wi-tribe: Getting Solid in Broadband Services

ISP businesses in Pakistan have always remained bumpy. First we saw the demise of dial-up companies and then all sorts of broadband ISPs vanished, leaving very limited choices for the consumers to get their internet needs fulfilled.

Wired broadband has always struggled because the copper media in our infrastructure is ages old and barely supports high-speed data rates. And since FTTH has remained an alien phenomena for consumers in Pakistan (except few major metropolitans), wireless broadband services have largely remained the last resort for Pakistani internet users.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for wireless service providers either. We saw Mobilink Infinity and Wateen wrapping up their business, despite the fact that Wateen deployed the world’s largest WiMAX network in Pakistan.

At the same time, consumers’ internet needs only multiplied with time, all thanks to rise of social media, multimedia solutions and other ground-breaking mobile and web services. Whether it is accessing professional/personal emails or browsing Facebook/Twitter to keep in touch with friends and family, one cannot bear to have a slow or uneven internet connection even for a few moments.

In such volatile conditions, wi-tribe has emerged as a strong and solid broadband service provider that has sustained all kinds of economic and technical hardships to provide seamless internet services to consumers at affordable prices.

With over 200,000 active customers, wi-tribe today runs as a largely independent business and that is clear to see in all the awards and praise they receive.

With assorted packages, they tend to have a budget conscious focus for their packages but unlike some of their competitors, one can also take broadband as a standalone service.

It’s worth pointing out that wi-tribe often slash their prices in half and sometimes have other special offers running. Thus, customers will often pay a lot less than the standard pricing.

On top of affordable pricing, wi-tribe has always offered innovative solutions to consumers. Take the example of wi-tribe’s Parental control that gives guardians a way of keeping their kids safe while they surf online. Bandwidth compression solutions is another great tool which gives customers a video viewing experience that is matched by no other ISP in the country.

Having said this all, we will have to see how wi-tribe is going to adapt during the rise of 3G services and how it will remain competitive and successful during the years to come.

  • Seriously what was this article all about? Praising an ISP for not wrapping up their business and providing cheap internet services. What happened to when we used to judge things on standards of quality.

  • After the struggle of several years it failed to cover at least the major points of Faisalabad. Just say article was paid

    • They hv same coverage in Fsd now that they had at the time of launch. Even they dont have full coverage on Jaranwala road a commercial and educational hub of the city. Paid article.

  • I hate wi-tribe after what happened with me 4,5 years back.. device chalte chalte band hogai..wi-tribe ko call kari k device kharab hogai hai shayad chalte chalte band hogai.. to na unhone banda bhejne ka bola na kuch..direct boldia apko 7500 rs dene honge device k..mene kaha kyu bhai.. device mene thori kharab ki..khud kharab hui hai or ap check to karo.. to jawab aya k apko 7500 payment karni hogi agar device kharab hui..mene usdin se goodbye kaha wiitribe ko…takreeban 1.5 years baad call ai k apk pass ik device hai witribe ki..hamara banda collect karlega..mene kaha ajao isse achi kia bat hai..musibat tali :D

  • Just found out they guys are going to provide 4G LTE Services soon.. I am also the customer and hate their speeds but it works out when my 3G connection becomes down sometimes..

  • I read about wi-tribe’s greatness for the first time in this article. :-)

      • Its a press release and most of them written by company it self to promote themselves
        its not a normal article written by Amir and his team

  • Wi-tribe is good ISP but their packages don’t have value for money when compared to 3G and Warid’s 4G (sorry Zong is expensive). They must increase bandwidth of their current packages in the same amount of money.
    That was the sole reason I left wi-tribe. Otherwise it’s good quality ISP.

  • I left witribe when I couldn’t use Facebook & YouTube (when it was open). Got fed up with long videos buffering times & even pictures didn’t load! Complaint to helpline revealed that my tower was loaded & newer tower couldn’t be operated due to hinderance by neighboring community! In general other then 3G / 4G services, wireless internet services r really poor in Pakistan!

  • I once used Wi-Tribe i always had to worry about bandwidth running out. Big money small bandwidth is stupid.
    I don’t know why they even exist till now. They should wrap up and go home

  • “Wired broadband has always struggled because the copper media in our infrastructure is ages old and barely supports high-speed data rates”

    Yes because Wi-tribe gives you 20mbps.

  • I am using Wi-Tribe for past couple of years. Going good so far except once when they overcharged me for package conversion. But now i am thinking about moving away to charji or 3g wingle. I will just stop paying bill for few months and they will automatically shutdown my service. Thinking about keeping the modem too and not return it even if they try to get it back.

  • They guys even more expensive by 50rupees from may first..check out their tariffs.

  • What do you mean getting solid broadband.. The big joke and the article are hugely paid lol

  • People, its a press release. Not a paid-for article. An obsolete so-called broadband provider is desperately trying to stay relevant. They know they are worth a squat now. Let them do the dying dance. Good luck Wi Shit :D

  • What the… I mean, are you serious to praise witribe? I literally thanked God since launch of 3G/4G as I got rid of this so called broadband service provider in Lahore. Extremely Poor speeds, expensive bytes, and pathetic customer service, that defines WiTribe!

  • They provide 512k speed on 1m connection. Worst WiMAX service. All other WiMAX services are better than that.

  • paid article what a crap wi-tribe who cares about them when they are just present in limited cities and places

  • I prefer Qubee over Wi-Tribe because their speed is better and they offer 70 GB for just Rs. 1100 with a 2 Mbps link. I subscribed to Wi-Tribe but soon disconnected it because it was expensive and its signals in G-11 Islamabad were too weak. Qubee is perfect and I have been using for last 2 years.

  • Sometimes ProPakistani posts such silly kinds of articles out of the blue that you are forced to wonder about their editorial integrity regarding paid posts.

  • I am using my 3g SIM and also WiTribe. In my opinion WiTribe is the best internet I have ever used in Pakistan. Not because of the speed or charges. But becuase of their customer support, ease of bill payment. They have excellent customer representatives in their outlets. Infact I can easily say it has the best customer support from any field product in Pakistan.

    If you get WiTribe signal strength in your area then there is no better choice.

  • I could definitely see the bias in the article, you cannot blame the author. We all have to earn a living, however the thing that amazes me the most is the out pour of hatred & anger. I could only logically come to the conclusion that the service has definitely terminated many a good wanking sessions of the youth of Pakistan; hence the ANGER & OUT POUR!
    To cut to the bottom Line:
    If the article is paid, so are some of the comments! Guys working their A** Off!

  • Wi-tribe servers have been hacked and are displaying malware. Random images of Anil Kapoor, Spartans, Legos and even some porn images.

    If Wi-tribe servers are insecure then they are stealing passwords too. Stay away from this nonsense and use another ISP

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