Free WIFI hotspots in Metro Manila (and elsewhere)

(UPDATED ON MARCH 1, 2009)

Starting today, I’ll draw a list of free WIFI hotspots in Metro Manila and in the provinces.

This has been done before, yes, but what differentiates this list is that I will personally rate these hotspots whether they’re bad or good.

This list will get longer as I find, test and use more free WIFI hotspots.

QUEZON CITY

1. KAPE TASYO, Freedom Bar, Anonas — very good, pwede ka pang magkape, Pinoy style.

2. Gloria Jeans, Morato/Timog Circle — very good

3. Baang Coffee, Morato Avenue — good, but the shop will charge you for using their power outlets

4. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Morato Avenue — offers the “free” WIFI from EYP which gives awful and limited connections

5. Burger King, Timog Avenue — good, and the manager knows WIFI users needs. Just get the WEP password from the duty manager.

6. Burger King, Welcome Rotonda — good, same comment as No. 5

7. Computer Stores Section, TriNoMa Mall — good connection from an open WIFI router

8. Batasan Pambansa — good (free hotspots all over the complex — session hall, media center, canteen and scores of congresspersons’ offices)

9. Sachi, Gateway Mallgood (tested it at this resto but signs say the free WIFI signal is available mall-wide).

10. Five Cows, TriNoManot bad (free WIFI signal reaches the entire mall activity area)

11. McDonalds/Timezone area, TriNoMagood

12. Burger King, SM City North Edsa — good

13. Mag:net Katipunan (WEP password posted near the bar) — good

14. SOLAIR, UP Diliman — good, sometimes spotty

MANILA

1. Robinsons Place Manila (Midtown/Pedro Gil Wing) — good, sometimes bad

2. Max’s Restaurant, Plaza Rajah Sulayman, Baywalk — good, just ask the duty manager for the WEP password

3. Rendezvous Cafe, Vito Cruz cor. Roxas Blvd. — good

4. MoMo cafe and restaurant, Robinsons Place Manila — goof

MANDALUYONG CITY

Robinsons Place Pioneer (mall-wide) — good

MARIKINA CITY

SM Marikina (mall-wide) — good

MAKATI CITY

1. Burger King, Glorietta — good

2. Gloria Jeans, Glorietta (through EYP) — good, sometimes spotty

PASAY CITY

Department of Foreign Affairs (ground floor lobby) — bad to awful

BAGUIO CITY

1. Zola Cafe – along Session Road, very good

2. Hotel Elizabeth – near Mines View and Pacdal Circle, very good but limited only to the lobby area where the signal is strongest

3. Cordillera Coffee – at SM City Baguio, very good

4. Cafe By The Ruins, good

CEBU CITY

Coffeebean and Tea Leaf, SM Cebu — good

TACLOBAN CITY

Leyte Park Resort Hotelgood

MORE TO COME!

17 Comments

  1. Ian

    Ortigas Center

    * Cyberzone SM Megamall – good, several open WiFi APs
    * Gloria Jeans SM Megamall – very good, with power outlets
    * Level I Robinsons Galleria – very good, some establishments (Pho Hoa, for example) charge for the use of power outlets
    * DOME The Podium – very good, limited power outlets
    * McDonald’s Strata 100 Emerald Ave – very good, haven’t seen power outlets
    * The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Ortigas Park – spotty to good, with power outlets
    * Gloria Jeans Union Bank Plaza – good, nice private nook, not open on Sundays, I think, with power outlets

    Cebu City

    * Bo’s Cafe Ayala Center – very good, limited power outlets, ask for the WEP key from the counter

  2. docmalou

    Hi. Your feedbacks are very good. But can you recommend a place with really free wi-fi with very good connection? We will have a meeting this coming June and part of our agenda is to have video-conferencing via YM or Skype with our batchmates abroad. So it would be very important to have a hotspot which will really have a very good signal and most of all it will be “continous” . Thanks and more power. Hoping for your speedy response.

  3. Joshua M. Biscarra

    Maynila

    libreng Wifi

    Jollibee

    Dapitan St. cor Asturias St., Sampaloc, Maynila, Metro Manila 1015
    Likod ng UST (hindi along España).

  4. Jeffrey Domingo

    From savelinux.wordpress.com

    SM City Pampanga just recently lauched its Free Public Wi-Fi hotspot service! Now we can easily post blogs and tweets while enjoying the experience that’s SM City Pampanga.

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