Foreign visitors to Japan will be able to access free Wi-Fi in Japan with their tablets and smartphones according to The Japan Times.
Wire and Wireless Co. on Friday will begin trials of a free Wi-Fi service targeting foreign tourists, the company said Thursday.
The major Wi-Fi provider, also known as Wi2, has produced an app for smartphones and tablets that lets people connect to hot spots and receive sightseeing information and sales promotions.
The Travel Japan Wi-Fi app runs on both the Android and iOS operating systems.
Downloading the app and registering opens up access to some of the company’s 240,000 hot spots nationwide, including at Starbucks outlets and on the Airport Limousine Bus.The trial will run through June 2015 with the full roll-out eyed for July.
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