Baku, Azerbaijan, April 10
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
A number of hotels in Baku have launched a "WokiFi" service, which allows tourists to rent portable 3G / 4G Wi-Fi routers for universal access to the Internet, Azerbaijan's company Simbrella told Trend on April 10.
The project is implemented jointly with the mobile operator Azerfon (Nar), the Azerbaijan Convention Bureau with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Azerbaijan, according to the company.
Presently, WokiFi service is offered at Sultan Inn Boutique Hotel, Seven Rooms Boutique Hotel, Sahil Hostel & Hotel, Boulevard Side Hotel and Excelsior Hotel & Spa Baku.
"The internet traffic that we receive from Nar, is distributed to hotels through our software and hardware. Each hotel has the right to independently form its own pricing policy for this service and offer various packages. For example, now the hotels are practicing three tariff plans cost $3, $5 and $10, offering 300 megabytes, 500 megabytes and one gigabyte of internet traffic, respectively. The offered packages are valid for one day," the company said.
A tourist when connecting to the internet through a router is automatically redirected to the hotel page, where he/she can choose the necessary tariff package. Furthermore, the cost of the ordered packages is included in the total cost of living in the hotel.
"The advantage of the WokiFi service is that tourist has access to the Internet wherever he/she goes inside the country, while up to 10 people can connect to each device," the company said.