San Francisco International flipped on the switch early for free wi-fi, airport-wide, on Friday. The new service was originally set to launch in September.
This means that TravelSkills Readers can now access the internet for free at our three main airports, SFO, Oakland and San Jose.
To log on at SFO, choose “sfo free wifi” when searching for networks.
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I have used the free wi-fi at Oakland Airport, and while I appreciated the convenience and the price, the service was a bit wobbly and slow. Fine for checking email, but slow for viewing large photos or video.
Similar to what I’ve sometimes found when I get free wi-fi at hotels or elsewhere, it’s frequently a “get what you pay for” experience. I hope that’s not the case at SFO.
I’ve not yet been out to SFO to test the new service, but maybe you have? Please report your experiences and thoughts about free wi-fi below. Easy to find? Easy to connect? How’s the speed?