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AT HOP Wireless Internet popular with commuters

Auckland Transport media release

26 May 2014

AT HOP Wireless Internet popular with commuters

The launch of AT HOP WiFi at railway stations across Auckland has been popular with commuters.

The service got underway officially this morning with several hundred people signing on within hours.

Auckland Transport, in conjunction with Telecom New Zealand, is initially introducing the WiFi service for eligible registered AT HOP users at 40 train stations on its public transport network. WiFi is scheduled to be phased onto the network's 14 ferry wharfs and 11 bus terminals over the coming months.

Users of the new WiFI service to stations were enthusiastic on Twitter, commenting on the speed and quality of the signal and the value of the service.

From Lou tee-oh: "Yay free WiFi at Middlemore Station. Thanks ... I almost don’t want the train to come"

From Alex Burgess: "Currently taking full advantage of the 1GB free WiFi at Papakura Station"

Some Twitter users asked why WiFi is not also available on trains. WiFi on trains, buses and ferries IS being reviewed as a possibility in the future by Telecom and Auckland Transport but this will depend on technology.

Eligible AT HOP cardholders will be able to access free WiFi with no daily time limit, although a data usage cap of 1GB per day will apply. Customers without an AT HOP card will be able to connect to the free WiFi service for 10 minutes a day.

To connect to the service, customers can log-on using the last seven digits on their AT HOP card, no matter who their current mobile provider is.

For more information, or to register your AT HOP card to be eligible for free WiFi visit www.AT.govt.nz/athop

You can read the full terms of use of the AT HOP cards, the registered prospectus relating to the AT HOP cards and other information regarding the AT HOP cards on our website or at
the Transport Information Centre, Britomart. The obligations of Auckland Transport under the AT HOP cards are unsecured. www.AT.govt.nz/athop

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