India’s largest public Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks has launched a new app called Ozone Connect, which will allow mobile phone users to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots automatically. With this app, Ozone hopes to increase the number of its Wi-Fi users in India, the Economic Times reports. Also Read - Google Stadia will now work on 4G and 5G mobile data
The app will show free Wi-Fi zones, and intimate the user when they are around one. If there is an Ozone Wi-Fi hotspot available. the Ozone Connect app will allow customers to log in. Users will have to do a one-time registration procedure on the app, followed by an SMS authentication. After the registration is complete, users will be notified of all free Wi-Fi hotspots, and can use them on the go. Also Read - Free Wi-Fi services now available on Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line: Here's how to acess
Ozone says that they provide free Wi-Fi to over 100,000 locations across the country, and is available at all major airports, including leisure joints like McDonald’s, Haldirams etc. This initiative will help users save on precious data, while increase the time spend on Internet. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal promises 15GB free data per user, Delhi to get 11,000 free Wi-Fi hotspot zones
“The app will make public Wi-Fi ubiquitous and seamless for customers and manual log-ins every time will not be required any more to access high-speed Wi-Fi at all our locations,” Pallab Mitra, chief operating officer at Ozone Networks told the publication.
It is important to note, that only the first 30 minutes at each Wi-Fi hotspot is free. Beyond the free limit, users can pick up data packages of Rs 30 upwards. Delhi-based Ozone Networks says that data usage in India has seen a substantial increase in just the last year. The average data usage per customer on its network has increased to 39.95MB in March this year, compared with 10MB a year ago. The Ozone Connect app is currently available only on Android, and can be downloaded for free.