PLDT Global boosts digital services to Filipinos overseas

PLDT’s international arm PLDT Global Corp. (PLDT Global) boosted its suite of offerings to Filipinos and subscribers overseas. By launching Tindahan ni Bossing (TINBO), which is backed up by its own digital distribution platform Vortex, the company enables customers to conveniently pay for bills in the Philippines, and top up mobile phones, among other services.

One-stop gateway TINBO has seen 75% growth in users since its launch in August last year. As of December, digital distribution solution Vortex had over 32 international partners servicing more than 2,000 corporate and carrier partnerships catering to the digital ecosystem of global Filipinos.

“PLDT Global continues to look for ways to bring the services of our partners closer to the overseas Filipino market, in our advocacy to bring them closer to a future defined by digital connections,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, president and CEO at PGC.

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TINBO subscribers can be issued a Smart Virtual Number (SVN), which serves as their Philippine mobile number whenever they are outside the country. The TINBO Number, powered by Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), PLDT Inc.’s wireless unit, allows users to receive calls and texts without a physical SIM, including one-time passwords (OTPs), for secure payment transactions.


Through TINBO, users can also easily access services for their connectivity and financial needs, pay bills via Bayad, embrace digital banking with Maya, the all-in-one money app, and access the subscription plans of the health app mWell that are tailored to their needs.

PLDT Global also signed a partnership with fintech company Venio to enable Filipinos in North America and the Middle East to access a platform with different digital financial services for payment processing, marketplace solutions, financing, and transfers.

Recently, PLDT Global also teamed up with homegrown Filipino company FadTech Telecom, providing customers in Japan with a means to conveniently pay bills, buy load, and purchase electronic gifts to send to their families. With the United Arab Emirates, PLDT Global has opened service access in Filipino grocery stores through its partner Sandbox.