Wifi Passport

No carrier service, no problem — if you're in Indonesia

Google has partnered with MOGPlay and are now offering free or cheap Wifi access for folks in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wifi hotspots are scattered around the city, and using the official Android app and voucher codes, users can connect and stay connected (when in range) for up to 60 days.

The first voucher, good for 10 days, is free, and further vouchers are inexpensive. A 20-day pass will cost 20,000 IDR (about $2.00 US) and a 50-day pass will cost about 50,000 IDR (about $5.00 US). 

So far, this is only live for Jakarta. But it's easy to see the allure of such a program, especially in emerging markets — Google and Android's bread and butter. No word on any expansion at this point, though. If you're in Indonesia, are handy with a proxy, or know other tricks to get those apps you're not allowed to get from Google Play, you'll find this one right here.

Source: Google; Via: Google Operating System blog

 
There are 13 comments

Vicky Sofyan says:

Wow nice!

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Yeah! I'm Indonesian and working at Jakarta.. So, this is great!

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If you give it a try, please share what you think about the service.

Unless Phil will send me to Jakarta for a week to test it ...

lesp4ul says:

Come here and maybe you can add extra few new devices ports as CM Official from devs here in indonesia. There are a lot of great modders and devs here :)

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Vicky Sofyan says:

Lokasinya dimana gan?

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FortTech101 says:

Cool! Hopefully this will come to the US.

StealthDroid - Working in the Nexus Lab

Ok my home wifi keeps saying authentification problem and it freezes up when i try to watch videos on my phone, please help

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erstam says:

Is this an encrypted connection? That would be pretty sweet.

I've tried the app and the wifi service, and pretty good I think. The problem is, those hot-spots provided are free access with another service, e.g. Starbucks. At first I think the speed will be better if I purchase the voucher of Google, but it wasn't.
So why bother to buy (even the price is cheap) if you can get the same access for free?

how is the speed exactly? more than 5megs?

goldenboyrb says:

JAKARTA FTW!! Viva la Indonesia :D Bhinneka Tunggal Ika #alaymodeon

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Fairclough says:

Food for thought.
4.4 KitKat ad. 'Global coverage no matter the provider'

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The first voucher, good for 10 days, is free << can you explain about this?