As a upc cablecom Internet customer, Wi-Free will allow you to surf the net free of charge in thousands of locations throughout Switzerland.
The principle is simple: the upc cablecom Internet customers’ WLAN modems become part of the Wi-Free network.
This works automatically and is completely secure as the private network remains unaffected.
First, create your personal Wi-Free password in My UPC.
As soon as you are at a Wi-Free hotspot for the first time, log in once with your My UPC user name and your Wi-Free password – and from then on you will be connected automatically.
Please note that you cannot connect to the Wi-Free network of your own modem. At home, you always use your private network.
See below for more details on how this works for different devices.
It couldn’t be easier: as a upc cablecom Internet customer, you benefit from an increasingly dense network and help to make Wi-Free even bigger. The solution is completely secure and protects your privacy.
Your upc cablecom WLAN modem transmits on two separate wireless networks. These are completely independent of one another. Only you have access to your private network.
The second network is used for Wi-Free and is registered in the name of “UPC Wi-Free” for all WLAN modems.
You can deactivate the second wireless network at any time via My UPC. If you do so, however, you will no longer be able to benefit from the advantages of Wi-Free.
You will continue to surf your private network at full speed. The additional Internet performance required for Wi-Free will be provided by upc cablecom and will not affect your Internet speed.
The more people who participate, the more each individual benefits. If you authorise the second Wi-Free network on your modem, you have free Internet access wherever anyone else authorises it. Through the numerous upc cablecom customers, Wi-Free is available at numerous locations throughout Switzerland and is constantly expanding – with every new customer.
After the first login at a Wi-Free hotspot, your mobile device connects automatically when you are out and about as soon as Wi-Free is available. Laborious login procedures are a thing of the past!
Connecting with Wi-Free is possible at thousands of locations throughout Switzerland. Find the Wi-Free homespots near you here.
Thanks to the international Wi-Free concept, you can also surf the Internet for free at millions of locations abroad and by doing so save roaming costs in a simple way. The network name may differ from “UPC Wi-Free”, depending on the country you are visiting. Your user name and password for logging in are the same as in Switzerland, however. Look on the map to see where Wi-Free is already available and follow the steps to connect with Wi-Free.
|Netherlands||UPC WifiSpots / Ziggo
|Hungary, Poland, Romania||UPC Wi-Free|
Look for the country in which you wish to use Wi-Free in the table and make a note of the network name. Please note: if you were able to connect successfully with Wi-Free in Switzerland, you will be connected automatically in Hungary, Poland and Romania and do not need to configure anything.
As a Wi-Free customer, you can also surf the Internet for free at millions of locations in the USA and by doing so save expensive roaming charges. In contrast to Europe, you require an app for this. Follow the steps described below to connect with homespots in the USA.