Wi-Fi access in Geneva
Geneva is modern city and free public wi-fi covers countless of locations, parks, beaches, squares, museums, public libraries, university and so on, making it almost always possible to connect to internet. Also shopping centers and supermarkets offer free wi-fi. Of course there are wi-fi coverages in almost every hotel, coffee, restaurant or fast food.
Free Wi-fi on Geneva Airport
At Geneva Airport you will get one hour of free wi-fi access, using Free_WiFi_GVA. You need to register Your mobile number (no necessarily Swiss one) and subsequently confirm the code You will receive by SMS.
Free wi-fi on train stations
Train stations Gare Cornavin and Geneva Airport provide free wifi SBB-FREE.
Palexpo Free Wi-fi
The whole Palexpo center is covered with strong and fast "Palexpo Free Access" wi-fi network, which is for free. No signing in is needed.
Free Wi-fi in Hotels and Restaurants
Free and fast wi-fi is accessible in every hotel in Geneva. Also, you will get a free wi-fi connection in many coffees, fast foods and restaurants, international like Starbucks and McDonalds and local as well. To connect to a wi-fi in Starbucks, you need to register with your full name, email, telephone number and county of resistance before you can start using free wi-fi. That is because of increasing safety concerns.
Geneva public wi-fi - ((o)) Geneve Ville
The wi-fi provided for free by the city of Geneva is named "((o)) Geneve Ville" and covers countless locations across the city: squares, parks, beaches, museums, sights and public areas ran by municipality - see map that you can get in tourist information center.
Identification is required, by providing your mobile phone number and receiving sms with 4 digits code. After submission, you get registered for 6 months and connection works automatically.
Phones from USA might have not work here, making it hard to verify your phone number. Consider buying Swiss SIM card.
Tip for a good spot
Fast and free wi-fi connection available in Parks such as Bastions Park, Parc Barton, Parc Beaulieu, Place du Neuve, English Garden and adjacent Prom. du Lac, Plainpalais. Public beaches, such as Geneva Plage, Bains des Paquis or Baby Plage have free wi-fi coverage. Also, countless sights and museums such as St. Pierre Cathedral, Maison Tavel, Red Cross Museum, Ariana Museum, Museum of Art and History offer free wi-fi.
Many sports centeres such as Vernets and Verembe have a free wi-fi.
Rent a mobile Wifi Hotspot
iSpotConnect is a new service providing travelers with opportunity to rent a small handy gadget, which creates a secured wifi hotspot ready to connect to - anywhere in Switzerland. Internet speed is same as when using fast mobile network.
Unlimited 1 week data plan is for CHF 69. Available at the Airport or can be delivered to Your address. Learn more.
There are several wi-fi networks that are pretending to be free, but You need to pay to use their service. The most common are SFT WiFi FON, Mobile, Free Wifi, Orange. They are having a good coverage across the city, and provide a fast and reliable internet.