SLT partners with Fon Wireless Limited to create Community Wi-Fi networks

Posted On 25 Oct 2020
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SLT partners with Fon Wireless Limited to create Community Wi-Fi networks

SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom) has once again put their customers first. With the launch of the sltgo Wi-Fi solution, SLT broadband customers and overall internet consumers of Sri Lanka will be able to enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity on the go via community Wi-Fi networks. This connectivity will extend to over 23 million Wi-Fi hotspot connections in over 25 countries around the world.

Community Wi-Fi networks offer wireless network access to visitors and nearby users thus creating a virtual public Wi-Fi network.

Fon Wireless Limited is a global wireless network that pioneered residential WiFi sharing over a decade ago. Recognizing this, SLT have partnered with Fon Wireless Limited to provide community Wi-Fi connectivity to SLT customers as well as non-SLT customers.

sltgo, Sri Lanka’s largest Wi-Fi network, allows access to unlimited data using your smart phone, mobile device or laptop for Prepaid customers. Existing Broadband customers will have also have access to data within the volume of their home broadband packages. When you are on the go, the sltgo app will automatically connect you to the nearest available Wi-Fi hotspot.

Users may access the service in two ways. SLT Broadband customers need to simply use their current username and password. Any other customers may enjoy this service by purchasing Wi-Fi passes as a prepaid solution to enjoy the service provided.

sltgo will create an additional Wi-Fi network in your home broadband; the private one already used by you and another for public sltgo consumers. The number of people who can use your home hotspot at a time is limited and subjected to maximum speed limitation giving priority to your private network, so your broadband experience will remain almost as same as before. The data used by public users are not consumed from your home broadband data volume. Your home/private Wi-Fi signal is separate from the sltgo or Fon public signals so your data and information will be kept separate from public users of your network.

Existing SLT customers can call 1212 to activate this service. If you buy a new connection from SLT this solution will be automatically added to your product subscriptions free of charge.

Upon activating the service, you can access community networks in Sri Lanka either by downloading the sltgo mobile app or using the sltgo web portal. To access community networks overseas, users can connect using the sltgo mobile app or select a Fon network in your Wi-Fi settings. When using the mobile app, customers who have logged in using their SLT broadband ID and password, will automatically be connected to sltgo when in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot. sltgo can be selected in Wi-Fi settings if it doesn’t automatically connect the first time. Hotspots may be located using the Find Hotspot Map via the sltgo app.

Commenting at the launch, CEO SLT, Mr. Kiththi Perera stated, “As the national telecommunication service provider, we take pride in collaborating with Fon Wireless Limited to bring you Community Wi-Fi networks, a way to stay connected no matter where in the world you are. We recognize the importance of being able to stay connected and how this is sometimes quite tedious when you’re on the move or travelling abroad. SLT has provided a solution to this problem. We are extremely grateful to Fon Wireless Limited for partnering with us and helping us make this possible”.

SLT customers and non-SLT consumers may now activate this service to connect to community Wi-Fi networks. Whether you’re at home, on the go or overseas, you can now stay connected with sltgo.

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