Vyvo Review: World Global Network’s unbelievably messy reboot
Seemingly out of the blue, last month World Global Network announced it was rebranding as Vyvo.
No explanation for the name-change is provided on the World Global Network website.
Here’s one possible reason:
BehindMLM’s first exposure to World Global Network was Global Mobile Network in 2013.
Back then Fabio Galdi was selling a VOIP service, advertising mobile app and power units.
Most of Global Mobile Network’s compensation plan was geared towards affiliate recruitment.
Power units saw Global Mobile Network affiliates pay $600 or $1600, and then $240 annually to maintain their position.
Payment of power unit fees qualified Global Mobile Network affiliates for commissions when their downlines purchased power positions (no retail).
Power units were eventually renamed power clouds.
In 2016 Galdi rebooted Global Mobile Network as Wor(l)d International, later again renamed to World Global Network.
On or around 2017 VOIP and anything to do with power was quietly abandoned.
In their place the Helo wellness bands were launched. A device you wear on your wrist that provides monitor signals to a phone app.
Among other things, Helo bands were marketed as being able to measure the mood of the wearer.
Other features like ECG/EKG, blood pressure, blood alcohol and blood sugar were marketed were initially marketed. Some features were later added, some never delivered on.
To that end there are some interesting complaints published on World Global Network’s BBB listing (note the company is active there and has replied to each).
The comments on our Wor(l)d International review are also worth a read. A recurring theme is broken promises and the overpriced cost of Helo bands versus similar offerings from other companies.
Anyway, here we are in early 2019 and World Global Network is now Vyvo. Let’s get into it.
Read on for a full review of the Vyvo MLM opportunity.
Vyvo is still headed up by founder and CEO Fabio Galdi (right).
The company lists two corporate addresses on its website; one for Vyvo Pte Ltd in Singapore and the other for Vyvo USA Corp in Utah.
Helo bands appear to be replaced with a Vyvo Bioband.
Helo Extense was added on March 5th as part of a $499 pack (bundled six month app service subscription).
As opposed to functionality based on the device purchased, Wor(l)d International limited it based on an app subscription model:
- Smartlife Solution Free (no cost) – unlimited Helo Measurements, 3 days of LifeLog history reports, 3 days of real time monitoring, Helo Personal Guardian and Helo We Care (up to 2 people)
- SmartLife Solution Basic ($9.90 a month) – adds unlimited LifeLog history reports, Helo We Care (up to 20 people) and “Your Oracle (AI) Helo & DNA”
- SmartLife Solution Extra ($29.90 a month) – adds Extense personal sugar trend monitoring
- SmartLife Solution Pro ($74.90 a month) – adds “pulse wave diagnostic” and EKG analysis
Vyvo marketing lists updated subscriptions; SmartLife Solution Light for $9.90 a month, SmartLife Solution Loyalty for $59.90 a month and SmartLife Solution Pro for $99.90 a month.
As far as I can tell the free subscription is gone and the other three have just had their names changed.
Note that SmartLife Solution Pro now comes with a SmartLife Nutra Pak subscription too (see below).
Vyvo Biosense bands are being advertised with a $249 cost. A feature list is not provided.
In addition to Helo/Vyvo bands, Vyvo also markets SmartLife DNA.
With SmartLife DNA you buy a kit for $249, take a DNA sample, send it off to Xfinity Labs to get a customized nutrition profile.
That profile is then used to provide subscribers with “tailor-made” nutritional supplements through SmartLife Nutra Paks.
Skin care products based on the kit results have also been announced.
Xfinity Labs appears to have been set up in mid 2018.
The Xfinity Labs website is heavily branded with World Global Network marketing and the website domain itself is owned by Fabio Galdi.
Xfinity Labs state-of-the-art laboratory in Central Hong Kong is CLIA and CAP accredited.
The corporate office is located in Miami, Florida. Xfinity Labs American executives have a successful track record of launching hundreds of advanced medical products in China, South East Asia, and India since 1997.
Not sure what company the lab was operating as dating back to 1997, but it sure wasn’t Xfinity Labs.
Xfinity Labs appears to just be a rebranded extension of World Global Network (and now Vyvo).
Finally, the gimmicky Biozen stickers at $236 for five.
Protect yourself with our innovative BioZen & BioZen Plus chips.
BioZen protects you against mobile radiation. Scientifically and medically proven.
Vyvo states their BioZen stickers can “lower your body’s stress levels”.
The Vyvo Compensation Plan
Vyvo do not provide a copy of their compensation plan on their website.
The following has been put together from several marketing presentations, which appear to rely on incomplete information provided to Vyvo affiliates by the company.
Note that for the most part Vyvo’s compensation plan appears similar to that of World Global Network, however some things have changed (the Matching Bonus for example).
MLM Commission Qualification
To qualify for MLM commissions, a Vyvo affiliate must purchase at least 100 PV of product.
You must register as a MEMBER and order products worth at least 100sv (sales volume) to participate in the Rewards Plan.
Note that in their compensation plan material Vyvo refers to PV as “SV”.
In order to remain MLM commission qualified, each Vyvo affiliate must maintain
- an active Loyalty or Loyalty Pro subscription themselves;
- have referred customer on a “Loyalty or Loyalty Pro” subscription; or
- have six referred customers on active Light subscriptions.
Fast Start Bonus
The Fast Start Bonus is a 10% commission paid on the sale of Vyvo products or subscriptions to either retail customers or recruited affiliates.
Vyvo pays residual commissions via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.
Residual commissions are based on sales volume generated across the binary team.
At the end of each week Vyvo tallies up new sales volume on both sides of the binary team.
Affiliates are paid a residual commission of up to 20%, calculated on volume generated on the weaker binary team side.
Leftover volume on the stronger binary team side is carried over the following week.
Vyvo affiliates can earn a Matching Bonus on residual commissions earned by downline affiliates.
The Matching Bonus pays up to 10% based on rank, down a maximum ten unilevel team levels.
- Silvers earn a 10% match on level 1
- Golds and Platinums earn a 10% match on level 1 and 5% on level 2
- Diamonds, Double Diamonds and Grand Diamonds earn a 10% match on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 and 3
- Presidents earn a 10% match on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 to 4
- Double Presidents earn a 10% match on levels 1 and 2 and 5% on levels 3 to 5
- Grand Presidents earn a 10% match on levels 1 and 2 and 5% on levels 3 to 6
- President Millionaires earn a 10% match on levels 1 and 2 and 5% on levels 3 to 7
- Double President Millionaires earn a 10% match on levels 1 and 2, 5% on levels 3 to 7 and 1% on level 8
- Grand President Millionaires earn a 10% match on levels 1 and 2, 5% on levels 3 to 7 and 1% on levels 8 to 10
Upon qualifying at the Diamond rank for four consecutive weeks, a Vyvo affiliate receives a $1000 Car Bonus.
Although not explicitly clarified, I believe this is an ongoing monthly bonus as long as Diamond or higher is maintained.
Diamond Life Holiday
These are apparently trips awarded to qualifying Vyvo affiliates.
Qualification criteria or trip details for Diamond Life Holidays are not provided.
Vyvo affiliate membership appears to be free. A “Starter Kit” appears on the signup page but there’s no corresponding charge.
After signing up, in order to qualify for commissions each Vyvo affiliate must purchase at least 100 PV worth of product.
On the World Global Network website, there are two “Vyvo Smart Kits” listed:
- Vyvo Smart Kit – costs $369, hits the 100 PV requirement and comes with a DNA collection kit, 1 month supplement subscription, a health and wellness genetic test and $200 voucher for a Vyvo Biosense band
- Vyvo Smart Builder Pack – costs $1499, hits the 100 PV requirement, includes a personal Vyvo Smart Kit and adds 2 months supplement subscription, 5 BioZen stickers and two Vyvo Smart Kit packs “for your business”
There’s a $20 set up fee mentioned in the marketing material, which might be the actual sign up cost.
Shipping on both packs is extra but not disclosed.
If you’ve tried to research Vyvo by yourself, you no doubt ran into the same problems I did.
Complete information is non-existent. There’s outdated information still in circulation by the company on the World Global Network website and in order to get a complete sense of the opportunity, you’ve got to dig around.
Long story short, researching Vyvo left me with a headache – and I knew what information I was looking for.
Perhaps most puzzling, is the fact that Vyvo has been announced with a non-functional website.
As I write this, all you can do on the Vyvo website is click “join now”, which redirects you back to the outdated World Global Network website.
I don’t know what the financial situation is over at World Global Network, but I get the sense Vyvo was hastily put together.
And from that point of view it’s hard not to look at the flogging of $369 to $1499 affiliate packs as a cash grab.
I mean hell, the products aren’t even ready to go yet… so what exactly are affiliates paying for right now?
Fabio Galdi has given himself until April to get Vyvo’s act together. Presumably that means actual products ready to ship and a fully functioning website.
By fully functioning I mean no more multiple websites, outdated information and having to hunt around for basic company, compensation and product information.
The Vyvo website should contain company and product information, as well as compensation documentation at a minimum.
As it is trying to get your head around the DNA kit nutrition kit and subscription is a nightmare.
I was initially tempted to copy and paste the World Global Network compensation plan but it does seem they’ve made changes to it.
That said what’s currently available is lacking and in no way provides a complete picture of Vyvo compensation. Again, this is something basic that should be implemented before a new company name is announced – reinforcing the “cash grab” vibe.
Retail actually seems to be a thing this time around, which is an improvement over World Global Network. Although given the mess the company presentation, I’m seriously questioning its viability.
Right now Vyvo seems to be all about pay to play recruitment.
New Vyvo affiliates have to buy the Builder Pack and recruit others who do the same, which is incentivized with a 25% residual commission rate for 12 months.
Existing World Global Network affiliates just have to sign up for the $99 a month Pro subscription. They can also qualify for the 25% residual commission rate via recruitment.
Keep doing that and you can eventually max out the Vyvo compensation plan, ignoring retail altogether.
As for Vyvo Biosense bands, there doesn’t seem to be any detailed information on them out there. Which begs the question why anyone would put money towards them now.
I mean for a flagship product you’d expect there to be something on the Vyvo website… yet here we are.
There’s something to be said for an MLM company that evolves to meet both operational and product demands – especially when it comes to a tech related product.
What Galdi is doing with Vyvo however is a complicated mess that leaves the impression of unnecessarily convoluted confusion.
Vyvo clearly wasn’t ready to be announced last month. And we head towards the end of March, is still not ready.
If Galdi is able to get the Vyvo website up to scratch, retire the outdated World Global Network online properties and have actual products/services for purchase by April, that’s when Vyvo should have been announced.
I think the only people who are going to be jumping through hoops to sign up and trying to explain Vyvo to people, are those chasing recruitment commissions (in particular the 25% residual rate bonus).
That lends itself to the foundation of a pyramid scheme, as opposed to an MLM company genuinely pitching its products and services to a retail market.
Approach with caution. And if you do decide to try to further research Vyvo yourself, make sure you’ve got some aspirin on hand.
Update 28th September 2022 – Helo Corp has announced plans to abandon Vyvo in Q4 2022.
That’s like what? 4 corporate name changes in a decade? Or even less time?
This Helo band isn’t any better than the crap they put out before. A $30 Chinese band sold for $300.
The lab is probably some white label lab in China.
Why isn’t this liar Fabio guy in jail yet? Such a punchable face.
This is absolutely a scam! Just try to return the product and see what happens!
No phone number to call. Customer service email states they will not accept emails.
Just a short note that the situation is no better as of today.
How about Helo Extense and Sugar Trend app.
Out of stock? Ha-Ha is not working at all that’s the reality.
I bought one and I realized it didn’t work. Fake products.
Yes, this latest biz-opp from Fabio is destined for the scrap heap before too long. But he is only accepting money from people who VOLUNTARILY decide to hand it over to him!
Well done Fabio, you are helping to teach idiots that they are sincerely deluded – they only have themselves to blame.
Everyone knows that all MLM products are overpriced and of poor quality. Yet dreamers continue to put their money into these schemes.
This scheme is reaching its tentacles into Japan as well.
My wife follows a Japanese-nationality, US-based self-help guru on YouTube and recently he suddenly opened up a new email newsletter to funnel his followers into this MLM. He then communicates via private/unlisted videos, which sometimes feature two other Japanese nationals based in Bangkok.
As a team they’re attempting to build a recruit base and to hear my wife describe the private chat rooms, it sounds like they’re succeeding. (Or at least faking like they are.)
Because Japanese regulators such as the Consumer Affairs Agency have limited ability to enforce Japanese laws re: direct sales/MLM when offenses are committed outside Japan, people like this “influencer” are often able to operate their scams remotely while targeting people within Japan.
It’s really important for governments who are serious about protecting their citizens to wisen up and address the transnational capabilities of scam artists in the 21st century.
I was or still on stand by mode of wgn! Wgn sold dna drug sensitivity reports which me and my husband bought in nov 2018 and it costs usd 900 per dna test. Until today we have not received our dna drug sensitivity reports.
I have complained several times and support keep writing soon you will get your dna drug sensitivity report.
For Christmas we bought 2 drug sensitivity test for our best friends as Xmas gift. Since January 2019 they are still waiting for the dna drug sensitivity teports.
Through my highest level upline i received a recorded message from Fabio saying that there is a computer problem and the highest upline was telling him must look into refund.
and you know what was Fabio reply can look I to it but the problem the company wgn already paid the lab!!!!
So when the lab has a processing problem and wgn already paid the lab the client money is taken to finance their bad decisions! And it cost usd 900x 4 =usd 3600.
You want to know more on my account I earn commission since oct 2018 total usd 246. They never transferred it to the wallet. It remains pending.
In frb 2019 Whwn Fabio open the Taiwan office je announced that all commission still owed to the wgn members would be paid 10% every week.
Until today 4 May 2019 not even 1 slice of 10% I had been paid. Support keep replying when a ticket is open that soon there will be an official announcement!
Meanwhile to lee the account active the member need to pay the loyalty every month usd 59. So I asked the company to take the money from my pending commission for my mo they loyalty programme. They refused and said that it must be paid with credit card or money transfer!!!
Only those who started to recruit the new package vyvo and team commission then this they can use to pay their loyalty program. They started new vyvo paying period. Start from payment period no 1 and wgn Payment period put aside!
I have the feeling we will never get this money. And when I refused to pay my loyalty program with my credit card or money transfer they penalize me and cut 10 % of my sv every weekly payment period!!!
How do I penalize them for not paying my commission and not delivering the products I bought like the drug sensitivity report!
And one of my DL bought a package in Nov 2018 but never received his Helo.Life +. Reason out of stock.
I had to give one of mine to my DL in order to save myself from problems. So the company whether WGN or VYVO owes on top of all I described above a helo lx +
My partner who is my dL his commission amounting to usd 660 was transferred to the wallet but when we want to withdraw it is not possible as it says you have less than USD 150.
They do not pay any commission they owe for wgn. The are paying only commission on new sales under vyvo. But since april 15 they should have delivered now need to wait until May 15!!!
Fabio on 15 April made announcement of new smart watches 3 different kinds all sorts of features even measuring quality of air except for some countries! Again many promises but so far no delivery. At moment they deliver only the dna wellness report and the Nutrapak the supplements!
Can the Authorities concerned CS not stop these companies robbing us !!!
The world should know about all the problems we are facing!
Commissions are paid on sales. If you’re making sales and not getting paid, the company is doing something with your money it shouldn’t be.
My wife and I were in WGN in 2017 and quickly realized it was too good to be true and all the leaders including Romacio Fulcher and Seville Ko were not truthful and were aware WGN had cash flow issues and did not let anyone know.
Instead they bailed with what money they could get and made no apologies or even attempted to advocate for their DL. I wouldn’t follow either of these two men out of a burning building.
We have attempted to get our owed commissions from WGN through the rebranding of their pay site as well as VyVo rebranding and we still receive vague emails essentially telling us nothing.
The Attorney General in Utah should be involved, this is fraud pure and simple.
Yes Fabio, I congratulate you! An endless stream of idiots are desperate to hand over thousands of $$$’s to you and your company and they get little or nothing in return! Genius!
This can only be possible in the murky world of network marketing where people with less than one brain cell believe the hype and convince themselves that a wealthy lifestyle is within reach.
If there was NO business opportunity behind these products then no one would buy them – fact!
The Vyvo website now has actually listed some products (and also the store has those). The “Icon” is probably the most interesting:
Of course it would be nice to know if the products actually get delivered to the customers and/or if the product indeed does what it promises to do? That very much was not the case with the HELO bands from the previous interation of the company.
And what comes to the “Icon”, we seem to be missing some of the features originally promised already for the original “HELO” band, such as:
– Blood glucose monitoring
– Alcohol level monitoring
– Mosquito shield
– Fertility monitoring
You would think that by now they would have been able to deliver that tech that was supposed to be “almost ready” two-and-a-half years ago?
And also the “mood check”, “body fluid electric conductivity level” and other funny buzzwords have been dropped from the product description since HELO.
Blood pressure metering is said to be there. HELO band found valid blood pressure readings while being set on a top of a table. Go figure.
Fertility monitoring? How dafuq does a watch strapped to my wrist detect if I’m fertile or not?
What does that even mean? Imma get a notification when’s the best time to powwow?
Geez, I remember arguing with Wor(l)d dumbasses about their magic Helo bands a few years back. Looks like we’re gonna have round two soon enough.
OBGYN: Sorry hun, you’re pregnant.
Vyvo distrib: BuT i CaNt Be. My IcOn WaTcH sEz I’m InFeRtIlE!
I don’t know but here’s the list of HELO band “coming soon” features from two years or so ago:
Please note that the these are NOT included in Vyvo.
How did I miss this back then?!?
This is plain marketing bullshit. Blockchain is a method for storing untamperable data between multiple parties, such as account balances or inter-bank transfers.
When we have one party (Vyvo) storing the data, there is no need for a blockchain, nor are there other parties to collectively maintain the blockchain. (Unless every band is mining the blockchain constantly.) It’s just as sane as the OneCoin one-user blockchain.
Now why to bring this up?
Because Vyvo as of current advertises this in their web page:
I have been a member of WGN since 2013 in the Philippines. WGN office was closed i do not know when.
What happened to WGN? VYVO is the new company. what do you offer?
Try reading the review.
Reynaldo, like you I joined the WGN and loved my Helo LX, until one day the app stopped working, and while doing the research I found that it was re-branded to Vyvo.
Here in the US the vista+ & Lite are the most recent release, it does everything they advertised on the flyer.
I was a fitbit fan, but by far the Vista+ and Lite surpass their sensing technology in every way.
Their prices are very reasonable starting at $150.00 for the Lite edition. I am a happy owner of the Vyvo Technology.
After stealing millions of $ from investors Powerclouds changed it’s name.
It was the previous Fabio Galdi scam. I wonder how much this Vincent Browne is getting paid to put his name in that scam.
I have been working with Vyvo for a while now and I have to say some of this information is false.
I went to buy the products for my family’s health precautions and got some amazing watches that have the same results as a hospital.
Where I am from, an ECG and arterial fibrillation test cost a lot of money. If this function comes with the watch, I am very pleased.
In addition, I was offered a business opportunity. I had to pay approximately $360 YEARLY for the subscription. I earned a lot more than that and it covered the subscription cost by a milestone.
I think Vyvo is not as bad as you write out to be. People should definitely give it a try because at the end of the day, they are still getting amazing health watches that even pay you for wearing them!
Please don’t put your family’s health at risk. An Alibaba smart watch is not a substitute for medical equipment.
You are just jealous (Ozedit: derails removed)
This watch is a medical-grade watch and if you don’t like this watch, keep your opinion to yourself.
Nobody is asking if an apple watch is legit so why question about another company manufactured by the same one as Apple. I don’t see you calling Apple an Alibaba brand.
(Ozedit: more derails removed)
I can assure you I am not jealous of you putting your family’s health at risk.
The Vivo BioBand is not registered with the FDA as a medical device. I’m not aware of it being registered anywhere in the world as a medical avice.
Feel free to pony up evidence of medical device registration. Or kindly stop talking out of your ass.
1. Apple aren’t claiming their products are medical devices.
2. Vyvo has a history of reselling Alibaba devices dating back to World Global Network’s Helo bands.
Apple watches are manufactured by Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics. If Vyvo have stopped reselling Alibaba watches that’s great.
Provide evidence the Vyvo BioBand is manufactured by Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics. Otherwise again please stop talking out of your ass.
Dear Hannah,your contributions are nothing but anecdotal,you have nothing for anybody to be jealous over
Keep your uncertified opinion to your victims (Who can save money by buying directly from Alibaba)
Sincerely,your future victims
Why did you erase half my comment? I said YOu are jealous you don’t have friends to grow this business. Stop altering my comment, your ass.
I said it is a medical-grade watch meaning it is used FOR PREVENTION. if you see abnormalities in your body due to this watch, GO TO THE HOSPITAL.
It can prevent any risk for the future. I never said this watch is treating you, you dumb shit.
And I am talking about the manufacturer FOXCONN the Taiwanese company that manducates BOTH apple and vyvo products.
Just because you are anti the business model, you cant go around ruining others business opportunities.
That is just rude. I would appreciate if you dont edit my comment again. Thank you.
Because this isn’t Facebook. If you want to rant and rave goodbye.
Yes and, based on your own comments, you’re growing your business by putting your family’s health at risk. I once again assure you I am in no way jealous of this.
And once again I will point out the Vyvo Bioband is not registered as a medical device anywhere on the planet.
Stop pushing dangerous marketing that might get someone killed.
Feel free to provide evidence Vyvo’s Vioband is manufactured by Foxconn.