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.