Globe says some modems sold as DITO’s; ready to take legal action

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is ready take legal action against those who sell its Globe At Home WiFi modems with DITO Telecommunity Corp.’s stickers, the company said on Monday.

“It has come to our attention that certain individuals and retail establishments are illegally reselling and passing off as DITO Telecommunity modems several of our Globe At Home WiFi modems,” Globe said in an e-mailed statement.

Globe added that its WiFi modems are being sold to customers with DITO stickers, “making them appear as DITO modems.”

“We are prepared to take the necessary legal action against these unscrupulous individuals and establishments carrying out these deceptive business practices, through the assistance of law enforcement authorities,” it also said.

For his part, DITO Chief Administrative Officer Adel A. Tamano said in a statement: “It has come to our attention that there are so-called DITO-branded modems that are being sold online.”

“Let me take this opportunity to assure the public that the unauthorized use of the DITO branding in any form shall result in the possibility of prosecution for intellectual property infringement,” he added.

“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,” Mr. Tamano explained.

Globe said that individuals who have bought or been made aware of this activity may report the matter to the Trade department’s Consumer Protection Group via its e-mail address at consumercare@dti.gov.ph or text 09178343330.

They may also report via Globe At Home’s official FB messenger, Globe added. — Arjay L. Balinbin

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