There’s good news for Mumbaikars looking to stay connected on their morning commute! The ambitious collaboration between Google and RailTel will soon be expanding its free WiFi from the inaugural location at Mumbai Central to several other key stations around the metro area.
Stations including CST, Bandra terminus, Thane, Vashi, Dadar, Kalyan, Kurla, Borivali, Churchgate and Panvel will be rolling out complimentary high-speed WiFi shortly, reports say. Users will be able to enjoy free WiFi for up to an hour, after which they will be charged to keep using the service.
Over the past few months, India has seen an influx of free WiFi hotspots pop up in hopes of improving WiFi accessibility for the country’s increasingly plugged-in population. In light of these recent developments, here is our list of the Top 5 ways to connect to free WiFi while on-the-go in India.
This week, we’re excited to announce that WiFire now supports automatic login for RailWire WiFi networks at several railway stations across India. If you have the WiFire app installed on your phone, you can save time and energy connecting to these networks by letting WiFire automatically fill out the sign in form for you.
These free RailWire networks are made possible by an ambitious collaboration between Google and the RailTel Corporation that seeks to connect millions of Indians traveling by rail to free, high-speed WiFi for the first time.
The project will eventually use the extensive RailWire broadband infrastructure to offer free networks at 400 railway stations across India. When it is completed, it will be one of the largest public WiFi projects in the world.
In January, Mumbai Central Station became the first station to offer RailWire WiFi to travelers, and over 100 stations are expected to offer the service by the end of 2016 (see below).
At each new station that is added, you will be able to easily connect through WiFire instead of going through the time-consuming login process.
Additionally, WiFire now supports automatic login at all WiLoop & i2E1 hotspots across the country, adding to the Tata Docomo and Ozone hotspots already in our database.
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.