How to get free WiFi service in Indian Railway Stations

Read this article to know how to use free WiFi service in select Indian Railway stations. Tips and guidelines for using free WiFi and net service in Railway stations. Find the advantages and disadvantages of free WiFi service in Railway service.

Few months back, Google announced that it will take an initiative on free WiFi service in selected Railway station in India, bringing the internet to more Indians, as a pilot. It may extend the same service in other than selected hundred railway stations after its successful beginning.

I was on a travel recently and facing a lot of issue for browsing from my Smartphone and Laptop due to WiFi net connectivity unavailable on the way and Data pack or its signal issue while roaming. Though I paid extra money for browsing while roaming, still I got a lot of issues for net connectivity and browsing, specially while needed to check the confirmation ticket or book a ticket online or to get some online info of train and flight etc.

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What happened to me is, other than browsing issue despite having WiFi Dongle (with roaming option) and additional data pack charges for net connectivity through SIM to use while roaming, still the problem for browsing continued in selected places or even in main cities too. I was trying to go to some cyber café for browsing but they were not nearby or they were not near the Airport or Railway station or even Bus stand etc. We have to go a bit far which we have to waste the energy and time for anything to check even if it is arailway ticket confirmation.

The other problems were battery issue of a Smartphone and Laptop while traveling. Yes, though a traveler will likely have a power bank for a smartphone, still it is not enough and one has to charge it often. The second thing is laptop battery issue while roaming. Anyhow, when I reached Agra, I still got the net connectivity issue and sometimes my personal WiFi Dongle worked and sometimes not. I went to a Sleeper Waiting Hall and Relaxed for a while.

I suddenly remembered at that time about 'Free WiFi service at selected Railway station in India', so, why not try it? Thus, I switched off my personal WiFi dongle and then switched on WiFi mode and found that 'Indian Railways WiFi service' signal is showing. I got a bit happy that Agra is one of the Railway stations which might help on free WiFi service for browsing. So, I again followed the steps that it was asked of me. You will find below the steps to get free WiFi service in select railway stations in India.

Guideline for using free WiFi service at Indian Railway Station

  1. Try to sit on a platform chair or a waiting hall at the Railway station

  2. Switch off personal WiFi dongle, if any

  3. Switch on WiFi mode in your Smartphone or Laptop

  4. If the search result of WiFi shown 'Indian Railway WiFi' then select it

  5. It will open a default page of the telecom service provider that associated with them

  6. In my case, it shown 'Indian Railway MTS WiFi' (in Agra)

  7. Once the default page opened, it will have two fields to fill in, but, the first time you have to fill first field only and then click on request. For example, the first field needed to be entered your mobile number to register it and click on request for WiFi Register / Password.

  8. Once you entered your mobile number and requested for Passcode – you will receive a message with few digit numbers within one minute.

  9. You have to go back to the main page and enter the mobile number and password that received recently via message. That's it, you can browse it normally without any issue.

Note: This service allots only few MB or 10MB to 20MB per day, so, do not immediately disconnect the net / browser after usage as this one then asks every time for a new password to re-enter the webpage if once disconnected the browser. So, once you are connected to the net for the first time, it is not necessary to disconnect it unless you leave the place, or else, you have to every time request for a new password for the day if you disconnected the browser.

The second thing is, if you have Dual SIM with two different numbers: if you finish the quota of the first SIM, you may then use the second SIM number to get enough Data from this service. I suggest you to use if required and do not waste-free WiFi data for just entertainment.

As you will discover with the above guidelines, it is a breeze to use free Wi-Fi at a railway station in India!

Article by Hafeezur Rahman
Hafeezur Rahman has joined ISC in 2009 and he is a Job Editor at ISC since 2010, he also a Blogger. Hafeez continue to contribute in various sections of ISC and its sister sites like Techulator, NewRecruitments & Goaspider etc. He is a renowned feature writer & social enthusiast. He loves to write in a simple manner and share his visionary write-ups with the readers on the topics related to his field of interests and different niche. All his write-ups have been popularly read & shared by global readers.

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Author: Kailash Kumar27 Feb 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

Free WiFi connectivity was made available at the airports prior to recent development of providing the same at railway stations. As announced in the railway budget recently, many more railway stations are likely to be covered during the current financial year. The author has covered this very important topic about accessing the WiFi facility at railway stations in very simple language which is likely to help a number of railway passengers. However it must be remembered that activity of sensitive nature like online banking or financial transactions should not be carried out on such public platforms. Also sensitive data stored in the laptop/smart phone should be kept protected only. The device should always be kept protected by an effective anti virus.

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