PLDT Global Corp. has teamed up with Hasty Market to offer Smart Communications Inc’s (Smart) electronic load to overseas Filipinos in Canada.
Under this agreement, customers will now be able to conveniently purchase Smart and TNT e-load products for themselves or to send to their family members in the Philippines in over 200 Hasty Market locations across Ontario, Canada.
A homegrown company recognized for variety, quality and convenience, the Canadian food store chain have been serving local communities since 1981.
As of 2016, Ontario, Canada is home to over 53,000 Filipinos, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs website.
“This partnership enables us to bring our services closer to our kababayans abroad so that they can strengthen their connections with their loved ones back home,” Albert V. Villa-Real, senior vice president and chief commercial officer at PGC said.
“With our customers as our true north, we want to make technology easy and accessible to every Filipino, as we fuel their passions and help them realize their purpose wherever they are in the world,” Villa-Real added.
PGC has been providing products and services to roaming customers of Smart, PLDT’s wireless unit, and migrant Filipinos all over the world through its multiple partnerships with international carriers and distributors.
Through its International Carrier and Business Group, Smart has also teamed up with 21 partners in 16 countries to provide worry-free Smart 5G roaming services.
PGC has also expanded its mobile app Free Bee, the go-to app for calls, messaging, bills payment, and a platform where like-minded brands can reach a wider overseas Filipino market.