Google, RailTel launched Free Railwire Wi-Fi at Mumbai Central Station; Allahabad, Jaipur, Patna and Ranchi to follow soon

Google in partnership with RailTel has launched Free RailWire Wi-Fi service at Mumbai Central Station and will be soon  launched in Allahabad, Jaipur, Patna & Ranchi. The Wi-Fi service will be entirely free to start, while there will be some level of free Wi-Fi available, the long term goal will be making this self-sustainable to allow for expansion to more stations and places in India.

Google said that most exciting part of this service is the speed, this public Wi-Fi network is at par with the high speed public Wi-Fi network available in developed countries. The network is built for wide coverage and high capacity usage unlike a typical Wi-Fi hotspot which offers limited area connectivity and poor experience.

This project was first announced at Google CEO, Sundar Pichai ‘s first visit to India when he revealed that the 100 stations will get free Wi-Fi by the end of this year and will expand to 400 stations in future in partnership with RailWire and other partners.

To connect to free Wi-Fi users will need to connect ‘RailWire Wi-Fi’ network and provide their mobile phone number and then receive an OTP via SMS. The Wi-Fi is free for to be used as much time as one needs,  but to maintain speed users will notice a slight drop in speed.

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