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Monday, July 4, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions on Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke 'BSNL-QMDO' Service on BSNL Mobiles

State run telecom major and PAN India 3G service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has deployed WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) Services in all major cities and tourist locations across India in association with M/s Quadgen Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Frequently Asked Questions on Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke 'BSNL-QMDO' Service on BSNL Mobiles

As we reported earlier, BSNL started installing more and more WiFi Hotspots in major cities, tourist locations and commercially important locations to counter the 4G services being rolled out by private telecom players. BSNL WiFi services offers super fast broadband internet service @ 20 Mbps download speed.

BSNL being a True Digital India partner, started the initiative of launching WiFi Hot Spots across India to offer Public Internet Access to Consumers on the move. Till now, BSNL has provided WiFi services at over 1209 locations with more than 2500 Hotspots in more than 114 cities.


The WiFi hotspots are planned to be setup to spread high speed internet access through WiFi connectivity across Public places, Tourist Places, Heritage sites of India, Airports, Parks, University campuses, Schools, Colleges etc for bringing Internet connectivity for one and all.

BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question 1: What is WiFi MDO  HotSpot ?

Answer: WiFi MDO Hotspot is a location where BSNL mobile customers (Pre-paid & Post paid) can access Mobile internet through wide band WiFi networks for faster speed, once they enter into the Hotspot area.

Question 2: Is the BSNL MDO facility available to other Telco customers like Airtel customers? 

Answer: No.  Only BSNL customers (both prepaid and postpaid) can access this facility.

Question 3: Any Pre-requisites for accessing MDO services ?

Answer: BSNL QMDO services are available on all WiFi enabled mobile handsets which support EAP-SIM-AKA. The customer should also have an active BSNL Data package (prepaid or postpaid).

Question 4: How to latch on to MDO ?

Answer:
  • Step-1: Enable WiFi in the handset having BSNL SIM (one time procedure).
  • Step-2: Select ‘BSNL-QMDO’ SSID ( one time procedure )
  • Step-3: Select authentication mode as 'EAP-SIM' and you are connected.

Question 5: What are the charges applicable ?

Answer: Charges applicable shall be as per the existing Data Package availed by the customer.

Question 6: What are the advantages ?

Answer:
  • Customers will be able to access high speed internet at 2G/3G data price.
  • 2G/3G MDO seamless connectivity with no additional charges.

Question 7: Is internet through WiFi available for Non-BSNL customers?

Answer: Yes. Non-BSNL customers can also avail internet services through Wi-Fi by subscribing BSNL pre-paid Wi-Fi Data Package online.

Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

Frequently Asked Questions on BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

Frequently Asked Questions on BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

Frequently Asked Questions on BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

Frequently Asked Questions on BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

Frequently Asked Questions on BSNL Mobile Data Offload (MDO) Service and Steps to invoke WiFi Mobile Data Offloading (BSNL-QMDO) on BSNL Mobiles

In short, BSNL customers using iPhones need to download MDO certificate and select the 'BSNL-QMDO' SSID and start browsing. BSNL customers using Android phones may select the 'BSNL-QMDO' SSID and then select EAP-SIM authentication method and start browsing.

Read More: How to access BSNL Public WiFi Services? | Procedure to invoke QFI-BSNL Public WiFi Service

BSNL-Quadgen 5G WiFi services are most competitively offered with best quality of speed hitherto not experienced by the Citizens. MDO WiFi services have the attributes of higher speed, best QoS, unquestionable security, always on connectivity.

Read More: BSNL revises prepaid WiFi Hotspot plans by increasing validity up to 833% and introduces new WiFi plans from Rs 10/- on wards


Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about BSNL Mobile Data Offloading Service via comments with us. Whether this service will help BSNL to overcome the competition from other 4G operators?

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