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PLDT, DENT offer blockchain-based mobile data trading service for PLDT HK customers

In a press release earlier this week, telecommunications company PLDT Hong Kong Limited (PLDT) announced that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong can now use its blockchain-based mobile data trading service to connect with family and friends.

This after the company partnered with Hong Kong-based blockchain mobile data network DENT Wireless Limited (DENT), PLDT confirms.

“PLDT HK is consistently looking for innovative ways to serve the needs of overseas Filipinos, ” says Joel Lumanian, General Manager of PLDT HK. “We are very excited that the mobile data trading service is now available for all our PLDT HK customers.”

Through this joint mobile data trading service, PLDT HK customers will be able to trade unused mobile data via the marketplace in the DENT app.

In return, these customers will be able to top-up personal assets or pass it on to others for as long as they are within the territories the DENT app services.

The DENT token will be used as the currency for all transactions.

Tero Katajainen, CEO of DENT, expressed excitement over this development on the same press release.

“These new services bring great benefits to our customers both in and outside of Hong Kong, ” Katajainen said.  “We see the mobile trading service as a new innovation to keep customers engaged and acquire new customers.”

DENT also added that this is the only beginning saying that there are more plans in the pipeline.  Integrating PLDT HK loyalty and rewards programs in order to deliver more benefits is one that will roll out in the next few months. “All these new exciting features will reinforce the ecosystem of services that we are building, ” says  Ramon Greep, SVP of DENT Wireless Telco Operations.

Said mobile data trading service is currently operational.

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Written by Lea Reyes

Lea Sicat Reyes is a freelance journalist based in Negros Oriental, Philippines. She has held various teaching and writing posts since 2005. Currently, she is a school administrator for a local middle school and is a columnist and editor for the Negros Chronicle.

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