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AlwaysOn run our own WiFi network at thousands of locations nationwide

This network can give you a better than LTE Data experience at a fraction of the cost

What is public WiFi exactly?
WiFi Hotspots

What is AlwaysOn WiFi?

Let's skip the complicated tech speak and start with the basics. WiFi connects you to the Internet from your laptop, smartphone and other devices without any plugs and wires – but what a lot of people don’t know is that it’s much cheaper than using cellular data.
AlwaysOn WiFi is WiFi at its absolute best! We have a broad network across the country, and globally too (with our partner networks) in most of the locations you already hang out in. This means that you automatically have internet access whenever you’re connected via WiFi on your device in an AlwaysOn zone. You’re welcome, and it’s a pleasure.

How to connect to AlwaysOn WiFi?
WiFi Explanation

Is it free to use?

Yes and no, or as we South Africans like to say, “Ja, nee”. To make sure that there’s enough for everyone every day at all our AlwaysOn zones, we provide free WiFi to cover the basics. If, however, you need to use a lot of data to download something like a movie, or spend more than 30 minutes online, you will need to pay for it. Sounds expensive, right? Not so.

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Mobile WiFi Connection

Seamless WiFi

We’re not your average WiFi provider because we believe everyone should have access to fast, affordable WiFi wherever they go. That’s why we provide thousands of WiFi Hotspots across South Africa for seamless Internet connections at a far more affordable price. In fact, we’re so confident of our widely accessible WiFi that we’ve attached our name (and reputation) to our promise of being always on. Use our AlwaysOn app to switch seamlessly between WiFi and cellular data.

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AlwaysOn run our own WiFi network at thousands of locations nation wide

This network can give you a better than LTE Data experience at a fraction of the cost

Laptop WiFi

Why is WiFi Better?

Anyone can use it! Your smartphone or laptop already has WiFi built in. Just go somewhere that offers WiFi, turn it on, and connect. Nothing to plug in, no contract needed. What’s the catch? To log in, you need to register and create an account. It only takes a few seconds, simply use your e-mail and / or mobile number and password. You can also download the AlwaysOn WiFi App for an automated experience.

WiFi Explanation

Why buy AlwaysOn WiFi data?

AlwaysOn WiFi data is very affordable and you can save hundreds of rands by not using your own data. For example, one hour of AlwaysOn WiFi data at a once-off cost of R50 will give you uncapped internet access at multiple Hotspots for 60 minutes. That works out to 83 cents per minute! For that, you can download up to 40 songs or 20 videos.

Super WiFi

What is Super WiFi?

Super WiFi, on the other hand, is WiFi on steroids. The big “S” on the HOTSPOT FINDER indicates a Super WiFi Hotspot. This means you are in a super strong WiFi location that has big fibre pipes for high speed and good quality connection. Super WiFi Hotspots will give you the best WiFi experience and are geared up for high definition quality and high volumes of use. With Super WiFi you can watch videos, download apps and do all the cool things that need high speed connection, without draining your personal data. Take a seat, things are about to get fast!

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What is a HOTSPOT?

A Hotspot is an area or zone where you can connect wirelessly to our public WiFi network with your smart device. Just make sure that your WiFi setting on your device is on to activate the WiFi connectivity. Once this is done you need to log on to the WiFi network to connect. If you are lucky enough to be in a complimentary WiFi Hotspot, you can easily top up your connection with our affordable data packages.

What is a HOTSPOT FINDER?

Use our HOTSPOT FINDER to locate your nearest Hotspot for direct access to AlwaysOn WiFi. Our Hotspots can be found in all major airports, many shopping malls and most restaurants. Just look out for the “AlwaysOn WiFi” sticker on the shop window.

Super WiFi

(Fibre Speeds, up to 1GBPS connection)

The big “S” on the HOTSPOT FINDER indicates a Super WiFi Hotspot. This means you are in a super strong WiFi location that has big fibre pipes for high speed and good quality connection. Super WiFi Hotspots will give you the best WiFi experience and are geared up for high definition quality and high volumes of use. With Super WiFi you can watch videos, download apps and do all the cool things that need high speed connection, without draining your personal data. Take a seat, things are about to get fast!

Browser WiFi

(DSL Speeds, up to 40MBPS connection)

The big “B” on the HOTSPOT FINDER means that it is a Browser WiFi Hotspot. This is our broad network which covers most locations. Browser WiFi is best used for general Internet browsing and for checking e-mails and social media. Browser WiFi is not intended for downloading massive files and videos.

You can connect to any of our hotspots – we have thousands of Hotspots throughout South Africa

DON’T LET EXPENSIVE DATA HOLD YOU BACK.

To buy or not to buy…

If what we give you for free isn’t enough, you have the option to buy data from us, just as you would usually buy data for Internet connectivity on your other devices. The only difference is that our data is delivered to you over WiFi, and is also really cheap! Just make sure that you’re in an AlwaysOn WiFi Hotspot so that you can connect to us. You will also need to be registered with us and logged in to your AlwaysOn account.

How do you buy data from AlwaysOn?

We make it easy for you to decide how to buy WiFi from us, based on how long you need to be connected, or how much money you want to spend.

Use the slider below to choose a WiFi plan that works for you. Select how long you want to be connected, or how much money you want to spend by sliding the white button across the timeline. As soon as your payment is made via credit card or PayPal, you’ll be online and unstoppable! Plus, check out our new airtime converter, where you can buy WiFi data with your mobile airtime!

5GB

up to 600 songs or
up to 200 videos or
up to 600 minutes voice

R250*

Once-off cost

*Take note: Purchases made with airtime are non-refundable

*We do not lock you into a 24 month contract. You can change plans as you see fit

AlwaysOn Calling

Now you can talk the hind leg off a donkey, and save money while doing it!

We bring you South Africa's first service that lets you make voice calls over WiFi

Calling Bits

Why do I want AlwaysOn Calling?

It's cheaper than your cell phone voice minutes. It's easy to use - you don't need to change anything. You can phone anyone - they don't need the app. It also works when you are overseas. Calls to other AlwaysOn Calling users are FREE.

Mobile Bits

Try it for free

Subscribe on our website. You will get an SMS with a download link for our Calling app (Android only). Install the app and right it out with 15 mins of free airtime. Simple.

Phone Signaling

How does it work?

An android only service, we let you make voice calls over WiFi – any WiFi, even your own. This uses our voice network to make calls to South African cellular and fixed line numbers at a fraction of the cost of a cellular call. (Psst – don’t tell anyone but this can be used over 3G as well)

DON’T LET MOBILE DATA HOLD YOU BACK.

One of the many great things about WiFi from AlwaysOn is that you’re never locked into just one data plan. Unlike mobile data, you can switch it up however you like, depending on whatever you’re doing at the time.

Use the slider below to choose a Calling plan that works for you.

5GB

up to 600 songs or
up to 200 videos or
up to 600 minutes voice

R250*

Once-off cost

*We do not lock you into a 24 month contract. You can change plans as you see fit