Philippine Mobile Service Provider Globe To Charge Five Pesos For 911 Calls: Here’s What Could Happen

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For the very first time, beginning this August, the entire Philippines will have a 911 emergency call service similar to that of the U.S. and other countries, thanks to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.  As mayor of Davao, Duterte established the service in his city.

Globe Telecom Incorporated on Wednesday, July 27, announced it will charge an additional P5 per call on top of the regular voice charges for their subscribers calling the 911 hotline.

So, here’s is a possible scenario involving an emergency client using his Globe phone service:

-“911, what is your emergency?”
-Caller: “I’m having a heart attack. Please send an ambulance.”
(Beep)
-Globe: “You do not have enough load to continue with this call. Please load Five Pesos.”
-“This is 911, are you still there?”
(Silence)
(Another incoming call)
-“911, what is your emergency?”
-Caller: “My dad just passed away from a heart attack, please send a coroner.”

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