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Google's Wifi Passport service and app live in Jakarta

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 (opens in new tab).

Source: Google; Via: Google Operating System blog

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

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  • Wow nice! Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah! I'm Indonesian and working at Jakarta.. So, this is great! Posted via Android Central App
  • 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 ...
  • 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 :) Posted via Android Central App
  • Lokasinya dimana gan? Posted via Android Central App
  • 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 Posted via Android Central App
  • 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?
  • JAKARTA FTW!! Viva la Indonesia :D Bhinneka Tunggal Ika #alaymodeon Posted via Android Central App
  • Food for thought.
    4.4 KitKat ad. 'Global coverage no matter the provider' - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
  • The first voucher, good for 10 days, is free << can you explain about this?