Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LINE Call Connects Filipinos To Their Loved Ones Abroad

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LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with 390 million users worldwide, has released the Android and iOS version of LINE Call, a low-cost IP phone service that allows users to make calls to landlines and mobile devices to over 200 countries and regions—directly from the LINE app without initial set up.

LINE Call connects Filipinos

“There are millions of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) around the world,” says Greg Kim, head of LINE Corporation Philippines. “The only way these everyday heroes connect to their families is by phone—and they pay expensive amounts just to share short conversations with their loved ones. But with the help of LINE Call, they can now reach their families and friends at a much affordable cost.”

Filipino LINE users can now choose between the existing free call service to other LINE users and low-cost calls to any other number with LINE Call, making for a more convenient calling experience.

LINE Call offers low-cost calls by combining the greatly reduced calling costs of IP phones with LINE’s ability to secure large-scale telephone lines in various regions. LINE Call takes advantage of premium phone lines provided by major telecommunication service companies, while adapting the service to the unique capabilities of each OS and mobile device type. This offers Filipino users uninterrupted voice calls of the highest quality possible.

In addition to the Philippines, LINE Call has also been launched in Thailand, Columbia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and the United States. LINE plans include more regions in the upcoming months, and the iPhone version is currently under development.

How to use LINE Call?

1. Update your LINE app to the latest 4.1.0 version
2. Check out “More” Tab and press “LINE Call”
3. For domestic calls, proceed to dial the recipient’s phone number or select a contact from your phonebook, and tap “Call”
4. For international calls, select the recipient’s country number, followed by the phone number
5. Enjoy the low-cost, clear calls with your loved ones around country & the world!

How much does it cost?

Flat rates no matter where you are calling from!
*All prices are per minute unless specified otherwise

Calls to Landlines
Calls to Mobile Devices
₱5.28/min (12 credits)
₱7.04/min (16 credits)
United States
₱0.88/min (2 credits)
₱0.88/min (2 credits)
₱1.32/min (3 credits)
6.16/min (14 credits)
South Korea
₱0.88/min (2 credits)
1.32/min (3 credits)
Hong Kong
₱0.88/min (2 credits)
1.32/min (3 credits)
₱0.88/min (2 credits)
₱3.96/min (9 credits)
1.32/min (3 credits)
1.76/min (4 credits)

For more information on call costs for 200+ different countries and regions, see The cost-per-minute of a call is also automatically displayed on the dialing screen, so users can make calls in the secure knowledge that they know how much they are being charged.

Accepted payment methods

LINE Call will offer two types of service plans for users to choose from. The user can either charge their “Call Credit” by paying in advance for the time spent making calls, or they can choose to adopt the “30-Day Plan,” which offers a lower rate but requires the time be used within 30 days of the purchase date. There are also two forms of payment methods available. Callers can either pay inside the LINE app (Call Credit only) or purchase minutes on the LINE Web Store.

Call Credit

This payment method allows users to pay for calling time in advance by charging their credit.

1. When purchasing Call Credit inside the LINE app, there is a limit to the calling packages available for purchase.
2. Call Credit purchased through Google Play or the LINE Web Store must be used within 180 days of purchase.
3. Actual service rates and Call Credit may vary according to changes in rules regarding service fees set by Apple Inc.

30-Day Plan

This plan features two options that must be used within thirty days of purchase. Users can choose between a plan that allows calls to landlines only, and one that allows calls to both landlines and mobile devices. The maximum amount of time available for purchase on the release of LINE Call will be the 60-minute package.

1. 30-Day Plan packages are only available for purchase on the LINE Web Store.
2. Purchased calling time not used within the 30 day period may not be carried over after the 30 days has ended.
3. Users of the 30 Day Plan can only make calls to the country selected when purchasing the plan.
4. The landline-only package may not be available in some countries and regions.

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