Prepaid Public WiFi Service

  • Public WiFi is like regular WiFi at home or office, except that you pay for the WiFi on your phone/Tablet/laptop.
  • It is simple to connect & use and generally faster than 3G/4G services
  • Open your WiFi settings, select XtraWiFi SSID and start using WiFi service. There is no password set.
  • As soon as you connect for the first time, a captive portal is presented, asking for registration using your mobile phone number.
  • One Time Password (OTP) is sent to your mobile. Once you enter the OTP, the registration is complete.
  • You can then recharge your account either online or at your nearest recharge center.
  • You provide your phone number at recharge center for recharging
  • Topup @ Recharge centers

    Recharge centers

    In the area where XtraWiFi public WiFi services are available, recharge centers are appointed. Your local general store or mobile store could be your recharge center. You will find “XtraWiFi recharge available here” boards outside for easy identification.

    You need to provide phone number and change for recharging your account. In some places convenience charges are collected by the recharge centers.

    Most of the places where you find recharge for your phone talk time will have XtraWiFi recharges in the areas XtraWiFi is covered.

    Inexpensive - Rs. 5 per GB

    Inexpensive - Rs. 5 per GB

    Public WiFi is generally inexpensive. With XtraWiFi, you get better pricing advantage as we keep our infrastructure and maintenance cost low.

    You will find plans with Rs. 5 per GB in our pricelist.

    28 days, 6 mbps, 40 GB - Rs. 200/-

    28 days, 6 mbps, Daily 2GB limit (total 56GB), later 128 kbps - Rs. 220/-

    Online payment gateway integration

    Online payment gateway integration

    Users can pay for XtraWiFi through online payment gateway integration.

    You need to provide phone number and change for recharging your account. In some places convenience charges are collected by the recharge centers.

    XtraWiFi supports Visa, Master, Amex, Diners & Rupay credit and debit cards. Net banking from HDFC, Axis, Kotak, ICICI, SBI & Yes Bank. Wallets from MobiKwik, Freecharge, PayUMoney, OLA money, AIrtel Money are also supported

    3-tier architecture

    3-tier architecture

    Most of the data storage and functionality happens in the cloud. We host with best cloud infrastructure in the world and have abundant redundancies. We implement serious business continuity policies to make services available with highest uptime possible.

    Second level of functionality like bandwidth management, cutoff, authentication client modules reside at our POP in a robust hardware. There is a policy of uniform hardware implementation. We use solid state storage for this second level.

    Third level of functionality happens at the wireless router. Firmware for this router is handbuilt by our team. This handles the primary WIFI functionality and integrates seamlessly with the other components of the system

    Fast deployment

    Fast deployment

    One major bottleneck could be the speed of deployment. We have ensured that all the hardware is designed as “idiot proof”. There are very few components to install. 2 minimum trained manpower can install up to 8 routers per day.

    Free roaming

    Free roaming

    It is not necessary that you use XtraWiFi only on the router you have logged in for recharge / registration. You can freely roam in any area where XtraWiFi service is available. For example, if you have recharged your account in Hyderabad and you happen to be in Delhi (where XtraWiFi service is available), you can start using XtraWiFi with same account & recharge, if active.

    There are no additional charges for using service in different area or city.

    Free 1 hour on registration

    Free 1 hour on registration

    At the time of registration, 1 hour package is provided as complimentary service. This package is @ 4 mbps and does not contain any data limit

    Free citizen services

    Free citizen services

    XtraWiFi supports Free citizen services. Wherever XtraWiFi is sponsored by the Government, website and apps belonging to the Govt for citizen services are available without recharging on your account.

    Regulatory compliant

    Regulatory compliant

    All required records are maintained for auditing by regulatory authorities for usage records.

    One PoE for 50 WiFi routers

    One PoE for 50 WiFi routers

    There is one PoE (Power Over Ethernet) hardware that is designed internally supports upto 50 WiFi routers. Each and every router has a low cost PoE switch installed, which is also designed in-house.

    Inexpensive, customized PoE switch

    Inexpensive, customized PoE switch

    PoE switch with every WiFi hotspot is an intelligent piece of hardware that takes your breath away. Implementation is so simple and intuitive, everyone would bite their tongue and say “I could have done that too, it's so simple”

    Robust

    Robust

    Most of the critical code is taken from NetControl project, which is working flawless for the last 12 years. Our operational issues are completely field related and not technology related.

    High bandwidth plans

    High bandwidth plans

    XtraWiFi, due to its unique delivery platform delivers Internet @ speeds up to 28 mbps. We intend to increase this in the future.

    You find plans with 28 mbps, 6 mbps, 4 mbps and 1 mbps.

    Recharge center on captive portal

    Recharge center on captive portal

    Captive portal contains controls for becoming a recharge center. Essentially recharge center and normal user has same controls. Recharge Centers top up at discount rates and normal users pay full rate.

    However any user can become a recharge center by buying chips through online payment gateway with minimum of Rs. 500/-

    Ground up design

    Ground up design

    XtraWiFi is designed from ground up. In other words, most of the technology used is designed in-house. Features like Billing, Bandwidth management, Authentication mechanism, Power supply system are designed from scratch at our labs in Hyderabad.

    Powerful billing system

    Powerful billing system

    Billing system in XtraWiFi is very powerful. It takes care of most of our administrative functionalities. Handling funds with such small denominations with so many entities (user, recharge center, revenue executive, staff, promotional incentives) is one tough cookie to crack.

    Rural implementation design

    Rural implementation design

    Entire XtraWiFi design is based on goals to implement XtraWiFi in rural areas. Equal opportunity is the first step toward equality. Internet, being a great equalizer, presents such opportunity to everyone to be on par with others at very low cost.

    “Fundamental rethinking & radical redesign” are the mantra at XtraWiFi. We have changed the way Internet is delivered to the masses.

    Highly scalable

    Highly scalable

    The design has intrinsic feature of scalability. We could add as many POPs as we want and the cloud part is extremely scalable.

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