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Joister launches free unlimited public WiFi in Mumbai & Pune

Internet service provider Joister has launched Joispot WiFi, a public WiFi initiative in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune, with speeds of upto 2Mbps. The company will also offer paid WiFi speeds of 4Mbps and 8Mbps for Rs 200 and Rs 300 respectively. This was first reported by the ET. We tried registering for service as we spotted a Joispot WiFi network quite close to our workplace. Disappointingly, to join the network users need to first register by verifying their phone number using a one time password, which never arrived in our case. We presume this is a temporary problem and will try again later. Other than the decently fast 2Mbps free WiFi connection, the company also offers pretty reasonable paid plans: Rs 200 a month for 4Mbps and Rs 300 for 8Mbps with unlimited downloads are much cheaper than equivalent data packs offered by telecom networks. Additionally, unlimited data means users should be able to download and stream content to their heart’s content, a factor that gets increasingly important with the likes of Netflix launching in the country with UHD content. Free WiFi: Interestingly, Joispot seems to provide this WiFi in partnership with One Rupee Works. One Rupee Works lets users donate Rs 1 per day to deploy and maintain the free (and paid) WiFi network offered by Joispot. Other than in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune, the initiative is looking to launch in various tier 2 and tier 3 locations like Boisar, Palghar, Khed, Chiplun, Alibaug etc.,…

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