Yes, even with the emergence of advanced smartphones, landlines or telephones still exists, especially in households with internet subscription or businesses.

This is why there are times when you need to use your mobile device to reach a telephone number. Whether it’s a family member at home, customer services of big companies, order daily necessities from small businesses, and more.

Being one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the Philippines, Globe and TM offer tons of services to their subscribers for anything they may need: data for internet browsing, call minutes for other mobile numbers, texts, and of course, the ability to call landline phones.

It can be tricky at times, so we’ll show you how you can dial and call a telephone line using your Globe and TM SIM card.

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How to call a telephone number using Globe and TM

To make landline calls using your Globe or TM SIM card, you should follow the format below:

Dial 0 + Area Code + PTE code + 7-digit landline number

For example, if you’re calling a PLDT landline number, you should dial 0281234567. If it’s a Globe, Bayan, TTP, or ABS-CBN Convergence number, you can check all the other PTE codes below.

What are the PTE codes?

Here’s a full list of PTE codes for every telecommunications provider in the Philippines:

  • 8 — Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
  • 7 — Globe Telecommunications
  • 3 — Bayan Telecommunications
  • 5 — Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
  • 6 — ABS-CBN Convergence Inc.


How much is the rate for calling a landline using Globe/TM?

Calling a landline number, making National Direct Call, or any other mobile number that is not Globe or TM is charged at Php7.50 per minute. Still, charges may vary, but that should be the minimum amount.

There’s no denying that calling a landline number using your mobile device can be costly. So, make sure you make the call fast, clear, and straightforward.

Is there a Globe, TM promo for landline calls?

Unfortunately, neither Globe nor TM has a prepaid promo that offers unlimited or more affordable call allocation to landline numbers. That said, make sure your prepaid account has at least Php7.50 of load. If you’re a postpaid user, be prepared for the said charge to be included on your monthly bill.

What promos are available for Globe and TM prepaid subscribers?

As said earlier, Globe and TM don’t have promos that offer special calls to landline numbers. However, their offerings do have varying data, call, and text inclusions if you want an alternative way to reach someone. Here’s a full list of Globe prepaid promos and TM promos.

These are all the things you should know when making landline/telephone calls using Globe and TM. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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