How To Get Free Wi-Fi During The Summer Olympics in Rio
PHOTO: With free iPass WiFi, you can capture all those exciting Olympic moments. Or just show the people back home what you look like in front of things. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Uber riders traveling the streets of Rio de Janeiro during this month's 2016 Summer Olympics will benefit from free and secure Wi-Fi thanks to a recently-announced partnership between the ride-hailing service and iPass.
The latter, a global mobile connectivity provider has teamed up with Uber to make its more than 1,350 iPass commercial hotspots available to riders for the duration of the Games.
The promotion, which kicked off earlier this month, runs through the closing ceremony on Aug. 21.
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In the meantime, available hotspots are located throughout Rio and include places like hotels, tourist attractions and popular sporting venues.
That partnership is excellent news for fans looking to share their Olympic experience on social media.
"Mobility is a major challenge during an event of this magnitude," said Gui Telles, general manager of Uber in Brazil, in a statement. "To help Uber riders have a seamless experience, we are partnering with iPass to provide access to Wi-Fi all around Rio."
In his own statement, iPass president and CEO Gary Griffiths called the move a "natural partnership."
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