Railway PSU RailTel formally launched its paid Wi-Fi service plans which will enable users to access high-speed internet at 4,000 railway stations across the country.
RailTel already provides free Wi-Fi service at more than 5,950 stations in the country, and the facility can be availed by anyone with a smartphone and an active connection after an OTP-based verification.
With the launch of these prepaid plans, a passenger can now use up to 30 minutes’ free Wi-Fi per day at one Mbps speed. But for higher speed of up to 34 Mbps, a user will need to choose a plan at a nominal fee.
RailTel did a detailed trial run of Prepaid Wi-Fi at 20 stations in Uttar Pradesh and based on the response and detailed testing are launched this plan at 4,000 more stations across India.
RailTel intends to launch the prepaid plans for all the stations with RailWire Wi-Fi in FY21.
The plans have been designed to offer a flexible choice to users as per their needs. A number of payment options like net banking, e-wallet and credit cards can be used to purchase the plans online.