It always happens: you are with friends in a bar and want to share a photo on Instagram, but the 3G congested your carrier leaves. This problem may occur less frequently from this Saturday: the Google today announced the project Free WiFi, which provide connection Wi-Fi free at 150 bars scattered in Brazil.
This is an experiment done in partnership with Exon On-Life Media that will last 90 days and starts on 15. Unfortunately, the Free WiFi hotspots do not cover many areas: they will be present only in the cities of São Paulo, Rio January, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Belo Horizonte and Campinas.
Even in cities where the Free WiFi is working, the hotspots are well concentrated: in São Paulo, they are mainly located in the districts of Itaim Bibi and Pinheiros, which are quite popular bars. The northern and eastern areas are practically not covered by the program.
Several Brazilian operators are now offering Wi-Fi connections to its customers to try to relieve the 3G network, which is much more expensive to maintain. If your favorite bar has coverage of Free WiFi Google, our dear editor Lucas Braga wrote a full article on the subject.
The full map coverage of Free WiFi can be found on the official project page. According to Google, the speed should be 10 Mbps or 30 Mbps.