Metro Manila, Philippines (September 28, 2016) – Globe Telecom’s GoWiFi service coverage reaches 500 public areas in the country, including airports, train stations, malls, restaurants and convenience stores.

GoWiFi at MRT Quezon Avenue station.

Launched in 2015, GoWiFi, Globe Telecom’s national WiFi network allows customers to connect and surf the internet for free, 30 minutes per day. The service is open to any user with a WiFi enabled device. The service is open to Globe and non-Globe subscribers. If customers would want to extend their connectivity beyond 30 minutes, they can purchase GoWiFi’s mobile data offers starting at Php 20 with 500 megabytes (MB) volume allocation and an additional 250 MB YouTube Accelerator valid per day. Purchased GoWiFi credits can be used in any GoWiFi hotspot.

Speed test results at MRT Quezon Avenue station. Screen capture from Ookla’s Speedtest app.
Enter a captionSpeed test results at MRT Ayala Avenue station. Screen capture from Ookla’s Speedtest app.

GoWiFi is now available in 13 MRT-3 stations, Ayala Malls and select Starbucks and FamilyMart stores. Recently, it also expanded its reach to 29 bus terminals such as DLTB and Philtranco Bus Terminals along EDSA, Bataan Transit, ES Transport and Genesis Bus terminals.

GoWiFi has no password. The user needs to enter his or her mobile number, whether Globe or other networks, for the verification code that will be sent through text message. User needs to enter the six-digit code to proceed using the free access. Once the first 30 minutes (per day) is consumed, the user will be redirected to the mobile data purchase page.

GoWiFi packages.

According to Globe’s Chief Financial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, first phase of GoWiFi’s rollout project already exceeded the 478 target sites and is now available in Boracay. By year-end, Globe expects to have a total of 1,000 sites in National Capital Region, Local Government Units (LGUs), Davao, Cebu, Bulacan, Cavite, Cagayan Valley, Cagayan De Oro, Nueva Vizcaya, Dumaguete and Zamboanga. He said that Globe is currently working on expanding its reach to more establishments, malls, public transportation hubs, schools and hospitals. [techthetruth]

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