DITO Telecommunity Corp.,a joint venture between Davao-businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecoms announced the expansion of its mobile service coverage in 21 more cities starting April 16 this year.
“We are very excited to announce that in just a few weeks after our commercial launch in Cebu and Davao, more Filipinos can now experience stronger and reliable connectivity with DITO’s Luzon expansion,” Adel Tamano, chief administrative officer said.
DITO commercially launch its mobile services in 15 selected cities in Visayas and MIndanao last March 8.
Tamano said included in the DITO expansion are the provinces of Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Cebu, and General Santos; and that sim cards are now available in more than 300-partner stores, and will be available very soon in three DITO-owned stores in Cebu and Davao.
The specific areas where DITO services are now available are in General Santos City (South Cotabato), Compostela (Cebu), Cordova (Cebu), Malvar (Batangas), Tanauan (Batangas), Lipa City (Batangas), . Santo Tomas (Batangas), Silang (Cavite), Tagaytay City (Cavite), Los Banos (Laguna), Calamba (Laguna), Baliuag (Bulacan), Palayan (Nueva Ecija), Santa Rosa (Nueva Ecija), Science City of Munoz (Nueva Ecija), Talavera (Nueva Ecija), Cabanatuan City (Nueva Ecija), Tarlac City (Tarlac), Capas (Tarlac), Concepcion (Tarlac) and Gerona (Tarlac).
“In line with DITO’s expansion of commercial operations, we have also launched a new promo to get more and more Filipinos experience the true difference of DITO,” Tamano sad.
“We are currently offering our subscribers 25GB high speed data for P199 valid for 30-days. With this value-for-money promo, Filipino subscribers can also enjoy unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and texts, call waiting, call forwarding, video over LTE, and unlimited texts and 300 mins calls to other mobile networks,” he added.
Tamano reiterated what was said on March 8 during the launch that the successful launch of DITO is an example of how cooperation, and active collaboration of government and private corporations, is key to bring about true recovery led by advancements in the realm of communications and connectivity.
“This we believe is not just a triumph of DITO but of the Filipino people,” Tamano said.
DITO earlier said it will launch its mobile services in Metro Manila in the second quarter of the year.
The company spent over P150 billion for the initial rollout of its infrastructure and other operating expenses as part of its commitment to invest P250 billion over a five-year period to achieve 55 mbps of internet speed, covering 84 percent of the population.