT, and DTI for giving us ample time to prepare for the smooth and seamless implementation of the extension of the expiration period across all denominations,” Globe Telecoms said in a statement.

The order to extend the validity of prepaid loads of P300 or higher to one year was actually set for implementation in January. Globe said they implemented the order starting January 6, together with other carriers but it only covered prepaid loads worth P300 and above.

In a separate statement, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications said that all Smart, TNT and Sun prepaid loads would be valid for one year. This includes all load denominations of Smart Prepaid, Smart Bro, TNT, Sun Prepaid, Sun Broadband Wireless Prepaid, Smart Link, Smart Marino, PLDT Prepaid Landline Plus and PLDT Home.

“This development completes our compliance with the Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 05-12-2017 issued jointly by the NTC, DICT, and the DTI,” Smart said.  With PNA

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