Taiwan launches free WiFi for all tourists

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Taiwan has 4,400 WiFi hotspots across the island

Taiwan is now providing free Internet access at over 4,400 “iTaiwan” hotspots across the island to foreign tourists, who will also be able to go on four other hotspot services under a roaming agreement, Taiwan’s tourism board announced on June 12.

The service extends the free WiFi through the “iTaiwan” service that is already freely available for all Taiwanese citizens. Connections are provided across the island at major attractions, transportation hubs and government offices.

Visitors can set up an account at any Taiwan Tourism Bureau service counter or any visitor center throughout the island, the tourism board said, with just a passport needed for the sign-up.

There are also roaming agreements in place with four local governments to allow iTaiwan account holders to access other hotspots: “TPE-Free” in Taipei City, “New Taipei” in New Taipei, “iTaichung” in Taichung, and “Tainan-WiFi” in Tainan.

Elsewhere, there have also been similar moves to boost WiFi services for tourists. The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo is holding a tender to invest in a free WiFi project ahead of its hosting the football World Cup in 2014. In October 2012, Thailand pumped $30 million in a free public WiFi project.

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Taiwan has 4,400 WiFi hotspots across the island

Taiwan is now providing free Internet access at over 4,400 “iTaiwan” hotspots across the island to foreign tourists, who will also be able to go on four other hotspot services under a roaming agreement, Taiwan’s tourism board announced on June 12.

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Taiwan has 4,400 WiFi hotspots across the island

Taiwan is now providing free Internet access at over 4,400 “iTaiwan” hotspots across the island to foreign tourists, who will also be able to go on four other hotspot services under a roaming agreement, Taiwan’s tourism board announced on June 12.

The service extends the free WiFi through the “iTaiwan” service that is already freely available for all Taiwanese citizens. Connections are provided across the island at major attractions, transportation hubs and government offices.

Visitors can set up an account at any Taiwan Tourism Bureau service counter or any visitor center throughout the island, the tourism board said, with just a passport needed for the sign-up.

There are also roaming agreements in place with four local governments to allow iTaiwan account holders to access other hotspots: “TPE-Free” in Taipei City, “New Taipei” in New Taipei, “iTaichung” in Taichung, and “Tainan-WiFi” in Tainan.

Elsewhere, there have also been similar moves to boost WiFi services for tourists. The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo is holding a tender to invest in a free WiFi project ahead of its hosting the football World Cup in 2014. In October 2012, Thailand pumped $30 million in a free public WiFi project.

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