Adelaide to offer free WiFi in city centre

The city of Adelaide plans to offer free WiFi service in the city centre around Rundle Mall and Victoria Square with the Riverbank precinct becoming “unwired” by the end of 2013. The service will help people who own smartphones check their email, view maps, and use social media without running up against their mobile operators’ data caps. For tourists who don’t have an Australian mobile data plan and don’t want to have roaming charges when they get home, having access to free outdoor Wi-Fi is a big plus. At present the city is looking at proposals from different providers. The city will contribute AU$500,000 to the project and the regional government will pitch in AU$1 million.