Google, RailTel’s Free Public Wi-Fi Service Launched at Mumbai Central
In Year 2015, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announces that they have planned to provide free Wi-Fi on Railway stations in India. This plan is started to execute now and Mumbai Central Railway station become the first station in the Indian Railways to have Google-powered Railtel’s Wi-Fi system.
Google has decided to tie up with Indian Railways to provide Wifi facility at 500 more stations across India.
Free Wi-Fi is rare across India and if we luckily found somewhere speed is very low. In most of the country’s 300 million internet users pay for personal access and often rely on slow-loading smartphone connectivity.
The search giant emailed a statement on Friday, “Even with just the first 100 stations online, this project will make Wi-Fi available to millions of Indians – who pass through railway stations every day, making it the largest public Wi-Fi project in India and among the largest in the world by number of potential users’’
Here we get some SpeedTest result that carried out while connected with high speed Wi-Fi at Mumbai central:-
You want to experience it ??? for that you need to do some steps that is required to process of logging onto the network, read it carefully because it very important:-
- First you will have to visit the Wi-Fi Settings of their smartphone, and select the RailWire network.
- Now open your mobile browser, and then navigate to railwire.co.in.
- On the RailWire website, you will be prompted to your phone number on the Wi-Fi login screen, and then press Receive SMS.
- Then you will receive an SMS message with a 4-digit OTP (one-time password) code, and then you have to enter the code at the Wi-Fi login screen, and click Done.
- you seen a checkmark on your smartphone scree, which confirms you are connected to the free Wi-Fi.
With more than 23 million people riding Indian railways everyday, Google said free internet in train stations will give high-speed access that many can’t afford. It also hopes to diversify India’s user base, given that less than a third of internet users in India are women, and has been upgrading its services in Hindi and other languages spoken across India.
When last month Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai came to India, He says :-
Most of India is still not online and We want to bring access to internet as many people as possible
Now, check out Users reviews that Google collected from peoples who used this WiFi serviced first time :-