PTT & TOT launches free Wifi in 200 gas stations

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BANGKOK, 22 May 2012 – PTT Public Company Limited and TOT Public Company Limited have joined hands providing free Wi-Fi service at 200 PTT gas stations in Bangkok and other provinces. 

PTT Executive Vice President for the Oil Business Unit Saran Rangkasiri has announced that PTT and TOT have collaborated to launch a free wireless internet service under the name “PTT Free Wi-Fi by TOT” to provide patrons of PTT gas stations with access to the online world. Initially, the free Wi-Fi project is available at 200 gas stations in Bangkok and other provinces. It is expected that the free service will be available at 1,000 PTT gas stations within the next 5-6 months.

TOT has been assigned the responsibility of procuring and installing the internet system and equipment. Internet users are required to register for a username and password before they can gain access to the 2 megabyte internet service. Valid for 6 months, the password grants users 2 hours of free internet usage each day. However, users are allowed no more than 30 minutes per session.

Mr. Saran said that the free Wi-Fi project is in compliance with the government’s policy to encourage internet access for the public free of charge.