Almost everyday, I am receiving text messages from unknown mobile numbers offering me to acquire a property like condominium units and to avail fast loans. Some would invite me to buy their products, gadgets and attend bodega sales, among others.
Some of the messages were came from the numbers below:
I really wonder how did they get my number when in fact, only limited people knew my NEW Globe postpaid line. It was just so frustrating and irritating when you were busy doing something then you’ve heard an incoming text message. You cannot ignore it because it might be an important message too, however, when you checked the text message, you would only read unwanted offers.
Ironically, this offer happens only on my post-paid mobile subscription. I have a pre-paid number too but I did not get such hard promos and advertisements.
Would Globe Telecomm want me to suspect that my number was sold to some companies for them to place their ads? I learned from a friend who worked in a telecommunication firm about selling ads in one peso per mobile number, in a monthly basis. So, if there are P1 million subscribers, that would mean easy P1 million in a month? I cannot prove this, though. But the experience of receiving ads without permission is enough to consider as privacy intrusion.
I have asked the customer service of Globe Telecomm, they just denied it. Of course, the agents would not know anything or aren’t they?