About the service
intechnologyWiFi, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, is delighted to announce the roll-out of an outdoor, free WiFi service across Edinburgh city centre – providing residents and visitors in the heart of Scotland’s capital with access to fast, efficient internet connectivity.
The service is now live across the city centre, in time for Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events.
A map of available coverage can be accessed below.
#EdiFreeWiFi – The Edinburgh WiFi network
This open WiFi network is truly free for all users and has no restrictions on time, with fast internet coverage provided in the open air in the city centre for residents and visitors seeking to log-on while ‘on the go’.
How do I log-on?
Logging on to the outdoor free WiFi is simple:
- Turn on WiFi on your mobile phone or other device
- Look for EdiFreeWiFi in your list of available WiFi networks
- Select EdiFreeWiFi and wait for the pop-up window
- Log-on with either your Facebook details or by entering some basic info
- Start enjoying the free WiFi!
Benefits of ‘on-the-go’ connectivity
With high-speed, free WiFi available across Edinburgh’s vibrant and active city centre, residents and visitors in the streets can take advantage of the benefits that ‘on-the-go’ connectivity offers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most common questions about intechnologyWiFi and the services we provide can be found below.
What is the service?
It is a free outdoor WiFi service being made available in Edinburgh city centre.
Who can use the service?
The free WiFi service is available to all residents and visitors to Edinburgh, who have access to either a WiFi-enabled laptop, tablet or mobile device, in public open spaces around the city centre.
Do I have to register?
Yes. In order to register, you will need to provide either:
- a valid email address and a few simple details to enhance your experience (i.e. name, gender, age range);or
- your Facebook log-in details (email address and password)
How will my data be used?
The WiFi service is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998. Full terms and conditions about using the WiFi service, including information on how your data will be used and secured, can be downloaded here.
The WiFi service is provided by intechnologyWiFi, who are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
Why should I choose the free WiFi over 3G, 4G or GPRS?
The free WiFi service will not use any data allowance from a mobile plan and offers fast, efficient coverage, even in busy areas. This means your favourite apps and websites can display content more quickly.
When and where is it available?
The service is being made available 24/7, 365 days a year, across Edinburgh city centre, in outdoor areas.
A map of the available coverage area can be found here.
How secure is the network?
Our experienced network engineers employ technologies to help ensure our network is secure and resilient, so it is safer for people to use.
Do I need to sign a contract to use the service?
No. There is no contract to sign and use of the WiFi is completely free – you will not be asked for payment details when logging on or using the service.
How can I provide comments or feedback about the service?
Should you experience any issues in using the free WiFi, or have a question about the service, please get in touch below: