Shaw Exo WiFi Finder iOS App Helps Customers Find Free Hotspots

In December of last year Shaw announced they had undergone WiFi trials in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton at various malls, restaurants and other retail venues to offer free WiFi for its existing customers.

You might have already downloaded this, but the Shaw Exo WiFi Finder iOS app hit the App Store a while back and enables customers to easily find Shaw WiFi zones. These free zones allow existing Shaw customers to get free internet beyond their home and the coverage is growing daily across cities in Canada.

Once you connect and authenticate to a Shaw WiFi zone, you do not need to reconnect once you enter another zone as it becomes automatic. For those with 500 MB data plans or WiFi-only iPads, this added service from Shaw looks pretty good to me. The app was recently updated to bring Retina Display graphics and iPad support, along with compatibility with the iPhone 3G

Useful Functions:
* Search for Shaw Exo WiFi zones; filter by category, including cafes, entertainment venues, transportation and more
* Get directions from your location to other Shaw Exo WiFi zones
* View Shaw Exo WiFi zones on a map or in a list view
* Share locations with friends via email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter
* Find Shaw Exo WiFi zones offline
* Find information about a Shaw Exo WiFi zone including address, distance to, phone number, and website

 

Anyone using the Shaw WiFi zones? How do you like it so far?

Click here to download Shaw Exo WiFi Finder–it’s free.

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  • Used it in Steveston last night for the first time and it worked quite well, actually.

  • Nice. How were the download speeds?

  • Sanddmann-inc

    Love having it.Used it many times as I live in the Beltline, north of 17th Ave..There they have the whole strip from MacLeod Trail to 14 ST SW under one long zone. More please….

  • LoWd0Wn

    Sure wish they would bring it to Kelowna . Been waiting since they anounced it. I see they have brought on other cities like Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. But no Kelowna???

  • Vegdude

    You get the same speed as your home Internet with Shaw.  You have to log-in with your customer credentials.

  • You only have to login once though and then never again. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to suddenly be on wifi in Deep Cove and Whistler as well.