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Free wireless Internet - where?

Post by cafecafe » Fri, 29 May 2009 7:03 pm

Read something but info a bit vague "in the coming two years" they say in the link below. Anyone with info on free wireless internet in Singapore?
Where/best locations?
How to register?
ayone tried it?
Any good?
etc.

Thanks

http://www.ida.gov.sg/Programmes/200610 ... agetype=36

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 30 May 2009 4:17 pm

The keyword you're looking for is "Wireless@SG". Start here:

http://www.infocomm123.sg/wireless_at_sg
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Post by notyesnot » Sun, 31 May 2009 4:21 pm

u can tap into the cafe

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Post by durain » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 5:14 pm

notyesnot wrote:u can tap into the cafe
you cant "tap" into a cafe if it is encrypted, else you will be hacking!

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Re: Free wireless Internet - where?

Post by sco1984 » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:23 pm

cafecafe wrote:Read something but info a bit vague "in the coming two years" they say in the link below. Anyone with info on free wireless internet in Singapore?
Where/best locations?
How to register?
ayone tried it?
Any good?
etc.

Thanks

http://www.ida.gov.sg/Programmes/200610 ... agetype=36
As per my info if you have sim card from any Singapore telecom you can use Wireless@SG for free.
But dont no where they have free hot-spots for "Wiress@SG".

I am using StarHub as of now. It's cheap. I bought prepaid sim card for 15 SG$ at airport and has 18 Sg$ balance + they throws 10 free local SMS everyday. You can try EDGE/GPRS on StarHub. Quit fast. I tried running YouTube video's on my windows mobile using StarHub card & EDGE and it plays really fast. My cell doesnt have 3G feature by the way but still fast enough.

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Re: Free wireless Internet - where?

Post by durain » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:44 pm

sco1984 wrote: As per my info if you have sim card from any Singapore telecom you can use Wireless@SG for free.
But dont no where they have free hot-spots for "Wiress@SG".

I am using StarHub as of now. It's cheap. I bought prepaid sim card for 15 SG$ at airport and has 18 Sg$ balance + they throws 10 free local SMS everyday. You can try EDGE/GPRS on StarHub. Quit fast. I tried running YouTube video's on my windows mobile using StarHub card & EDGE and it plays really fast. My cell doesnt have 3G feature by the way but still fast enough.

Regards,
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you are giving a bit of wrong info here. wireless@sg is a wi-fi using IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standard. EDGE/GPRS is using GSM 2G radio network. using EDGE/GPRS on a prepaid SIM will not be free but will be taken out of your credit as part of the data packets used.

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Re: Free wireless Internet - where?

Post by sco1984 » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:28 pm

you are giving a bit of wrong info here. wireless@sg is a wi-fi using IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standard. EDGE/GPRS is using GSM 2G radio network. using EDGE/GPRS on a prepaid SIM will not be free but will be taken out of your credit as part of the data packets used.
Eerr yes. Sorry about that.
1 can use that GPRS/EDGE option only if it's too urgent and can't wait for free wi-fi spot :) [ Assuming need of having internet in hand ]

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Post by durain » Sat, 18 Jul 2009 7:58 am

sco1984 wrote:
you are giving a bit of wrong info here. wireless@sg is a wi-fi using IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standard. EDGE/GPRS is using GSM 2G radio network. using EDGE/GPRS on a prepaid SIM will not be free but will be taken out of your credit as part of the data packets used.
Eerr yes. Sorry about that.
1 can use that GPRS/EDGE option only if it's too urgent and can't wait for free wi-fi spot :) [ Assuming need of having internet in hand ]
if you put it that way, then one can use iridium.

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Post by littlegreenman » Sat, 18 Jul 2009 6:38 pm

durain wrote: ..if you put it that way, then one can use iridium.
They are very reliable yet a bit pricey. Downlink is okay usually at up to 512kbps but the good thing is that it is symmetric so your uplink is 512 as well. I wouldn't recommend them for online gaming though as the ping is not that great (could only be reduced by increasing the signal strength. Upping the signal strength would fry the satellites though, a problem the US Armed Forces had to live with during desert storm) :wink:

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Post by finetune » Sun, 19 Jul 2009 3:17 am

cafecafe wrote:Read something but info a bit vague "in the coming two years" they say in the link below. Anyone with info on free wireless internet in Singapore?
Where/best locations?
How to register?
ayone tried it?
Any good?
etc.

Thanks

http://www.ida.gov.sg/Programmes/200610 ... agetype=36
You can search for Wireless@SG coverage areas here

http://www.infocomm123.sg/wireless_at_sg/coverage_areas

I understand that only Singaporeans and permanent residents can register for an account.
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Re: Free wireless Internet - where?

Post by durain » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 2:12 am

finetune wrote:
cafecafe wrote:Read something but info a bit vague "in the coming two years" they say in the link below. Anyone with info on free wireless internet in Singapore?
Where/best locations?
How to register?
ayone tried it?
Any good?
etc.

Thanks

http://www.ida.gov.sg/Programmes/200610 ... agetype=36
You can search for Wireless@SG coverage areas here

http://www.infocomm123.sg/wireless_at_sg/coverage_areas

I understand that only Singaporeans and permanent residents can register for an account.
ok, to further finetune the info on wireless@sg, anyone (tourist, illegal immigrant, boat people, etc) can access the wifi service.

the ida URL provided by cafecafe is a good start. (a direct FAQ URL - http://www.infocomm123.sg/wireless_at_s ... _questions)

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