There are no limits to how much data you can use per day when you are within reach of Milan’s excellente OpenWiFi.
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 digital islands, where Milanese and tourists can sit down, relax and charge their smartphones.