ISP startup Net1 launches prepaid Wi-Fi service

Filipinos now have a reason to rejoice as they have another option for connecting to the Internet. This is through Net1, a startup Internet service provider that aims to connect unserved and underserved areas in the country via fixed wireless broadband. Simply put, communities that are not reached by other telcos can now have Wi-Fi installed in their homes or at small- or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In line with this, the company launched a prepaid Wi-Fi service this April. As the name suggests, this is a pay-as-you-go scheme; consumers don’t need to worry about having to pay a monthly fee for their Wi-Fi. They will only need to pay for the amount of data that they will buy, whether they choose to buy 1 GB of data everyday or 50 GB once every month.

However, unlike the prepaid Wi-Fi offerings of local telcos, Net1 Prepaid Wi-Fi offers a unique payment scheme for installation and setup. Instead of requiring customers to buy the router and antenna, Net1 only requires a refundable deposit.

The one-time deposit, available in two tiers, is for the following:

As noted earlier, this deposit is refundable, for as long as the customer returns the Net1 Router and Antenna in good working condition. In a way, the refundable deposit acts as a guarantee. If for any reason the customer doesn’t need to use their Net1 Prepaid Wi-Fi anymore, he/she can simply return the router and antenna back to the company, and they can get their deposit back.

On top of this, Net1 Prepaid Wi-Fi also offers very competitive rates and longer validity periods for their prepaid data. These are as follows:

With these longer validity periods, consumers won’t need to worry about their data expiring, even before they get a chance to use it.

Purchasing these data top-ups for Net1 Prepaid is also easy. Customers can simply place an order for additional data through the Net1 Self-Care Portal. Then they can simply pay for their data via GCash, TrueMoney, online banking, and even over-the-counter payment at various establishments, such as 7-11 and MLhuillier. That way, customers won’t have any difficulty with buying data, as they can use the payment method that they’re most comfortable using.

With these benefits, it’s time to get connected to Net1 Prepaid Wi-Fi. This service is now currently available in select cities and municipalities of six provinces in Luzon, namely Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Pampanga. For a detailed list of coverage areas and additional information, please visit the Net1 website at https://net1.ph/.

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