Using free WiFi spot in Japan- cafe

Jun 29, 2016


Reference:Using free WiFi spot in Japan- convenience store

This time, introducing the notes and procedures for using the Wi-Fi service that can be used free of charge at a Café. Pick up the typical chain store.

The end of a sentence, mentioned about the dangers of free Wi-Fi use.

Because, since tend to stay long in the cafe, it means to connect the internet a long time, unlike convenience stores.

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(1)Starbucks

http://starbucks.wi2.co.jp/pc/index_en.html (English)

The Starbucks coffee offers a wireless LAN service called at_STARBUCKS_Wi2 using the Wire and Wireless Co., Wi2 services. The account registration is required Internet environment. So, recommend to make account before going to café on in the above sites.

If you have the following SNS account, you can use its ID instead of register the account information. Facebook / Twitter / Yahoo! JAPAN / Google

If you had no way to connect the internet environment, you have to purchase a one-time plan (surcharge, credit card payment only) and perform user registration, in the shop of Starbucks.

Fee: 6-Hour Pass [consecutive 6hours: 350yen (Incl tax)]

 

(2)Tully’s Coffee

http://www.tullys.co.jp/wifi/index_en.html (English)

Only Just 3 steps to access the Internet in Tully’s Coffee! No register the account information. It is so easier than other cafe.

However, the stores, you can use Tully’s Wi-Fi, are 416/630. (June 2016)

It is necessary to check in advance.

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(3)McDonald’s

http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/shop/mcdwifi/index_en.html (English)

Surprisingly, McDonald’s has never provide anyone can use free Wi-Fi service until now. However, finally it has begun service in part of store in the metropolitan area at first from June 20 2016 (sequential deployment plan). It is necessary to check in advance.

SSID is “00_MCD-FREE-WIFI”. You can right away connect if the login email address or SNS account registration.

・Requiring the pre-registration E-mail address, password. If you have the following SNS account, you can use its ID instead of register the account information. Facebook / Twitter / Yahoo! JAPAN / Google

・Can connect 60 minutes at a time.

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(4)Risk of free Wi-Fi spot

Free Wi-Fi is a useful service that anyone can use line freely without the contract, but please be careful.

Because the problems of the Internet damage, eavesdropping, virus infection, such as hijacking, has happened frequently in the free Wi-Fi spot in reality.

Basically, recommend to have own Internet contract that has been consideration to security.

Specifically….

  • Do not click blindly even the SSID such as “Free” and “Public”.
  • Do not use the site that enter your personal information such as an online shop.
  • Do not exchange of critical data.
  • To cancel the file sharing and cloud synchronization

 

Churako

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