Back in December of 2011 Shaw started trials of its free Wi-Fi project for existing customers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Last May, the Shaw Exo WiFi app was launched to help users find free Shaw hotspots around their cities. That app has now been renamed to the Shaw Go WiFi app and earlier this month it was updated with a new look, performance updates and iPhone 5 support.
Once you login to a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot, you don’t need to do it again. The next time you’re in a Shaw WiFi zone you’ll automatically connect to the network. This is great for customers with limited data plans. Coverage has since expanded compared to the initial launch.
Below is a short video from Shaw which explains how to login to a Wi-Fi zone:
Shaw had planned to launch a wireless network but later decided to built out free Wi-Fi for existing customers instead. It acquired AWS spectrum for $190 million back in 2009, which was recently sold to Rogers for $50 million as part of a larger $700 million cable deal between both companies.
Click here to download Shaw Go WiFi, it’s free. Have you been using Shaw Go WiFi? How is the coverage in your area?