IMM provides free public Wi-Fi
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) launches service in popular public squares around the city.
The IMM is offering free Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) to citizens of the city of Istanbul to access internet and stay connected with their near and dear ones on social media.
The municipality announced that, starting with public squares, services will be broadened to cover wider parts of the city. Users can access the free public internet service in key squares such as Taksim, Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Mecidiyekoy.
After getting a password through their mobile phones, users can login to use the public Wi-Fi service, according to the announcement.
The service is put into service following Turkey’s 30 March, 2014 local elections as this service was promised during campaign time.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has also started to roll-out Wi-Fi services on Istanbul Transportation Authority (İETT) buses in November, 2013.
Passengers traveling on the modern and smart buses enjoy wireless Internet for free, and they charge their cellphones on board.