DITO warns public of overpriced, unauthorized SIM cards, and unofficial WiFi devices

Users should avoid buying costly SIM cards and modified pocket WiFis that are being offered as DITO-branded gadgets, according to DITO Telecommunity.

DITO claimed in a statement that since its March 8 launch, several pricey and authorized SIM cards and DITO-branded modems had proliferated online.

According to DITO’s chief administrative officer Adel Tamano, the telco has not yet introduced any pocket WiFi or gadgets. He went on to say that regardless of the mobile number, all DITO SIM cards are the same price.

“There are no official DITO modems or pocket WIFI devices that have been launched at this time. DITO cannot and will not guarantee the performance and service should our SIM cards be used in these unauthorized devices in the market today,” Tamano stated.

“It has come to our attention that so-called DITO-branded modems are for sale on the internet. Let me take this opportunity to reassure the public that any unlawful use of the DITO branding in any manner could lead to copyright infringement prosecution,” he added.

Globe Telecom previously stated that it would take “legal action” against resellers and persons who tamper with its WiFi modems to resell them as DITO devices.

Globe is considering taking legal action against resellers of modified WiFi modems.

Vanity number SIM cards, or those with peculiar numerical characters, will be available “in the near future,” according to Tamano, though none are now accessible.

“We wish to inform everyone that there are unscrupulous individuals selling DITO so-called vanity or special numbers at exorbitant prices. Please be reminded that all DITO sim cards no matter the mobile number, are priced the same, and we at DITO do not condone this practice,” Tamano explained.

According to its official Lazada shop, a SIM with 25GB of data costs P199, while a SIM with no load costs only P40.

According to the company, to avoid any complications, consumers should purchase SIM cards through partner resellers, DITO stores, and authorized online partners.

As of June 12, DITO’s commercial services were officially launched on March 8 and are now available in 123 cities and municipalities around the country.

Source: ABS CBN News

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