Citizen can enjoy the service in four other locations in the city
Visitors to M.G. Road, Brigade Road and four other locations here will be able to enjoy free wireless Internet connectivity from Friday. Called ‘Namma Wifi,’ it is stated to be the first such service in the country. It will be formally launched near Metro station on M.G. Road.
To access free wifi in the hotspots, users will have to open their browser, which will take them to the ‘Namma Wifi’ page.
They have to key in their mobile phone number to which a password will be sent. Once the password is keyed in, the user can browse the net free for 30 minutes in 24 hours. Users can expect speeds of 512 kbps, sources said. There will, however, be restrictions on accessing certain websites.
The service will also be available at Traffic and Transmit Management Centres at Shanthinagar, Yeshwanthpur and Koramangala.
There are plans to provide the service in Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad and some other towns in north Karnataka.