Introducing WiFire 2.0

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We’re excited to announce version 2.0 of WiFire, which features a new and improved design that makes it even easier to connect to free WiFi around you. 

Upon opening the app, you will now see everything you need in one simple dashboard. The number of shared WiFi networks nearby (within a 3 km radius) is listed on top of a map preview, which you can tap to see an interactive map of shared WiFi hotspots in your neighbourhood.

Below that, you can see the current WiFi network you are connected to, if any. If this is a public network that is not yet in our database, you can share its password with the WiFire community and earn a WiFi Saviour badge for your help! If it is a private network, you can now save it as your home or work network, and it will not be shared with anyone.

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Introducing the WiFi Saviour Contest

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To celebrate the launch of WiFire, we’re excited to announce the WiFi Saviour Contest.

Become a WiFi Saviour by adding 3 free verified networks in your city, and win a WiFire ‘My city’ goodie bag for your awesomeness. Each goodie bag comes with a coffee mug, a t-shirt, magnets and more!

To win a WiFire ‘My city’ goodie bag:

  • Tweet this blog post using the social share to the left
  • Download the WiFire app and add 3 free verified WiFi locations in your city (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai or Hyderabad)
  • The first 25 WiFi Saviours in each city will win a ‘My city’ goodie bag

Be the saviour that your city deserves. Help others to stay connected in your city with WiFire!

*WiFire team will check each WiFi location added to ensure data accuracy.

WiFire on Android is transforming public WiFi experiences and the app will shortly be available on iOS as well. Sign up as a beta tester and experience an exclusive preview of WiFire on iOS.

KSRTC offers free WiFi hotspots at major bus stations

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Want to stay connected to free WiFi on your next weekend trip around Karnataka? Look no further!

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has just introduced free WiFi hotspots at 13 of its largest bus stations across Karnataka, making it the first state transport in India to do so at such a scale.

Bus stations in Bengaluru, Mandya, Mysuru, Madikeri, Hassan,Chikkamagaluru, Dharmastala,Shivamogga, Harihar, Davangere and Tumakuru will be part of the groundbreaking trial roll-out, followed shortly by Kolar and Chitradurga. At these stations, WiFi coverage extends up to 80 meters around the router at each station’s inquiry counter.

The connection lasts for either one hour or 100 MB of usage, whichever comes first. This is well enough for travelers to book last-minute lodging, get oriented in a new city or snap a quick Instagram photo.

All Bangalore KSRTC stations are now in our growing database of verified networks. Download WiFire and stay connected in your city—even when you’re leaving town.

Safe travels, and happy free WiFi surfing!

WiFire on Android is transforming public WiFi experiences and the app will shortly be available on iOS as well. Sign up as a beta tester and experience an exclusive preview of WiFire on iOS.

Connect to Free WiFi in Bangalore with WiFire

As Republic Day festivities wind down, we are proud to announce that the WiFire app has officially launched in Bangalore!

We built WiFire because we recognized that it is difficult to find strong and reliable wireless connections when you’re on-the-go. The app automatically connects you to the best free public WiFi hotspots wherever you go — no passwords or filling out web forms.

You can currently use the app to connect to over 200 free WiFi networks across Bangalore at:

  • Airports: Kempegowda International Airport
  • Public hotspots: Tata Docomo & Ozone
  • Restaurants & cafes: KFC, McDonalds, Starbucks & more

And the list is growing every day. All new networks in the app are added and socially verified by our community of users.

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As you find free WiFi hotspots, share the love by adding them to our database. By becoming a ‘WiFi Saviour’, you’ll automatically collect badges and earn points in the app.  As a result, you’ll receive rewards such as free t-shirts, mugs and WiFi routers for the points that you earn — it’s a win-win! 

We are currently testing in five other Indian metro areas —Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad — and will be launching in these cities shortly!

WiFire on Android is transforming public WiFi experiences and the app will shortly be available on iOS as well. Sign up as a beta tester and experience an exclusive preview of WiFire on iOS.