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Free Wi-Fi to be installed on two metro trains

Free Wi-Fi to be installed on two metro trains

Free Wi-Fi to be installed on two metro trains

Two trains on Taipei Metro's Songshan Line will be equipped with free Wi-Fi in October, according to a news report by Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism on Tuesday.

Taipei’s Department of Information Technology (DOIT) has worked with Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), HwaCom Systems, and Free Ad WIFI to introduce the nation’s first “MRT WI-FI 230” trains this October, the report said.

The two WI-FI 230-enabled trains on the Songshan Line will allow passengers to access free 4G Wi-Fi broadband connection service, according to the report.

Free Wi-Fi service has also been installed at eight metro stations across the city, including MRT Taipei Zoo, Technology Building, Daan, Nanjing Fuxing, Taipei City Hall, Ximen, Gongguan, and Taipei 101/World Trade Center stations.

According to the DOIT, the MRT WI-FI 230 is a pilot project that will be conducted from Oct. 4 until the end of February in 2017.
The project offers passengers the option of clicking on city government and public information ads to access free Wi-Fi services at the eight stations and on the two trains for the duration of the project period.

The eight metro stations and two trains offering the free 4G Wi-Fi connection can be identified by posters or standing cardboard cutouts featuring the mascot character of DOIT “230,” the report said.

To utilize the service, simply turn on the smartphone Wi-Fi connection and connect to hotspots with “230” in the title, logging on with either your Taipei Free or Facebook account. The maximum time per connection is 30 minutes, and the limit on upload and download is 3Mbps, according to the report.