Free Facebook is a great promo from Globe. Who doesn’t want free service, right? If only they can carry it out more smoothly:
There was no opt-in
At least, that’s what happened in my case. I didn’t opt-in but I was automatically subscribed to the service, even though I was on an unlimited data plan to start with.
Stop bugging me
I’m on unlimited data plan. I don’t need free Facebook. Stop displaying these notices on my device:
What about the background sync?
What Globe failed to warn the users about is although browsing Facebook through the browser or through the app is free, services may still run in the background that may entail using cellular data, which is necessarily true when you’re using a smartphone. Globe should be clear about this before users start to think the promo is a scam. The best case scenario for this Free Facebook promo is when you’re on prepaid and have less than five-peso load, so nothing can be deducted from your credits should services start running in the background.
More users because of the promo means more strain on Globe’s network. Globe can manage the strain on the system by throttling data speeds to free users. I just hope we, the subscribers to Globe’s unlimited data plans, are and will not be affected should Globe decide to throttle data speeds.
How to Disable ‘Free Facebook’
Fortunately, there’s a way to disable seeing that “Free Data” on top of the Facebook app or page on your device. Just point your device’s browser to www.facebook.com/free and tap on the “Stop Using Facebook for Free” link at the bottom of the page, then hit “Confirm”.
November 8, 2013 at 4:16 am
I am having trouble with the scam, Yes I am a prepaid for almost 10 years. I have an ios iPhone 5 and from two facebook app that I have and each time I log in it goes to redirecting to globes mobile facebook log in page. Link is below.
From the app it self. I tried to speak to there operator and they say from general go to cellular data and remove the internet.globe.com.ph from VPN but my settings was off. Then the operator said to restart device but it’s useless as soon as you remove or erase the globe VPN link it automatically applies again. I also have tried reset network settings and changing and removing sim but the the globe redirecting Facebook Mobile site is still there.They probably don’t know how many subscribers are affected by this and from there page they say it’s a friendly promo for all and that it doesn’t have a nakaw load effect they advice ahead before consuming the data after the subscription has ended buts it’s all a lie. I don’t need free facebook I have a wifi environment anywhere I go. I just like the add just I case I am in a remote area I could still access. Well for the solution since this is a scam we will be writing to Facebook about this issue just for the sake of everyone. It’s basically a false advertising for short the motive is to steal.
December 31, 2013 at 5:45 am
I tried to unsubscribe “free facebook”.
But I could see only this.
“Sorry, something went wrong
Please try closing and re-opening your browser window.”
Could you help me?
February 8, 2014 at 11:45 am
I was on vacation in the Philippines and bought a temp Goble Pre Paid local sim card for 5 days and activated the free data. Biggest mistake I’ve ever made.. Back in my home country weeks later, both my iphone and Android I can not get rid of these Globe Promos from my Facebook… I have rang Globe on ISD rates several times but they WILL NOT remove these Promo.
I’ve tried the above and had no luck…
HELP NEED PLEASE…!! and Globe your scam has upset a lot of tourist for sure making your company a joke! ….far from happy!