Telus has announced that it will be rolling out free public WiFi at more than 8,000 hotspots across BC and Alberta.

The WiFi will be open to everyone, not just Telus customers, though Telus smartphones will automatically establish a connection with the #TELUSdirect network when they are in range. Non-Telus users can connect to the network via a simple splash page.

It’s great news for Telus customers out West, as their smartphones will seamlessly transfer between Telus’ 4G network and the wireless hotspots, which will mean lower overall data usage for customers who reside in these areas.

Telus is working with thousands of businesses such as Vancity Credit Union, 7-Eleven and Fountain Tire to install and provide public WiFi at locations across BC and Alberta.

Addditionally, the free WiFi is available at a number of major sporting and entertainment venues, including BC Place, the Richmond Olympic Oval, Science World and throughout Whistler village and ski resort.

Telus has also launched an app that will help people to find free Telus WiFi hotspots near them (particularly handy if you’re not a Telus customer but still want to take advantage of as much free WiFi as possible.) The app is available for download from iTunes, Google Play and online .


[Source: Canada Journal ]