If you're the type of person that gets a little agitated when you don't have Web access, then public transport is probably not your favourite method of getting around.
Today though, there's a small ray of sunshine for travelers using Sydney ferries, with news that free WiFi is now available on 13 ferries.
Passengers can login for free twice a day, for a maximum of 30 minutes or 30MB at each login. Extra time can also be purchased.
The free WiFi will be available on all Manly ferries, as well as nine other ferries servicing Balmain, Birchgrove, Balmain West, Woolwich, Greenwich, Milson’s Point, Kirribilli, Cremorne Point, Neutral Bay and Pyrmont Bay.
The NSW Government claims 140,000 people connected to a previous WiFi trial setup on Manly ferry routes.
The new WiFi service puts Sydney ferries into the lead in terms of public transport services in the city with free internet access. There have been WiFi trials on the M10 Sydney bus route and an ongoing trial at Circular Quay station, but no widespread rollout, as was announced for Brisbane suburban trains last year.
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