Singapore adds 'hassle-free' to free airport wifi

By David Flynn, October 23 2012

Singapore's Changi Airport is making its free airport-wide wireless Internet access even easier to enjoy.

Under the current long-standing arrangement, travellers need to call at one of the airport's information desks and show their passport to receive a login code for the '[email protected]' network.

However, a new service being tested at the terminals removes that onerous step to a simple click-and-go process.

Look for the new '#[email protected]' wireless network on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Connect to this instead of [email protected] and you're now just one click away from being online.

When Australian Business Traveller trialled the service on a recent visit to Changi we noted the coverage didn't blanket the terminals – for example, it currently drops out at the far end of T2 if you're on the upstairs level, near the transit hotel and cinema.

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David Flynn

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

PeterLoh

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 May 2012

Total posts 580

This is great! I usually don't bother with the [email protected] one as its usually not worthwhile as I just head to a lounge for wifi. Perfect accompaniment to their iOS app!

JBH

JBH

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 May 2012

Total posts 118

@David, did you manage to test for a signal in the QF lounge(s)?

David

David

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2322

No mate, we were passing through T2 this time.

KG

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2011

Total posts 736

Nice, let's hope they will offer this hassle free wifi throughoout the city. Any info on the performance of the network?

@JBH: QF lounge has free internet itself, no need to pick up [email protected] (unless it reaches much better down / upload speeds)

airtraveladdict

airtraveladdict

24 Oct 2011

Total posts 162

wow took them long enough to just put in a T&C form with "I agree" button.

airtraveladdict

airtraveladdict

24 Oct 2011

Total posts 162

but changhi has had free internet for awhile, so kudos for that. considering at heathrow, its still user pay, and they charge in 24 hour blocks, so even if you need 15minutes, you pay for 24 hours.

and same with JFK and most australian airports as well. except, adelaide and darwin where internode provides free wifi with a T&C form.


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