Published on March 26th, 2011 | by Babar Bhatti13
One Month Later: PTCL EVO Wi-Fi
About a month ago, PTCL launched its new hot spot service, EVO Wi-Fi. It is sold in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore & Karachi but service available in 106 cities. The small wireless device creates a hot spot through which you can connect a number of devices (laptop, phone etc). In US there are many similar service from companies like Spring and Verizon. No doubt that these are very convenient for on-the-go access, esp if you have more than one user who needs access to broadband. For anyone considering to invest in this, the 2 main things to consider are the cost and performance / speed.
According to PTCL, Evo Wifi cloud operates on EVO 3G Wireless Broadband network that offers speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps on downlink and up to 1.8Mbps uplink. Speed is on best effort basis upto 3.1 Mbps and depends on a number of factors such as modem capability, location, distance from communication tower and number of simultaneous users.
Our assessment – based on using a number of similar devices on various networks – is that the package rarely works as advertised. You need to test it carefully. The best source of advice are users in your area of service. So readers, tell us what you think and we will publish a summary of your feedback.
Device Charges: Rs.6, 999
EVO Wi-Fi Unlimited: Rs.2,000/month
- EVO Wi-Fi cloud PSTN billing – monthly charges are included in PTCL Landline bill.
- Advance Line Rental Billing – advance payment at PTCL OSS, Ufone service centers or MCB Bank.
Read FAQ here.
- Get your own pocket-sized mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
- Wi-FiConnect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices to Evo 3G Wireless Broadband– at the touch of a button!
- Share your internet connection with friends, family, co-workers
- Forget about cords and cables; just push a button
- Connect at 3G speeds; universal Wi-Fi compatibility
- Small enough to fit your pocket yet powerful enough to bring internet to 5 Wifi gadgets simultaneously.
- The sleek design is easy to carry and looks good anywhere, from the board room to the coffee shop
- Secure Password protected connection that lets you choose the people and the devices who access your wifi zone.
- Wifi devices in the range of 30-40 feet from the Wifi Cloud can be connected to 3G speeds via the EVO Wifi cloud.