Taipei Free – Now Available on the MRT
A new milestone has been achieved for the City’s free public WIFI network! Starting late July, the public wireless network service will begin operations along the Red Line (Tamsui) and the Blue Line (Bannan). Service for the rest of the network is expected to go live by the end of this year.This is the first time for the service to be offered onboard the trains, and all current Taipei Free hotspots at MRT stations will be replaced by the new “.TPE-Free AD WiFi” network and “iTaiwan”. “.TPE-Free AD WiFi” is provided and maintained by private company Free Ad WIFI. No verification is needed, and users can connect for up to 30 minutes per session. There is no limit to the number of sessions for individual users. “iTaiwan” is the collaboration with the National Development Council. Users will have to log in with account and password, and the service requires verification. According to the Department of Information Technology, the trial period for the WIFI network coverage of MRT trains conducted last year proved successful. The official introduction of the service at this time also marks the first step of transition for Taipei Free. Through public-private partnership, the city government seeks to achieve the objectives including quality Internet connection, reduction of public budget investment, and realize complete WIFI coverage of the MRT network. For details, please refer to information broadcast via MRT station platform TVs and the Chinese website of Taipei Free. You can also call the toll-free customer service hotline of “.TPE-Free AD WIFI” (TEL:0809-090-588) or “Taipei Free” (TEL:0809-09-19-19).