You get 300mb free outdoor broad band access for per person per day, if you use up all 300mb. you”ll get a slower connection, but it’s more than enough to check emails, read the news, get some tourist information and upload a couple of photos to Instagram.(And why not tag your photos with #appsolutelymilano?).
In order to register (if you have a sim card) go to one of the Open WiFi Milano hotspots and fill in your phone number with country code, you get a free sms with your password and you’re good to go.
If you haven’t got a sim card, in order to register you must go to an ATM Point (see the list below). Remember to bring valid picture ID (e.g. passport).
ATM Points (at metro stations) and their opening hours (if you want to avoid the mother of queues, go in the morning, before 11 a.m.):
- Duomo M1-M3, Monday-Saturday, 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m., Sunday 10.15 a.m. -1.15 p.m. and 2.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
- Centrale M2-M3, Monday-Saturday, 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m., Sunday 10.15 a.m. -1.15 p.m. and 2.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
- Cadorna M1-M2, Monday-Saturday, 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m., Sunday 10.15 a.m. -1.15 p.m. and 2.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
- Garibaldi M2, Monday-Saturday 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m.
- Loreto M1-M2, Monday-Saturday 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m.
- Romolo M2, Monday-Saturday 7.45 a.m.-8.00 p.m.
Besdes this network many shops and cafés have their own open WiFi networks you can access.
You can now charge your smartphone completely for free here in Milan at the public locations for charging batteries. Some have been set up by A2A (Milan’s power company) and others by the municipality.So far Phase 1 has been completed with 15 purple so-called open living rooms, where Milanese and tourists can sit down, relax and charge their smartphones. Find the nearest points here.