Google testing paid internet service on its Google Station network; likely to turn railway stations into cyber cafes

Google is testing paid model of the Google Station programme in Mumbai. The tech giant has installed Wi-Fi at more than 200 stations across India.

Mobile users. Pixabay

Mobile users. Pixabay

But now Google is planning to take charge for the high speed internet service that it provides it these stations. According to images leaked on Reddit, the company is testing a paid internet service. Users can pay Rs 19 to get unlimited access to the internet for one day valid across a region. According to another Reddit user a pack of Rs 149 offered by Google will provide unlimited internet access for one week.

Google Wi-Fi India. Image courtesy: PreclinicalAsana/Reddit and Yieldway17/Reddit

Google Wi-Fi India. Image courtesy: PreclinicalAsana/Reddit and Yieldway17/Reddit

The free version of the internet will also be available even after the introduction of paid connections. However, the free connection will offer only 30 minutes of free high-speed internet access with ads appearing on the login page. The internet speed will decreases after 30 minutes of internet usage.

Gadgets360 in a recent report, confirmed that from a Google spokesperson that the search giant is testing a paid internet service in the country.

Google has partnered with RailTel to provide internet across various railway stations across the country. The company is also planning to expand its internet program to other sectors including educational institutions and universities.


Updated Date: Jan 08, 2018 15:44 PM