BlackBerry Mobile Hotspot Feature For Globe Prepaid Users

Article by Ian Santos

Are you a Globe Prepaid user and your Mobile Hotspot is not working? When you try calling or Live chat with Globe Tech Support, they always say “Mobile Hotspot feature is only for POSTPAID ONLY!” Nope!

I’m a Prepaid user and I can use my Mobile Hotspot. Here’s some proof (see photos below).


Ask them to “refresh your Service Book..” or “your tethering is not working..” Wait for SMS confirmation or observe the 2 diagonal arrows (sending / receiving data) at the right top corner of the screen, when it stops, perform a hard reset by pulling your battery while your BlackBerry is ON and reinsert again  in a few seconds. Once your BlackBerry boots up, try to connect. Leave Username and Password blank, just hit OK. Finally, About Mobile Hotspot prompt, hit Continue. (see photo below)

That’s it! Enjoy your Mobile Hotspot feature!

Note: Only works in BBMax. To subscribe, dial *143# and press Call button. When your BBMax expired, your Mobile Hotspot will not work again. Else, contact Globe again. 

Update: September 13, 2013
Be wary everyone, Globe is “cracking down” on Blackberry OS7 prepaid users for using their Mobile Hotspot, as we all know Globe is not permitting Mobile Hotspot for BlackBerry OS7 prepaid users. Some users are receiving the following warning message from Globe for using the Mobile Hostpot.

You have breached the Globe fair use policy for data usage. In order to maintain quality of service among all Globe subscribers, your speed will be throttled to 2G speeds. To enjoy normal speeds, you may opt out from your current promo. Text STOP to 8888. Regular browsing charges will apply.

So Blackberry OS7 prepaid users, use Globe Hotspot at your own risk kids.

89 thoughts on “BlackBerry Mobile Hotspot Feature For Globe Prepaid Users”

  1. Hi, Iam Registered to bbmax, howcome Icant use my wifi hotspot. Ialready contacted globe to refresh my service book but its still not working. ” activation required, to use this feature, contact your wireless provider and subscribe to a mobile hotspot data plan”

  2. Guess there really is a problem with the hotspot on prepaid. I was able to useit seamlessly a week ago, then my bbmax expired, now that I subscribed again, it won’t work. 🙁 can someone pls verify if hotspot is still working for prepaid?

  3. hi!, thanks for this! it worked for now, please notify me if theres a way not to contact tech support again and again to refresh my servise book when the bb subscription has expired, THANK YOU SO MUCH! 🙂

    1. For my experience last February 23, 2013, my BBMax subscription ended at 5:55am. Then, I register again at 12:39pm, same day. When my BBMax already active, i tried to check if my hotspot working. Then suddenly, Poof! I’m connected!

  4. Just tried it today. They’ve already refreshed my service book and I did everything that you posted here but I still can’t use the hotspot feature. Poor me 🙁

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