Telkom Mobile is giving free access to WiFi to all South Africans at more than 1 500 WiFi hotspots around the country in a promotion running from 8 August to 15 December.
The promotion gives all Telkom Mobile and non-Telkom Mobile customers an hour every day to use an unlimited amount of data. This, the company says, gives users an opportunity to experience why Telkom Mobile was recently voted the best data network in South Africa in the My Broadband June 2013 broadband survey.

Telkom Mobile has over 3 000 WiFi Hotspots nationally, over 1 500 are already active, making it the largest WiFi network in South Africa. The WiFi hotspot network is an extension of the company’s award winning 3G and LTE networks, providing subscribers with access to an extended data coverage foot print.

The Telkom Mobile WiFi hotspots can be found in varied locations from national chains to local mom and pop outlets. Some of the participating partners include Primi Piatti, King Pie, McDonald’s, Hungry Lion, Wimpy, Steers, Chesanyama and Ocean Basket. Customers can visit to locate additional Telkom Mobile WiFi hotspots.

WiFi is increasingly a lifestyle requirement. Many people take it for granted that when they go to coffee shops, to get their hair done or go shopping that they will be able to access WiFi and this is one of the main reasons that Telkom Mobile is rolling out an extensive network of WiFi hotspots.

Telkom Mobile already offers existing customers on many of their voice, hybrid and data plans 10Gb of free WiFi per month. This promotional offer lowers the barrier to access for many more South Africans, providing them with an opportunity to experience Telkom Mobile WiFi without the financial commitment.

For those Telkom Mobile customers that enjoy the experience and convenience of Telkom Mobile WiFi and are not on a package offering free WiFi, bundles are available to extend their access.

Connecting to Telkom Mobile WiFi is easy. Customers who wish to take advantage of this offer simply SMS the word “free” and their e-mail address to 32707 to receive logon details for their 60 minutes of free unlimited WiFi access.

Users must have a device that can use WiFi, such as a personal computer, laptop, video game console, Smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player. The device should have the ability to send and receive SMS.