Come this July and you will be able to log into public WiFi services at Connaught Place. New Delhi Municipal Corporation and telecom major Tata DoCoMo have entered into agreement under which the later would set up WiFi hotspots across Connaught Place covering both inner as well as outer circle and a total area of 4 sq km across CP. To use this service you need to turn on the WiFi on your smartphone or tablet and then select Tata DoCoMo SSID. Once you do that you will be forwarded to authentication page where you need to fill details like email id and mobile number. After this process you will receive an OTP to connect to the internet.
Once you successfully log into Tata DoCoMo WiFi service the first 20 minutes will be free of cost to you. After you utilize the free minutes Tata Docomo Wi-Fi provides pre-paid tariff cards starting from Rs 20 for 40 minutes, Rs 30 for 60 minutes & Rs 50 for 100 minutes.
“Post that if a customer wants to continue using the Wi-Fi service, one has an option of buying a plan Online or walking up to a counter to purchase scratch cards for any offer he wishes to choose. Tata Docomo Wi-Fi roaming cards (scratch) offers plans depending on the time one desires to use the services. These Wi-Fi roaming cards can be used at any Tata Docomo hotspot across India.”
This is not the first instance of public WiFi service, in fact some of the major metropolitan cities like Bangalore have a robust public WiFi network. Ahmadabad also boasts of free public WiFi service. Tata Docomo is currently giving similar services in various other locations such as the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi Domestic and T3 International Airport, hotels like Le Meridien, The Leela and Crown Plaza and Bluebells School International.
“We are proud of our long term partnership with NDMC and honored to be chosen as a trusted partner for deploying Wi-Fi connectivity at Connaught Place. Tata Docomo brings proven experience and excellence in the WiFi hotspot segment, servicing and supporting one of the world’s busiest airport (T3), amongst other associations with educational institutions, hospitality, etc,” says Mr. Avinash Gabriel, Chief Operating Officer, WiFi Business, Tata Docomo.
Apart from Tata DoCoMo several other telcos provide WiFi hotspot service across Indian. For example Vodafone provides Wi-Fi at Gurgaon’s Belvedere Rapid Metro Station, while Videocon Telecom has tied up with Huawei for hotspots in the Punjab circle.