Wi-Tribe WiMAX Soft Launch Soon

wi-tribeGuest Post by Hidden Eye

We had reported back in May 2008 that Wi-Tribe is planning to enter into WiMAX market in Pakistan, after Wateen and Mobilink. Then the news came that Motorola signed a multi-year WiMAX contract with wi-tribe Pakistan limited – and now we are to break this news that Wi-tribe is in process of starting its operation soon. They have turned ON their towers and are testing their equipment these days.

As per reliable sources, they will come up with soft launch soon in major cities.

Reportedly, they are using Motorolla CPE ( CPEi 750 ) for their Wimax network. Wateen is using CPEi 600 and CPEi 300 for their Wimax Network.

It merits mentioning here that wi-tribe Pakistan Limited is a joint venture between Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and Saudi Arabia’s A.A. Turki Group of Companies (ATCO). wi-tribe is also aiming to deliver instant wireless broadband connectivity from North Africa across the Middle East and up to Asia (AMESA region).

We know that Wateen and Mobilink failed to leave an impression for broadband solutions, but comptition will of course build more pressure on operators to provide services in competent manner. Let’s hope for the best!

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • omerfarooq

    A good news at last for already tortured Internet users.

  • anas

    gd news
    find more at there office at tipu sultan road

  • shahid

    MORE TORTURE AHAHHAHAHAHA!

  • Alam

    Good news.

  • Ali

    guys, please try to understand that technology takes time to get its roots as well as having the operations smooth. So don’t blame big players like Wateen and Mobilink for not being able to leave the impression. Appreciate the fact that Pakistan turned out to be the first ever country in the world to experiment WiMAX on such a large scale, courtesy Wateen and Mobilink. So let’s, for a change, be positive and less critic about things and understand that even GSM took 10 years to get rid of network congestion and prepaid deduction issues. one should only comment when one is capable of. and capability demands first for the commentator to be professionally mature and being able to realize that lifecycle of a new product/organization requires time to get settled after the wear n’ tear stage.

    cheers and good luck to WiTribe.

  • Waqas

    I don’t expect much from WiTribe. 3.5 GHz band has severe coverage issues. Unless they come up with very agressive cell plan their WiMAX coverage will remain a big bottleneck.

    • Ali Muhammad

      I also agrees with you.
      non of us should expect too much from
      witribe b/c whether its broadband services
      will be costly/cheap but its CPEi750 will definately
      be costly.

  • Kashif

    After launching they will beta test on you. So never buy any new services , unless it become mature. Otherwise you will hold your head with your own hands.

  • Adnan
  • yasir khan

    Salam guys well let me tell you something very usefull about wi-tribe, they have done their home work very well indeed. for them ahead is the example of wateen and infinity, they know the areas where they failed but by creating hypes, managed to overcome those weaknesses for a while, their users know how misreble the customer services really is, wi-tribe worked a lot on providing level best customer services. on the other hand they wi-tribe hired their every single employees on permanent bases,which shows they are focusing more towards quality rather than quantity.
    i recently switched from wateen to wi-tribe just because knowing all this information.
    my name is Yasir khan Faridi.perhaps many of you knows me, the first person to sell wateen wimax in karachi.
    for any queries regarding wi-tribe feel free to contact me at [email protected]wi-tribe.com

  • Shafiq

    What Packages and Tariff Plan have wi tribe Further will this serivce will be offered in sialkot?

  • jibran

    hey
    i am using wi tribe wimax as a test user. The bandwidth they offering is 2mb with unlimited download limit. At present i am getting the speed they are offering i-e 2mb arround 260kilo bytes per second. i will be trying online gaming n will let u ppl knw abt its performance.
    regards
    Jibran

  • faiz

    For initial customers the CPE device is completely free without any tariff charges and refundable security deposit of 2200 for 512 kbps and 2700 for 1MB. This will be valid for 15 days after delivery during the soft launch and may be increased as per company’s discreation. Plus there is a money back guarantee so you may take it up for trial for this month or first fifteen days the services are completely free with refundable security and it offers sharing.
    those interested may contact in karachi

    Free for 15 days services during test launch

    512k – 8 Gb limit – Rs. 1200/ month after usage of free 15 days

    1MB – 10 GB Limit – Rs. 1700/month after usage of free 15 days

  • shaji

    The services device and installation are free thats the good part till now I think its good in karachi as the device is portable too and surely wi- tribe has done its home work plus their customer sales and services people are courteous and professional I called the number given by faiz. the response from the team is positive plus for any complians you may also contact 051-111187423 that’s 051-111-1-tribe, alot of people in the neighbourhood are satisfied with the services than they were with ptcl or wateen the video streaming is good too along with sharinghttp://www.propakistani.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?s=2229164&mode=detail&comment_status&pagegen_timestamp=2009-05-04+05%3A59%3A29&action=-1&comment_type=all&action2=-1#comments-form

  • yasir khan faridi

    Hey guy good news, wi-tribe have made its soft launch in karachi and lahore initially.
    For initial customers the CPE device is completely free without any tariff charges and refundable security deposit of 2200 for 512 kbps and 2700 for 1MB. This will be valid for 15 days after delivery during the soft launch and may be increased as per company’s discreation. Plus there is a money back guarantee so you may take it up for trial for this month or first fifteen days the services are completely free with refundable security and it offers sharing.
    for any queries regarding wi-tribe feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 0301-8227029

  • shaji

    yes the device is worth above 10000 which is being given free though packages may have to change to become cheaper as they dont seen impressive yet but world call is giving their device for 4500 which I heard is about to be raised soon….

    • faiz

      Yes the idea of the soft launch is thatt the device is still free which is the latest CPE device by motorolla and worth above 10000 Rs.

      The services are being provided free for fifteen days of activation during the soft launch with activation of Rs.999 the deposit of 1200 for 512kbps and 1700 for 1MB i.e the security deposit which is refundable with activation and for fifteen days there shall be no billing

      For more info you may call directly their sales and customer services team witribe Pakistan in Karachi any one interested may contact for further details and free installation of the device plus delivery with fifteen days free usage. Its a handy device slim with out fuss and allows sharing

      Any complains can be directed to 051-111-187423 i.e 051-111-1 tribe

      New activation packages after fifteen days usage during soft launch by wi-tribe

      512k – 8 Gb limit – Rs. 1200
      Security Deposit Rs 1200
      Activation Cost Rs. 999

      Total upfront Cost Rs. 2199.

      1MB – 10 Gb limit – Rs. 1700

      Security Deposit Rs 1700
      Activation Cost Rs. 999

      Total upfront Cost Rs. 2699

      7 day money back guarantee.

  • mady

    is the device available in shahra-e faisal, shah faisal and model colony

    • yasir khan faridi

      Shahra-e-faisal is covered, but i need exact location where you want services. but shah faisal and model colony is not in our soft launch coverage but will available soon.

      for any further information or query please feel free to contact me on 0301-8227029

      • maddy

        Are there any chances of the charges being reduced as I find them high for soft launch, If they focus on making customers at the moment and give away the good services at reasonable price and quality to match it I think then they can truly succeed as was expected from them before soft launch

        • shaji

          I think you are absolutely right…
          I am their test user and my cousin has just bought their services on soft launch the packages they are offering are higher than expected.
          People wanna go for their serices but are not willing to pay this much … at least not at the moment on soft launch they should reconsider on their prices although the motorolla cpe device itself is costly which they are providing free thats still an added benefit

  • mady

    nope im in model…. when will you be launching there also i heard the packages are to be changed soon

  • syed tamur ali

    World call I guess were the promotors of wireless devices / services. We are users of World call for a very long time, they offer decent packages. The Browsing speed of World call eVdO 512 K is ok but downloading speed of files such as mp3 or viewing a You-TuBe segment/clip is at times very slow and there are many pauses and cause irritation.

    In this regard could some tell/advise what is the downloading speed of Wi-Tribe device? Syed Ali-DHA PH 5 KHI

  • sid

    wi-tribe is good service but not like Wateen. because Wateen is Number One.