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

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

DITO has also warned the public to be wary of overpriced, unauthorized SIM cards and DITO-branded devices sold online, which includes DITO-branded modems and WiFi devices.

Atty. Adel Tamano, Chief Administrative Officer of DITO Telecommunity advises the public to purchase DITO products only from DITO authorized partners and resellers.

“We do understand the desire of the Filipino public to finally experience fast, affordable, and quality connectivity through DITO. However, we wish to advise everyone to please purchase DITO SIM cards only from our partners, resellers, our DITO stores, and official online partner stores to avoid any issues,” Tamano said.

“Furthermore, 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, however, confirmed that DITO will make available true vanity number SIM cards in the near future.

The illegal selling of so-called DITO-branded modems also caught the attention of the telco and advised the public against it. The company also clarified that there are no official DITO modems or pocket WiFi devices at this time.

“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,” Tamano said

“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.”

The list of authorized partners and resellers is available via DITO’s website at www.dito.ph, while DITO SIM cards are available via the official Lazada (bit.ly/DITOsaLazada) and Shopee (bit.ly/DITOsaShopee) portals.

To know more about DITO, read: DITO SIM: Setup, APN, Speed Test, Promo

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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