The public transport authority in New Zealand’s Auckland has launched a free Wi Fi service.
Auckland Transport, in conjunction with Telecom New Zealand, is initially introducing the Wi-Fi service for eligible registered users at 40 train stations on its public transport network.
Wi-Fi coverage is scheduled to be phased onto the network’s 14 ferry wharfs and 11 bus terminals over the coming months.
Users of the new WiFo service to stations were enthusiastic on Twitter on its launch morning.
From Lou tee-oh: “Yay free WiFi at Middlemore Station. Thanks … I almost don’t want the train to come”
From Alex Burgess: “Currently taking full advantage of the 1GB free WiFi at Papakura Station”
Some Twitter users asked why Wi-Fi is not also available on train.
The transport authority confirmed that coverage on trains buses and ferries is being reviewed as a possibility in future by Telecom and Auckland Transport but this will depend on technology.
Registered users will be able to access free Wi-Fi with no daily time limit, although a data usage cap of 1GB per day will apply. Unregistered customers will be able to connect to the free WiFi service for 10 minutes a day.