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Tuesday, April 14 2009
Sending an SMS will return with a pin code worth of Internet surfing time. This is what Uganda Telecom mobile wifi hotspots can do for you.
A number of hotspot zones are in place implying that if you are in these places and you send an sms to the details which will be provided at the end of the article, you will be able to surf the internet on your GSM/GPRS enabled phone.
You can still go to any internet café to access the net but in case you are in any of these places i.e. Fat Boys Chicago Restaurant, Iguana and Just Kicking all in Kisementi, Java Coffee shop on Bombo road, Good African Coffee at Shoprite Lugogo plus Hotel Triangle & Jinja Nile Resort in Jinja, you will be able to use this service.
How Do You Get Your Surf Time?
Simply go to messages type UTHS1 and send to 167. This will cost you 2,000/-(Two Thousand shillings only) which is the equivalent of 1 USD and a pin for 1 hour surfing time will be sent to you in return. Do the same if you want more hours by replacing one with 3 or 6 and you will be charged 5,000/- and 10,000/- Ugx respectively.
Other hotspot areas in Kampala are Mateos, Tal Cottages in Rubaga and Pizzeria Restaurant in Bugolobi.
This is applicable to UTL subscribers with phones enabled to do that but other carriers will certainly roll out similar plans. WARID has a modem going for 150,000/- and a monthly of 85,000/- to at least get you moving for 30 days. You must have a computer or laptop though as the tools required.
Iam coming to Uganda for a month's working holiday of lecturing at one of the universities. But for most of the stay, I will be based in a rural area. What service can you give me to enable me access internet on my laptop throughout my stay???????? How much would it cost me in Uganda terms? How do I access the service in Uganda and where? How reliable is the service??? I would appreciate your fast and genuine answers to these 5/6 questions. Thank you
Posted by Dr John Magumba on 26/06/2009 - 12:54 AM
Hi Dr. John, There are a number of services. MTN has a 3G modem going for 320,000/- and a monthly fee of 90,000/- WARID has 2G Modem costing 150,000/- and a monthly of 85,000/-. In both options there is cost of a sim card which should be 3,000/- or less. Short of that you can access the various service centers for any options over and above those listed.
Posted by Martin on 27/06/2009 - 12:12 PM
What is the payment of wireless itnternet of UTL?
Posted by Shree Ram Timalsina on 04/07/2009 - 10:47 AM
Why cant utl allow us to use our phone as prepaid modems with a monthly subscription which is not part of da normal airtime
Posted by Ochaya leonard on 16/09/2009 - 09:16 PM
Mr. Ram, UTL offers high speed wireless internet-3G for 130,000/= per month and the modem is at 250,000/= only
Posted by Kusasira on 26/12/2009 - 10:45 AM
Hi i am saroj tamang from kathmandu, i have a UTL wairless internet conection, at first ,i have recharged Rs:600, and successed my conection but after 5 days , my totaly balance is finished and net also dosconected . but according to UTL costomure care center, this 600 will be finish after 1 month , what is it ? please i want to know it .
Posted by saroj tamang on 23/01/2010 - 10:29 AM
am in iraq what mean should i use to comunicate to my peaple in uganda with utl mobiles through my computer using internet
Posted by mutaaya robert on 10/04/2010 - 06:03 PM
hi thanks for your service any way i want you to give me the details if i want to get you as my service provider when am opening up an internet cafe in mukono area around university tell me the prices and subscription fee +256712631632
Posted by wiltod on 21/09/2010 - 10:12 PM
I am greatful for what UTL is doing to Ugandan but I would like to inquire if UTL have communuty development programs. Thanks.
Posted by Calvin Ogwang on 08/10/2010 - 02:44 PM
Hi thanks for all the servise but we people from kisoro next to Rwanda we also want your help through inernet and other networks
Posted by Rukundo Robert on 09/12/2010 - 12:34 PM
hi, Your Internet service is so poor plse improve.
Posted by Linus Byaruhanga on 08/09/2011 - 10:48 AM
Posted by 9725352595 on 14/09/2011 - 03:45 PM
i will be coming to ug with my ipad2 wifi,3g+,sim card carrier,i would like the services to be activated in it,How much will it cost me to surf per month or per day?
Posted by mark on 11/12/2011 - 10:49 PM
@ Mark just get urself here..@25,000 you should be able to get Data for a week or so depending on your workload. So either way it's no big deal
Posted by Bamz on 12/12/2011 - 09:13 AM
thank you God bless you
Posted by elvis barozi on 05/01/2012 - 04:21 PM
Greetings, why does utl introduce free internet services like facebook as it applies to mtn bt so far i appreciate your services. thanks. Akura Tonny.
Posted by Akura Tonny on 20/02/2012 - 06:11 PM
Other net work providers internet rates as low as 500 for a 24hr span. UTL stop dragging your feet.As a "UTLer" i get disappointed.Time waits for no time.
Posted by acaye Francis on 15/09/2012 - 12:13 PM
when you read this, you must always check the date and time of posting. beacause thing are so dynamic. at 500 zain get 60mb 3g for 24 hrs. *175# at 500 warid get 50mb 3g for 24 hrs *100# at 250 utl get 100mb egde up to midnite *250# orange give 20 mb for 24 so not good mtn also give 20mb for otherwise you can buy monthly if you dont want to activate daily. this all in uganda shillings
Posted by africano on 14/11/2012 - 07:58 AM
slow internet locked modems...improve!!
Posted by kgab on 15/01/2013 - 08:35 AM
how much is monthly internet connection?
Posted by charles on 27/03/2013 - 05:20 PM
good day admin. i am a business man in lugazi and jinja. thanksalot Utl that in jinja we can access your wireless internet at a price which is affordable. in jinja my cafe was connect to your wireless service and does well. Admin allow me to request you that also think about lugazi as that service is not there there yet when i contact your area office, the information i received shows how orange happens to be cheating us becoz they are the only isp with the wireless service in the area. please we people and owners of internet cafes in lugazi in our which we held on sun agreed that incase you extended that service to us, all shall join UTL wireless internet
Posted by lukwago yashin on 06/06/2013 - 12:37 PM
I will be rural Mbale Uganda in June. I need a reliable wireless internet connection that is about 15 km outside of Mbale. Whom should I contact that provide that kind of service. I need email addresses. The websites do not provide this.
Posted by Floyd Thiessen on 15/02/2014 - 01:29 AM
utl gives 100mb for shs.500 which is okey but again it is very slow and that makes their services very pooor. Indeed utl MUST increase on its speed but otherwise we shall divert to other networks where our issues are quickly adressed.thanks by engineer kayemba henry.
Posted by ENGINEER HENRY KAYEMBA on 01/12/2014 - 01:46 PM
am coming home soon from south korea where technology is very high and dont want to loose the trend what do you advice do you give before i start my safari back home.
Posted by masikah jonathan on 04/05/2015 - 08:34 PM
You come home, we now have connectivity that can match or better than Korea, so no worries at all.
Posted by Mark on 05/05/2015 - 08:27 AM