Visiting Indian Railway stations? Here's how you can use free WiFi to watch videos, surf internet
RailTel, the Indian Railways PSU, is also working to provide free WiFi at 4791 B, C, D and E category stations across the country.
Indian Railways has announced on Thursday that now it provides free WiFi at 1000 railway stations. RailTel, the Indian Railways PSU, is also working to provide free WiFi at 4791 B, C, D and E category stations across the country. You will be surprised to know that in February 2019, the total number of unique users of station Wi-Fi across the country were 1,15,77,141 and aggregated data consumption was 9065.27 TB. This shows that the response to the Wi-Fi at railway stations across India has been phenomenal.
In the past, several news articles have narrated many heart-touching stories linked to the free WiFi services. A porter clearing Kerala public service commission examination studying at station using RailWire Wi-Fi, a mother who is an auto driver by profession visiting railway station for using Wi-Fi to update her knowledge to teach her son, Cancer patients from economically weak section coming to Mumbai station to use Wi-Fi for entertainment, a Fashion Designing student using station Wi-Fi to sell her creation or a cafeteria manager at Bareily using RailWire Wi-Fi to keep track of trains for planning food preparation for his café to offer faster service and reduce wastage are some of them.
(Reay Road station is Indian Railways' 1000th stations to get WiFi.)
Who can use the Indian Railways free WiFi?
Free Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘RailWire’- the retail Broadband initiative of RailTel. Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, RailWire Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a smartphone with a working mobile connection for KYC considerations.
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How to use the Indian Railways free WiFi?
To use the WiFi, a passenger has to switch on the WiFi in the smartphone and select the RailWire Wi-Fi network. The RailWire homepage network automatically appears on the smartphone. The user will have to enter his or her mobile number on this homepage. The user will get a one-time password (OTP) in the form of SMS in the message box which has to be entered in the home page of RailWire. After entering OTP, Users will be able to access high-speed internet and can start internet browsing.
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