WiFi is a way to connect to the internet. Free WiFi is available
in many places such as libraries, schools, bus stations and
restaurants. You might even have WiFi at home.
Why use a WiFi network?
- Faster data speeds.
- Widely available all over the world. You can use data on WiFi when you are out of the Public Mobile network coverage area.
- Use data features while on a voice call, so you can chat to a friend while you browse the web.
Public Mobile Android Smartphones are pre-loaded with Easy WiFi. When
you activate your Android Smartphone, open the Easy WiFi application and
accept the terms of service.
To read a copy of the Easy WiFi terms of service, click here.
The Easy WiFi application defaults to the English language.
If you’d like the application to run with the French language:
- Open the browser on your Android Smartphone
- Type in the following URL (address):
devicescape.com/pmi and tap GO
NOTE: The message "Downloading" will appear quickly and you will be re-routed to the Public Mobile.ca.
- Launch the Android notification screen
NOTE: To access the notification screen, tap the status bar (located on the top of the phone) and slide your finger down the screen
- Once download completes, tap the Public-Mobile-Offloader-android.apk
- The Replace application message will appear , tap OK
- An install prompt screen will appear, Tap Install.
- Application Installed message will display if successful
NOTE: Application will only appear in French if the phone settings are set to French
Easy WiFi works in the background, so your phone will automatically
connect to free local WiFi networks. Easy WiFi works inside Public
Mobile’s coverage area, as well as around the world.
Once Easy WiFi is set up, it will always search and connect you to
available hot spots. If you ever want to connect to another hot spot or
turn WIFi off follow the following steps:
- From the Home screen, press Menu
- Tap the Settings Icon.
- Select Wireless & Networks.
- Tap WiFi and turn it on.
Note: To Turn WiFi off, follow the same instructions and tap ‘off’.