Stronger connections through an exclusive promotion for Filipino users
On August 6, 2014, LINE, the world's leading mobile platform with 490 million users, has launched a new LINE Premium Call promotion exclusive for the Philippines during the "LINE More, Be Closer!" event held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel. For Filipinos, communication is vital in preserving and strengthening relationships. With an aim to build lasting relationships, LINE formally introduced LINE Premium Call, a globally renowned call service, along with loads of other surprises exclusive to its Filipino users.
Since its launch in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features that brought its Filipino users closer together. LINE sees this as one of million reasons to celebrate its evolution from a budding messaging application to a full-fledged mobile ecosystem with pools of rip-roaring features. LINE Philippines has also launched partnerships with some of the country’s biggest names from various industries—including Jollibee, Bench, and Family Mart.
“With the launch of LINE service and TV commercial last year, LINE has become one of the leading mobile platforms in the Philippines,” said Greg Kim, head of LINE Philippines, during the event. “We have come up with a campaign exclusive for the users in the Philippines for them to connect and be closer to their beloved friends and families.”
Building stronger connections with affordable price
LINE Premium Call allows users to make low-cost calls domestically and internationally to both landlines and mobile devices from inside the LINE app. With over 490 million users worldwide, the globally renowned app helps users in the Philippines reconnect with their families and friends through enhanced call quality and better network conditions.
“Compared to other leading brands, LINE Premium Call provides the lowest price in all the Philippines’ most popular calling destinations because we believe that closer bonds among our loved ones should start with stronger connections,” added Kim. “LINE promises to enhance its services further through exciting new features and add-ons to give our users more ways to communicate with their loved ones.”
Better call quality
Since the launch of LINE free call service, LINE has been fully committed to consistently improve the quality of our LINE-to-LINE voice call, video call and LINE Premium Call. As a part of this commitment, LINE conducts ceaseless research and experiments under the testing environment that meets the rigorous international standards, including ITU-T recommendations.
As a result, LINE’s voice call usage experienced a huge leap of 5.6 times and the clarity of the voice quality improved by 120% between late 2012 and the first half of 2014. Moreover, Japan’s leading newspaper Nikkei even recognized LINE Premium Call as the Best New Product of Q2 in 2014 based on its competitive price and quality.
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LINE is my number one choice when it comes to communicating with my loved ones,” said Jessy Mendiola, one of this generation’s leading actresses. Likewise, host-actor Matteo Guidicelli said that nothing can match LINE in terms of call quality. The two rising Filipino superstars who are the brand ambassadors of LINE, featured on LINE TV commercial, joined the event to share their personal stories and to encourage other LINE users to use LINE Premium Call.
LINE Premium Call promotion
The event also marked the launch of LINE’s newest Premium Call promotion exclusive in the Philippines. LINE will be giving away coupons with 300 LINE Premium Call credits to diners of 23 Munchpunch affiliated restaurants in 100 branches from August 14th to September 13th. These call credit coupons will also be given out to online shoppers of Lazada website from August 14th to 23rd.
“LINE promises to continue its efforts in focusing more on features that these Philippine users will love while providing the best communication experience. Latest features including LINE Selfie Stickers, Hidden Chat and many other initiatives are all part of our ongoing effort. We always strive to provide everyone the best messaging and call experience. We hope more users in the Philippines are connected with their friends and family through LINE Premium Call,” Kim concluded.
At the event, there was a demo of the LINE Premium Call, which actually worked well. And I gotta try it on my own too! Anyway, I enjoyed the event and what I loved the most was the loot bag I got which was full of LINE premium items, my favorite of which was the stuffed toy! :) Here are some of my photos during the event:
LINE's brand ambassadors: Jessy Mendiola & Matteo Guidicelli
I posed with Cony while I was holding Moon :))
please excuse my haggard self :))