Globe Telecom warns subscribers against purchase of Globe WiMAX modems and installation of WiMAX connections from unauthorized sellers and distributors.
Upon investigation, security representatives from Globe found out that apart from illegal selling and distribution of WiMAX equipment, subscribers were also offered unlimited and lifetime subscriptions for a one-time payment. The payment ranges from P1,000 all the way to P30,000.
To date, 30 WiMAX modems have been recovered from more than 20 arrested suspects since entrapment operations began in January this year. In a report filed by the company’s security group, the most rampant cases of illegal WiMAX selling and distribution were in Pasay, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Antipolo, Bulacan, Caloocan, Sta. Mesa, Bulacan, Laguna, Pampanga, Bohol and Davao. Corresponding criminal charges have been filed to individuals who were found guilty of such illegal acts.
“We advise our subscribers to be extra cautious when purchasing a Globe WiMAX connection given the prevalence of illegal selling and distribution. Such transactions are not reliable, and in the end, those who purchased from illegal distributors are bound to suffer,” said Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head for Corporate and Legal Services Group of Globe. “Thus, we recommend that subscribers visit the nearest Globe store or authorized selling booths to apply for a legitimate Globe WiMAX connection, where they are assured of quality services, as well as excellent after-sales support.”
To apply for a Globe WiMAX connection, subscribers only need to bring a valid ID, most recent billing statement, and proof of financial capacity. They can choose between an internet-only package or a bundled internet and landline package for as low as P795 to enjoy the most stable and most reliable among all wireless broadband technologies in the market today.
Apart from visiting a Globe store, subscribers can also apply for a Globe WiMAX connection online via http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/product/apply-now. For more information, call 730-1000 or 211 for free from your Globe/TM mobile phone.