now lets OFWs shop for a brand new car on PLDT’s Free Bee app

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(From left) Daniel Scott, AutoDeal co-founder; Christopher Franks, AutoDeal co-founder; Albert Villareal, PLDT Global Chief Commercial Officer; and Me-Anne Bundalian, PLDT Global Business Unit Head - Partnership & Advertising.

Through a partnership between PLDT Global Corporation and online car buying platform, Filipinos overseas will now be able to shop for a brand new car through the ‘Free Bee’ smartphone app.

This suits OFWs who are looking to purchase a vehicle for their families or businesses in the Philippines. They also get to access special content from AutoDeal through the app.

Free Bee is an award-winning mobile application that allows OFWs to make 2 minute calls to their families back home for free, just by listening to an ad. Users can also opt to top up their accounts and make premium calls to key overseas Filipino destinations such as the United States, Canada, India, and Korea. It’s expected to benefit the more than 10 million OFWs and their respective families, who happen to be the key target channel for partner brands to communicate their offers.

“AutoDeal allows them to communicate directly from their overseas location with official agents and dealers, where they can get multiple quotes at the same time, to find the best price, and send their required documents – making the process much easier. This gives OFWs a really convenient way to remotely shop for a new vehicle,” said Daniel Scott, co-founder at

Meanwhile, Free Bee app users can make free long distance calls to any PLDT, Smart, Sun, or TNT subscriber in the Philippines just by listening to a sponsored ad online. It was launched by PLDT Global Corp. in 2018 and is available on both Android and iOS devices.

“Our partnership with AutoDeal supports our mission of helping Filipinos abroad by giving them convenient ways and means to access services, such as an automotive marketplace, by just clicking our Free Bee app,” said Albert Villa-Real, Chief Commercial Officer at PLDT Global. “Aside from the listings, AutoDeal will also share with us their content, such as articles, videos, and even car reviews that our overseas Filipinos can actually use to be able to guide them in making the right purchase,” Villa-Real added.

Other brand partners of Free Bee include Cebuana Lhuillier, Bank of the Philippine Islands, M. Lhuillier, New Zealand Creamery, LBC Cargo, Philippine Airlines, and Sunlife Financial Philippines.

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