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Wi-Fi in Sri Lanka.

Wi-Fi is widely available all over Sri Lanka and specially in large cities like Colombo, Kandy Galle and in many other places. These Wi-Fi hotspots are available for free and at small price from Sri Lanka mobile phone carriers.

Here you can use it to get connected to internet through your 3G, 3.75G and 4G Smartphone, laptop or tablet. Most of the Smartphone allows to install Skype and Viber Apps and they will allow you to make free calls to your friends through the available Wi-Fi hotspots.

If you and the caller have the latest Smartphone then both you can have free video calls.

In tourist destinations like motels, resorts and hotels along with all the Universities, SLTprovides this Wi-Fi zone where people can connect to the internet very easily through their hand held devices. When you enter in to the Colombo International air port you will be greeted with free Wi-Fi connection facility information.

Srilanka Government offer free Wi-Fi hotspots to its citizen Free of charge. To get this facility they will need to register with the authorities near to that hot spot.

How much it costs in here to use Wi-Fi spots?

It is free at all the air ports. Mean while many mobile phone service providers are offering this service for a small fee. It is available in the entire five star hotels, shopping malls and fine restaurants. To get your username and password you can buy pre paid cards or can pay through your credit card. The charges may start from US$ 2.5/hour usage. This can be purchased for one week too. They provide different plans to use their own Hotspots. Also you can get the username and password through SMS by using your mobile phone and the pre paid scratch card.

Samsung NetworkFree hotspot will allow you to send and receive emails or make free dialing with your Android Smartphone, tablets, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or BlackBerry. Also you can use your Apps to find the Wi-Fi locations of the place where you are staying. Using the hot spot will save you a lot of money than using your roaming data package. Keep in mind when you are going to use these free wireless spots you may need to charge your battery fully to browse the internet or to make calls as this process can drain out your battery quickly.

Mobile phone carriers Dialog and Mobitel provides these hotspots all over the island and it can be accessed by paying through hot-spots cards, prepaid cards, mobile customer accounts and credit card access.

Be warned of Free Wi-Fi hotspots provided by private people as they can hijack your Smartphone operations with scripts that they can place through the network. Some time they may steal your login details of online bank accounts and credit card information.

A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.