Theatre & Films Productions

Internet Everywhere from Mauritius Telecom

Mac - Internet Everywhere

Mac with Internet Everywhere

Mauritian Mac and Notebook PC users, get ready to enjoy Mauritius Telecom‘s new service:

Internet Everywhere

(some extracts of Orange’s Internet Everywhere campaign)

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So here in our littoul Paradise Island, after Emtel’s Mobile Broadband service (with a cool, successful Ad jingle: Internet : dans caro, dans buro)

We notice the cost of the USB Modem of Mauritius Telecom is Rs 3,999 (prepaid) and Rs. 2,999 (postpaid). This is much lower than Emtel’s Rs. 5000’s USB Modem.

More details from orange.mu is as follows:

Les packages postpayés pour un usage régulier.

Le client prend un abonnement de 12 mois et obtient une clé USB3G+ à Rs 2 999 (tva incluse) et une carte SIM gratuite.

Le premier mois d’abonnement est gratuit, cette offre promotionnelle est valable jusqu’à la fin d’août.  (This is quite a very quick launch!)

Trois packages internet mensuels sont offerts en fonction des besoins :

  1. Package 5 Go à seulement Rs 1 599 par mois. Tout excédent est à Rs 2 par mégabit.
  2. Package 3 Go à seulement Rs 999 par mois. Tout excédent est à Rs 2 par mégabit.
  3. Package 1 Go à seulement Rs 499 par mois. Tout excédent est à Rs 2 par mégabit.

Le plan prépayé pour un usage ponctuel

Le client n’a pas à prendre un abonnement. Il obtient sa clé USB3G+ à Rs 3 999 (tva incluse), une carte SIM gratuite, Rs 500 de crédit pour une capacité de 1 gigabit et 10 SMS gratuits.

Tout excédent sera facturé à Rs 3 par mégabits.

How to use the service?

Some (probable) installation Guidelines for Internet Everywhere:

Step 1:
insert the SIM card into the USB modem.
You will hear a click when the SIM card is correctly positioned.
Step 2:
Insert the USB modem into the USB port of
your laptop or Mac. You can use the extension cable to connect up the USB modem to your laptop.
Step 3:
Installation of the software and drivers starts up automatically. Choose your language and click on ‘Install’. The installation can take from 5 to 40 minutes depending on the hardware configuration of your PC.

Access to Internet via Internet Everywhere

  • Enter your pin code. You’ll find this code under the grey area of the card with your SIM card. Then click on OK.
  • To access the Internet, click on ‘connect’. Now open your Internet browser (Use Mozilla Firefox/ Chrome/ Safari; Stop using Internet Explorer 6!).
  • To stop your Internet connection, click on ‘Disconnect’ and close the Internet Everywhere screen. Or click on the Mobistar icon on the right and select ‘Disconnect’.

Target Objective of Internet Everywhere

Mauritius has approximately 115,000 internet users out of which 90,000 are Facebook users (Oreilly research). According to lexpress.mu, Mauritius has around 75,000 laptop/ Macbook users (a percentage of which is already using Emtel’s Mobile Broadband service).

Ce produit est destiné à quatre types de consommateurs, selon Emmanuel André, Executive Head Commercial du groupe. «Pour ceux qui ont un business, les foyers qui n’ont pas encore d’internet, les foyers qui disposent déjà de l’internet mais qui pourront utiliser cette clé 3G+ quand ils sont en déplacement et pour les touristes», assure-t-il. Les utilisateurs pourront se connecter aux réseaux récents et aussi aux anciens réseaux mais la performance variera dépendant du réseau.

Orange has the objective of reaching 100,00o users connected to the Internet via this new service by the end of August!

Well well folks, we can expect aggressive marketing of the product in the coming few days. Internet Everywhere, being launched today: Wednesday 12 August, shall be available as from tomorrow 12 Aug. on the Mauritian Market.

Conclusion

How far can the ISP giant Mauritius Telecom be successful with “Internet Everywhere”  now introduced in Ile Maurice: cyber-ile?

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23 responses

  1. Advice to Orange – fix this BS My.T/ADSL connection first.

    12 August, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  2. I second carrot 😛

    12 August, 2009 at 9:17 pm

  3. At Rs 2 per Mb (or 100 KB), the excess charge is very steep. 1 MB above your limit will cost you Rs 20.

    Eddy.

    13 August, 2009 at 11:55 am

    • Hi Eddy, Welcome to my blog!
      I hear that Orange’s service of Mobility is better than that of Emtel which claims to be 1.8 Mbps

      13 August, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    • Kiran

      Hey Ashesh,

      your blog is great man.

      Well, I just read the article about his service in the newspaper. I was wondering if you could tell us (in case you know/or tried it) if it the better than the MyT service.

      In fact, I’m not too familiar with the jargon, technical words and all really.

      What is “5 Go ” internet speed in the first place?

      It is at about Rs 999 a month postpaid.

      Is it better than the 512kbps of MyT which is Rs 849?

      Please enlighten me on this matter.

      Thanks

      13 August, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    • Hi Kiran, thanks for appreciating my perso blog!
      I have not personally tried the Internet Everywhere Service from Orange till yet.

      14 August, 2009 at 11:12 am

  4. nasrullah

    I am still waiting WIMAX of DCL….

    13 August, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    • ahh WIMAX from Data Communications Ltd. This is an innovative project for the private telecommunications company.

      However my instinct tells me, the company is not going to embark on this ambitious project until it feels the employees are ready to Grow.

      14 August, 2009 at 11:10 am

  5. sandeep

    the service that orange launched is outstanding.i have bought one but i am not receiving the 3g connection but the normal signal. what about having 3g connection everywhere.

    18 August, 2009 at 11:11 am

    • Anonymous Coward

      Hey sandeep do you know what access point orange uses for this service???Thnx:)

      25 August, 2009 at 2:01 pm

  6. nasrullah

    oh it’s blah blah of Orange….3G+

    18 August, 2009 at 8:47 pm

  7. Hemra Pro

    Hello Ashesh.

    Nice blog.

    Well, my question is :can we connect the 3g usb modem to a wireless router so that we can share the connection among other Pcs or even mobile phones?

    19 August, 2009 at 10:53 am

    • Hi there, voisin! ki position??!! lol

      euhh connecting to a wireless router ( of your company or your own) to share the connection with many guys.. I don’t know about wireless routers which can read a usb3g modem

      19 August, 2009 at 10:57 am

  8. nickxy09

    Hi guys! For me I recently bought the myt 2m package & I am satisfied with it. On American or Europe Servers, I download at 266-300 kb/s . I upload files at 33-48 kb/s.

    Why I bought it?

    As I am a heavy downloader, gamer & like to surf at very high broadband speed.

    28 August, 2009 at 10:04 pm

  9. nickxy09

    And it’s unlimited.

    2 short post……..

    28 August, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  10. M.Wouters

    Good morning,
    I would like to know if there are special packages on a monthly basis to connect my laptop to internet in Mauritius and what the costs would be.I will be staying in Mauritius for a month.
    Regards

    2 November, 2010 at 10:12 am

    • Hello Wouters! Welcome to my blog.

      to connect ur laptop, u can purchase Internet Everywhere from mauritius telecome or Emtel Mobile Broadband.

      Hopefully u will be satisfied wiz z net speed from these ISP

      2 November, 2010 at 10:17 am

  11. Ido

    Hi All,

    I’m planning on arriving to Mauritius for 3 months and working from my laptop (about 8-10 hrs a day).
    I don’t need to download big files or anything, basically just programming and sending many e-mails.
    How would u describe Mauritius internet connectivity? is it always fast enough for my needs? can i always use Skype without any line distractions??

    Thanks!!
    🙂

    16 March, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    • Hello Ido,
      Yes you could use Orange WiFi Service or else from Emtel WiMax Network.
      The connection is not comparable to European Countries but with your needs, it would suffice.

      14 April, 2012 at 7:45 am

    • Hey Ashesh,

      10x for your answer.

      Here’s another one for you: I’m looking for a nice place to stay in throughout this time. I would like it to be quite isolated and modest, with plenty of nature but also a good connectivity level (I’ve seen picture of preybere and i think it is too fancy for me :-), lookig for something more natural).

      Can i trust the connectivity level in Tamarin for example? Can you think of someplace with an isolated beach?

      Thanks

      14 April, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    • Hi there,

      I had to work remotely from Mauritius a few years ago. E-mail, Skype, and transferring files were fine. However, I found it difficult to use remote desktop, mainly because of the high latency on the connection to european servers.

      You will be OK if you are working mostly offline. Well, if you can resist the beaches, that is.

      Eddy.

      14 April, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  12. TheGeek

    Bonjour,

    en attente que Orange deigne installer My.T chez moi (et au préalable, réaprer les lignes téléphoniques), j’envisage l’acquisition d’une clé 3G. Quelques questions :

    -Je constate que chez Emtel, le prix des clés 3G sont plus cher que chez Orange. Pourquoi cela ? Est-ce que les clés d’Emtel sont plus performante que celle d’Orange ?

    -Dans la région de Belle Rose, qui a la meilleure couverture ? Orange où Emtel ?

    -Avec les clés 3G, peut-on faire du téléchargement ? Je sais que en métropole, on peut surfer sur le net via les clés 3G mais le téléchargement est quand à lui interdit, d’où ma question.

    -Ma dernière question est la suivante : est-ce que la vitesse d’une clé 3G est supérieur à celle d’un téléphone portable compatible 3G+ ? Car mon téléphone est compatible 3G+ mais la vitesse n’excède que rarement 100Ko/s (ça tourne généralement plus dans les 30-40Ko/S soit même pas la vitesse du 512).

    Merci d’avance pour ton aide,
    Cordialement, TheeGeek !

    19 September, 2012 at 12:15 am

    • Bonjour TheGeek,
      jespere que tu as finalement MyT chez toi.

      1 October, 2012 at 7:21 am

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