Mangaluru, July 27, 2015: MIA - Mangaluru international airport is now a premium airport in the country to offering free wi-fi, passengers will have quick and easy access to email, social networks and entertainment content. The services were launched July 25.
Service will be free for 30 minutes and further will be charged at as per the available plans or as per usage. This type of service is available at select airports in the country on similar terms. But unlike international airports where passengers are able to receive 60 minutes of free wi-fi access, here it is free only for the first 30 minutes.
MIA director JT Radhakrishna said the speed available is up to 2 Mbps and the signal strength has been good. The signal strength was good when 40 to 50 users had logged in. The access will be available inside the terminal building at both domestic and international wings.
The access is fairly simple. When user accesses the wi-fi network a BSNL logo pops up in the browser and if the user presses the icon, the log in interface pops up on the screen. The user will have to enter the name, mobile number following which one time password (OTP) would be sent to by SMS the number.
BSNL general manager GR Ravi said the user fee will be Rs 30 for the first 30 minutes after the free 30 minute access. A fee of Rs 50 will be levied for 60 minutes usage, Rs 90 for two hours and full day usage charges of 24 hours would attract user fee of Rs 150. He said foreign SIM card will not be allowed to access the wi-fi network as per security norms.
There’s a caveat. A mobile number which is registered for a wi-fi access can get free wi-fi of 30 minutes only in a month.