Google launches free high speed public WiFi at Mumbai Central. RailTel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways on Friday launched free public Wi-Fi service at Mumbai Central station in collaboration with Google and plans to roll out this project to 100 stations across the country by year-end.
Google’s RailWire, the free Wi-Fi service by RailTel, which was launched recently at the Mumbai Central station. There is a big banner indicating the availability of free Wi-Fi at the station. RailWire Wi-Fi network is getting connected with a good signal strength. When anyone selects the network, it gets connected promptly.
The User is redirected to the Sign In Page with Mobile Number to receive an OTP. Once you enter the OTP, you get connected instantly. There would be so many users connected at the station so the downloading spped may be down but still it is pretty impressive for public Wi-Fi.
The project was announced last september during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Google headquarters in Mountain View. If you want to use free Wi-Fi at Mumbai Central, you will have to use following method:
Select RailWire from available Wi-Fi networks
Open your browser and enter railwire.co.in
Enter your phone number in Wi-Fi login screen and click on Receive SMS Button
4 Number OTP will come with SMS
Enter 4 Number OTP to login and your Wi-Fi will be connected
Railtel Chairman and MD R.K. Bahuguna said in a statement that “Affordable smartphones have made it possible for the common man to experience the power of Internet. With our partnership with Google, we are very confident of rolling out a robust, scalable service at railway stations in the near future.”
Google South East Asia and India VP & Managing Director Rajan Anandan said that “We are delighted to launch India’s first high-speed public Wi-Fi service in partnership with Indian Railways. By end of this year, over 10 million people will be able to enjoy this experience at 100 stations spread across the country.”
Google India Head of Access Project Gulzar Azad said that “This network will extend to cover both long-distance train station and the local train station in Mumbai Central. The next four stations we’ll bring online will be Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Ranchi and others will follow very shortly.”
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