You can enjoy free Wi-Fi in Connaught Place, Delhi from November 16 onwards. Other Delhi markets which offer free Wi-Fi services are Khan Market and Karol Bagh. These Wi-Fi zones will provide free browsing for the first 15-20 minutes. After the first free 20 minutes, one has to buy a data-plan, online or through purchase of scratch cards.
The scratch cards will start from Rs. 20 for 40 minutes, Rs. 30 for 60 minutes and Rs. 50 for 100 minutes, respectively.
Users will need to switch ON the Wi-Fi mode and click on the link (free WiFi). The user will then have to fill in the details – email ID and mobile number. After that, user will receive an OTP (One Time Password), which they will need to validate their mobile. Once they have validate their mobile number, they will be connected to the free WiFi Internet.
The free WiFi service in Connaught Place shall be provided by Tata Docomo and Vodafone and Airtel will provide the free WiFi service in Khan Market and Karol Bagh.
The free WiFi zone in Connaught PLace (also known as Rajeev Chowk) will cover more than 4 kilometres. The deployment of Wi-Fi hotspot shall cover the inner and outer circles of the Connaught Place.
Patna, The State Capital of Bihar Has The World’s Longest (20Km) Free WiFi Zone
The city of Patna, the state capital of Bihar (India), has the world’s longest WiFi stretch/zone, which is 20 Km long and expands from NIT to Danapur, a 20 Km stretch. The Patna WiFi stretch, which offers free Internet connectivity for all is the longest in the world by overtaking China, which until had the longest WiFi zone/stretch of 3.5 Km, followed by London (2.5 Km). The free WiFi will have a fair usage policy and users can expect an Internet speed of about 512 kbps.
The 20 Km WiFi zone in Patna is the second in the Country after Bangalore City. It was only during a month back, Bangalore unveiled a free WiFi service, called ‘Namma Wifi’, for public on M.G. Road and Brigade Road. The free WiFi (wireless Internet connectivity) in Bangalore was also launched at four other locations.
Mysore, First Indian City to Get Free Wireless Internet (WiFi)
Free WiFi is not something new in India. Several Indian states such as Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, Kerala, Gujarat offers free wireless Internet connectivity. But, you might be surprised to know that Mysore was the first Indian city to get WiFi in 2004. Mysore was also the second city in the world after Jerusalem, to get WiFi. The WiFi in Mysore was provided by WiFiyNet, Mysore based ISP. The world’s first city-WiFi installed in Jerusalem enabled an Internet connection of up to 54Mbps.