If it’s too good to be true, it probably is
Go to any gadget-oriented Facebook page, and you’ll see people advertising modems from either Smart or Globe that have “unlimited” internet. These modems have been illegally modified by whoever is selling them, obviously, but there isn’t really a lot of talk about the possible dangers of the practice.
Well, that’s slowly changing – Globe has actively gone after sellers of these illegally modified modems before, with the latest one being nabbed in Barangay DS Garcia, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. Paul John Edison Ramirez allegedly modified LTE modems issued by Globe for legitimate customers and later sold them to non-subscribers, allowing those people to surf the net using Globe’s connection without paying a single centavo to the company.
That obviously won’t fly with Globe, and after closely coordinating with local authorities, Ramirez was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in the NE Pacific Mall, and was brought to the Cabanatuan City police station after his arrest.
Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said that the telco will not tolerate any unlawful use of their network.
“As Globe will not tolerate any unlawful use of our network, rest assured that we will continue to work closely with police authorities in resolving such illegal activities,” Atty. Castelo said. “We would like to call on our customers to report to us any dubious offers involving Globe Tattoo modems particularly those that are inclusive of free internet offers. We would like to inform our customers that such offers do not exist and are coming from illegitimate sources,” he adds.