wi-tribe Introduces Prepaid Packages

image001wi-tribe today introduced long-anticipated prepaid packages for it’s customers, allowing them to buy internet hours in advance to avoid bills/rentals at the end of the month.

You can buy internet hours at Rs. 20 per hour through prepaid cards ranging from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1,000.

Customers won’t have to pay the rental for duration they don’t use the service. Simply pay for what you use, that’s it.

Rs. 20 per hour might seem high to many, but this deal will attract those who want to avoid long term commitments or monthly rentals.

A statement issued by company says:

“As a service that provides “broadband by the hour”, wi-tribe prepaid promises to be a catalyst of change for the industry. It allows customers to pay only for what they use, giving them the flexibility to use the internet as and when desired, without any hidden charges.”

Initial deposit:

Device Security Deposit Initial Credit
Desktop Modem Rs. 2,000 Rs. 1,500
Wi-Fi Modem Rs. 2,500 Rs. 1,500
Pocket Modem Rs. 2,000 Rs. 1,500

To put up-mentioned table in words, you will have to purchase a modem with initial costing of Rs. 3,500 in case of desktop or pocket modem or Rs. 4,000 in case of Wi-Fi modem.

Initial deposit of Rs. 1,500 will be automatically transferred to user account in three months, i.e. Rs. 500 every month, meaning that you you can use Rs. 500 for first three months. One can of course recharge account if usage exceed Rs. 500 limit.

Recharging your account:

You can recharge your account with prepaid cards of following values and validity:

Amount Hours Validity
Rs. 100 5 7 days
Rs. 250 12.5 15 days
Rs. 500 25 30 days
Rs. 1,000 50 30 days

Terms and conditions:

  • All devices come with speed of 512 Kbps
  • There’s no download limit for prepaid packages
  • Total initial charges: Security Deposit + initial recharge amount
  • Security deposit refundable upon return of device
  • 3 days money back guarantee

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

  • boo…boooo… 2500 security deposit and that too speed 512?!?!?!?!? yeah right… i will be spending my whole HOUR just to watch a 5 min video with this speed… smart witribe but not that smart….

  • Its a fact now. Wimax is for those who live in the middle of nowhere and cant have any other internet service.

    20Rs/Hour, this reminds me of dialup in 1999

  • prepaid is a good idea but here Witribe launched this without any market research.

    They would be better off just launching their monthly packages in prepaid or at least 100 hour blocks. This 20 per hour is very limited and shows limited perception.

  • Like any service with payment flexibility, giving me the option of paying by the hour will presumably give more control over my time spent online.

    Since volume is completely uncapped (no limit whatsoever), the bigger picture may have been missed. The value offering in this package suggests that market research was taken into consideration – people always complain about limited volume packages, but here these guys are giving a package offering without a cap at a reasonable price. How do you all think mobile companies rolled out their prepaid services? Prepaid services are always higher priced than postpaid because there is no commitment required.

    And it’s amazing how few people understand what a security deposit is and what ‘refundable’ means. That’s not money spent, it’s actually just being held….as security. Plus the initial investment (1500) goes towards credit so you are actually not spending any money except that which you use to be online.

    Unfortunately, there will be those people who want their cake and will eat it too. I’ll readily buy a service and pay for what I use rather than complain about limitations and not pay at all.

  • if wi tribe offer me 2 paisa per hour then i ll think about it :D
    i think wi tribe sleeping since 99, and owner finally wake up into 2011 chears :D

  • Rs 20/hr is a way too price.
    lets think about it who will care about, a market segment which wants to spend money only for what he used, so this means that segment is concious about price and above mentioned price is realy high. Also not for get about economies of scale
    somebody has mention its benifit that in 20 rs you can have endles data volume its right but what can be download and how much at 512kbps.
    endless volume in Rs20 with 512kbps what good to call it a competitive thing.
    will say that just another flop project without actually knowing what and how you are luaching and new thing without identifying and needs of target market

  • Rubbish…much much expensive.. we r living in pakistan. not living in uk.usa.. so we cant afford it….. so i will use ptcl dsl:) student packeg in 850:) for 30 days none stop :)

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